Red Bag Appeal 2023
Give a little, gift a lot.
You can help by spreading a little joy this Christmas.
The Red Bag Appeal is our way of helping these families in crisis experience the joy and hope of Christmas, by providing them with Christmas items, toys and food they might otherwise go without. Our aim is to distribute 3,000 Red Bags for food relief before Christmas and raise over $80,000 for Emergency Relief to meet growing demand.
The Impact of Giving
Hear from Denise, from Wesley Mission Queensland's Emergency Relief Hub.
“This year, with the Red Bags, I’m expecting a lot more people, not just on Centrelink to come in, but families to come in, because with the high cost of living, they’re going to need extra help.”
Support for Families
Hear from Michelle, from Wesley Mission Queensland's Robina Emergency Hub.
“The majority of people that received the Red Bag are families with young or adult children. A lot of kids that come through are going to school with no food. When I turn up with a Red Bag, they say to me We are now going to have a Christmas.”
4. Red Bags are collected
Red Bags are then picked up from all Storage King locations on Monday 27 November and taken to our warehouse.
5. Re-packed or checked
Our group of amazing corporate volunteers checks all bags and repack if needed. We'll make sure every bag has an equal amount of essentials and goodies for Queenslanders in need.
6. Distribution to community
Red Bags are then distributed through several WMQ services throughout the Christmas period, including our Emergency Relief Hub in Fortitude Valley, bringing hope and joy to those who need it most.
How you can get involved
By donating $50, our Emergency Relief Hub will be able to provide a Red Bag to someone in need.
Fill a Red Bag
Fill a Red Bag with Christmas groceries and return it to one of our Red Bag locations across South East Queensland.
Create your own fundraising page and raise money to donate ‘virtual’ Red Bags and help those in need.
Find out how you can give your time to support Queenslanders in need this Christmas.