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Grandies Gifting Program

Grandies was born in 2001, initially under the Sydney Basket Brigade and out of the desire of a small group of Magic Moments Foundation volunteers, to put a smile on the faces of a group of people often forgotten by society. This program now reaches across Australia, focusing on the elderly, the grandmas and grandpas who may either be at home alone or in hostels or nursing homes with no family nearby to support them. Our teams of volunteers take time out of their busy schedules to give time back to these Grand Oldies (Grandies) to make them feel cared for, honoured and valued still as important members of our community. Our members also purchase them special gifts which these Grandies may have put on a wishlist so we can add that extra surprise and joy to their lives.

How It Works

Making wishes come true is not as easy as blowing out a bunch of candles and wishing on a falling star. It takes the collective effort of a network of volunteers willing to give up a portion of their time to help others in need. In fact, a lot goes on behind the scenes prior to granting a wish.

  • First, participating nursing homes, Aged Care facilities, Men’s and Women’s Shelters, send MMF a list of their residents who need extra support and special attention. In addition they might send us a list of items they may be in need of. Our volunteers adopt these Grandies, buying the items on their wishlists.
  • Through the generous donations of organisations, businesses and individuals, our volunteers are able to either purchase or collect these gifts and then personally deliver them to our Grandies in their nursing homes, aged care facilities, etc. on behalf of the program and the Foundation.
  • Our Mission is to never allow a wish to go unfulfilled.


You sure can. In fact, we encourage it. Just let us know in your email that you wish to adopt more than one Grandy.
Yes, or a group of friends or family can help to buy the gifts for your adopted Grandy. You can even ask local businesses or shops to donate the wish list item/s. Please let us know if you are unable to purchase any of the items as we need to ensure that all wish lists are fulfilled.
Not to worry, you can always get a gift card/voucher for the approximate amount of what the wish list item costs if you are unable to find the exact item. Your adopted Grandy would appreciate the opportunity to go shopping.
Please drop off your completed wish list for your adopted Grandy before the appointed time at the location set by the coordinator in your area.
Yes, once you adopt a Grandy, you will have received instructions on how to submit your receipts in the email confirmation.
Great! If you are a non-profit organisation and believe that your clients can benefit from receiving a wish list of items, please get in contact with us.

Get Involved in Your Local Community

Grandies operations were initially limited to within Sydney, but recently, enthusiastic supporters have started Grandies Gifting Programs in their areas. We are glad to announce that we now have nine Grandies chapters.

  • Sydney CBD
  • Melbourne
  • Blue Mountains
  • Perth
  • Perth South
  • Canberra
  • Campbelltown
  • Hornsby
  • Rockingham

We are continuously looking for people who want to start a Grandies Gifting Program in their community. If you are interested, just email Michael, our National Grandies Coordinator, at [email protected]

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How Else You Can Help

Truly, we cannot do it on our own. We need your help. Adopt one or more Grandies today by sending an email to the coordinator of the chapter nearest you. We will send you an updated list, and you just have to reply with the top three Grandies you would like to adopt.

Then again, if you are too busy to go out and buy these things on your own, you can still help make the wishes of these Grandies come true by clicking on the Donate Now button below. Please also help spread the word by liking our Facebook page, or by telling your friends or family about the program.

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