This holiday, as we gather and celebrate blessings with our loved ones, our wish is that the simple magic of Christmas abounds for all, especially for children who can’t be home for Christmas this year.

If you have $20 to spare, we invite you to join us in sponsoring a Christmas stocking as a gift to a young child under the care of Boys’ Town Sanctuary Care, a provider of respite care for children with family or health difficulties, or National University Hospital, which caters to paediatric and neonatal patients.

Together with Sowing Room, Woods in the Books, Meri Meri and Oh Happy Fry, each stocking has been meticulously sewn and thoughtfully filled with simple joys - books, stationery, accessories, toys and puzzles for boys and girls ages 8 and under.  

The cost of each stocking will be co-funded by 100% of your $20 contribution and a dollar-for-dollar matched contribution by Plain Vanilla. 

Write a personalised gift message for a child and we’ll attach it to the stocking that your beneficiary will receive.


Boys’ Town Sanctuary Care is a community respite care service to safeguard the welfare of vulnerable children. It provides temporary care and shelter to infants and young children who require out-of-home care within a family-based environment. These children come from families who are experiencing difficulties and are unable to care for their children for a short period of time.

Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute represents the paediatric cluster in NUH. Comprising the departments of Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery and Neonatology, these departments provide comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents across a full range of specialties.

Stocking Fillers 

Stocking fillers have been thoughtfully picked out based on age group (1-3, 4-8) as well as gender.

Stockings for all 1-3 year olds will consist of:

  • A board book from Woods in the Books
  • A soft toy
  • Bathtime toys

Stockings for boys aged 4-8 will consist of:

  • A storybook and Mr Men activity book from Woods in the Books
  • A colouring activity pack and stationery from Oh Happy Fry
  • A Nature Trail Binoculars, Dinosaur Excavation Kit or Rainbow Modelling Clay from Oh Happy Fry
  • A children’s game like Snap or Pinball from Oh Happy Fry
  • A Paper Animals Origami Kit 

Stockings for girls aged 4-8 will consist of:

  • A storybook and Mr Men activity book from Woods in the Books
  • A colouring activity pack and stationery from Oh Happy Fry
  • A pair of ice cream or unicorn-themed socks or a Reindeer or Mermaid Tree Decoration from Meri Meri 
  • Glitter hair slides from Meri Meri
  • A Paper Animals Origami Kit 

Sowing Room is a social enterprise that creates delightful things from beautiful textiles and fabrics made by abused, at-risk women and seniors in our community. Stockings from our Gift-a-Stocking initiative were sewn by retired seniors in their 70s and 80s who would like to stay useful, connected and independent in the community.

Woods in the Books is an independent bookshop in Singapore that specialises in picture books and illustrated books. Established in 2009, their handpicked selection invites children into the marvellous world of stories where they can delight in the joy of reading and discovery.

Meri Meri designs everything fun for life’s celebrations, inspired by the imagination of childhood and rooted in sophisticated design. Meri Meri’s beautifully designed socks, stickers, hair slides and tree decoration invite fun and dreamy Christmas sparkles this holiday season for our 4 to 8 year old girls.

Oh Happy Fry is a small family business that curates beautiful things for little people. Oh Happy Fry’s activity packs, children’s games, exploration-themed kits and stationery will bring colour, delight and good old-fashioned playtime to our 4 to 8 year old young adventurers.