The gift of CLOSENESS this Christmas

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Ways you can help

Being away from home at Christmas can be a challenging time.  That’s why we, with the help of many generous donors and sponsors, go all out to make each Christmas a special season for our families.

There are several ways you can help this Christmas:


Every year we receive many generous donations of Christmas gifts for our families.  This year, Santa’s sleigh is well stocked for some gifts but in need of a top up in others.
Would you like to make Christmas a special time for those who can’t be home this year?
We could really use some of these:
  • Gifts for children under three years old such as toys or board books
  • Gifts for teenagers such as games, books, toys or stationery
  • Gifts for parents
  • Gift cards ($10, $20, $25) for families such as gift cards for The Warehouse, Petrol Stations, Supermarket, Movies etc.
Please Note:  All gifts must be brand new and delivered unwrapped with a note as to gender and age range on the bag.
If you’re giving the gifts in Christchurch, please bring these to 33 Cashel Street in Christchurch, any day (including weekends) between 9am and 5pm.
If you’re giving the gifts in Invercargill for Ronald McDonald Family Room Southland Hospital, please bring them Via The Children’s Ward to the Family Room any weekday between 9am and 5pm.
We are accepting gifts now, and because of our big Christmas party, would appreciate them being dropped off before the 10th of December.  If you miss this deadline but still want to help, we can accept gifts until the 18th of December. After that, Santa’s Elves are really busy organising, sorting and wrapping the presents!
Thank you for your generosity and kindness, in making sure the whanau staying with us are well looked after at this tough period. Your kindness is so appreciated.

Donate money for a Christmas Gift

Suggested Price: $30.00

Love gift giving but don’t have time to shop?  We are happy to do that for you. Donate here and we will purchase gifts to give to our families this Christmas.

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Downloadable Christmas Letter – Donation


For a $20 donation you can download our beautiful Christmas card template and get your whole family involved.  Draw a picture, write a letter, a poem or even a song and address it with love to the families of Ronald McDonald House.  We’ll then pop the letters up around the House for all our families to read – a great way to show your support this Christmas.

Sponsor a Wreath: Christchurch House


You can ensure families get a Christmas gift they’ll never forget by sponsoring a beautiful, festive wreath.

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Sponsor a Wreath: Southland Hospital Family Room


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