Christmas Toys

While Christmas may be a joyful time, it is often a highly stressful and depressing time for those who are highly disadvantaged due to financial, emotional and psychological stress.

At Gunawirra, we strive to ensure that over 2, 500 children in over 41 isolated regional and rural New South Wales preschools receive at least one present for Christmas. A large number of these children are Aboriginal. We are often told that the present a child receives from us has to be rewrapped so the child can receive at least one Christmas present at home!

Toy giving also opens a gateway for Gunawirra with isolated preschools. It enables  us to build long lasting and trusting relationships. In turn, this prepares the way for adoption of our educational and support programs to benefit   particularly Aboriginal children.

Our Christmas toys are donated by staff of  the Commonwealth Bank, St Vincent’s Hospital, ACP Magazines and the Men’s Workshop from St Joseph’s West Gosford. Without these wonderful and generous donors the program with all its benefits would not be possible.


Preschools receiving Christmas toys

The following preschools receive Christmas toys from Gunawirra:

  • Gainmara-Birrilee Preschoool
  • Kiah Preschool
  • Quirindi Pres School
  • Little Yuin Preschool
  • Tingah Preschool
  • Dalaigur Preschool
  • Gunnedah Preschool
  • Enngonia Public School
  • Mungindi Public school
  • Moama Public School
  • Toukley Public School
  • Walgett Community College
  • Doonside Public School/Wingara Aboriginal Preschool
  • Bowraville
  • Peak Hill
  • Kootingal Preschool
  • Kindamindi Preschool
  • Ngroo/ Tregear Presbyterian Community Church Preschool
  • Minimbah Preschool
  • Menindee Children’s Centre
  • Kulai Preschool
  • Nowra East Public School/ Wayeela Cooinda Preschool
  • Boori preschool
  • Boggabilla Central School
  • Gyndarna Preschool
  • Coraki Preschool
  • Alma Budglie Preschool
  • Cheeky Cherubs Childcare Centre
  • Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation/Early Years Indigenous Playgroup
  • Murrinbridge Preschool
  • Lake Cargelligo preschool
  • Koolyangarra Preschool
  • Wee Waa and District Preschool
  • Bourke & District Children’s services
  • Buninyong Preschool
  • Byron Bay Busy Kids
  • Clipper Road children’s program
  • Early Literacy Development: Gunnedah public school
  • Evans Head Preschool
  • Goonellabah Transition Program
  • Lyrebird Preschool Kindegarten
  • Noogaleek Children’s Centre
  • Woodburn preschool: c/o woodburn public school
  • YWCA Lismore