We organise fundraising events throughout the year which help us raise valuable funds to enable us to deliver as many baskets as possible. We thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you soon!
Collections (Nov & Dec)
We are always on the lookout for fantastic volunteers to support us in rounding up collections and delivering these to our warehouses.
If you have an appropriate vehicle and can spare some time, we’d love to hear from you!
Send us a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you can help
Packing & Delivery Days
Get Your Workplace Involved
We have a range of opportunities
to get your workplace involved
with our Basket Brigade.
Join our Donation Station - click the button below.
Or join our Wishing Tree program
below if that’s more your style.
For all the information on what
programs are available have a look
at our Ultimate Guide - just click on the button below.
We run fundraising events throughout the year to support our cause.
To learn more about upcoming events being run by our Basket Brigade, click the button below to check out our Facebook page, where we provide regular updates!Our current FUNDRAISING FOCUS is our Virtual Basket Buddies Program. It's easy to get involved, just choose the Basket type, donate online and we will do the shopping for you! For more details scroll down to our Basket Buddies section and join us today!
Important information about our Packing Day and other events.
What to BRING to a packing or gifting day:
Please ensure you bring comfortable shoes and clothes to pack and deliver in, as well as Christmas Cheers, Big Smiles, Crazy Christmas Hats, Water Bottles, Snacks and anything else you think you might need to keep you going throughout the day.
There maybe a Coffee Van or Sausage Sizzle – you never know – keep up to date on our Facebook page or check our newsletters for these special activities.
Donations are still welcome on the day (cash, non-perishable food & toys) and are hugely appreciated!
There may even be raffle opportunities so bring along your small change.
If you did not complete an online form to register that included an indemnity form then please also bring your completed indemnity form, which will have been emailed to you.
What to do BEFORE Packing Day:
Donate Money to Feed Families:
We are all busy people and you may not have time to join Basket Buddies – we get it. Why not donate directly to the Brigade and we will do the shopping for you. A $50 donation feeds a family of four with both staples and festive foods – its so easy – just click on any of the donate now buttons on this page.
Remember all financial donations to the Magic Moments Basket Brigades over $2 are tax deductible, when you make your donation you will get an automated tax donation receipt – again too easy!
Toy raising and wishing tree kits:
We still need to collect hundreds of toys so we can provide smiles to children this year aged 0 to 14. If you can help by getting together a toy collection among friends, family, workmates or even your sporting club or school that would be awesome – any number of new toys are welcome.
Please contact us if you would like to collect toys as we need them to arrive prior to Packing Day. We have wishing tree kits with posters we can send to you or letters you can use to take to your local school or sports clubs.
What to DO at a packing or gifting day:
Come and help pack baskets, wrap toys and you can deliver the baskets too – it’s really up to you. We just need you to pre-register as we do have limited spaces and Basket Brigades are soooo much fun lots of people come year on year.
We do always welcome new volunteers but we really need you to register. The logistics of a Basket Brigade are significant and your registration to volunteer will help us.
Can't make it to a packing day? Here's how else you can help:
Where possible all of our brochures and marketing materials are donated by generous businesses who are keen supporters of the Basket Brigade. If you have a business and would like to support us give us a call or drop us an email – we would love to hear from you.
Looking for another way to help? Join our Basket Buddies Program!
Basket Buddies is a really simple way you can help to feed another family.
While Basket Brigades have been keeping Christmas alive for those in need since 1995, our
flagship program ‘Basket Buddies’ has extended our reach considerably for the last six years.
This program offers you the opportunity to add one item to your shopping trolley each week
for 17 weeks, the cost each week is averaged to less than $3.
Take a peek at our Shopping Lists, we now provide 3 options to suit either your budget or your
Families – approx. $40 – We know how tough it can be on families at Christmas, no one wants
to see their kids going without on Christmas Day
Singles/Couples – approx. $35 – Designed for our single recipients and smaller families this
option is for those alone at Christmas. Also suited to our Domestic Violence recipients with one child who
would love the chance to enjoy some festivities.
Homeless – approx. $50 – Our friends on the street are always excited to receive our bags
knowing they are packed with necessities they can use throughout the year and we always
include a gift.
They are truly grateful
If you’d like to register to be a Basket Buddy you can do it here.
We have also made it easier with our Virtual Basket Buddies - great for busy people who don't have time to shop!
Choose your Basket Buddy using the buttons below:
Option 1 - You Shop
Option 2 - We Shop For You!
As a grassroots organisation, we rely on the support of our incredible local sponsors and volunteers. Thanks to them, we've been able to do some truly amazing things..
Baskets supplied to date
Families supported to date
Volunteer hours to date
Our sponsors & supporters..
With your help, we can support even more families this Christmas..
This years basket goal
This years fundraising goal
How It Works
The Basket Brigade program is built on the simple notion that one small act of generosity on the part of one caring person can transform the lives of hundreds.
Help us keep the circle of giving intact by volunteering for Packing Day or donating food or goods. Sign up to receive more information, or you may contact the representative from the Basket Brigade nearest you for details.