HELPING FAMILIESTHIS CHRISTMAS
Stuff The Bus is our annual Christmas Appeal to help families and individuals in our local communities, who are experiencing financial and emotional hardship at Christmas.
The heart of Stuff the Bus is to place dignity on parents by resourcing them with unwrapped gifts to give to their children on Christmas Day. We also provide Christmas food hampers to enable families and friends to celebrate around a Christmas meal.
Thank you for your generosity and continued support in carrying the Spirit of Giving this Christmas!
In 2016, Stuff the Bus was able to contribute over 10,000 individually wrapped toy packs and 6,400 Christmas food hampers to local families as well as to community organisations for their clients.
Purchase Your Gift
Shout a $10 or $20 Roast
Shout a Roast is a Grocery Gift Card that we include in every Christmas Hamper
Give a $50 or $100 Christmas Hamper
Christmas Hampers include non-perishable Christmas food items and grocery staples
Tax deductible giving for Stuff the Bus is available through Hillsong CityCare Ltd. All tax deductible giving goes towards the overall cost of the campaign
HOW TO HELP
Simply bring new + unwrapped toys, gifts and food items listed below to any of our Hillsong Church locations across Australia. Find your nearest location here.
NEW TOYS + GIFTS IDEAS
Sports gear, movie vouchers, gift vouchers (iTunes, JB Hi-Fi, Sportsgirl), fashion and beauty products, puzzles, building blocks, board games, electronic games, dolls or action figures craft materials and colouring books.
CHRISTMAS HAMPER STAPLES
Christmas Pudding, Long Life custard, Chocolate, Savoury Snacks (Nuts/Chips/Crackers), Sparkling drinks (Appletiser/Grapetiser)
CHRISTMAS HAMPER FILLERS
Tea, Coffee, Long-Life milk, Tinned Fruit, Pancake, Mix, Jams and Spreads, Shortbread Biscuits, and other non-perishable items
Volunteer your time to help wrap gifts and Christmas food hampers & help us distribute them in the community.
“Mission Australia Housing has been fortunate to work with Hillsong CityCare over the past four years to help support our tenants at Christmas with donations of toys, gifts and food hampers. The organisation has provided this through “Stuff the Bus” which is their Annual Church Christmas Appeal.
Christmas has been brighter with these generous ‘Stuff the Bus’ gifts bringing smiles on the faces of children in our residences. As one tenant puts it ‘ the kids under my care are given something nice for Christmas, they come from a broken home and we struggle at times, what the toy distribution does to the family is a wonderful gift itself.”
Stella Jean-Louis, Community Engagement Mission Australia Housing