Spread some Christmas cheer to people experiencing disadvantage by donating gifts.

ACU Engagement and Campus Ministry have partnered with local community organisations at each campus to ensure our donations meet specific community needs. Find out what’s needed in your community below and have an impact this Christmas. 

For more information about this initiative or to register your interest in volunteering to help sort, clean and pack the donated items before they are delivered to our community partners, please contact ACU Engagement.

acuengagement@acu.edu.au

 

Ballarat

Items collected at the Ballarat campus will be donated to Child and Family Services Ballarat (Cafs) who support anyone who needs assistance through a range of expansive and innovative support programs.

We are collecting donations from 1 November to 10 December 2021.

Community and Family Services Ballarat have specifically requested gift cards for children. 

Staff can also donate money to Cafs via their website.

You can donate here

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

ACU Engagement
Ground floor, Loreto House (114)

Campus Ministry
Ground floor, Burke House (113)

Campus Concierge
Ground floor, Carn Brea (100)

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Blacktown

Items collected at the Blacktown campus will be donated to ADRA Community Care Centre who provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in Sydney’s western suburbs through counselling, food parcels, crisis relief, emergency housing and other tailored programs.

We are collecting donations from 1 November to 10 December 2021.

ADRA Community Care Centre have specifically requested:

  • Milk
  • Cereal
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • 2 Minute Noodles
  • Biscuits (any)
  • Spreads (peanut butter, jam, etc)
  • Supermarket voucher

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

Staff Kitchen
Level 5, 22 Main Street

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Brisbane

Items collected at the Brisbane campus will be donated to The Romero Centre who provide individualised, culturally sensitive and responsive case coordination services for people seeking asylum.

We are collecting donations from 1 November to 10 December 2021.

The Romero Centre have specifically requested:

  • Christmas decorations
  • Kids craft Art pens/colourful pencils
  • Colouring books
  • Board Games
  • Small Lego set
  • Lollies (no animal gelatine or chocolate)
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Socks
  • Big W/Target shopping card for shoes/clothes
  • Movie voucher
  • Smiggle voucher
  • Brisbane Wheels tickets
  • Kids vouchers (in Woolies/Coles/Aldi)
  • Long-life juice/Milo/Cocoa
  • Nuts/dry fruits
  • Biscuits
  • Honey/Jam
  • Coffee/Teabags
  • Cooking oil 

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

ACU Engagement
Building 200 (200.1.05)

Campus Ministry
Foyer, Building 200 (200)

Foyer
Saint John Paul II Building (212)

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Canberra

Items collected at the Canberra campus will be donated to Canberra City Care who provide practical help for people experiencing financial hardship.

We are collecting donations from 1 November to 10 December 2021.

Canberra City Care have specifically requested 200 tins of Milo for their Christmas hampers. To facilitate this request we are collecting monetary donations for the purchase of the Milo tins. 

A $4.50 donation will purchase one Milo tin.

You can donate here

Melbourne

Items collected at the Melbourne campus will be donated to Exodus Community who provide support to people in the local community of one of the poorest suburbs in Melbourne.

We are collecting donations from 1 November to 10 December 2021.

Exodus Community have specifically requested:

  • Puddings
  • Savoury items
  • Treats
  • Nuts
  • Canned fruit
  • Drinks
  • Supermarket voucher

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

ACU Engagement
Level 2, 340 Albert Street, East Melbourne (462)

Campus Ministry
Mezzanine level, Daniel Mannix Building (403)

Campus Concierge
Ground floor, Mary Glowrey Building (420)

Kitchen
Level 5, 250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne (460)

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North Sydney

Items collected at the North Sydney campus will be donated to the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) who provide services and support to refugees, internally displaced people, people seeking asylum and other forcibly displaced people.

We are collecting donations from 1 November to 10 December 2021.

Jesuit Refugee Service have specifically requested:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • 2 Minute Noodles
  • Spreads (Peanut butter, Jam, etc)
  • Supermarket voucher

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

ACU Engagement
Level 8, 23 Berry Street (530)

Campus Ministry
James Carroll Building (502)

Campus Concierge
Tenison Woods House (532)

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Strathfield

Items collected at the Strathfield campus will be donated to the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) who provide services and support to refugees, internally displaced people, people seeking asylum and other forcibly displaced people.

We are collecting donations from 1 November to 10 December 2021.

Jesuit Refugee Service have specifically requested:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • 2 Minute Noodles
  • Spreads (Peanut butter, Jam, etc)
  • Supermarket voucher

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

Campus Ministry
Ground floor, Saint Edmund Building (613)

Campus Concierge
Level 1, Edmund Rice Building (600)

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Our 2020 collection

Despite the challenges of 2020 we managed to donate hundreds of items to our community partners to help spread Christmas cheer across the country. Thank you to all staff and students who donated or assisted with the collection of items.

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