The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress rely in part on the generosity of its supporters. You can help us continue our life transforming work.
By fundraising for us you will help to alleviate Indigenous poverty while bringing hope, justice and equality to many Aboriginal and Islander communities throughout Australia.
How you can help:
- in your school
- in your community
- in your church
- at your workplace
By setting a fundraising challenge for yourselves and others you can help raise funds to help the UAICC continue its development activities and ministry in many Indigenous communities.
Some ideas that could be used include:
1. Coffee morning
It's easy to organize and can be a success with just a few people or a couple hundred. As well as charging people for coffee and tea, you can also sell biscuits and cakes to boost your fundraising total even further.
2. Dress-down day
Persuade your work colleagues or your teachers to have a dress-down day in which everyone can wear casual clothes for the day for a fee, with the money going to the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress.
3. Sponsored event
You can get sponsored for just about anything. For example, try a sponsored walk, a sponsored silence, a sponsored football match, a sponsored "give up chocolate for a month"; a sponsored marathon ... the list is endless!
4. Car boot sale/jumble sale
This is a great way to clear out your clutter and raise money for the valuable work of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress at the same time. You can even ask your friends and neighbors to donate items for sale.
5. Public collection
If you don't have time to organize anything or you hesitate to ask family and friends for sponsorship, why not donate a few hours of your time and hold a public collection? We can provide you wit a collection box. You will be raising funds and at the same time.
6. Dinner and Guest Speaker
Why not organize a dinner gathering and have a Congress guest speaker attend. For ‘more than the just headlines' on current Indigenous affairs you will learn about the real challenges facing Indigenous Australia and importantly the myriad of good news stories not covered by the mainstream press. For a small fee a Congress representatives is available to attend your next gathering. This is a wonderful way in which to raise funds for our various appeals.
You can hold a quiz at your local church group, community group, school or sports club. You can even ask local businesses to donate a prize for the winner. It's so much fun for everyone involved, and thinking of the questions can be a joy in itself!
8. Bible Read-a-thon
Why not hold a 6 or more hour read-a-thon of the Bible in your church. People can offer to read for a set period of time to make up the 6 or more hours, while asking their friends to sponsor them for doing so. While raising funds for our projects it is also an opportunity to reflect on the present situation for many Aboriginal and Islander people and what you can do.