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‘Santa’ won’t make it to some families this year and many single mothers will wake up on Christmas morning to face the heartbreaking disappointment or resignation on their child’s face when they realise Santa didn’t come.

You can help make sure this doesn’t happen by donating to our campaign here:

For more than 10 years Council of Single Mothers and their Children (CSMC) has been there to help single mothers bring the joy of Christmas into their children’s lives through our Holiday Toys program; however being a single parent can sometimes be a lonely experience so in addition to our Toys for Kids program, this year CSMC is hosting an afternoon tea, with games and cool activities for kids. Hosting a party will give mums the opportunity to meet other mothers and enjoy some simple fun with their kids, but we need your help to make the magic happen.

Gifts for younger kids are donated through the Salvation Army; however each year many of the older kids miss out. This year CSMC is raising funds to make sure we can say yes to as many families as possible and we want you to help us play Santa. Your small donations add up fast and just $5 can make a difference, while $30 will make a gift a reality for one child.

Every cent CSMC receives will go towards giving the gift of Christmas to single mothers and their children.

Please donate to our online crowdfunding campaign by using this link:

Please also take the time to forward this link to your networks. Email it to others who understand the importance of bringing some relief and joy to all children at Christmas, share on your facebook page, tweet and tell everyone you know to find us on Pozible at ‘toysforkids’.

Don’t forget to donate and please contact CSMC Project Worker Kerry Davies on 03 9654 0327 or if you can volunteer your time to help sort and pack toys or work at the party!