Servicing every hospital within the Western and South Western Sydney Health District plus more. Over 10 hospitals in total including

Servicing every hospital within the Western and South Western Sydney Health District plus more. Over 10 hospitals in total including


The Christmas Toy Drop by Hands of Hope is not just an event – it’s the heartbeat of the festive season, bringing joy to children in hospitals across Sydney. Every December, the community gathers in unity – car lovers, families, and kind souls – aiming to ensure every child feels the Christmas spirit, irrespective of their circumstances.







Paddy’s Night Food Markets
Undercover Carpark – 318 Parramatta Rd Homebush West
(Austin Ave Entry side)

How you can get involved

Car Display:
Showcase your car or group.

Gain exposure and boost your brand’s community image.

Raffle Contribution:
Donate a prize & get your brand acknowledged.

Toy & Resource Donations:
Make a child’s Christmas magical.

Offer time and experience the event’s heartbeat.

Together, let’s sprinkle hope, spread joy, and create cherished Christmas memories!

View our highlights from last years Christmas Toy Drop below!

Why toys?

Hospitalisation for any person can disrupt their lives and produce feelings such as fear, anxiety or pain. For a child, these feelings and emotions are not so easy to control, express or manage.

Play Therapy holds an important role in a child’s life and provides them with some form of normality in a not so normal environment.

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a form of therapy which uses play activities such as toys and other resources to help children through mental and emotional matters. Play therapy utilises play, a child’s natural means of expression, to help them express their feelings more easily through toys instead of words.

How does play in a hospital and health care settings help a child?

  • Play builds rapport and provides a positive experience
  • It maintains and encourages development, independence and resilience
  • Provides education and a greater understanding of their surroundings
  • It provides relieve of stress and anxiety
  • Assists patients and families prepare for upcoming procedures, encouraging compliance and reducing stress
  • Creates some normality in the clinical environment
  • Provides opportunities for self-expression and self-esteem building
  • Develops a sense of empowerment and control through play

Did you know?

  • Playdough develops a child’s hands-eye co-ordination, fine more skills, enhances creativity and imagination
  • Puzzles enhance problem-solving skills, cognitive thinking, finger strength and perseverance.
  • Books encourage the development of language and literacy skills as well as emotional expression. Reading also enhances and supports a children’s brain development.
  • Drawing supports a child’s hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. It increases a child’s ability to maintain concentration and encourages self-expression through creativity
  • Craft encourages a child to build on their imaginative skills and boosts creativity. It also encourage a child to build on their self-esteem and confidence.

Hands of Hope strives to be that hand of support







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