In the last 12 months Compassion Trust have supported over 350 families and individuals through our budget service.  Christmas can be especially stressful for low income families we are working with who are already struggling to keep up with their weekly expenses. 

Please consider supporting our Christmas appeal in one of the following ways.

Sponsor a Local Family

We’ll match you with a family in need so you can put together an anonymous Christmas package including food and/or gifts for Christmas day. Relevant details will be provided so items can be tailored to the specific needs and ages of each family member.

Donate Food, Gifts or Money

Giving even a little can make a huge difference when we all do it together. We’re taking donations of Christmas food items, gifts and money so that we can give local families in need a joy filled Christmas Day

“Without a doubt, the generosity of Compassion Trust and our sponsor helped make this past Christmas a very joy filled day. Alongside the precious time we had with family, having enough presents and good food was a huge blessing.”
– 2022 Recipient

If you would like to give food items or gifts please deliver to Grace Vineyard Church Beach Campus, 111 Seaview Rd, New Brighton and label for Compassion Trust.

Financial donations can be made via online banking into our account and submit your details through the online form below. For other ways to pay please contact our office on 379 2329 or

BANK : ANZ Bank, Colombo Street
ACCOUNT: 01 0274 0458035 00
REFERENCE: Christmas23

Donations are eligible for a tax rebate of up to 33%

A tax receipt will be emailed out to you at the end of the financial year.  If you have any queries please contact