Bags of Joy

2023 is the ninth year of Bags of Joy!

After creating 199 Bags of Joy for local young people aged 12-21 who might have otherwise missed out at Christmas last year, we are super excited to be back aiming to support even more young people this year!

This year, we will provide gift cards only, this decision has been made to provide young people some agency over what they do with the gift.

We will soon be seeking donations to help create Bags of Joy.
Donations of $2+ are tax deductible

About Bags of Joy

In 2015 amazing young woman and Founder of the Bags of Joy campaign, Jessy 19, pitched her Christmas wish to provide shoeboxes filled with gifts for disadvantaged children at Christmas to Y Ballarat. The Y Ballarat team loved Jessy’s idea and the rest is history.

The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.

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