OzBargain 2020 Christmas Donations - $38,000 to Charities of Your Choice

Update 15 Dec 2020

We have more than 1,000 commenters in this post, which means an extra $10,000 will be donated to the charities, making the total of $38,000 to our Christmas donations this year. $5,429 each will be donated to the following charities voted by the OzBargain community:

  • Pets of the Homeless Australia
  • beyondblue
  • Cancer Council
  • The Smith Family
  • RSPCA Australia
  • Black Dog Institute
  • Aboriginal Literacy Foundation

Donations will be made before Christmas. Thanks to all who participated.


Original Post

Christmas time is the charity donation time here at OzBargain. For the last 9 years, every June and December we will set aside some fund and donate to charities that our community suggested and voted for. For the ozbargainers who have been with us for a few years you know how it works — use the "Suggestion" on the comment form to suggest new charities we need to consider, and vote up in the poll so the top charities will get our donations. Moreover, we are also doing the $10 bonus for every unique commenters this year. Here are the details:

  • Charity Fund: $28,000
  • Charities to be chosen: 7
  • Every unique commenter to this post: $10 extra to the fund, capped at $38,000
    Update: Cap has reached, and we'll be donating $38,000 ($5,429 each)
  • Poll closes at 14 December 2020 11:59PM AEDT

Copy & paste from previous years:

  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.

    Update: We now have 50 charities in the poll, and no more can be suggested by the community.

  2. Even if your preferred charity has already 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 until the 11:59PM on Monday 14 December 2020. After the poll expires, votes will be revealed and the top 7 charities will be sharing the pool of donation of AUD $28,000 + $10 x number of unique commenters. For example if 700 OzBargainers commented in this thread, we will evenly distribute $35,000 to the chosen charities, i.e. $5000 each. There is a cap of maximum 1,000 commenters, making the cap of the donation at $38,000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: 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 & some international charities 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 20 most voted charities from last year's poll. Suggestion & commenting starts today (7 Dec) and will close at 12PM on Thursday 10 Dec, or when 50 charities have been suggested (Update: We have reached 50 suggestions at 10:46AM on 8 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 2020.

Q: I made a suggestion in my comment but it did not show up in the poll?!

All new suggestions have to be manually approved by the moderators, and depending on the time of the day there might be some delay.

Poll Options expired

Comments

  • +$10 please.

  • Great initiative OzB

  • Hi

  • +$10

  • Great respect man. Love it!

  • Sending love!

  • well done

  • Very good thing to do, thanks.

  • $10

  • It's been a tough year for everyone but each year seems a little crappier for our wildlife. I vote for WIRES (https://www.wires.org.au/) who are dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of our native wildlife.

    With over a billion animals lost at the start of the year through bushfires, we need to support and protect those animals we've got left.

  • El comment!

  • This is great! Good job everyone!

  • Goodo

  • +10

  • +$10

  • WWF!

  • Thanks to all ozbargainers who make this community work, have a great Christmas!

  • legends

  • well done, I would like to suggest: https://bravehearts.org.au/

  • Great work everyone!

  • :)

  • 10 dollarydoos

  • +$10! :)

  • I know the poll has been closed. I'd suggest for next time - Multiple System Atrophy Australia (https://www.msadownunder.org.au/).
    It's a rare brain disorder degenerative disease. More research is needed into this illness. There is no cure or effective treatment to date.

  • So many worthy charities….good work OzB

  • Excellent! Love this.

  • $10

  • +$10!

  • YOTS
    https://youthoffthestreets.com.au/
    Tough times for everyone this year but Homeless young people are particularly vulnerable. Definitely a worthy cause. Also non denominational!
    Cheers
    Happy Christmas to ALL

  • Nice

  • i rate the smith family, they get our regular donation as ultimately i believe education will assist the disadvantaged and help break the cycle. It also cuts across gender and race which is nice.

  • +10$$$$

  • great initiative as always

  • +$10

  • +$10 great work as usual!

  • $10 for a good cause!

  • +$10!

  • +$10, thank you!

  • Ten bucks! Well done again OzBargain team.

  • $10! Thanks!!

  • :)

  • Dank Farrick good work!

  • +$10

  • Proud to be ozbargainer!

  • Any bargains?

  • +$10

  • Good on you guys!

  • fantastic initiative as always :)

  • Great initiative, keep up the good work!

  • So many charities! It's so hard to pick just 1.

  • This is a wonderful initiative. Thank you.

  • Great example OzBargain. More should follow your lead.

  • Great work Ozb!

  • This is so great of you guys! Well done and great causes too. I've found a couple more charities to look at for donations.

  • :)

  • Fantastic, well done!

  • Thanks Scotty and Ozbargain community, here is my $10!

  • I've been lurking for a long time, but signed up because this is a great cause!

  • +$10 Thanks team!

  • Thanks for another year of deals, great generosity for xmas

  • +$10, thanks!

  • +$10

  • Charity of choice: iamnotcheap's 'nephew' fund
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/589330

  • +$10

  • +10!!

  • Happy holidays, y'all.

  • +$10, Thanks OzBargin

  • +$10

  • Indubitably

  • +$10 :)

  • fantastic idea

  • +1

    +1 for Orange Sky Laundry - great locally run initiative

  • Great work

  • +10 thanks team

  • +$10 thank you!

  • Great cause

  • extra $10

  • Great work, keep it up 👍

  • Wow this is amazing!

  • Great initiative!

  • +$10 what an awesome initiative!

  • Flying doctors for the win!!! Australia is so vast

  • +10, golden work team

  • +$10

  • Here's $10 from me. Great initiative, OzB!

  • Add to the kitty please

  • Hop !

  • Thanks Scotty!

  • Awesome!

  • Thanks

  • Another great initiative!

  • Wohoo- great work!

  • $10

  • Great work. +$10

  • A comment is worth a thousand cents

  • +$10

  • Here to add my +$10

  • +$10! Thanks!

  • +$10…well-done Ozbargain! :)

  • Really nice initiative :)