The Grandies program focuses on supporting 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 coorindate our gifting program with a desire to give back to these Grand Oldies (Grandies) to make them feel cared for, honoured and valued still as important members of our community.
Our supporters and donors adopt our Grandies, by selecting them from a list, and purchase special gifts which these Grandies have put on a wish-list and then we deliver them, providing surprise and joy to their lives
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do all of the Grandies have a unique code/ID?
Can I adopt more than one Grandie?
Do I buy the gifts myself?
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?
We would love for you to place them in a gift bag - no need to wrap them. You then drop off your completed wish list gift bags for your adopted Grandies before the appointed time at the location set by the coordinator in your area.
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.
Participating Nursing Homes, Aged Care facilities, Men’s and Women’s Shelters and other partner organisations send us a list of their residents who are in need of a Grandies Giftbag.
The organisations send us a list of items that their residents need. These are often items that most of us would take for granted but aren’t readily available to our Grandies.
Collection of Gifts
Our supporters (individuals, businesses and organisations) select their chosen Grandies to adopt and receive their wish list to fulfill. They then purchase / collect the items and place into a gift bag.
Connection & Gifting
Our supporters then deliver their bags full of love and wishes to the Grandies drop locations, where each gift bag is checked and topped up where necessary, then delivered to the deserving and surprised Grandies by our volunteers.
Our Success So Far
Total Dollars Raised
Volunteers with Grandies
These results wouldn’t be possible without the incredible kindness of the following supporters:
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 clicking the Support button below and filling out the form.
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 button. Please also help spread the word by liking our Facebook page, or by telling your friends or family about the program.