At ACU there is also a focus on community giving. 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 5 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. 


Our 2019 community giving opportunities at a glance

When Name  Collecting  Campus 
January - February Welcome Bazaar  Household items  Melbourne, North Sydney 
March - April Layers for Lent Winter clothing

Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield

June - July Hotel Toiletries Personal hygiene products  Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield 
September Dress for Success Professional attire  Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield
December  Reverse Advent Calendar Christmas treats and staples  Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield

Welcome Bazaar

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

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Layers for Lent

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

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Dress for Success

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

Hotel Toiletries

Support better health and well-being for community members experiencing homelessness by donating personal hygiene products. 

Reverse Advent Calendar

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


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