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

How to play

  1. Download the Bingo Card to see what items are needed by our community partners.
  2. Take a look around your home and see if you have any good quality items to donate. Remember - If you would be happy to receive it, then it will be happily received. Everything else can be discarded.
  3. Once you've collected your donations, pack them away and keep them somewhere safe.
  4. When we return to working on campus ACU Engagement will organise a time and location for staff to drop off their donations.

As an extra incentive the person with the most bingo boxes crossed off when we return to working on campus will have $50 donated to an organisation of their choosing.

Meet our community partners

Find out where your donations will be going and learn about other ways you can support our community partners.

Bargoona Nganjin - North Fitzroy Library
Layers for Lent

Bargoonga Ngangjin - North Fitzroy Library offers a range of programs and services to stimulate lifelong learning and creativity for adults, young people and children alike. Operating out of Bargoonga Ngangjin - North Fitzroy Library, Council staff have been putting together packages filled with pre-loved books, art and craft activities and resources to maintain social connectivity during this period of lockdown. In addition to these care packages, bags of fresh produce, pre-cooked meals and grocery essentials have been packed and distributed to individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. Without the support and assistance from Open Table, Mission Australia (Charcoal Lane), Co Health (Billabong BBQ), Lentil As Anything and St. Mary's House of Welcome this would not be possible.

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St Mary's House of Welcome
Donations for Dignity

St Mary's House of Welcome provide services (including showering facilities) for individuals and families who are doing it tough or experiencing homelessness.

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Groomed to Go
Threads of Change

Groomed to Go offers a dressing and support service for clients who need to rebuild their self-confidence and self-esteem as they seek work. Their goal is to inspire people to achieve financial independence by providing services that help them thrive in daily work and life. They offer a dressing service for men and women who do not have access to professional attire for interviews or work, as well as one-on-one coaching in interview techniques and resume building, plus a series of workshops to help build the essential skills needed in work and life.

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St Vincent de Paul - Night Patrol
Layers for Lent

St Vincent de Paul's Night Patrol has been operating in the Canberra region since 2001, providing mobile outreach to people on the streets. Primary clients of Night Patrol are people experiencing homelessness, people at risk, both young and old, and those in need, who might not otherwise seek help from the St Vincent de Paul Society or other community or charitable groups.

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Companion House
Donations for Dignity

Companion House works with adults and children who have sought safety in Australia from persecution, torture and war related trauma. They believe that people who have survived torture, trauma and human rights violations should have access to services that respect, empower and promote recovery.

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Communities at Work
Threads of Change

Communities at Work provide ‘the essentials’ to those in need, including food, clothing, shelter and other critical services such as community pantries and homelessness support.

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Concord Baptist Church
Layers for Lent

Concord Baptist Church works together with people from a range of ages, cultures and backgrounds to create a welcoming and inclusive community within multicultural Sydney. Concord Baptist church works closely with people experiencing homelessness and other disadvantaged groups to continue the work of Jesus in the modern world.

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Arrupe Place of the Jesuit Refugee Service Australia
Donations for Dignity

Provide support and services to refugees and others who have been displaced.

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Dress for Success - Women's clothing
Threads of Change

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life

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Dress for Work - Men's clothing
Threads of Change

Dress for Work is a free service that provides professional business attire to men who are unable to afford quality clothing.

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Emmanuel City Mission
Layers for Lent / Donations for Dignity

Emmanuel City Mission is a daytime sanctuary for the most vulnerable in Brisbane. This centre in based on christian values and behaviour with each individual being treated with dignity and respect. The centre consists of regular activities, basic facilities and services to assist those with a variety of needs.

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Suited to Success
Threads of Change

Suited to Success helps people overcome the barriers to employment. Established in 2008, they have supported thousands of people on their journey to secure lasting employment.

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St Vincent de Paul
Layers for Lent

St Vincent de Paul operate three shops in Ballarat offering a wide range of pre-loved clothing, household items, furniture and bric-a-brac. By using profits from the sale of goods, their shops are able to provide crucial material and financial support to people in need. Vinnies ability to serve the community through Op-shops relies solely on the kindness and generosity of those who donate quality items to sell in their shops.

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Pop Up Shop for the Homeless and Those in Need
Donations for Dignity

The Pop Up Shop for the Homeless collects items from the local Ballarat Community and then runs a "pop up shop" where they give everything to those in need.

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Groomed to Go
Threads of Change

Groomed to Go offers a dressing and support service for clients who need to rebuild their self-confidence and self-esteem as they seek work. Their goal is to inspire people to achieve financial independence by providing services that help them thrive in daily work and life. They offer a dressing service for men and women who do not have access to professional attire for interviews or work, as well as one-on-one coaching in interview techniques and resume building, plus a series of workshops to help build the essential skills needed in work and life.

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St Canice's Parish
Layers for Lent 

 The Catholic parish of St. Canice is an inclusive community located in Elizabeth Bay. St Canice’s parish extends its welcome to marginalised groups in the cosmopolitan area of Kings Cross by providing daily meals, community initiatives and material support to those experiencing homelessness, refugees and other disadvantaged groups. St Canice’s are committed to a vision of service to faith and to the justice that faith demands.

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Arrupe Place of the Jesuit Refugee Service Australia
Donations for Dignity

Arrupe Place of the Jesuit Refugee Service provides support and services to refugees and others who have been displaced.

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Dress for Success - Women's clothing
Threads of Change

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life

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Dress for Work - Men's clothing
Threads of Change

Dress for Work is a free service that provides professional business attire to men who are unable to afford quality clothing.

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Contact

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact ACU Engagement.

acuengagement@acu.edu.au

 

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