Bringing Hope to sick kids in Hospital!

By Christie MannMonday 26 Nov 2018

96five invites you to be a part of the ‘Heart of Christmas’ – bringing hope to sick kids in hospital! You can make it a Christmas to remember for some of our bravest Queenslanders, bringing smiles and joy to kids from across Qld and northern NSW.

This year’s Heart of Christmas is supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation, an organisation working wonders for sick kids in Queensland by funding life-saving medical research, investing in vital new equipment, and providing support and entertainment for children and their families.

From Monday, December 3, the 96five Street Teams will be out at nine different shopping centres across the region to collect your gifts of new toys and stationery.  You can also drop off your gifts to 96five weekdays between 9am and 4pm at 81 Mina Parade, Alderley. Check out a full list of locations and dates below!

Because these gifts are going into hospitals – there are a couple of guidelines to stick to – which helps the Children’s Hospital Foundation to ensure toys donated are suitable and safe for the patients and their siblings. By following these guidelines, they are able to utilise any leftover toys donated throughout the coming year in their services such as:

Oncology Outpatients, Cuddle Care, Bedside Play, Emergency, Outpatient clinics, Loans Trolley, Playroom along with Birthday presents or special one-off reward gift for a difficult day or procedure.

Keep in mind that many of these children will be confined to beds or wards, so toys that they can play with straight away are better than ones that must stay in the box (eg. outside toys, pool toys, skateboards, scooters, bikes, pogo sticks).

We suggest you keep each gift to an average cost of between $5 – $30. This is to assist with all children receiving a gift of similar value this Christmas season.

Donation Restrictions

All Donations MUST Be: Items Not Accepted:
  • Brand NEW and/or packaged
  • Latex-free
  • Free of button batteries & swallowable objects
  • Items with sharp edges/protrusions
  • Food or toxic items (slime etc.)
  • Political, controversial, religious or offensive items
  • Knitted blankets
  • Items for premature neo-natal babies (e.g. beanies and clothes)

Please do not wrap your donations they need to be sorted and organised.

Drop-off Point Date’s & Locations – 3-4pm

Locations provided with thanks to our partners Retail First!

Week 1

Monday 3 December (NORTH) Aspley Hyper Market
Tuesday 4 December (SOUTH) Calamvale Central Shopping Centre, 662 COMPTON `ROAD, CALAMVALE. in front of Degani and David’s Hotpot
Wednesday 5 December (EAST) Capalaba Park Shopping Centre – Loading dock next to The Coffee Club. Northern Car Park (access via Redland Bay Rd).
Thursday 6 December (WEST) Redbank Plaza
Friday 7 December (SOUTH) Pet Café Corinda

Week 2

Monday 10 December (NORTH) Peninsular Fair, Car park in front of Dan Murphy’s (Anzac Ave side)
Tuesday 11 December (SOUTH) Sunnybank Plaza – the carparks near HSBC Bank
Wednesday 12 December (EAST) Cannon Hill Kmart Plaza
Thursday 13 December (West) Booval Fair



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