We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
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 Grandies program provides the opportunity to support these wonderful elders of our society by helping to provide them with much needed items, and through those gifts let them know that there are people that care for them. Through our gifting program we aim to make these Grand Oldies (Grandies) feel cared for, honoured and valued still as important members of our community.
Our members seek out the Grandies Wishlists, match them to our volunteer donors who would like to donate those gifts, and then ensure that they are delivered to the correct Grandies providing surprise and joy to their lives.
Get Involved In Your Community
Grandies is now in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast – so if you would like to get involved please use the contact details below.
If you are outside of these areas but want to get involved, please get in touch with our National Coordinator using the details below.
New South Wales
Brisbane & Gold Coast
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do all of the Grandies have a unique code/ID?
Can I adopt more than one Grandies?
Do I buy the gifts myself?
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 – this is an incredibly important part of our mission!
What if I am unable to find an item that is specified on my Grandie's wish list?
What happens after I have purchased all of the items on my Grandie's wish list?
Can I get a tax-deductible receipt for the items I have purchased?
When you make an online financial donation our system will automatically send you a tax deductible receipt (for all donations over $2). If you would like a letter confirming the items donations you have gifted in your Grandies Gift Bags then please email us and we will provide you with the process to make this happen.
My organisation can benefit from being recipients of the Grandies program. How can we participate?
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.
Collection of Gifts
Connection & Gifting
Our mission is to never allow a wish to go unfulfilled
How else can you help?
Truly, we cannot do it on our own. We need your help. Become a supporter and adopt one or more Grandies today by sending an email to the coordinator of the Grandies program nearest you.
We will send you an updated list of the Grandies awaiting adoption, 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.