OzBargain 2017 Christmas Donations - $28,600 to Charities of Your Choice

Update — poll is now closed. Thanks for all who have voted & comments. At the closing of the poll, we have 860 unique commenters in this thread so the final amount to be donated to the charities is $28,600. Top 5 charities from users' votes are:

  1. beyondblue
  2. Cancer Council
  3. RSPCA Australia
  4. R U OK?
  5. Médecins Sans Frontières Australia

Which would receive a donation of $5,720 each. I'll get that done this week.


If you have been a member of OzBargain for a while you'll remember that we have been doing biannual charity donations at around June (EoFY) and December (Christmas). For this Christmas, OzBargain will be donating $20,000 to 5 charities of your choices. Moreover, for every unique commenter in this thread, we will be donating an extra $10.

This is how the community can participate:

  1. Check whether your favourite charity has already been suggested (under Poll Options). If it has, vote it up! Otherwise you can suggest it by posting a top-level comment (i.e. not replying existing comments). Update: We now have almost 50 charities listed here. I think it's a big enough list and I'll pause the suggestion but you can still vote.

    Suggest a poll option

    If you are suggesting a charity, please provide a link & 1 or 2 sentence telling us what the charity does. It would greatly help other OzBargainers making decisions.

  2. Even if your preferred charity has been suggested, leave a comment and let us know! Remember every unique commenter on this thread will add an extra $10 to the donation.

  3. The poll will run for 7 days. After the poll expires, votes will be revealed and the top 5 charities will be sharing the pool of donation of AUD $20,000 + $10 x number of unique commenters. For example if 500 OzBargainers commented in this thread, we'll donate $25,000 to the chosen charities at $5,000 each.

    I am also putting a cap of maximum 1,000 commenters (just in case), making the cap of the donation at $30,000. If we can reach that level the donation will be shared with top 6 charities from the poll.

Which charity should I suggest?

  • It must be a registered charity eligible for DGR (deductible gift recipient). That would unfortunately make NPOs like Wikipedia & Sea Shepherd ineligible.

  • As we are OzBargain, it would be great if the charity is Australia based or benefits Australians.

  • There are many worthy charities. However as it's for Christmas this year, let's prioritise on charities working on social welfare. While we complained about spending way too much on impulse buys, there are many who don't have regular to access food & shelter, let along online shopping.

To get started, I have included top 10 most voted charities from last year's poll. Suggestion & commenting starts today (11 Dec) and will close at 12PM on Monday 18 Dec. I will then work out the total amount of donation we will send to the charities, and hopefully get all the donations made by Christmas 2017.

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Comments

  • +1

    +10

  • +1

    Give Fred a Fiver! (Or a tenner). Fred Hollows for me. Amazing generosity OzB!

  • +1

    Food Bank Victoria

  • +1

    Scotty for PM!

  • +1

    $10 more. Thanks ozb and the great work you're doing

  • +1

    $10

  • +1

    Wow!!!

  • +1

    Cool kids

  • +1

    Great stuff

  • +1

    great work guy

  • +1

    This is a great initiative. Thanks team.

  • +1

    Great way to end year the year ozb! Thanks for all the hard work

  • +1

    +$10 !

  • +1

    Great stuff!

  • +1

    $10

  • +1

    Wow, I feel so generous. Have a tenner.

  • +1

    Great initiative guys!

  • +1

    $10 for R U OK?

  • +1

    781x$10 and counting

  • +1

    1000 cents

  • +1

    $10 for Batyr

  • +1

    Ozbargain, You are better than those big giants who would give $200 and then spend thousands in advertising. Your soul is still human and not eaten by profit hungry corporate devil. Kepp it up

  • +1

    +$10

  • +1

    +$10 to RSPCA, thanks OzB!

  • +1

    Why would you choose to donate to beyondblue when they recently won over $52 Million??? Surely it would make more sense to support the smaller organisations who cannot afford such extensive marketing that beyondblue can?

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/connect-with-others/news/news/...

  • +1

    Great work OZB, it feels great to be a part of such a giving community!!!

    $10 to Blue Ribbon for those who help protect us.

  • +1

    $10 - RSPCA

  • +1

    $10 for R U OK :)

  • +1

    I hope my comment is unice ,so here is 10 bucks just for commenting for great cause.

  • +1

    +$10 :)

  • +1

    :)

  • +1

    +10 for a good cause

  • +1

    $10 for Cancer Council. Great work OzBargain!

  • +1

    unique!

  • +1

    $10!

  • +1

    Awesome stuff

  • +1

    Respect.

  • +1

    Awesome work

  • +1

    Another $10 on Médecins Sans Frontières in the 1st race. Thanks Scotty.

  • +1

    $10 to AussieHelpers please.

  • +1

    $10 to CanTeen please.

  • +1

    Great work.

  • +2

    I'm surprised it's taking so long to hit 1000 comments for max comment donations. Last year it happened a lot quicker (roughly 5 and a half days). Might not even happen this year.

  • +1

    $10

  • +1

    +$10 for Médecins Sans Frontières

  • +1

    Go Ozbargain! Another $10 for the charities =)

  • +1

    +$10 unique comment for charity. Happy holidays!

  • +1

    Thanks for doing this again this year!

  • +1

    Very nice!

  • +1

    +$10!

  • +1

    10 dollarydoos!

  • +1

    Would love $10 on my behalf to RSPCA. Cheers!

  • +1

    $10 for His Harvest

  • +1

    William Wilberforce Foundation does great work and deserves the support!

  • +1

    Great work!

  • +1

    Would have loved to have seen the "Electronic Frontier Foundation" among the donation list. Our rights online are dwindling by the day. None that less, at least this is my $10!

  • +1

    Nice one Ozbargain!

  • +1

    $10

  • +1

    Great initiative & so many worthy charities!

  • +1

    Love the initiative!
    Happy holidays all

  • +1

    Good one - spread the cheer.

  • +1

    William Wilberforce Foundation has my vote. Well done Ozbargains!

  • +1

    My 490 indian rupees to medicines san frontiers.

  • +1

    RSPCA!

  • +1

    Feeling like a patriotic OzBargainer right now

  • +2

    10 dowwa

  • +1

    A great initiative.

  • +1

    🎄

  • +1

    Great thing OzBargain does.

  • +1

    Meals on Wheels

  • +1

    Another $10. Thank you and Merry Christmas!!!

  • +1

    +10

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    +10

  • +1

    Sorry I didn't click sooner - I just saw the banner and absently dismissed it as an ad! Anyway, another $10.

  • +1

    Cancer Council please $10

  • +1

    Hi

  • +1

    thanks scotty. You're a great example of what we should all strive to do at Xmas time…

  • +1

    Excellent work!

  • +1

    my #vote is for "Westmead Childrens hospital" because what we all want for our kids is to be alive and healthy. Thank you Scotty !

  • +1

    $10 for Cancer Council - Thanks OzB team :) Great Work!!!

  • +1

    I've seen first hand what Leukaemia can do to a 10 year old. That definitely gets my vote. Thank you for this!

  • +1

    $10! Great work ozbargain!!

  • +1

    Ten dollars.

  • +1

    Keep up the good work!

  • +1

    RSPCA <3!

  • +1

    great initiative OZB!

  • Voted for Against Malaria Foundation because it gets bang for buck.
    Doing the most good per charity dollar spent is a natural extension of bargain-hunting!

  • +1

    ty

  • +1

    William Wilberforce Foundation continues a great tradition of social justice with its work to support prisoners after release.

  • +1

    pets of homeless please :)

  • +1

    A kind initiative I'm proud to play even this tiniest role in.

  • +1

    Voted! Great gesture OzBargain!

  • +1

    Great stuff Ozbargain

  • +1

    +$10

  • +1

    amazing cause and great work to the ozbargain team.

  • My good deed for the day

  • +1

    have a tenner

  • +1

    keep up the good work

  • +1

    Interesting to note that, at the time of writing, RSPCA is a close third to Cancer Council and Beyondblue with the rest nowhere. As a nation do we prefer animals to each other?

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