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 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, support six 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.

Giving from Home

We can't collect donations the way we usually would right now, but there is still a need within the community. You can give from home by playing Donation Bingo which allows us to continue our support of the disadvantaged and vulnerable in our communities, whilst maintaining the health of everyone. 

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Welcome Bazaar

Dates: January-February

Help welcome our new students to the ACU community by donating good condition household items to help them set up their homes.

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Learning for Lent

Dates: February-March

Help support the education of school students experiencing disadvantage by donating school supplies.

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Winter warm-up

Dates: May

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

Donate personal hygiene products to support the health and well-being of community members experiencing homelessness or displacement.

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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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Advent giving appeal

Dates: December

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

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For more information about community giving contact ACU Engagement

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