OzBargain 2018 Christmas Donations - $31,722 to Charities of Your Choice


  • 13 Dec 10AM: We now have 50 charities in the poll, and will not take any more suggestions.

  • 18 Dec 10PM: We have 672 unique commenters, and a total of $31,722 will be donated to the following 6 charities (at $5,287 each)

    • beyondblue
    • Cancer Council
    • RSPCA Australia
    • R U OK?
    • Alzheimer's Australia
    • Fred Hollows Foundation

It's that time of the year where we get to do our biannually charity donations, where you, the community members, suggest and vote for the top 5 charities to receive a total of $25,000, donated by OzBargain. Moreover, for every unique commenter in this thread, we will be donating an extra $10!

Similar to last year:

  1. Check whether your favourite charity has already been suggested (they should be alphabetically sorted 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)

    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 $25,000 + $10 x number of unique commenters. For example if 500 OzBargainers commented in this thread, we'll donate $30,000 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 $35,000. If we can reach that level the donation will be shared with top 7 charities from the poll (still at $5,000 each).

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.

  • I will also close the suggestion feature after we have reached 50 charities.

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 Tuesday 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 2018.

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  • Thank you ozb

  • +1

    Good on you Scotty and Ozbargain team for doing this. I am so glad to be part of such a caring community.

  • <3

  • Good work guys

  • \m/

  • Merry Christmas to all

  • Great job as always

  • Great work Scotty and team!
    Merry Christmas~~

  • Great initiative guys!

  • 🎄

  • Great work once again

  • +1

    +10 :)

  • Happy Christmas :D

  • Thanks!!

  • +1


  • Children's Hospital Foundation

  • Thanks OzBargain

  • Great job as always!

  • Wow, that’s a huge donation! Great job.

  • The only trouble is that I only get to vote once!! haha..

    Thanks OzBargain. :)

  • Merry Christmas and happy new year.
    Wishes for lots of health and peace to everyone

  • nice

  • Seen the great work the Starlight Foundation does for sick kids.
    Throw another $10 on the pile Scotty!

  • Really awesome thing for Ozbargain to do.

  • Fantastic work guys. Not many would do this.

  • +1

    Great work as always team OzBargain! Happy holidays everyone!

  • awesome

  • +1

    good job + $10

  • love your work scotty

  • +1

    Thanks Scotty and OzB! +10

  • Thank you

  • Thank you for this initiative :)

  • fantastic initiative! great work guys

  • Go ozb!

  • Is it just one vote each?

  • Thank you for the effort, where ever the money goes…

  • +1

    Thanks OzB community and happy holidays to all!

    • happy holidays!

  • +1

    How did I miss this post? beyondblue always get my vote. I owe them a lot.

  • Extra $10. Great work OzB.

  • +1


  • Great work

  • Thanks Scotty! Generous as always :)

  • ozb must be doing veryyyyyyy well.

    • cough the Eneloop trafficking mafia cough

  • :)

  • +1

    One comment for $10

  • Good on ya Scotty

  • -1

    $10 for RSPCA please
    No pets shall ever suffer at the hands of humans

  • I'm in

  • +1

    Great effort, $10 for me please.

  • To share success is to win graciously. Thanks Scotty and Ozbargain team.

  • Voted!

  • Compassion Australia - lifting children out of poverty not just giving handouts.

  • merry xmas :)

  • Very generous. Thanks team.

  • Awesome stuff OzBargain!

  • Thanks OzBargain!

  • Love the mercy ship charity. Friend is working on one currently! Good job guys

  • Love your work, OzBargain.

  • +1

    Another $10. Merry Christmas everyone!

  • As always, fantastic Christmas spirit. Great work Scotty and the Ozbargain team!

  • Lifeline please.

  • Comment 4 charity

  • Merry Christmas fellow OzBargainers. Thanks Scotty and the whole team at OzBargain.

  • Hi :)

  • I'm batman.

  • $10 to Alzheimers Australia

  • Awesome ozbargain tradition!

  • Thank you once again Scotty & OzBargain! I would like to suggest https://www.pratham.org.au
    Their goal is to provide literary to every child, with a focus on India. They have done some amazing work so far!!

  • Kudos to the person who suggested the Soi Dog Foundation - the photos of the animals on their Twitter makes me tear up…

  • +1

  • Thanks scotty

  • Ten dollarydoos! Thanks @scotty!

  • Thanks! Love it

  • Unique

  • Commenting for charity

  • Merry Christmas

  • Nice one, Merry Xmas

  • amazing work,merry Christmas


  • Merry Christmas everyone

  • Great stuff guys

  • Nice stuff.

  • For good cause!

  • +1


  • 👌👌

  • Children's Hospital Foundation - https://www.childrens.org.au

    We're working wonders for sick kids
    When a child is sick or injured and admitted to hospital, we make sure someone is there when it’s needed most.<



  • +1

    for ($x = 0; $x <= 100; $x++) {

    $rand = rand();
    // create new ozbargain accounts with random number as username
    $ozbargainAccounts = (object) [
        'username' => $rand,
        'password' => 1234,
    // print unique comments from unique accounts
     echo 'Unique Commenter ' .$ozbargainAccounts->{'username'}. ' has just commented number ' .$x. '<br>';


    • cha-ching

  • -2

    If the site makes that much money, why do most bargains suck

  • Love it!

  • Boom

  • Great work OzB

  • Worthy cause, OzBargain!
    Taking opportunity to wish fellow Ozbargainers Merry Christmas and a season of goodwill, charity, joy and cheer. And to thank the OzBargain team for maintaining a site we spend lots of time in – it is easy to take this for granted.

  • Good work

  • good job guys…. keep touching the heart while helping us to save (+10)

  • Thank you!

  • Thank you OzBargain

  • Merry Christmas Scotty and thank you :)

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