Life # 23 - Woman and children in local refuges

Request: Christmas presents

The month, Cricks 12 Lives wants to spread some Christmas kindness to families in the local area who are going through a difficult time. 


We have been in touch with several local women’s refuges, who will be housing many women and children over Christmas. These are incredibly vulnerable families. Some have been living in extreme deprivation…others have been subjected to violence and abuse. They have very little, and Christmas will be a particularly difficult time for them. 

We believe everyone deserves a magical Christmas and we would love your help in bringing a bit of sunshine into their lives. 

We will be giving them gifts, but more importantly, we will be showing them that there are people out there who care about them.

What We Need


Christmas Presents! Please check the list below to see what is needed in your local area (if your area isn't listed, and you would still like to help, please click the button below to let us know.)

Tips on what to buy: 

Most women's refuges prefer 

- Non-gender specific gifts 

- Toys that don't promote violence (eg. toy guns etc).

Tweed Heads

We will be collecting gifts for the OTCP Refuge which supports women who have experienced domestic violence, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

They need:

10 gifts for women 

20 gifts for children (from babies through to teenagers. They tend to be partially short on gifts for teenagers)


We will be collecting gifts for Women’s House, which is a refuge supporting women and children escaping domestic violence.

They need:

6 gifts for women

9 gifts for children  (all age ranges)

(any additional gifts donated will be given to other women and children that use their drop-in centre)

Sunshine Coast:

We will be collecting gift for the Sonshine Sanctuary, supporting women and children who have escaped domestic violence.

They need

Gifts for 12 boys (ages 15, 15, 11, 10, 9, 7, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1)

Gifts for 5 girls (ages 14, 14, 8 and 3) 

Gifts for 7 women

Once you have bought a gift, please wrap it, attach a gift tag saying the age and gender the gift is for, and leave it under the tree in your dealership. We will deliver all the gifts in time for Christmas.