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At ARV it has become a wonderful holiday tradition to provide a gift tailored to each of the clients we work with and present it at our end-of-year Holiday Program! 

**Thanks to the generous support of our community, the ARV Holiday Gift Drive 2022 has now closed! We will re-open it towards the end of 2023.**

How it works

Step 1

We allocate you a client to shop for. To assist with your shopping, we will provide a profile of the client, including their age and interests.

Step 2

Go shopping - the guide is approx. $35.

Step 3

Find a shoebox (or any box and lid), wrap it up in wrapping paper making sure to keep the lid separate, and put gifts inside.

Step 4

Step 5

Drop the box off at one of our drop-off points around Sydney.

ARV volunteers will hand the presents out at our final event of the year in December!

Gift guidelines


Spend a maximum of $35 per gift. It is OK to go a little under or over, however, please try to keep it as close as possible to ensure we keep consistency across the packs


Please avoid any food items (including chocolates)


Please ensure the gift is interest and age-appropriate for your child (details will be provided to help guide you)

If you wish to contribute but would prefer to make a tax-deductible donation instead of buying gifts, please consider donating to ARV via: or send us an email to

​From the bottom of our hearts and on behalf of all our wonderful clients, thank you for your generosity and Happy Holidays!

Get in touch!

To find out more, fill in the form on the right and we'll get back to you.

If you would like to learn more, click here!

If you're ready to sign up as a volunteer, click here!

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