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

Updates

  • 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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Comments

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    Great, Scott, you’ve done it again! You are a dead-set champion.

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    RFDS +$10

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    Great work as always guys, keep it up!

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    Always love this. Great job, team!

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    Good stuff :)

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    Good work!

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    yup.

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    Tuk tuk

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    Jingle bells…. jingle bells….

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    4+8+3+2+6+8+5+4-4-4-8-2+4-9-3-5+1=

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    Great work OzBargain!!

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    Thankyou for such a great cause. Merry Christmas! +10

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    Great work Scotty

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    Awesome, thanks Scotty!

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    Top work OzBargain!

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    Amazing stuff again guys!

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    Thanks!

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    Go ozbargain!

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    Wow, very generous.

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    Keep it up ozb team!

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    Thanks OzBargain for giving back to the community.

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    For the greater good!

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    Great stuff ozb

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    Merry Christmas Ozbargain, that’s the spirit!

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    Thanks! Merry Christmas and many blessings for all :)

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    Well done ozbargin! Very good gesture

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    Thankyou to Scotty and the Ozbargain team.

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    Gotta support beyond blue!
    Great work through that foundation

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    +10

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    Good job Ozbargain!

    i support Edgar’s Mission.

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    Merry Christmas

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    scotty 10/10 on the random poll.

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    Always a great initiative

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    Good work

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    posting a comment

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    Such an awesome initiative. Thanks Scotty!

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    Wonderful cause. Thank you

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    $10

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    +10 :)

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    something something $10 to charity

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    add on my hourly wage lmao

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    Great generic comment.

    Wonderful cause!

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    Great initiative OzB!!

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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia

    Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia understands that every young person has a unique set of social and emotional needs. For many young people, these needs are often left unaddressed, hindering their ability to realise their full potential.

    https://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.au/

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    6 months to go

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    Thanks

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    Thanks OzB!

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    National Breast Cancer Foundation

    Great cause!

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    Thanks guys :)

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    im here for a comment

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    Ru ok?

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    $10

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    Happy Holidays!

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    Thanks for giving back.

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    Great initiative again Scott. You're a very generous guy :)

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    Merry Christmas everyone.

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    Merry Christmas all :)

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    $10 😀

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    great work

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    Good on you scotty. Proud to be a part of this community.

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    Cheers!

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    Eh = $10

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    How amazing! Great work OzBargain.

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    Thanks OzBargain!

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    Great stuff OzBargain!

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    • Lung Foundation - support and advocacy for lung health conditions, including lung cancer and research
    • Angelman Syndrome Association - support and advocacy for the genetic neurodevelopmental disorder Angelman Sydnrome
    • Society for Mental Health Research - support and advocacy for mental health research, and research funding

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    Good work!

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    Thanks OzBargain!

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    +$10

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    hi

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    Thank you scotty, the OzBargain team and fellow Ozbargainers.

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    adding on an extra $10!

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    $10 from me too.

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    Want to do my bit

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    +10

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    OzBargain 4 Lyfe

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    Thanks OzB. Merry Christmas

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    hello scotty

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    Thanks

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    Merry Christmas all!

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    Happy holidays!

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    Thanks OZB! Merry Christmas

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    Seasons greetings all! Merry Christmas :)

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    Ten in the bin

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    Merry Xmas

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    Here's another tenner!

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    Heyoo chuck on another tenner

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    My $10, good job guys!

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    Love your work and platform! Thank you and Looking forward to 2019!

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    mcnuggets

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    Great work. Merry Christmas to all.

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    Great job guys!

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    This website is awesome

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    Thanks for another great year Scotty, Neil, and everyone else who keeps this site ticking along

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    Edit: Damn. Wrong thread

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    +10

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    +10.

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    $10!

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    Great work guys. Good to see the community give back :)

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    good job