Plan a food or clothing drive
Running a food or clothing drive is a great way to help people in need. It can be a great way to build up your team and connect your staff with your community. It is simple to organise and makes a huge impact.
You can also use the get in touch form on our website to contact our Support Services (Social Programs) team to assist you in organising a food or clothing drive!
Run a fundraising event
The key to having a successful fundraising event is to encourage engagement and to make it fun. Whether you want to jump out of a plane, walk a kilometre, bake cupcakes or host a trivia night, you can help the community by raising funds for Communities@Work. Your imagination is the limit! Some idea examples are listed below:
- 5K Run/Walk
- Games night / Trivia fundraiser
- Cupcake bake-offs
- Golf Tournament
- Gala event
- Fashion fundraiser
- Travel raffle
- Oddball events
- School lock-in.
If your fundraising activity involves asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you, you can set up your own fundraiser through Facebook! Communities@Work is recognised by Facebook as a charity, which means you can now create a fundraiser on Facebook for our organisation and have your family, friends or colleagues, donate directly on the platform! Facebook covers the processing fees so 100% of all donations go directly to us, helping us support the Canberra community. Visit https://www.facebook.com/fund/communitiesatwork/ to create a Facebook Fundraiser for Communities@Work, and share with anyone looking to create a fundraiser. You can also check out this page for more information.
Shop and Donate
By using Shopnate to do your online shopping, you can help us help the community. Simply by registering at Shopnate, every time you shop online at hundreds of big-name retailers, they will donate a percentage of your purchase price to us. It’s that simple! Shopnate will never cost you a cent, so register today: https://www.shopnate.com.au/charity/communities_work
Host a Giving Tree (Christmas)
You can host a virtual giving tree, or a giving tree in your workplace/school/community, to collect donations for Communities@Work every year for our Annual Christmas Appeal. We see an increased demand for food and gifts from those experiencing hardship during the festive season and you can help! Visit our Christmas Appeal page for more information on how to register to host a Giving Tree.