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Friday, September 18, 2020

Category: Charity

Have you heard? Slow cooker donations

GIVIT donation of the week: Slow cookers Many families and individuals who lost homes and livelihoods in the Black Summer Bushfires...

Have you heard? National Walk Safely to School Day

Postponed from May due to COVID restrictions, National Walk Safely to School Day 2020 has been rescheduled to Friday 11 September.

Canberra gears up for Tiny’s Car Challenge

he Canberra community is gearing up for Tiny’s Car Challenge, to be held on Thursday 3 September in Hall, the first instalment in Goran ‘Tiny’ Srejic’s plans to raise $2.5 million for local charities in the next five years.

Have you heard? National Wattle Day

Canberra is lighting up for this year’s National Wattle Day to celebrate Australia’s floral emblem, Golden Wattle.

Have you heard? David Hunter Memorial Lecture

For the last 16 years, ANTaR has presented the David Hunter Memorial Lecture and this year it will go online due to Covid-19.

Floods, drought, bushfires and pandemics – who helps the helpers?

Regional manager of the national charity GIVIT, Caroline Odgers, is on her way to the NSW village of Braidwood, fresh from a week off work, her first since she became...

Step up for cerebral palsy this STEPtember

Sebastian Claessens, 16, with Capital Chemist community program manager Melita Flynn (left) and Cerebral Palsy Alliance corporate manager Kristie Steggles, step out ahead of STEPtember, a major fundraiser that’s still going ahead in keeping with ACT health restrictions.

Ronald McDonald House revamps fundraising due to COVID

It would be fair to say that no industry, business or person has gone untouched by the current global pandemic, and the charity sector is no different.

Daffodil Day raises hope for a cancer-free future

Students at Alfred Deakin High School (including our cover stars), are gearing up for Daffodil Day (Friday 28 August) where they will be working hard to raise money for Cancer...

Have you heard? Safety equipment donations

The GIVIT donation of the week is safety equipment.

Have you heard? Daffodil Day Appeal

Cancer Council ACT is asking the Canberra community to raise more than hope by donating a virtual daffodil online.

Double denim: Donations doubled this Jeans for Genes Day

Thanks to some generous donors, donations made to Jeans for Genes Day tomorrow, Friday 7 August, will be doubled – and help researchers at the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) continue their important work in gene therapy.

Four-year-old Daisy reads for families impacted by MS

Four-year-old Daisy is one of 686 ACT children participating in this year’s MS Readathon, which inspires kids to read as much as they can while supporting families impacted by multiple...

Lifeline invites you to Book Lovers Lane

Book lovers yearning to get back to a classic Lifeline Canberra Bookfair rejoice – because the renowned local charity has brought back the community favourite in a slightly different way.

Limited edition Red Nose Day face masks

Red Nose is believed to be the first Australian charity to create face masks in response to demand from Australians in lockdown.

Have you heard? Fred Hollows Humanity Award

Nominations for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award, which recognises Year 6 students who demonstrate compassion, integrity and kindness towards others.

Have you heard? Black Mountain Summit Walk

This year is not only the 50th anniversary of Black Mountain being declared a conservation reserve, but also the 20th anniversary of the official opening of the Summit Walk.

Nearly Legless Mick supports the magic of reading

You might know him as former Paralympian Michael Milton, but if you have ever been to Quizzic Alley in Fyshwick, you will definitely know him as Nearly Legless Mick.

Have you heard? #cakedit challenge

#cakedit challenge Capital Chemist Wanniassa hosted a cake cutting on Monday 22 June, as the sponsor to the cake (pictured) made by Christine Allard as part of...

Tiny aims for $2.5 million for local charities

Co-founder of The Green Shed, Goran ‘Tiny’ Srejic says “if you can, you should” – and that’s exactly how he’s approaching his latest venture: Tiny’s 2.5 charity fundraiser.

Have you heard? Art supplies in need

Any art supplies in good condition that can be passed on to this deserving recipient would be greatly appreciated.