Community giving is more than charity, it allows us to contribute to the common good through building ongoing relationships with external organisations that work with those experiencing disadvantage and/or marginalisation.

ACU community giving allows staff and students to connect to a need within the community through donating goods. ACU Engagement in partnership with Campus Ministry supports five community giving drives each calendar year. We make a consistent commitment to these drives and the organisations they support. For many staff, this begins a pathway to further community engagement initiatives at ACU and beyond.


Welcome Bazaar

Dates: January-February

Declutter your home and repurpose your household items by donating them to new ACU students. 

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Layers for Lent

Dates: March - April

Share the warmth of the ACU giving community by donating winter clothing and accessories to those experiencing disadvantage.

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Donations for dignity

Dates: July

Support better health and well-being for community members who have been displaced or are experiencing homelessness by donating personal hygiene products. 

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Threads of change

Dates: October

Donate professional attire to help empower men and women experiencing disadvantage to achieve economic independence.

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Reverse Advent Calendar

Dates: December

Spread some Christmas cheer through small donations during the season of Advent to community members experiencing disadvantage.


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