Please download our guidelines document if you’d like to collect donations (monetary/food/gifts) for Communities at Work. Click here to download the guidelines for hosting your Giving Tree in PDF format.
If you run a business, a shop, a community group or even at your workplace, you can host a giving tree (donation drive) to collect food, gifts or both for people in need in Canberra.
Please refer to our list of items we need when requesting donations. Download the list here.
Note: We are always short of gifts for teenagers and adults, so we’d love it if you could encourage donations for these age groups.
How to Host a Giving Tree
Set a date for your Christmas giving tree
Decide when you will hold your Christmas tree donation drive (start and finish dates). As we support people from the beginning of December, we would appreciate early collections, rather than everything arriving the week before Christmas! This also helps with people’s anxiety about not having something to give their children for Christmas
Register to host a giving tree
Fill out the registration form.
Get your toolkit of resources
This toolkit is full of tips and resources to help you promote your donation drive to support families and individuals in need this Christmas.
Click here to access the toolkit resources, and don’t forget to register as a Giving Tree Host.
Set up your Giving Tree and start collecting donations!
Please deliver your donations to one of our Communities at Work locations.
Download a Certificate of Appreciation from our
Some of our Supporters
🌲 Amy Browne-hasler.
🌲 Benjamin Brown – Galilee School Senior Secondary College.
🌲 Fiona McGowan-Lay – Australian National University – CECC Professional Services Group.
🌲 Andrew Harrison – Canadian High Commission to Australia.
🌲 Kristen Martens – Unisys.
🌲 Reanna Leadbeater – Maribyrnong OSHC Communities At Work.
🌲 Myfwny Saboisky – Sport Integrity Australia.
🌲 Brideen Allen – DSS ACT Social Club.
🌲 Brooke Fox – Brooke.
🌲 Hannah Fitzpatrick – Cubs Corner ELC.
🌲 Tess Gallagher – Communities at work Taylor child care and Education Centre.
🌲 Kieara Lees – Communities at work Mt Rogers OSHC.
🌲 Leah Barclay – ASCA.
🌲 Cherie Fensom – Communities at Work, Richardson Child Care and Education Centre.
🌲 Shannon McAlister – Melrose High School.
🌲 SSAA ACT Inc.
🌲 Department of Treasury of Australia.
🌲 Lisa Webster – Communities at work Illoura Childcare and Education Centre.
🌲 Department of Finance of Australia.
🌲 Subhani Thewahettige – Communities at work- Amaroo OSHC.
🌲 Canberra Social Club at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry.
🌲 ABF ACT Social Club.
🌲 IDEMIA AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD
🌲 Communities at Work- Caroline Chisholm OSH
🌲 Aspen Medical
Register to Host a Giving Tree Here
Resources in the Toolkit
Decide what type of donation drive you want and then download the appropriate poster to place in your workplace/community space and spread the word about your Giving Tree:
There’s space at the bottom of the posters to include the location of your Giving Tree or any other instructions.
We’ve put together some words you might like to use when promoting our Appeal.
You’re welcome to use your own text in your communications when promoting your Giving Tree, but we’ve provided you with some suggested text too!
The donation tags can be printed and handed out or hung on your Christmas tree! All anyone has to do is scan the QR code on the tag and they’ll be able to donate directly to Communities at Work!
Printing instructions: Print double-sided, preferably on a heavy-weight paper or card stock. Trim the tags using the red line provided as a guide and punch a hole in the circle at the top. Attach strings to hang them on your giving tree, or distribute to visitors to collect.
Alternatively, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a printed bundle of tags ready to use!
Don’t forget to show your supporters some love!
If you decide to develop your own campaign assets, we’re happy for you to do so! We just request that you add the Communities at Work logo to your assets so that people immediately it’s our Christmas Appeal that they’re donating to!
Please contact us at email@example.com if you wish to obtain the logo in EPS format.
QR CODE AND LINK TO DONATE
Place this link in your communications to promote your virtual giving tree: www.commsatwork.org/donate