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Gift Appeal

How about a way to encourage your clients to help others this Christmas by collecting gifts for the  Salvation Army Gift Appeal? Captain Tracy Briggs of Menai Salvos says “The important thing is that for our Christmas gifts we rather that they be new items and it would be great if they could be labelled … Continue reading

Clothes Swap

Do your residents have things in your wardrobe that they no longer wear? Maybe they no longer fit, they’re sooo 2011 or they just don’t like the colour? Spring cleaning time is nigh! Here’s a way to combine shrinking the wardrobe with saving planet earth AND helping others – why not hold a  Clothes Swap/Sale? … Continue reading

Knitting For a Cause

Winter’s definitely settled in—and so is the need for something extra to keep Sydney street dwelling residents warm. At my facility, I have a lot of keen knitters and a bottomless bag of donated wool and knitting needles, so we’re knitting scarves and beanies for a project run by our organisation which provides a safe space for people … Continue reading

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

One in two Australians will be diagnosed with Cancer before they turn 85. Get your ressies involved in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 24th May and encourage them to donate to the Cancer Council join the battle against cancer. Check your facilities policies on bringing food in first, but perhaps you could have a … Continue reading

National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week this week! Don’t forget to say thank you to the invaluable resource that are your volunteers! What better excuse for a special morning/ afternoon tea or BBQ. I once ran a BBQ breakfast which worked really well. The link below has some good certificate templates you can use if your organisation … Continue reading

Nurses’ Day

Every year, all around the world, May 12th marks International Nurse’s Day. It’s been celebrated on this day since 1965-the date chosen as it is Florence Nightingale’s (1820-1910)  birthday. She’s widely considered to be the founder of modern Nursing. It is a day to remember the huge contributions nurses make to society and even our own … Continue reading

Care Package Drive

Help your clients to support our Aussie Troops this ANZAC Day by facilitating a  Care Package Drive. Australia Post and the Defense Service are teaming up to deliver care packages to Australia’s defense personnel at no cost, as long as the parcels don’t exceed two kilograms. It’s to show  support for Defence personnel who have been … Continue reading

World Compliment Day

March 1st is World Compliment Day. According to the press release, it is “just about consciously reflecting on what someone in your area does well and letting that person know he/she is sincerely appreciated for that. It should be done through words instead of gifts. A sincere and personal compliment costs nothing, but the impact on … Continue reading