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Help Needed – Salvation Army Christmas Appeal | Dec 2021

Salvation Army Christmas Appeal
The Salvos gift appeal is Australia’s biggest with around 40,000 gifts required in SA alone each year.  But, whether it’s covid, online shopping or that people are doing their Xmas shopping later, the gifts received to date are well down year on year – even compared to last year in the thick […]

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Give a Meaningful Gift This Christmas

Give a meaningful gift this Christmas and change someone’s life
Giving gifts this Christmas can make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people who live locally or around the world and also bring joy. We’ve put together a list of reputable organisations that offer support to people in need in varied ways that […]

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KickStart for Kids | New Operations Hub

KickStart for Kids
KickStart for Kids is excited to officially open their brand new million-dollar warehouse/office space, creating a central hub for all operations thanks to the generous donations and support from a range of South Australian businesses.
Having completed construction at the end of 2020, the large purpose-built facility has allowed KickStart for Kids to reach […]

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Fresh Christmas Trees | Make-A-Wish Australia Adelaide Branch | Pop-up Locations

[ December 11, 2021 to December 12, 2021. December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
Where to buy fresh Christmas Trees in Adelaide from Make-A-Wish Australia 
Make-A-Wish Australia Adelaide Branch are selling fresh, real Christmas trees during December in 2021.
There is something special about having a real Christmas tree in your living room. You can buy your tree this year at weekend pop-up locations in Norwood, Glenelg and Malvern.

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing […]

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Re-Cycled Bike Sale | Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc. | 27 Nov 2021

[ November 27, 2021; ]
Re-Cycled Bike Sale at Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc.
Looking for a new bike? Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc. mentors and students have been restoring and repairing a whole bunch of donated bikes with a whole lot of love and they are ready for a new home.
They have a wide range of recycled bikes in a wide range […]

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MS Mighty Swim | Unley Swimming Centre | 9 & 10 Apr 2022

[ April 9, 2022; ]
MS Mighty Swim 2022
MS Mighty Swim challenges you and your team to swim for 24 hours while raising funds to support people living with Multiple Sclerosis in South Australia and Northern Territory.
Get your team together and compete to swim the most laps while making a difference. Swim while raising funds for people living with multiple […]

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Walk With A Pal | HAS Foundation | Henley Beach | 7 Nov 2021

[ November 7, 2021; ]
Walk With a Pal 2021
Join HAS Foundation for the Walk with a Pal for Palliative Care.
Wednesday 3 November 2021 will be 7 years since the HAS founders said goodbye to their beautiful boy Hunter and it’s this time of year they start to feel a little broken-hearted. They would love for the community to join […]

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Fairy Bread Day | Supporting ReachOut | 24 Nov 2021

[ November 24, 2021; ]
Fairy Bread Day
Relive the nostalgia of kid’s birthday parties and channel your inner sugar-loving child and celebrate Fairy Bread Day this November. Proudly supporting ReachOut, Australia’s leading online mental health service.
An irresistible slice of nostalgia, reminiscent of simpler times, Fairy Bread Day is a celebration of Aussie culture. From teachers to tradies, young and old, […]

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Wear What You Wish – Spooktacular! | Fundraise for Make-a-Wish | Halloween 2021

Wear What You Wish – Spooktacular!
Dress up this October for Halloween and make a life-changing difference to sick kids in Australia with Make-A-Wish Australia.
Getting dressed up will be loads of fun. But it also makes a lasting difference to seriously ill kids. Right now, there are over 800 critically ill kids on a Wish Journey […]

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Can:Do 4Kids Loud Shirt Day | 22 Oct 2021

[ October 22, 2021; ]
Can:Do 4Kids Loud Shirt Day 2021
The challenge of wearing your loudest shirt to support deaf children, be it bright, patterned or humorous, has already gained momentum across Adelaide organisations ahead of the 2021 Can:Do 4Kids Loud Shirt Day on Friday 22 October.
The popular national campaign, which started in Adelaide, encourages Australians to be loud through […]

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Variety State of Play 2021 | National Survey

Variety State of Play 2021
Variety, the Children’s Charity, has launched its National Play Survey to find out how Aussie kids and teens are playing and, more importantly, who is not playing and why.
How many times do you visit your local playground? Are there enough playspaces in your neighbourhood? Do you wish your kids had more […]

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It’s In The Bag | Share the Dignity | 19-28 Nov 2021

[ November 19, 2021 to November 28, 2021. ]
Share the Dignity – ‘It’s in the Bag’ Event
Share the Dignity’s annual event, It’s In The Bag, will be on from 19 – 28 November 2021.
#ItsInTheBag is Share the Dignity’s annual event where they encourage every day Australians to donate a bag to someone in need for Christmas. The bags are filled with essential items […]

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in front of the lens

In Front of the Lens Campaign | Raising Funds for Children in Palliative Care | 1-30 Sep 2021

[ September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021. ]
In Front of the Lens Campaign
Boutique family photographer Tania Gaylor Photography has teamed with the HAS Foundation in a unique collaboration that will see precious funds raised for South Australian families with a child in palliative care.
The In Front of the Lens campaign encourages South Aussies to step out from behind the camera and ‘in […]

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KickStart For Kids | Clothing Donations Needed

Camp KickStart – Clothing Donations Needed
KickStart For Kids are calling for donations of clothing for their upcoming Camp KickStart September-October school holiday program.
Camp KickStart is a school holiday care program for vulnerable and disadvantaged children aged five to thirteen who don’t look forward to the holidays like their peers do as they are experiencing hardship.
Every […]

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Frocktober | Support Ovarian Cancer Research | Oct 2021

[ October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021. ]
Frocktober 2021
Frocktober is the campaign that empowers women around Australia to channel their creative flair through their favourite frocks, all while raising urgently-needed funds for the OCRF’s innovative research projects that help to shine a light on ovarian cancer.
For a day, a week or the whole month of October, something as simple as the clothes […]

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festival of now

Festival of Now | Mental Health & Wellbeing | Wauwi/Light Square | 8 Oct 2021

[ October 8, 2021; ]
The Festival of Now – Celebrating Mental Health & Wellbeing in South Australia
The Festival of Now is a major event in Adelaide, held during South Australia’s Mental Health Awareness Month (October).
It is a celebration of mental health, creativity and inclusiveness that challenges stigma and promotes community connection. The Festival of Now is run by a […]

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Light the Night – Virtual | Leukaemia Foundation | 16 Oct 2021

[ October 16, 2021; ]
Light the Night for the Leukaemia Foundation
Gather with your loved ones and join thousands of families and friend groups as part of the official virtual lantern lighting ceremony to shine a light on blood cancer.
The Leukaemia Foundation invites every person whose life has been touched by blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma to be […]

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Time For Kids Camp Out | 2–4 October 2021

[ October 2, 2021 to October 4, 2021. ]
Challenge yourself and Camp Out for Kids this October
Whether you choose to camp out under the stars in your backyard, in your very own living room, or travel around our beautiful state, you can Camp Out and help raise funds to enrich the lives of Australian kids. 
Time for Kids is a program of Relationships Australia South Australia, matching children […]

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Challenge 21 | Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation | 20 Sep – 10 Oct 2021

[ September 20, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ]
Challenge 21: Challenge yourself in honour of Sam Roberts
Challenge 21 is inspired by the Roberts Family who have been fundraising for the WCH Foundation for 15 years in memory of their son, Sam Roberts.
This year, in celebration of Sam’s 21st birthday, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation have launched the inaugural Challenge 21, so that […]

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Camp Quality’s Big Walk for Little Kids | Virtual Walking Challenge | Sep 2021

[ September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021. ]
Camp Quality’s Big Walk for Little Kids
National children’s cancer charity, Camp Quality is asking Aussies to ‘step up’ and walk 25km, 50km or 100km during the month of September, to fundraise and support kids facing cancer.
Big Walk for Little Kids is a virtual walking challenge to give over 2,500 kids a break from cancer. Every […]

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Lumary City-Bay Fun Run | Adelaide to Glenelg

Lumary City-Bay Fun Run 2021 CANCELLED
An iconic event in South Australia, each year thousands of participants run, walk, dance or wheelchair their way to the Bay. 
UPDATE 7 OCTOBER 2021: 
City-Bay management regrets to inform their thousands of supporters and participants that the Lumary City-Bay Fun Run will not proceed this year.  Despite exhaustive efforts by City-Bay […]

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red nose day

Red Nose Day | 13 Aug 2021

[ August 13, 2021; ]
Red Nose Day
Get involved in Red Nose Day along with thousands of Aussie families as they get silly for a serious cause.
Every year on the second Friday in August, Red Nose invites Australians everywhere to get silly for a serious cause to raise much-needed funds to help stop little lives being cut short and support […]

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Flower Power | Daffodil Day Appeal | 27 Aug 2021

[ August 27, 2021; ]
Flower Power – Daffodil Day Appeal
The Power of the Flower lies in its ability not only to inspire hope, but to encourage people to take action.
The Daffodil Day Appeal is a chance for Australians to come together and show their Flower Power; their ability to create change in the lives of people impacted by cancer, […]

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walk a mile in my boots

Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge | Hutt St Centre | 1-7 Aug 2021

[ August 1, 2021 to August 7, 2021. ]
Walk a Mile in My Boots 2021
Held during National Homelessness Week, August 1 – 7, your challenge is to Walk a Mile or more to help end homelessness and reach the collective goal of 60,000 miles – ten miles for every South Australian experiencing homelessness.
Participants can walk 1 mile (1.6kms), 2 miles (3.2kms), or go […]

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RSPCA Cupcake Day | 16 Aug 2021

[ August 16, 2021; ]
RSPCA Cupcake Day
Grab your apron and preheat those ovens – Cupcake Day is returning on Monday 16 August 2021.
Each year, more than 124,000 animals turn to the RSPCA looking for help. This year, you and your utensils have the power to serve up love, care and forever homes to each and every one.

Whether you’re whipping […]

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Blanket Adelaide with Love | CityLight Church North Adelaide Winter Appeal | 24 Jul 2021

[ July 24, 2021; ]
Blanket Adelaide with Love – CityLight Church Appeal
Join CityLight Church in bringing some warmth to those in need this winter.
This winter, CityLight Church are appealing for the community to donate any winter items they can and help bring warmth for those in need. Drop off the donations on Saturday 24 July 2021 from 9am–3pm at […]

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Plastic Free July | ‘Choose to Refuse’ Single-Use Plastic

[ July 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021. ]
Plastic Free July – What you can do to help
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.
Now, more than ever our environment needs us.

Despite the challenges the pandemic has brought across the […]

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RSPCA South Australia – Warm Winter Blankets Needed

RSPCA – Warm Winter Blankets Needed for Animals in Care
The RSPCA is fast running out of blankets to help care for the animals in their shelters this winter.  With more chilly weather ahead they urgently need our help to keep their animals warm.
If you happen to have any soft and warm blankets lying around you […]

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Mid-Year Garage Sale – Bikes | Lighthouse Youth Projects | 16 Jul 2021

[ July 16, 2021; ]
Lighthouse Youth Projects Mid-Year Garage Sale
Buy a second hand bike at Lighthouse Youth Project’s garage sale at Daily Grind. 
If you’re after a second-hand bike head to Daily Grind City on Friday 16 July 2021 from 4pm till 8pm. There will be all types of bikes and different sizes available with all proceeds going straight back […]

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Kickstart for Kids Against Period Poverty | 2021

KickStart For Kids Against Period Poverty
KickStart For Kids has launched a new program, KickStart For Kids Against Period Poverty. It aims to raise awareness, support, and funds for South Australian girls experiencing period poverty.
Taking on the fight against period poverty, KickStart For Kids will be dispensing free menstrual hygiene products to over 350 South Australian schools […]

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Camp In for Kids Facing Cancer | 12 Jun 2021

[ June 12, 2021; ]
Camp In for Kids Facing Cancer
Get ready to pitch your tents and roll out your sleeping bags in your living room, backyard or campsite and Camp In for kids facing cancer.
Registrations are now open for Camp Quality’s Camp In, supported by ALDI Australia, on Saturday 12 June 2021. Camp In is a fun, national camping […]

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The Nappy Collective | 7-21 May 2021

[ May 7, 2021 to May 21, 2021. ]
The Nappy Collective 
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we are all connected and that good things can happen when we come together to support our local community.
For many people, 2021 is starting to offer hope for a new kind of normal. But for thousands of Australians, the effects of losing their income and […]

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RSPCA Million Paws Walk | Adelaide | 16 May 2021

[ May 16, 2021; ]
RSPCA Million Paws Walk  – Adelaide’s Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi, Port Pirie & Wallaroo
After being cancelled due to Covid in 2020, Million Paws Walk is back in South Australia in 2021, by popular demand.
While they might do things a little differently this year, it will still be a fun-filled day for the whole family, and a great […]

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Walk to D’Feet MND | North Adelaide | 2 May 2021

[ May 2, 2021; ]
Walk to D’Feet MND
The Walk to D’Feet MND brings solidarity, hope and vital care to the 150 South Australians living with MND.
Register to go along on Sunday 2 May 2021 to Pinky Flat, North Adelaide and help raise funds to support them. Teams made up of family, friends, colleagues and individuals, regardless of age or […]

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10 in 1 marathon

10 in 1 Marathon | Victoria Park | 17 Apr 2021

[ April 17, 2021; ]
10 in 1 Marathon
The Make a Difference Foundation (MADF) is hosting the 10 in 1 event, which is 10 marathons in 1 day at Victoria Park.
There will be fun for the whole family, including petting zoo, jumping castles, face painting, food vans, lawn games and plenty more. All proceeds go towards the Flinders Foundation and […]

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Heart-Topia | Fundraiser for Heart Kids SA | 10 Apr 2021

[ April 10, 2021; ]
Heart-Topia – A family friendly event to raise funds for Heart Kids SA
Heart-topia will be an event with fun for the whole family, including over 50 market stalls and a range of food trucks, offering something for everyone.
Let the kids go wild in the fun zone, with pony rides and amusement rides.
Immerse yourself in the entertainment […]

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Mother’s Day Brunch | Jodi Lee Foundation Fundraiser | May 2021

[ May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021. ]
Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Jodi Lee Foundation
Register today to host your own Mother’s Day brunch in the month of May at home, in your workplace, or at a local eatery with your family and friends and collect donations for this worthwhile and special cause. 
It’s a special way to honour mothers who have been impacted by bowel cancer and particularly those who […]

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea | Cancer Council | 27 May 2021

[ May 27, 2021; ]
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Host a tea your way on Thursday 27 May to raise essential funds for people impacted by cancer.
1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. Cancer Council want to change that, and they need the help of the community. Registering to host a morning tea will help raise […]

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Adelaide Coastrek | Fleurieu Peninsula | 30 Apr 2021

[ April 30, 2021; ]
Coastrek Adelaide 
Join thousands of wild women (and a few awesome men) in teams of four and immerse yourself in nature for an epic adventure of fun, fitness, friends and fundraising, in support of Beyond Blue.
Coastrek is Australia’s premier hiking challenge for women. The Adelaide Coastrek 30km route journeys along some of the lushest and most […]

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Lighthouse Youth Projects Bike Garage Sale | 27 Mar 2021

[ March 27, 2021; ]
Lighthouse Youth Projects Garage Sale
If you’re after a second-hand bike and want to support a good cause, check out Daily Grind City on Saturday 27 March from 11am till 4pm. 
All proceeds will go straight back into the Lighthouse Youth Projects mentoring programs helping at-risk youth and young people. They will only be accepting sales on the […]

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