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Taldumande Youth Services Inc.

Taldumande Christmas Appeal

Christmas is the time when we connect with loved ones, but not all young people have families to celebrate with.

Someone like Leyla, who at age 12 suffered from severe early childhood trauma, developed high-risk behaviours, including multiple horrifying suicide attempts, after her parents' divorce. With her mother unable to care for her adequately due to her own mental health problems, Taldumande put in place a practical family support plan through our Intensive Family Support Program.

It has been a long journey but Leyla and her mother have now relocated to start a new life. Taldumande maintains continuity through daily phone calls and her mother reports that Leyla is attending school, has made friends and is playing netball. She has had no hospital admissions or police interventions since last year. This family, through Taldumande, were given strategies and daily support to handle extreme conflicts and challenges.

Every day, every week, Taldumande is giving young people like Leyla a new start in life, by returning them home to a safe environment or supporting them towards independence and stability.

Help us give young people a real Christmas - with gifts and fun!

Your donation will help give young people what they love. You’ll make it possible for them to enjoy new fun experiences and outings this Christmas, many for the first time. 

For example, a donation of: 

  • $50 will give a young person a gift on Christmas Day.
  • $65 provides a young people with a food hamper.
  • $111 allows a young person to attend recreational activities where they can create happy memories and develop their social skills.
  • $215 provides a young person with new clothing this festive season.
  • $500 provides a young person with safe and secure accommodation over Christmas.

Whatever you can give will help make Christmas real for a young person.

Contact Details

168 Pacific Highway

(02) 9460 3777
Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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