Come Along to Our Christmas Party

The team at Madeleine Hicks Real Estate Would like to invite you to our 5th Annual Community Christmas Party.  Everyone is welcome, we only ask that you bring along a donation for the Smith Family's Toy & Book Appeal.



What is The Smith Family’s Toy and Book Appeal?

The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to a disadvantaged child’s face this Christmas. Sadly, thousands of Australian kids will go without receiving a gift this holiday season simply because their families can’t afford it. This year, with your help, The Smith Family aim to deliver over 60,000 new toys and 40,000 new books to children in need around Australia.

Community-Christmas-PartyOur Toy & Book appeal is part of our Christmas ‘Stocking Exchange’ which provides gifts to children in need, allowing them to feel a sense of belonging this Christmas. Your generous gifts will help them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to build a better future.

Thank you for your generosity. After all, it’s only Christmas when we share it.

The Smith Family has a long and proud association with Christmas. The organisation was founded in 1922 when five businessmen decided to deliver toys to orphans on Christmas Eve. Since then we have grown, developed and changed to meet the needs of an ever-changing society, but we still deliver toys and books to disadvantaged children at Christmas.


Donations most needed

Currently there is a significant shortage of gifts for children 9 - 12 years of age. Your donation to these age categories would be greatly appreciated.



Currently we accept new toys, books and educational items for 0 – 12 year olds.

  • All gifts received must not be wrapped
  • All toys should be no bigger than a school backpack
  • Please ensure batteries are included if they are required to operate the toy
  • Ensure you are able to deliver your donated toys and books during the specified timeframe. Toys cannot be accepted outside of these collection periods. Due to limited resources The Smith Family is unable to pick-up toys and books.


Items we don’t accept

  • Large items i.e. bikes, hula-hoops, adult cricket bats, large doll houses, ride ons, tennis set
  • Second hand or handmade toys
  • Clothes and Manchester including costumes
  • Toiletries – perfume, make-up
  • Toys that replicate weapons i.e. guns, knives
  • Religious items i.e. books, figurines
  • Calendars & diaries
  • Candles and lamps
  • Adult games or videos
  • Items used for marketing a brand or company i.e.fast food items/toys
  • Breakable items i.e. porcelain dolls / tea sets
  • Items that contain liquid
  • Food
  • CD’s and video gamesCommunity-Christmas-Party
2 replies
  1. Maria Flanagan-Wright
    Maria Flanagan-Wright says:

    Hi, Maria from the Alderley PO will drop off some items. I hope we can join you again on the night.
    Maria Flanagan-Wright


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