Gift-giving is typically a big part of celebrating Christmas and provides a great opportunity to reach out to support those who have done it tough this year.

Charity is not just about money:

There are so many ways you can give back to the community. It is not always about making a monetary contribution – giving your time is just as valuable. Volunteering at the local soup kitchen on Christmas Day or helping at your local Foodbank or food rescue service like OzHarvest, can be just as appreciated. Donating clothes, blankets or any other household items that will help those less fortunate or vulnerable is always welcome, especially at shelters for both men and women.

If you are unable to donate cash or volunteer your time, a blood donation at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is another option. They are always in desperate need of donors. And when you donate, you will not only get to enjoy a snack afterward, but you will receive a text message a few days later, informing you exactly where your donation went.

Workplace Giving:

At Superannuation Advice Australia, we empower our clients by the work that we do, while delivering measurable, positive impact through the diverse range of charities that we support. We are exceptionally proud of our Workplace Giving Program, which is at the very heart of our organisation. Flowing through our Vision, Mission and Values, it defines us and brings our unique culture to life.

Through the incredible generosity of our staff, and dollar-for-dollar company matching, we have raised over $110,000 over the past 12 months. It has been our great privilege to create brighter futures for communities across Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, by actively engaging with and supporting the following:

• Domestic Violence Prevention Centre
• Rosies Friends on the Street
• Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2021
• Dry July 2021
• Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
• Envirobank
• Project Yumi
• Jeans for Genes Day 2021
• Miracles Day 2021
• Bravehearts (major and naming sponsor for White Balloon Day 2021)
• Horse Whispering Youth Program (sponsorship of miniature pony Larry)
• Movember 2021
• 10 Cent Tom
• Destiny Rescue

We look forward to building-on our ongoing partnerships with these worthy organisations into 2022, and beyond.

For this festive season, whether you are able to volunteer at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen or in a position to gift a monetary donation – I am sure that we all agree that helping others who are less fortunate, is the best gift of all this Christmas.

To find out more on how to volunteer or donate within your local city, go to: Christmas In Australia. If you would like further details regarding any of SAA’s supported charities, please contact us.

“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” ~ Kathy Calvin