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Until Christmas

There Are Dozens Of Ways To Help

Whether it’s through your workplace, the community organisation you are part of, or simply on your own – with your hard work and support, we can give our farming families a brighter Christmas and show them that we are in this together. Find out more about all the ways that you can give back to our rural cousins this Christmas – including; hosting a fundraising event, making a donation on behalf of a loved one as a Christmas gift or Secret Santa, or giving a percentage of your turnover on Giving Tuesday. You can also donate to our Buy another Bale Christmas appeal by clicking the donate now button below.

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Take fundraising to a whole new level by getting your workplace involved in supporting our farmers ahead of Christmas this year. Whether you are a business owner, a team member, or a corporate executive, there are countless ways to make a difference in Rural Australia. Check out some exciting and impactful ways to get you and your team involved below.

Buy another Bale

Gather your team and take part in our Christmas Buy another Bale video challenge! You and your office can all join in and say who you are, followed by “Australia, it’s time to buy another bale!”. You can then add this video to your fundraising page (see Create A Fundraising Page) as well as your social media and company site. Don’t forget to hashtag #BuyanotherBale.

Christmas Cards For A Cause

Are you planning on sending company Christmas cards to your clients, customers, or employees? Why not use this opportunity to make a difference. Rural Aid now offers customisable Christmas cards that you can order. Choose from the many stylish options, and 40 cents from every card will be given to farmers in need.

Recycling helps makes the world a better place, but what if it could have an even bigger impact? When you donate your bottles to any TOMRA Recycling Location, you’re also helping us raise money for our rural communities. Just hit the donate button on the machine.

Transform Your Office Christmas Party

Transform your office’s annual Christmas party or morning tea into a way to help our farming families. With events such as a gold coin day, dress like a farmer day, a cookoff, or a morning tea, you can raise funds for those doing it tough.

Secret Santa Giving

Rather than buying a gift for your Secret Santa this Christmas, Gift another Bale on their behalf, and encourage your co-workers to do the same. Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like changing the lives of a farming family.

Create A Fundraising Page

No matter how big or small your business is, when everybody joins together and digs deep, the effect is far-reaching. It’s time to Buy another Bale.

Create your own fundraising page by adding a message to your community, uploading a logo or video, and sharing your unique link.

Give Back on Giving Tuesday

This Christmas, Rural Aid is joining in on Giving Tuesday for the first time. You can participate in Giving Tuesday by donating a percentage of your sales on that day, organising a gold coin day, signing up for a donation barrel, or simply making a donation.

Let’s all come together this #Giving Tuesday to support our farmers.

Australia’s farmers are in the midst of the worst drought in history. Help us give them fresh drinking water, some financial help, and hay for their livestock by generously donating a percentage of your business’s sales throughout the month of December.

By signing up for our Truck Poster at your office or business, you can show your team and customers that just a small amount – $20 has the power to make a big impact. When you’ve filled the poster with donor’s stickers, you’ve raised enough for an entire truckload of hay!

Craft-er-noon

Everyone has a hidden talent: whether it’s baking, making jewellery, or whipping up some out-of-this-world chicken parmy. Host a craft-er-noon at your office, and everyone can buy and sell their specialities, with all proceeds benefitting the bush.

Digital Entertainment Book

Looking for a great last-minute gift? A digital Entertainment Membership gives the receiver thousands of discounts at all of their favourite places. The membership is even emailed instantly, perfect if you’re running short on time.

Even better, 20% of every Entertainment Membership bought through our link is donated to Rural Aid.

Some of the most successful fundraisers start with the passion of a single person. If you are looking for a way to make a difference this Christmas, please check out our list below of the many fun and impactful ways that you can support our farmers and their families this holiday season.

Buy another Bale

Take part in our Christmas Buy another Bale video challenge! Put your camera in selfie mode, and say your name, followed by “Australia, it’s time to buy another bale!”. You can even add this video to your fundraising page (see Create A Fundraising Page) as well as your social media pages. Be sure to hashtag #BuyanotherBale.

Christmas Cards For A Cause

Are you someone who loves sending out Christmas cards every year? Why not use this opportunity to make a difference? Rural Aid now offers customisable Christmas cards that you can order. Choose from the many stylish options, and 40 cents from every card will be given to farmers in need.

Hay Mate Concert

Kick off the Christmas season in style by being a part of our ‘Hay Mate Bush Christmas Appeal’ – a concert for farmers.

Buy tickets at HayMate.org.au and head along on December 15th, or tune in on Channel 9 with a viewing party! Gather your friends, family and community together to watch the concert from 8pm – 10:30pm, and encourage everyone to donate to this worthy cause.

Support The Bush Christmas Party

Transform your annual Christmas party or dinner into a way to help our farming families! Add a fun and inspiring theme to your party such as “dress like a farmer”, “cocktails for a cause”, or “brunch for the bush”. It’s sure to become a tradition and inspire your friends to do the same!

Gift another Bale

Instead of spending hours navigating the shopping centre this Christmas, give your loved ones the opportunity to brighten a farming family’s Christmas by making a donation on their behalf.

Create A Fundraising Page

Rally your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers this year to all make a contribution on your own fundraising page. You can customize the page with a photo, a message to your supporters, and even a video! Why not try out our growing Buy another Bale video challenge? Don’t forget to hashtag #BuyanotherBale.

Recycling helps makes the world a better place, but what if it could have an even bigger impact? When you donate your bottles to any TOMRA Recycling Location, you’re also helping us raise money for our rural communities.

Just hit the donate button on the machine.

Giving Tuesday

This Christmas, Rural Aid is joining in on #GivingTuesday for the first time. You can participate in Giving Tuesday by hosting a gold coin day party, creating a fundraising page, or simply making a donation. Share your efforts on social media with the hashtag #GivingTuesday and #BuyanotherBale and encourage everyone you know to do the same!

Digital Entertainment Book

Looking for a great last-minute gift? A digital Entertainment Membership gives the receiver thousands of discounts at all their favourite places. The membership is even emailed instantly, perfect if you’re running short on time.

20% of every Entertainment Membership bought through our link is donated to Rural Aid.

Whether you are a member of a sports team, a church group, a school, or just a passionate group of friends, your organisation has the ability to change lives this Christmas.

By sending out Rural Aid Christmas cards, throwing a fundraising Christmas bash, or just creating a fundraising page, there are opportunities for every community group to stand up and give back.

Buy another Bale

Take part in our Christmas Buy another Bale video challenge! Put your camera in selfie mode, and say your name, followed by “Australia, it’s time to buy another bale!”. You can even add this video to your fundraising page (see Create A Fundraising Page) as well as your social media pages. Be sure to hashtag #BuyanotherBale.

Christmas Cards For A Cause

Is your organization getting ready to send out its annual Christmas cards? Why not use this opportunity to make a difference? Rural Aid now offers customisable Christmas cards that you can order. Choose from the many stylish options, and a percentage of the purchase will be given to farmers in need.

Hay Mate Concert

Kick off the Christmas season in style by being a part of our ‘Hay Mate Bush Christmas Appeal’ – a concert for farmers.

Buy tickets at HayMate.org.au and head along on December 15th, or tune in on Channel 9 with a viewing party! Gather your members together to watch the concert from 8pm – 10:30pm, and encourage the team to donate toward this worthy cause.

Support the Bush Christmas Party

Get creative this year and transform your annual Christmas party or morning tea into a way to help our farming families! Add a fun and inspiring theme to your party such as “dress like a farmer”, “cocktails for a cause”, or “brunch for the bush”. It’s sure to become a tradition, and inspire other organizations in your area to do the same!

Get Your School on Board

Schools are the perfect place to begin a fundraiser, as they have countless connections and networks to tap into! This Christmas, work with your child’s school to organise a gold coin day, free dress day, or even a dress like a farmer day. Then, take it a step further by having the students write letters to farmers, letting them know that they care.

Christmas Markets

If your organisation is hosting or participating in a Christmas market this year, use it as an opportunity to raise awareness and aid for farmers! Why not collect gold coins at your stall and pass out some brochures? Or sign up here for a Truck Poster- when the poster is full of donations, you’ve raised enough for an entire truckload of hay!

Engaging Events

Everyone loves a good bingo or trivia night, a sausage sizzle or a cake stall! But did you know that these fun activities are also a great opportunity to help our farming families? The possibilities are endless: barefoot bowls, a golf tournament, a brunch for the bush and even just a classic sausage sizzle. Just sign up here to hold a fundraising event and you’re ready to go!

Create A Fundraising Page

Create a fundraising page and encourage your members to dig deep and help meet your goal! Use your organisation’s network to rally friends, family, neighbours and co-workers together to all contribute on the page. You can customise it with a photo, a message to your supporters, and even a video! Why not try out our growing Buy another Bale video challenge?

Bottles For The Bush

Recycling helps makes the world a better place- but what if it could have an even bigger impact? When you donate your bottles to any TOMRA Recycling Location, you’re also helping us raise money for our rural communities.

Just choose “donate” on the machine, and 10 cents from every bottle and can will go toward hay, water and financial assistance for our farmers.

Giving Tuesday

This Christmas, Rural Aid is joining in on Giving Tuesday for the first time. If you’ve never held a fundraiser before, this is the perfect opportunity to start. You can participate by hosting a gold coin day party, creating a fundraising page, holding a community event, or simply making a group donation. Share your efforts on social media with the hashtag #givingtuesday and #BuyanotherBale and encourage everyone you know to do the same!

Why Not Donate The Whole Truckload?

By signing up for a Truck Poster at your group’s next meeting or event, you can show your team and community that just a small amount – $20 has the power to make a big impact. When you’ve filled the poster with donor’s stickers, you’ve raised enough for an entire truckload of hay!

Craft-er-noon

Everyone has a hidden talent: whether it’s baking, making jewellery, whipping up some out-of-this-world chicken parmy. Host a craft-er-noon at your next meeting or party, and everyone can buy and sell their specialities, with all proceeds benefitting the bush.

Digital Entertainment Book

Looking for a great last-minute gift? A digital Entertainment Membership gives the receiver thousands of discounts at all their favourite places. The membership is even emailed instantly, perfect if you’re running short on time.

20% of every Entertainment Membership bought through our link is donated to Rural Aid.

Secret Santa Giving

Rather than buying a gift for your Secret Santa this Christmas, Gift another Bale on their behalf, and encourage your friends to do the same. Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like changing the lives of a farming family.