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

  • RFDS +$10

  • Great work as always guys, keep it up!

  • Always love this. Great job, team!

  • Good stuff :)

  • Good work!

  • yup.

  • Tuk tuk

  • Jingle bells…. jingle bells….

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

  • Great work OzBargain!!

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

  • Great work Scotty

  • Awesome, thanks Scotty!

  • Top work OzBargain!

  • Amazing stuff again guys!

  • Thanks!

  • Go ozbargain!

  • Wow, very generous.

  • Keep it up ozb team!

  • Thanks OzBargain for giving back to the community.

  • For the greater good!

  • Great stuff ozb

  • Merry Christmas Ozbargain, that’s the spirit!

  • Thanks! Merry Christmas and many blessings for all :)

  • Well done ozbargin! Very good gesture

  • Thankyou to Scotty and the Ozbargain team.

  • Gotta support beyond blue!
    Great work through that foundation

  • +10

  • Good job Ozbargain!

    i support Edgar’s Mission.

  • Merry Christmas

  • scotty 10/10 on the random poll.

  • Always a great initiative

  • Good work

  • posting a comment

  • Such an awesome initiative. Thanks Scotty!

  • Wonderful cause. Thank you

  • $10

  • +10 :)

  • something something $10 to charity

  • add on my hourly wage lmao

  • Great generic comment.

    Wonderful cause!

  • Great initiative OzB!!

  • 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.


  • 6 months to go

  • Thanks

  • Thanks OzB!

  • National Breast Cancer Foundation

    Great cause!

  • Thanks guys :)

  • im here for a comment

  • +1

    Ru ok?

  • $10

  • Happy Holidays!

  • Thanks for giving back.

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

  • Merry Christmas everyone.

  • Merry Christmas all :)

  • $10 😀

  • great work

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

  • Cheers!

  • Eh = $10

  • How amazing! Great work OzBargain.

  • Thanks OzBargain!

  • Great stuff OzBargain!

  • • 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

  • Good work!

  • Thanks OzBargain!

  • +$10

  • hi

  • Thank you scotty, the OzBargain team and fellow Ozbargainers.

  • adding on an extra $10!

  • $10 from me too.

  • Want to do my bit

  • +10

  • OzBargain 4 Lyfe

  • Thanks OzB. Merry Christmas

  • hello scotty

  • Thanks

  • Merry Christmas all!

  • Happy holidays!

  • Thanks OZB! Merry Christmas

  • Seasons greetings all! Merry Christmas :)

  • Ten in the bin

  • Merry Xmas

  • Here's another tenner!

  • Heyoo chuck on another tenner

  • My $10, good job guys!

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

  • mcnuggets

  • Great work. Merry Christmas to all.

  • Great job guys!

  • This website is awesome

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

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    Edit: Damn. Wrong thread

  • +10

  • +10.

  • $10!

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

  • good job

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