Give to those in need this Advent season

From December 2-13 ACU Engagement and Campus Ministry are collecting donations for those who are doing it tough at Christmas time. Donations collected at each campus will be given to local community organisations to meet a specific community need.

Find out what’s needed in your community below and make an impact this Advent season.

If you have any questions regarding this initiative, please contact:

Ballarat

Donations will be collected for The Reverse Advent Calendar Box. They have specifically requested:

  • Non-perishable food items such as biscuits, condiments, sauces and jam.
  • Good quality tinned food.
  • Items for Christmas hampers such as mince pies and puddings.
  • Supermarket gift vouchers.

Please bring your donations to:

  • Carn Brea Building (100) - Ground floor, concierge
  • Callinan Building (101) - Library

Ballarat campus map >

Brisbane

Donations will be collected for The Romero Centre to support those seeking asylum in the Brisbane area.  They have specifically requested:

  • Toiletries such as handwash, shampoo, shower gel, toilet paper and deodorant.
  • Go card (with $20 credit).
  • Staple food items such as sugar, oil, flour, rice, coffee, tea and jam.
  • Good quality tinned goods such as ham, fruit, long-life custard, chutney or relish.
  • Christmas themed foods such as Christmas cake, shortbread and lollies.
  • Supermarket gift vouchers.

Please bring your donations to:

  • Building (200) - Foyer area
  • St John Paul II Building (212) - Foyer area
  • ACU Engagement (212) - Level 2

Brisbane campus map >

Canberra

Donations will be collected for Canberra City Care. They have specifically requested:

  • $ 20 vouchers for older children (eg. movies, JB Hi Fi, Smiggle, Westfield)
  • Construction sets (like lego)
  • Make believe play (dress ups, trucks, dolls, cooking sets etc)
  • Games (board games, puzzles, card games)
  • Sporting equipment
  • Craft or science kits
  • Beauty products for teenage girls (eg. Curling wand, hair straightener, makeup sets, hair accessories etc)

Please bring your donations to:

  • Signadou (302) - Campus Ministry and ACU Engagement
  • Veritas (301) - Ground floor
  • Blackfriars (300) - Concierge

Canberra campus map >

Melbourne

Donations will be collected for Exodus Community. They have specifically requested:

  • Non-perishable food items such as biscuits, condiments, sauces and jam.
  • Good quality tinned food.
  • Toiletries.
  • Items for Christmas hampers such as mince pies and puddings.
  • Gifts for children up to 12 years of age.
  • Supermarket gift vouchers.

Please bring your donations to:

  • Mary Glowrey Building (420) - Concierge, ground floor
  • Daniel Mannix building (403) - Mezzanine floor, Campus Ministry
  • 340 Albert Street (462) - Level 2, ACU Engagement

Melbourne campus map >

North Sydney & Strathfield

Donations will be collected for the Willmot Community Group in the Mount Druitt area. They have specifically requested:

  • Christmas treats such as mince pies, chocolates, small puddings and other desserts.
  • Christmas condiments, sauces and jams.
  • Good quality tinned food.
  • Biscuits (sweet and savoury).
  • Sparkling apple juice or other soft drinks.
  • Christmas-themed bonbons, paper plates, paper tablecloths and serviettes.
  • $20 Supermarket vouchers (Coles, Woolworths or IGA).

North Sydney

Please bring your donations to:

  • Tenison Woods House (532) - Foyer area
  • James Carroll Building (502) - Level 3, Office of Student Success/AskACU/Campus Ministry common area
  • 23 Berry Street (530) - Level 8, ACU Engagement

North Sydney campus map >

Strathfield

Please bring your donations to:

  • Edward Clancy Building (640) - Staff lunch room
  • Edmund Rice Building (600) - Ground floor, Barron Memorial Chapel, Concierge

Strathfield campus map >


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