St John’s Youth Services provides accommodation and related support services to young people experiencing homelessness in Adelaide.

Every dollar raised or gift received by Credit Union SA’s Giving Tree will make a profound difference to a young person’s life and allow them to achieve greater independence.

"Most young people who arrive at St John’s Youth Services feel like they don’t deserve anything, because they’ve never felt like they matter."

"A big part of the work we do at St John’s Youth Services is around changing this self-perception. A small gesture like receiving a Christmas gift can seem like such a little thing for most of us, but it’s a big deal for young people who’ve grown up without it. For young people who’ve experienced neglect or family violence, knowing that someone is thinking about them at Christmas can make the world seem a little kinder and brighter." – Kylie, SJYS youth110 Service Manager.

For a lot of young people staying at St John’s Youth Services crisis accommodation (youth110), it will be the first time there’s ever been a present under the tree just for them!

How can you give?

Purchase one of our recommended gifts, and donate it at 400 King William Street, Adelaide.

Recommended gifts

Suitable gifts for 15 – 25 year olds include:

  • Toiletry packs
  • Headphones
  • Backpacks
  • Perfume
  • Skateboards
  • USBs (for schoolwork)
  • Makeup
  • Board games
  • Watches
  • Hair accessories
  • Baseball caps
  • Shower speakers
  • Hair dryer
  • Beach towels
  • Rolls of wrapping paper
  • Hair straightener
  • Drink bottles
  • Chocolates
  • Hair treatments
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Jewellery
  • Facial masks
  • Sports equipment (basketballs, soccer balls, netballs etc.)
  • Art packs (drawing items, canvases etc.)

Donate a dollar value of your choice online at St John’s Youth Services website or you can donate in person at Credit Union SA, Ground Floor, 400 King William St, Adelaide.

Credit Union SA and St John’s Youth Services thank you for your support and wish you a very Merry Christmas!