Samaritans Launch Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal 2015 Launch

Samaritans Christmas Appeal 2015 has kicked off with a great start! Samaritans are so thankful to those who have already donated and to individuals stepping forward to volunteer.

Each year the Christmas Appeal raises over $100,000 to bring joy to local families and individuals in need.

The annual Christmas Lunch in the Park will see Samaritans bringing the community together, with everyone welcome to come along and enjoy a special day with a free meal.

Samaritans and The Salvation Army will work together so over 850 families will be able to choose presents for their children from the Combined Charities Christmas Warehouse.

To make a donation to Samaritans Christmas Appeal please click here.

Christmas Cards

2This year Samaritans is selling festive Christmas cards. Proceeds will go towards our Christmas Appeal, to help those in need in our local community.

The 2015 cards are $10 per pack which includes six cards and six envelopes.  Each card is blank inside.

Call Samaritans on 1300 656 336 to order your pack today!

Volunteer Opportunities


The Christmas Appeal brings an increased demand for volunteers.  If you would like to make a difference in our community this Christmas, you can help out in number of ways:

  • Christmas Lunch in the Park events are held in Newcastle, Wyong and Singleton. A vareity of volunteer roles are available for this event, click here to register your interest.
  • Combined Charities Christmas Warehouse offers families in need the opportuntiny to choose gifts for their children.  If you would like to be involved, click here.
  • Wrapped With Love is held at Stockland Glendale for shoppers to have their gifts wrapped in exchange for a small donation. Volunteers are required for 3.5 hour shifts. Click here if you are interested.
  • Donation Drivers are needed to collect the large number of donations we receive leading up to Christmas.  To volunteer as a driver, click here.