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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    awesome work!

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    Great work OzBargain!

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    Create Foundation

    CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience (including kinship care, foster care and residential care).
    We provide programs and services to children and young people with a statutory care experience
    and develop policy and research to advocate for a better care system.

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    wonderful!!

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    Thanks Scotty.

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    Thanks for doing this.

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    Good work OzB! Really good to see a huge amount of cash moving forward to the community!

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    MS Research Australia https://msra.org.au/about-ms-research-australia/

    MS Research Australia is the largest Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to funding, coordinating, educating and advocating for MS research as part of the worldwide effort to solve (Multiple Sclerosis)

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    Good work

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    Scotty you're wonderful!

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    Giving back is so important. How can we give back to OzB? Just as thanks for helping us "save" money?

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    Thanks- lots of worthy causes there, with hardworking volunteers.

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    Amazing work, OZB team. Love it every year.

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    b

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    Good work guys, Merry Christmas!

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    Great work Scotty

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    Great job, OZB!

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    Great initiative! Well done all at OzBargain.

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    Great work indeed!
    Too late for 2018 but for 2019, how about 5 ozbargainers or people they know that could do with little bit of extra cash (or in kind) to help them and their family?

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      You should nominate a charity that specifically aids this cause… I'd support that charity also.

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        Me too!
        ozbargain charity for 2019

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    Thank you for your generosity!

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    Thanks OzBargain :)

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    Thanks

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    Good job :)

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    This is wonderful, I actually didn't realise Ozbargain did this biannually!

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    Great work Scotty!

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    comment

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    Great stuff!

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    Thanks

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    There's so many good charities to pick from. Good on ya Ozbargin.

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    Good job Ozb!

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    Great job!

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    I volunteer locally and nationally for headspace - the National Youth Mental Health organisation. Maybe you could consider adding them as a last minute thing.

    As for a different cause, if WIRES haven't been included - they should be, definitely!

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    hi

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    Nice! Great work Ozbargain! +10 :)

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    Yay!

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    Thanks Scotty and the rest of the team! (+ the users)

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    Excellent stuff! Thank you

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    This is such a great cause, thank you Scotty and the team for providing this support to these charities!

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    +10

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    Thanks Scotty!

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    Every comment counts

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    Abacus learning Centre.

    As Australia’s first organisation offering centre-based ABA therapy, Abacus is totally committed to providing excellence in programs specifically designed to enable children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to reach their fullest potential. Abacus provides an innovative and flexible service, adaptable to the needs of our clients.

    We are dedicated to delivering strategies that will make a difference and believe that all our students, regardless of their unique challenges, will make positive gains. In a welcoming and genuinely caring atmosphere, our team focuses on consistently creating opportunities for success for every student every time.

    Abacus came into being in 2008 when a team of parents and supporters shared an inspired vision to provide crucial intensive early intervention for children with ASD on the Mornington Peninsula. Abacus Learning Centre, provides individualised ABA programs at our Centre in Hastings, Victoria, and in schools across the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston, along with pre-school and school integration services for our students. As good news travels fast, children now also travel from many other South Eastern Melbourne suburbs, as well as relocating to our area from interstate.

    Abacus Learning Centre Ltd is a not-for-profit company and a registered charity. It is overseen by a Board of Directors.

    All our income, including donations, is used to provide, improve and grow our services.

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    Love my OZB Christmas giving <3

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    Thanks OzB.

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    100 thx

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    F

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    Got nothing smart to say just wanted to be responsible for another $10 donated… and well done Ozbargain.

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    +10

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    +10

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    I'm doing my bit!

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    +$10 :)

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    Another!

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    10 dollars!

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    +10 bucks, thanks Scotty.

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    Thank you for your generosity.

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    Good work

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    Ten buckaroonies!

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    Thanks OzB Team, love a business that gives back when they can. Great work!

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    Qwertyuiop

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    +10

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    Proud to be part of this community

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    Great initiative!

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    Good work.

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    Thank you!

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    And I here I was thinking that OzBargain didn't have a heart…

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    Very good work lads

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    thank you ozb!

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    Love your work team. Happy holiday season to all

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    thank you ozbargain team and for a good cause!

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    Keep up the great work OzBargain team.

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    Great initiative

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    Very nice!

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    This is a lovely initiative. Well done.

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    Thank you for the amazing work. Glad I joined this community

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    Great initiative

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    ok

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    https://www.wesleymission.org.au/

    Wesley Mission

    "No matter where you are in your life journey, Wesley Mission is committed to helping people of all ages and abilities experience a more fulfilling life physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally."

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    Here's another $10 :)

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    Nice work as always guys!

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    Great idea, have a comment!

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    Good Job Guys, Nice work

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    Good job, well done +$10 :)

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    Any charity or organisation that does good for their local community. I thinks these are overlooked in the bigger picture, but are just as worthy.

    Thanks OzBargain :)

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    Love this! Merry Christmas everyone :)

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    Share the love + Merry Christmas to everyone!

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    We may be bargain hunters but we're charitable 🙂

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    Excellent work OzBargain. Thank you.

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    Great work Ozbargain. A truely meaningful gift when our charities need it the most.

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    Thank you ozbargain!

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    Ten more, great initiative.

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    nice

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    Alzheimer's Australia all the way, good work guys

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    Wheeeeee this is best thread every year.

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    What a terrific initiative. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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    This is dope

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    Very cool!

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    Great causes!