OzBargain 2021 Christmas Donations - $39,910 to Charities of Your Choice


  • 18 Dec 1:00PM: We have 991 unique commenters in this poll (at 12PM on 18 Dec), which means we will be donating $39,910 to the 7 most voted charities ($5,702 each). Here is the list of charities we will be donating to this Christmas:

    • beyondblue
    • Sikh Volunteers Australia
    • Cancer Council
    • RSPCA Australia
    • Dementia Australia
    • Aboriginal Literacy Foundation
    • Lifeline

    Donations will be made next week.

  • 14 Dec 9:50AM: We have already reached 50 charities. No more suggestions, but please keep on voting on the already suggested charities.

Original Post

It's that time of the year! OzBargain is committing to donate at least $30,000 to selected charity organisations this Christmas, and we are asking our community for recommendations!

OzBargain has been a for-profit company since 2010 (which surprisingly some didn't realise, from interactions with some users at the birthday meetups). Banner ads and affiliate links served to non-logged in users generates revenue for OzBargain, which is used to pay for all our full-time staff, hosting and other operation costs. Money we make from the banner ads is also used to sponsor all the meetups, free T-shirts and hoodies, monthly prizes, etc. Moreover, we have been setting aside some funds at the end of each year to give to charities voted by the OzBargain community, for the last 10 years.

For this Christmas, we will be donating $30,000 to 6-8 different charities, and for each unique commenter in this forum post, we will be donating an extra 10 bucks, up to $10,000 extra. For example, if there are 1,000 OzBargain users commented in this post, we'll be donating $40,000 to 8 different charities ($5,000 each).

But which charities? It's up to you, the OzBargain community. For starter, I'll pre-select 20 charities from last year's Xmas donation. Commenters can also suggest new charities using the Suggestion box above the comment form.

Add your poll suggestion here

If you are suggesting a charity, please also

  • Provide a link in the comment.
  • Add one or two sentences on what this charity is about, to help the community to decide.

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.

The poll will run until Saturday 18 Dec 2021 at 12:00PM. After poll expires, votes will be revealed and we will divide up the final donation amount to give to the top 6-8 charities. I will sort out all the donations next week (before Christmas).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which charity should I suggest?

Update: As we already have 50 charities on the list, we are no longer taking suggestions.

There are some limitations on the charity that a user may 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.
  • The suggestion feature will also be closed after having 50 charities on poll.

Please note that all the suggestions will have to be manually approved by the moderators, so they might not show up straight away.

Q: How many charity organisations will OzBargain donate to this Christmas?

6-8, depending on the final donation amount. For example,

  • No one commented on the post — $30,000 will be donated to 6 charities with $5,000 each.
  • 100 unique commenters — $31,000 will be donated to 6 charities with $5,167 each.
  • 500 unique commenters — $35,000 will be donated to 7 charities with $5,000 each.
  • 1,000 unique commenters — $40,000 will be donated to 8 charities with $5,000 each.

Q: Why is foo charity on the list? Why is bar charity NOT on the list?

All the charity organisations are suggested by the community (either this year, or from previous years). If you think certain charity organisation ought to be on the list, please suggest it (provided that we haven't reached the 50 options limit). If you do not think a certain charity should be there, please leave a comment in the post, and use "Report" to notify a moderator. We will assess your claim and decide whether to remove that charity from the list.

Q: Any bargain?

Free $10 to the top charity when you comment!

Poll Options expired


  • Some really great causes there. What an amazing community!

  • $$$

  • Cheers!

  • Thank you!

  • My favourite kind of deal!

  • Awesome work, team!

  • I'm unique, everyone is unique ..

  • Thanks OZB love this time of year!

  • money

  • Cheers to another great year!

  • For charity

  • $10

  • -1


    they do a lot of stuff for mens health, sponsoring research into prostate cancer and the like

  • Great initiative once again, keep it up OzB!

  • Bargain!

  • $10

  • -1

    The Smith Family

    Why are my neighbours on the list.

    The dad is a CIO and the mum a psychiatrist…

  • Cough up the cash, OzB!
    Merry Xmas everyone.

  • X

    • Dam! I was going post that comment.

  • *

  • Thnankyou.

  • +2


    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation raises funds to aid research into this horrible disease. They foster a supportive community for the children and families affected, and bring hope that there will someday be an end to this affliction.

    • +1

      Great suggestion

      I feel T1DM is one condition which people don't appreciate how challenging it is to live with.
      Needing to take multiple doses of insulin/multiple finger pricks per day and still often not having normal health is very unfair.

      Hopefully there is a cure or improvement in treatment/tech!

  • Good work Scotty and team!

  • Here for the charity.
    Good work

  • +2
    Suggested Orange Sky Laundry Australia

    Offering homeless free laundry, warm showers, non-judgemental conversation and genuine connection.

  • Good work!

  • Great work!

  • Good work

  • In!

  • Good stuff

  • Suggested Crohn’s & Colitis Australia

    For more than 30 years, Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (formerly the Australian Crohn’s and Colitis Association) has been making life more liveable for over 85,000 Australian men, women and children living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis – collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

    Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA) is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, governed by a board of directors who represent the IBD community.


  • +10!

  • Great to see the community giving back. Well done.


  • +$10 for charity is a win in my books

  • Keep up the good work!

  • Get that cheddar

  • comment

  • +$10

  • Thanks scotty for free food meetups and goodies. Great work with charities too!

  • Nice one Scotty & team

  • $10 for me

  • Have some money. \o/

  • +1

  • Great work again, team!

  • a

  • Thank you

  • Maybe some of it can be donated to various restaurants that provided free meals to needy people.

    • +1

      I’m sure the restaurants make a lot of money.

  • -2

    I have a better idea.. why not just donate the $10 to each ozbargainer who comments ..

  • Glad to be part of the community, great job from the team ♥️

  • This is the best part of OzBargain!

  • Good deal, ordered ;)

  • Suggested Novacare Community Services Limited

    Novacare is a charity focused on supporting the older community to stay living in their own homes in their own community. It was established 30 years ago in the Hunter Region of NSW. Over 2000 people are supported by Novacare.
    Novacare Community Services Limited is a not for profit company limited by guarantee and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors

  • +$10 to be donated!

  • Suggested Samaritan's Purse Australia

    Thanks Ozb!

    • Particularly 'Operation Christmas Child', filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and fun gifts, which are sent to children in need around the world.

  • That time of year when OzB gives, as opposed to sucking the price out of everything.
    Good stuff

  • Suggested Captain Australia's BIG WALK / The Kids Cancer Project

    Captain Australias Big Walk / The Kids Cancer Project

    I'm not related / linked at all. But some of you may have seen Simon (Captain Australia) walking around Brisbane or over on the Brisbane Subreddit.

    Captain Australia's Website

    TL;DR - Broken cancer survivor is walking from Brisbane to Sydney from 26th December to raise money for The Kids Cancer Project

    Simons Story
    Feature from the project gives a good overview

    edit - not sure why the header for the suggestion didn't work

  • Top stuff!

  • Fantastic effort and thanks !!

  • Good work as always, thanks!

  • Good work

  • This is great!

  • $10

  • +$10

  • +$10

  • +$10

    Thank you again for your generosity OzBargain Team!

  • +$10

    • $10
  • +10

  • Comment.

  • +$10

  • Cool.

  • +1

  • great work! cheers

  • $10

  • +$10

  • Merry Christmas!

  • +10

  • 01$ rof tnemmoc euqinu

  • Unique comment

  • +2

    +10 for Pets of the Homeless. They do amazing work keeping pets out of shelters that are often over-capacity by providing pet food, supplies, vet care and emergendy boarding to at-risk Australian pet owners.

  • Well done OZB

  • Suggested Heart Kids

    My son was born with a Congenital heart defect, we are from Adelaide and flew to Melbourne for surgery and Heart kids were a great support

  • Thanks

  • Chipping in another $10 of not my own money.

  • comment for the boost

  • Thank you thank you thank you

  • Happy holidays all and thanks OzB.

  • Good on everyone!

  • Always glad to see this!

  • Suggested Act for Kids

    Act for kids

    Act for Kids is a for-purpose organisation that delivers evidence-led professional therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced or are at risk of harm.

  • +$10

  • Great work. +10

  • Thanks, is phone fine?

  • So many of these are close to home. Family members with X me with Y it's like which one do I vote for?

  • unique comment

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