💰 Make a donation to the bushfire disaster appeal. The Salvation Army has launched an appeal to support communities affected by the devastating bushfires.
🧸 Donate a new toy or book to The Smith Family. This year they aim to deliver 75,000 toys and 50,000 new books to little Aussies in need around the country.
🐾 Donate old blankets and towels to an animal shelter. The RSPCA has a list of items their furry residents require while they’re awaiting adoption.
🐶 Rescue a fur-baby. Rather than asking Santa for a puppy or kitty cat, adopt a sweet soul from a shelter who’s looking for someone to love.
🥣 Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Services run all across the country, such as Food Bank. Click to find out about opportunities in your area.
🔴 Give blood. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has more than 100 permanent donor centres around the country. Book online and pop in over your lunch break.
🥧 Perform a random act of kindness by baking a pie for an elderly neighbour, or help a stressed mum load her groceries into the car at the supermarket.
👋 Extend an invitation to a neighbour or friend that you suspect may be alone for the holidays to pop in for a Christmas Eve eggnog.
👵 Visit a nursing home and spend time with some senior citizens. Nursing homes rely on volunteers to interact with their residents and play bingo.
🚯 Clean up the beach with a litter picker and the kids. Or register a clean-up event through Clean Up Australia and get your friends and local community involved.
💌 Spread positive vibes. Put sticky notes with positive messages in public places or spread some good vibes through social media.
🎄 Merry Christmas!