Bring joy to children who have lost everything

Visit The Lost Toy Store to help highlight the plight of children who have been affected by conflict or natural disaster.

Bring joy to children who have lost everything

Visit The Lost Toy Store to help highlight the plight of children who have been affected by conflict or natural disaster.

Now open – under the clock at Melbourne Central 


Visit The Lost Toy Store

It’s a store like no other – telling the story of toys that have been left behind by children forced to flee their homes. It’s a pop-up installation for Victorians to be immersed in, discovering both the heartbreak children experience when they leave everything behind and the joy that toys can bring in times of crisis. This exciting display by artist Emma Davies is made of soft toys donated by generous people like you – and follows the journey of three toys recovered from emergency response zones. 

Families are invited to visit The Lost Toy Store at Melbourne Central before 23 December. Don’t forget to share your experience on social at #LostToyStore to help us raise awareness for children affected by emergencies.

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This year, 30 million children won’t spend Christmas at home

Crises like war in Syria, famine in Ethiopia or natural disaster in Indonesia have forced them to leave behind their homes, their safety, their education – and their most treasured possessions, like toys.

The Lost Toy Store connects you with children affected by emergencies and showcases the life-changing impact of World Vision’s work supporting them.



About the artist

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Emma Davies

World Vision has partnered with innovative Melbourne artist Emma Davies to create this important installation made of pre-loved soft toys. Emma’s award-winning work explores transforming common, functional materials into objects of beauty. Her exhibitions include Voyage and Melbourne Now, and her incredible work has been published in Vogue Living, Rare Bird (Japan) and more. 

Emma also works with young adults and children to understand recycling and reusing through art and craft. See more of Emma’s work at emmadavies.com.au



Thank you Australia!

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This Christmas, families around Australia donated two tonnes of soft toys to send a message of love and hope to displaced children. Come to The Lost Toy store to see them come to life! 

After 23 December all toys donated for the installation will be distributed to children in need by Helping Hands Mission, a not-for-profit organisation that provides emergency support to Victorians facing extreme circumstance. Find out how you can donate toys directly to Helping Hands Mission here. 

 


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