101 Tips to Help Your Local Community
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- 101 tips to help your local community.
This list has been compiled by www.ourcommunity.com.au to provide
people with ideas that they can help to strengthen their own local
communities over the Christmas break. While often people think of giving either
time or money at this time of year, we also encourage you to support
groups in your interest area or geographical area at any time of year.
You can also make a donation using your credit card to one of
160 community group appeals that have been listed online at the at the National
Community Giving Centre. Click www.ourcommunity.com.au/donations
to vist the Centre.
We have also set up another list of Christmas and New Year appeals whch can be found
We encourage people to email the link to this page to friends
or family or ask their boss to put a link on the office intranet or
business internet site to encourage others to think what they
can do at this time of the year.
We have only scratched the surface of ideas for helping local
groups - so if you have some ideas on ways people can help, please send
and we will happily add them to the list in time.
|The Australian Giving Centre is proudly sponsored
by Westpac Bank.
Donate to a community
group online - There are already 160 appeals you can donate to online
at the National Community Giving Centre at www.ourcommunity.com.au/donations
|1. Donate to a
community group online at the National Community Giving Centre (www.ourcommunity.com.au/donations)
Or search online for a group or cause you support. Make a quick,
safe and secure donation without leaving your chair.
Donate to your group by cheque - if you don't have a credit
card or feel more comfortable signing your name on your donations, post
a cheque to your favourite community group. Many community groups send
out appeals to their members and supporters in the lead-up to Christmas
and appreciate any gift, no matter how small.
|2. Send in a cheque
or money order to your favourite group
Short on cash? It doesn't have
to be a gift of money. You can give an even more precious gift - your
blood. Red Cross is always looking for blood donors and Christmasand
the New Year holiday period is no exception. Giving blood is safe
and easy. See www.arcbs.redcross.org.au/ for all the details
on what you need to do before donating blood and - importantly the locations
and times when you can donate.
a step further and make this Christmas the time to sign up for organ donations.
Each year thousands of Australians wait for the gift of life. Why not
ensure that if you die, your organs will help someone else to live a
full life. To join the Australian Organ Donor Registry phone 1800 777
203 or visit the Health Insurance Commission website at www.hic.gov.au/organ
|4. Sign up for organ donations
Drop items of clothing
that you no longer wear into donation bins which can be found outside
many churches, convenience stores and shopping centres around Australia.
You may think they are horribly out of fashion but everyone has different
tastes! And if the Eighties can come back into fashion, then there's still
hope for all those fashionable purchases that you never got around to wearing.
|5. Drop your unwanted (but still okay) clothes in a clothing
Consider giving your
time by offering to volunteer to help a community group. It may be manual
work, or putting your own expertise to work for a community group. Australians
provided more than 704 million hours of unpaid volunteer work during
2000 (not including the Olympics) and many groups could not survive without
that support. Visit If you're struggling for ideas, visit www.ourcommunity.com.au/giving/volunteer_search.jsp
or for thousands of opportunities from across the country visit Volunteering
Australia's site at www.govolunteer.com.au/.
|6. Volunteer to help a community group you admire
the load and make community work a team effort by organising your workmates
to volunteer as a group. Apart from the satisfaction of doing something
worthwhile, making a valuable contribution to your community is a great
exercise in boosting office morale and a team spirit. It also forges
closer links between your organisation and the community. You can either
decide as a group of a local non-profit organisation you would like to
help or visit www.govolunteer.com.au/ for projects that
you could take on as a team.
|7. Don't volunteer alone - Grab your workmates to give
a family is a great way to help out and bringing your family together
in the true spirit of Christmas. Think about ways you can help local groups
in your area or again visit www.govolunteer.com.au
tin find a volunteer project that you could enjoy doing as a family unit.
|8. Get all the family involved
up! Don't just be a supporter, be a member of your local community groups.
While community groups love donations, many survive on the annual subscriptions
from dedicated members. Find a cause or a group dedicated to something
you are interested in and sign up today! It might range from the Collingwood
Football Club (well...everyone's different) to the Armidale Women's Housing
Group or Darwin Toy Library.
|9. Go on - Join a community group today!
If you are upgrading
your computers, there are organisations that will take your old PCs, refurbish
them and distribute them to disadvantaged schools, families and community
groups. Even if the computer has had it, many of the components can often
still be recycled. Contact groups such as greenpc at www.greenpc.com.au/
Computerbank Australia at www.computerbank.org.au/.
|10. Donate your
old computers to a good cause
And if you are already
a member of a local community group, now is the time to renew your membership
to ensure that your group starts 2003 with some money in the coffers
- and doesn't have to waste some of it by chasing up its members.
|11. Don't put it
off - renew your membership for 2003 today.
Buy your Christmas
cards from one of the many charities and community groups that raise funds
by selling their own cards. This is an easy way to helping out a local
group and giving something different to family and friends. For example,
Vision Australia produces Braille Christmas cards and
Dogs Home sells dog and cat Christmas cards and giftwrap. Most
of the church groups and major community organisations also produce their
|12. Buy Christmas
cards from a community group stall or online marketplace
Instead of giving
a present to a friend, consider making a donation on their behalf to their
favourite community group and then giving them a card telling them that
you have made a donation and provide the receipt. The benefit will last
longer than a box of chocolates or a pair of socks!
|13. Give a donation
as a gift to a friend - lasts longer than chocolates or flowers
a board or committee member of a community group that you are involved
in and have a say in how the group runs and what it does. You can make
a lasting contribution and make a difference by become actively involved
in something you are truly passionate about.
|14. Consider giving
your experience by joining a Board or committee
Buy your Christmas
presents from a community group. At this time of year many local groups
and schools hold Christmas fairs offering a wide range of goods that have
either been donated or produced specifically for Christmas. Larger groups
sell online at sites such as the Oxfam Community Aid Abroad shop at www.oxfamtrading.org.au/online/index.htm.
|15. Buy your Christmas
presents from a community group.
Lots of schools, kindergartens
and local groups choose the start of summer to hold fetes, fairs and
other fundraisers. Offer your support by going along and help out by
buying fairy floss, a snag from the barbeque, raffle tickets, or a turn
at the lucky dip.
|16. Show your support
by getting out and attending a local community event
your Christmas tree this year from a local Scouting group or community
organisation selling trees. Real trees are also more environmentally friendly
than artificial, plastic ones, and after Christmas they can be recycled
by being cut up for garden mulch (remember to take off the decorations first!)
Think Green. Think Community.
|17. Buy your Christmas
tree from from a local community group
Prepare a budget for
giving in the New Year. Make a list of the groups you would like to donate
to and figure out how much you can afford to give to each and when. Stick
to it! It will help to ensure that you support the groups you really
want to support or have a true affinity with.
|18. Prepare a budget
for giving to your favourite groups in 2003
Ask your employer
if they are prepared to provide a matching gift for whatever your workplace
can raise in a special Christmas fundraising effort for a local community
group. Many businesses now are moving to a situation where they prefer
to support those groups that mean something to their staff vote rather
than the Board dictating the giving.
|19. Ask your employer
if they will match staff donations dollar for dollar
Consider whether your
business can provide "in-kind" support to a local group. Do you have
excess office supplies, furniture, advertising space, transport, or some
sort of expertise or product that you could provide a community group.
You might even have a spare desk and a telephone that a local organisation
could put to use.
Provide some form of "in-kind" support
you or your business could provide probono assistance to a community
group in the area of legal advice, acounting, auditing, marketing or public
relations or IT knowledge. The list is endless and it is a way of providing
significant expertise that the group would find costly otherwise.
|21. Provide pro bono advice or expertise
you are having a pre-Christmas clean-up, think twice before you throw
items out that are still in good working order. Is there a community
group that could benefit from using them or could they sell them at their
next trash and treasure stall?
|22. Give equipment that is still in good working order to a
Buy an extra toy
or present this Christmas and put it in the collection box where available
at your local shopping centre, office or church. Many department
stores such as K-Mart (under the Wishing Tree) collect presents to be
distributed to disadvantaged groups by community organisations such as
the Salvation Army, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Charity Link and the
|23. Buy and extra toy/present to donate to a group
During your weekly
grocery shopping, put an extra can of non-perishable food in your trolley
and place it in the donation bin at your supermarket. The Salvation Army
hopes to hand out 150,000 food hampers to families in need from food left
in donation bins in all Coles supermarkets until Christmas Eve.
|24. Donate some non-perishable food
not buy an extra can of pet food at the supermarket and donate it to the
local animal shelter. Shelters also need items like blankets and are
always on the lookout for new members and volunteers to cope with the
increased number of animals abandoned post-Christmas.
|25. If you're an animal
love, donate some petfood
It's almost time
to toss out that 2002 calendar. Why not update your 2003 calendar by buying
one of the ones on sales through your favourite community group. It's
a good way to support a group and you can then mark on it some of the dates
of the groups' fundraising events during the year.
|26. Keep an eye on next year's date with a community group
a couple of unused or unopened presents given to them during the year
that just sit in a cupboard (the one with all the socks and hankies or
the shocker that Aunt Molly gave you!). Instead of letting them gather
dust, why not donate them to a community group to use as a prize in a raffle,
auction or fundraiser?
|27. Find a good use for Aunt Molly's last birthday present
Go through your
old record and CD collection and donate any old ones that you don't
listen to anymore to one of your local community groups that are
holding a fete or to the local op-shop. Amazing as it is, there is always
someone else out there who thought Gomer Pyle was a star.
|28. Give a community group the gift of music .... yes even
Gomer Pyle records qualify apparently
How many times
have you thrown out your old computer printer cartridges and ribbons? You
can actually get money for them and a number of schools and community groups
are now collecting old cartridges to raise money. Find one near you that
is, and either donate the cartridges or get the refund yourself and donate
it to a local group.
|29. Donate your old printer cartridges to be recycled.
Pass on your expertise
to a young community leader coming through. We talk about time and money,
why not give your experience by working with young leaders and mentoring
them. It gives them the chance to bounce ideas off someone with experience
and also can save community groups from wasting time and money by working
out a more efficient and effective solution.
|30. Be a mentor and pass your knowledge on
has the chance for a big Christmas lunch with family. If you are looking
at being home on your own why not volunteer to help prepare and serve
lunch at one of the many events held to offer a good meal, good company
and good wishes to disadvantaged or homeless people in your area on Christmas
|31. Volunteer to help welfare agencies serve Christmas
Groups such as
the Smith Family are always on the lookout for volunteers to help deliver
hampers and boxes of Christmas toys. See the joy that giving really does
bring to people.
|32. Volunteer to
help deliver Christmas parents to disadvantaged families
some of your original fashions from a community organisation. some groups
like the Brotherhood of St Laurence now have a fashion outlet Hunter Gatherer
and many other community groups now produce merchandise
and clothing carrying their message and logo.
|33. You want fashion
- tried pre-loved or re-loved gear
organise a Kris Kringle gift to a Christmas Party. Instead of buying
a $5 or $10 gift, why not everyone nominate their favourite community
group and the person who draws them in the Kris Kringle makes a donation
on their behalf.
|34. Make your Kris Kringle count
If you are buying
a new bike for the kids this Christmas (or even for yourself) don't
throw out the old one with the rubbish. Give your old bike to an organisation
that repairs bikes and donates them to disadvantaged children.
|35. Trade in the treadly and donate your old bike
Many schools and
community groups save the milk tops from Paul's milk that offer community
groups 10c or 20c for each one. If you use it at home or at the office,
collect the lids and donate to a local school or group nominated by staff.
|36. Hang onto your milk tops (use the milk first)
Sign up a friend
as a member of a community group as a Christmas present. Pick a group
you know they will benefit from or a cause they already support. Not only
saves them money but provides an ongoing connection to a community organisation.
|37. Sign up a friend as a member of their favourite community
volunteering. If you have computer access and the necessary skills, some
organisations now offer the opportunity to do volunteer work online.
This might take the form of giving free legal advice, typing an essay for
a person with a disability, or simply keeping in contact with someone who
needs a friend. Virtual volunteering can be a way for you to help if you
have limited time or mobility or if you simply enjoy computers and want
to employ your computer skills in your volunteer work.
|38. Haven't got time to leave the office? Consider virtual
At your Christmas
party this year, ask everyone to throw in a gold coin to go to a nominated
community group. If you can't all agree on the group to help put the
names of the groups in a hat and then draw one (or two) and split the
money between them.
|39. Donate a gold coin at your next party
Clean out your
bookshelves. Book stalls are a staple of any fete or fair and some groups
will collect books year-round to stockpile for a big annual sale.
|40. Read everything in your bookshelf? Donate the contents
and start again
Take a stall at
a market. Instead of donating all your retro gear, signed Peter Andre
CD, favourite Barbie or platform shoes, why not take a stall at a trash
and treasure market and donate the takings to your favourite community
|41. Take a stall at a market and donate the takings
Ask your children
to make their own special Christmas cards and post them to community
groups thanking them for their help during the past 12 months. Think
of groups that have helped you or your family or that deserve a thank-you
for their work this year. If you don't have kids, make the cards yourself!
|42. Send a card to say Thanks
With the drought
affecting all communities, water is a precious commodity so if you need
to clean your car for Christmas, why not wait till you see a community
group car wash? Car washes are a favourite way for groups to raise
|43. Don't waste water. Wait for a community car wash.
by Candlelight, either the major one in your capital city or one of the
many thousands of events scattered around the country. Hopefully the insurance
companies, buoyed by the success of their public liability campaign, are
past playing Scrooge this year and will provide insurance to allow these
events to go ahead. Make sure you take your family and encourage friends
and neighbours to go.
|44. Attend Carols by Candlelight
volunteer to help organise your local Carols by Candlelight or to help
out on the night. Maybe you could type up song books, help set up the
stage or audio equipment or hand out candles to people as they arrive.
Or you could show up the next morning to assist in the clean-up operation.
|45. Better still, help organise Carols by Candlelight
If you are getting
your Christmas gifts wrapped, look for a gift-wrapping service run by
a community group at your shopping centre. If there isn't one, ask the centre
management why not.
|46. Get your gifts wrapped by a community group stall
If you do find
a community group gift-wrapping service, consider giving two gold coins
instead of one or a small donation on top of the cost.
|47. Double up for
luck. Give two gold coins instead of one
While on the
entertainment bent, attend a Christmas concert run by your local school
or community group. Clap loudly and make a donation
|48. Attend a local Christmas concert
Email this list
to your friends or family or ask your employer to post it on the office
or work intranet as a way of encouraging people to think of their local
communities at this time of year.
|49. Email this list to your friend and family or to your
Find out if there
is a community group that supports older people in your community who
would appreciate someone to help with their Christmas shopping, or hanging
their Christmas lights.
|50. Volunteer to help out at a local seniors club or group
Or even closer
to home, if you know elderly friends or neighbours that you know are now
either house-bound or struglgle to get out and carry groceries etc, offer
to help them out.
|51. Check to see if your elderly neighbours need some help
If you have a
friend or a neighbour who is a full-time carer, offer to step in and
help for a couple of hours so they can get out and do a bit of Christmas
shopping or just have a break for a couple of hours.
|52. Provide a much-need break for a carer
If your business
is in a position to do so, why not sponsor an event held by a community
group in your area. It doesn't have to be a major event but helps build
a relationship with your local community (and local customers).
|53. Sponsor a local community event
If your business
already sponsors an event or a major event that involves getting free
tickets to a show or sporting event, why not ask the committee or Board
to consider donating some of their usual allocation to a community group
to either raffle or auction as a fundraiser or to reward some of their hard-working
volunteers with a day/;night out.
|54. Give your tickets away to someone who needs them more
drinks or a barbeque for residents in your street. While it doesn't raise
funds for a group, it does promote a sense of community and that's what
it's all about.
|55. Organise Christmas drinks for your neighbours
Hold a fun fundraiser
during your family's Christmas lunch. Put a jar in the middle of the
table and have guests donate $1 for every bad joke, "blooper" or extra
helping of Christmas pudding. At the end of the day let the family choose
a community group or charity to donate the money to.
|56. Use your own Christmas lunch to raise money as well
Try the same thing
at your work Christmas party and imagine how much you could raise just
with the bad jokes from your boss' Christmas speech. Anyone who attempts
the old photocopier trick is up for an automatic $20 fine as well as a
|57. Anyone who thinks the old photocopier trick is still funny pays $20
Set up a Christmas
giving tree at your workplace and ask colleagues to bring gifts to put
under the tree. Find a community group or charity that distributes presents
to underprivileged children and give them the gifts before Christmas. Maybe
you could help hand them out so you can see your efforts at work
|58. Set up a Christmas tree at your workplace
buy Christmas presents or supplies for your Christmas festivities from
retailers or companies that donate a percentage of their profit to charity.
Companies usually promote if they give funds to a major charity but read
newsletters and ask your treasurer to find out who supports your local
group - you should try to support the local retailer who donated the hamper
for your latest raffle or auction.
|59. Buy from businesses that support groups in your local
cakes and puddings are sold specifically to raise money for certain
community groups. If you're not making your own or you're adding one to
a hamper for friends, try and target one of these.
|60. Buy a cake or pudding from a local community group
If you've had
a good year and receive a Christmas bonus, consider giving a portion
of it to a community group that you think deserves support.
|61. Got a bonus. How about sharing it around?
If you're looking
for a new pet for Christmas, visit an animal shelter instead of a pet
shop. Unfortunately, there are plenty of animals looking for homes. But
if you're buying an animal, remember that a pet isn't just for Christmas,
it's for life.
|62. Buy a pet from an animal shelter
Christmas Parties are held in many locations for children who have disabilities
or are disadvantaged and might otherwise miss out on Christmas festivities.
These big events need sponsors and volunteers to help out on the day
- find out if there is one near you and offer your time.
|63. Play Santa - help to sponsor or organise a special
day for children
If your company
is having a fancy dress or "themed" Christmas party, why not buy your outfit
or some clothing accessories from a community opportunity shop.
|64. When Opportunity comes knocking
Instead of buying
a new dog for Christmas, raise a guide dog puppy. Foster families can
take a young Labrador into their home for 12 months before it is ready
to become a seeing-eye dog for the blind. Raising a pup requires a lot
of work and the dogs have to be properly fed, groomed and given lots of
exercise. But it is very rewarding and great fun. Visit http://www.seda.com.au/puppy.htm
or www.guidedogs.com.au/puppyraising/ or similar
groups in your state/territory.
|65. Raise a guide dog puppy
A chocolate drive
is an easy way to raise money for your community group, and your friends
or workmates will find it even harder to resist the temptation at Christmas.
Suggest the fundraiser to your group and take the chocolates to work
|66. Don't eat them all - tempt your workmates
If you're holding
a Christmas party at home or at work, ask guests to bring a gift that
you can donate to a local community group or put under a giving tree
to be distributed to disadvantaged children in your area.
|67. Ask guests to donate a gift rather than a bottle
Is your community
group holding a Christmas party? If they are you can help organise it
or help out on the day (could you fit into that Santa suit?).
|68. Lend a hand at a Christmas party
Make a toy or
a gift and donate it to a community group that can give it to a child
at Christmas or sell it to raise funds.
|69. Make a toy or gift with your own hands
Set up a charity
box in a corner of your kitchen or living room which any family members
can put something when they feel generous - when it gets close to Christmas
find a community group to donate the items to.
|70. Set up a collection box in the kitchen
run promotions asking readers to collect coupons which they can cash
in for items such as books and computers for schools or community groups.
If you are not involved in a group yourself, you can still cut out the
coupons from your paper and give them to a local group to help them meet
their target faster.Or ask friends at work if their group is collecting
|71. Don't throw coupons away - save them for a local group
If your business
normally sends something out to thank your valued clients, customers or
employees for their support why not do something different this year and
say that you have made a donation to a local community group on behalf your
clients and customers.
|72. Donate on behalf of your clients or customers
lines need volunteer counsellors to answer phones and, unfortunately, Christmas
can be a time of high demand. Find out about helplines in your area and
offer to help or to undertake the training required to man the helplines
so you can help out next Christmas..
|73. Support the crisis and help lines.
If you see an
organisation selling ribbons, pens or badges for a fundraising appeal
go out of your way to purchase one. And wear the ribbon or badge to
show your support.
|74. Buy a ribbon. Buy a badge. Buy a pen
Make an added
attraction for your office Christmas party by finding companies who
will donate items for an auction - if you can get celebrities or sportspeople
to sign items, even better. Donate the proceeds to a nominated charity
or community group.
|75. Fancy yourself as a sales guru - run a charity
If you don't feel
confident enough to help a community group in public, see if they would
like a hand behind the scenes. Every group needs people to help type
letters, answer phones and do countless other jobs like filing and photocopying
- especially at Christmas.
|76. Don't like the spotlight - help behind the scenes
You've been resisting
them every Saturday morning all year, but why not stop at the local
sausage sizzle and grab a snag to support your local group.
Get a group together
and do something practical for a local community group, such as giving
a community facility a new coat of paint
|78. Stop talking. Get together and make a project happen
With your workmates
or friends help decorate a local shelter, refuge or community centre
for Christmas. Make a few phone calls to see who needs a hand and if
they need you to bring your own decorations. Maybe you could get your
children to make some for you to hang up or you could just donate these
to a shelter to add to their decorations if they are already in place
|79. Put your old Christmas decorations to good use
Give some spare
change (or more, if you can afford it) to buskers or Christmas carollers
at your local shopping centre raising money for a community group.
|80. Drop some of that unwanted spare change
Talk to your neighbours.
If you don't know them very well "What are you doing for Christmas?"
is an easy way to start a conversation
|81. Talk to your
you haven't spoken to for a long time or have fought with during the
year. Christmas is a good time to heal wounds and start again.
|82. Mend bridges. Contact someone you haven't spoken to
for a while
Make an effort
to be more tolerant of other people in your community. While people with
other cultural, religious or ethnic backgrounds might not celebrate Christmas,
the whole community would function better if everyone communicated a bit
|83. Be more tolerant of others in the community
If you shop at
a supermarket or business that offers to give a percentage of its profits
or a percentage of the money you spend to a community group, make sure
you register one.
|84. If there's a scheme that helps community groups, register
Ask your community
groups and schools if there are businesses that financially support them
if members or supporters buy from them (i.e. fruit shops, butchers etc)
and if the quality and price is right, try shopping there.
|85. Support businesses that provide a percentage to local
If you have skill
putting together submissions or writing project plans, offer to write
grant applications for your local community group or to review them before
they are sent off to the funder.
|86. Help a community group with a grants submission
If you have access
to celebrities or friends who are in the public eye, ask them to put their
pen to work for you by signing some memorabilia that can be donated
to a group to raise money.
|87. Any celebrity friends? Sign them up
Make your Christmas
tree a live one - sponsor a tree in a community garden. If there isn't
a community garden near you, create one!
|88. Make your Christmas tree a live one
Offer to hold
a dinner or drinks for your local community group to thank volunteers
or staff or to provide a get-together for major supporters or donors
|89. Hold drinks for your hard-working community group volunteers
Ask your friends
not to give you Christmas presents this year but instead to donate the
money they would have spent to a nominated community group. Don't forget
you can drefer them to the National Community Giving Centre at www.ourcommunity.com.au/donations
|90. Ask your friends to give money (to others) not presents
a child through an overseas aid agency or helping to sponsor the education
of an Australian child.
Do you just receive
a newsletter from some community groups that you are a member of but
really don't know much about? Make an effort to get to know what they
do and find out what you can be doing to support them.
|92. Don't be a spectator. Get involved!
and skills can teach others how to do any number of important jobs, from
using computers to managing a budget or a successful vegetable garden.
Volunteer home tutors help newly-arrived migrants learn English and assist
people who are hearing impaired. Your local council can provide information
on groups near you that could use your help.
Don't stay at
home. Get involved in your community's local Christmas activities, whether
that's singing carols, a fair, function or a community get-together
|94. Get involved in Christmas - don't watch it pass by
Some groups will
have a wishlist of unusual equipment or goods they would buy if they had
a one-off donation. Check your local groups and see if they have a wishlist.
If not, why not help them to create one. You never know when someone is
going to read your newsletter or website and have exactly what you want.
|95. See if you have something in the back shed that could
grant a wish
If you have enjoyed
the support, encouragement or assistance of a local community group
- or just think they have done a super job - why not let others in the
community know. Send a letter to the local politicians, councillors
and media to let everyone know how important and valuable the community
|96. Spread the word about how good your groups are
Instead of handing
over old clothes from the back of your wardrobe, make an item of clothing
to donate to a local charity or homeless shelter.
|97. Sew what? How about some clothes?
We have had our
go - now it's your turn. We know this is by no means a full list. Think
of some new ways to help local community groups and let us know at email@example.com
and we will add them to the list. Or make contact direct with your local
|98. Use your genius for good
Send this list
of ideas on to friends and workmates to let them know all the ways they
can help. Or print it out and put it on the board at work.
|99. Print this out and put it on the staff lunchroom wall
Ask your boss
or the IT section of your workplace to add the link to this list on your
work intranet so other colleagues are aware of ways they can help their
|100. Link your intranet to this page at www.ourcommunity.com.au/christmastips.
Smile! (1) It's
good for you and (2) if you manage to do even one of the things listed
here, you've helped to make a difference.
Want to know what local organisations there are in your area?
Why not look search through the 12,000+ groups that are listed on the
ourcommunity.com.au Directory of Organisations. The most effective search
method is to type in your postcode and tick the box for organisations
(i) And remember, you can search for an online appeal for a community
group you support at the National
Community Giving Centre
(ii). You can look through some of the many Christmas appeals from
around Australia by visiting Our
list of 2002 Christmas appeals
****Could Media representatives wanting
to publish this list in part or full please contact Kathy Richardson on (03)
9320 6815 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org