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 or marginalisation.

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Each year, ACU Engagement and Campus Ministry conduct five national community giving drives in partnership with external community organisations that assist people experiencing marginalisation or disadvantage. These drives invite staff and students to donate various goods, as identified by our community partners, to meet authentic community needs.

Welcome Bazaar

January 2022

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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Layers for Lent

Lent 2022

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

July 5 - 23, 2021

Support the health and well-being of community members experiencing homelessness or displacement by donating personal hygiene products.

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Threads of Change

September 6 - 24, 2021

Help empower men and women experiencing disadvantage to achieve economic independence by donating professional attired accessories. 

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Christmas Care Appeal

November 29 - December 10, 2021

Spread some Christmas cheer during the season of Advent by donating food and gifts for community members experiencing disadvantage.

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