“Pack the Bus” hits the roads from 27 November – 15 December 2023 and drives around the region to collect much-needed items for those in need. The brightly coloured Transport Canberra bus will be hard to miss!
Santa and his helpers stop at workplaces, shops and schools every weekday over the three-week period to collect donated items from the community. They then take the donations to Communities at Work’s Christmas Caves in Tuggeranong and Gungahlin. People can browse these ‘caves’ to select gifts and food for their families.
Thanks so much to all our supporters for getting aboard this amazing initiative. Last year we collected over 10,000 gifts!!! We’re looking forward to doing even more this year!
What kind of Christmas donations do you need?
Gift and Food donations: New gifts only (no second-hand items) and food (non-perishable) – especially Christmas food. Here’s a list of suggested items as a guide. Please don’t forget teenagers and adults – they deserve presents too! You can download the pdf list here.
Where do I bring my Christmas donations?
You can drop off your donations at the below sites.
- Register for Pack the Bus to stop at your place.
- Drop off your donations to our offices or one of our many registered Giving Tree supporters. See all our Christmas drop-off locations here.
Other Frequently Asked Questions: Christmas Donations
How does our Christmas Appeal work?
Still have questions? You can contact us via our Get in Touch page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.