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Geelong Giving Tree Appeal 2022

Christmas is a time for joy and celebration, but for many in our community, it can be a difficult time. This festive season, we need your help to share the joy of giving to our community members who need support and kindness more than ever.

On Saturday 12 November, Bethany Community Support launches the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal in collaboration with Barwon Child, Youth and Family (BCYF) and The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (The SAFV Centre).

The Geelong Giving Tree Appeal calls upon the generosity of the Geelong community to donate funds to provide gift cards to families and individuals within our community who need a helping hand. With the rising costs of living, the continued effects of COVID and prevalence of sexual and family violence within our community, means the need for support for people who access our services continues to grow.

The recipients of these gift cards includes people experiencing family violence or sexual assault, financial and mental health issues, homelessness, gambling harm and other family relationship hardships. The donated gift cards empower families and individuals living in Geelong and enables them to purchase Christmas gifts and food for their loved ones to share in the joy of Christmas.

The 2022 Geelong Giving Tree Appeal kicks off on Saturday 12 November this year, at a live event in partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, and then culminates in Geelong Giving Day, on Tuesday 6 December.

How you can share joy with your community this Christmas

Run a fundraiser at your business, school, or community group, and donate to the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal between 12 November and 6 December.

Download the Geelong Giving Tree marketing toolkit. This marketing toolkit includes suggestions on internal and external communication platforms your organisation may use to promote the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal.


Our sincere thanks to our major partners and match givers for their support and dedication to our appeal.

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we stand on. We are committed to working toward creating a community where all people indigenous and non-indigenous are safe, connected and empowered to live well. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre recognises the diverse needs of our community and we ensure our services are inclusive of all children, young people and their families including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ and persons living with disability. We work collaboratively with people and partner organisations who also support our diverse client group. Interpreter and translator services are available to all our clients upon request.

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