Blog: fundraising

Holiday Hampers Appeal: Bringing cheer to Canberra families
23 November 2016

Have you read “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith? When I read it, I hated it, I felt so helpless. It is such a hard story about grinding, bleak poverty. Yet I read it all and I thought the family in the book, the Nolans, are like so many families the Housing Support […]

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My Tech Freeze – Hala Batainah, Federal Director at Microsoft and YWCA Canberra Clubhouse Ambassador
27 June 2016

Hala Batainah is the Federal Director at Microsoft, and a passionate ambassador for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse. To support the Tech Freeze Appeal, the self-confessed technology devotee relinquished tech for weekend. Here, she shares what she learned. It’s not too late to sponsor Hala – head to her EveryDay Hero page to donate, with all funds raised going directly to the […]

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A weekend with the family.. and without technology!
15 June 2016

This year, our winter appeal is raising money for the YWCA Clubhouse, a free learning space for young people in Tuggeranong to learn and build their confidence through technology.  Supporters can fundraise by taking on the Tech Freeze Challenge – relinquishing technology for a weekend and seeking sponsorship from friends and family for doing so. […]

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2016 Round the World Breakfast: A Wrap
24 May 2016

On Wednesday 27 April, we celebrated world YWCA Day with a record 170 corporate guests, members, colleagues and friends at our annual Round the World Breakfast event at QT Canberra. World YWCA Day is recognised every year across 120 countries. The Round the World Breakfast provides an opportunity for YWCAs to come together to honour the contributions of […]

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Get writing – The Frugal Feast Writing Prize
4 November 2015

Deadline extended until midnight Friday 11 December!  Each year, YWCA Canberra fundraises to support our Lanyon Food Hub, an emergency food relief program that provides free, nutritious food to young people and their families in need in the Tuggeranong region. This year, we’re aiming to raise a huge $15,000 with our annual Frugal Feast appeal […]

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Kate Lundy inspires at Round The World Breakfast
7 May 2015

On Tuesday 21 April, we were excited to host our annual Round the World Breakfast to celebrate World YWCA Day, at The Lobby Restaurant in Parkes. World YWCA Day is recognised every year across 120 countries. The Round the World Breakfast provides an opportunity for YWCAs to come together to honour the contributions of women […]

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Frugal Feast wrap up

A phenomenal response to The Frugal Feast
23 December 2014

The past several weeks have been amazing – we can not believe the response we’ve had to our Frugal Feast fundraising appeal, and to be honest, we’re still reeling from it! When we were developing the campaign for The Frugal Feast, we were really thinking about what it must be like to weather the festive […]

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The Frugal Feast – a smorgasbord of activities and awareness raising
24 November 2014

We’ve just had the most extraordinary week! Between 17 – 21 November, we learnt self defence, shared sandwich stories, advocated, cooked a feast on a budget, and experienced a wonderful spoken word performance – as part of The Frugal Feast! The Frugal Feast is raising food and financial donations for our Lanyon Food Hub. The […]

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Mitch - Dark Carnival - The Frugal Feast

The Frugal Feast – Meet Mitch from Dark Carnival
12 November 2014

This month, we’re raising funds for our Lanyon Food Hub through The Frugal Feast – a recipe book, and a week of fundraising activities that will engage the community and provide new and exciting ways for you to get involved and make a difference this festive season. Our week of activities runs from 17 – […]

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Caterina Giorgi

The Frugal Feast – Meet Caterina Giorgi of For Purpose
12 November 2014

This month, we’re raising funds for our Lanyon Food Hub through The Frugal Feast – a recipe book, and a week of fundraising activities that will engage the community and provide new and exciting ways for you to get involved and make a difference this festive season. Our week of activities runs from 17 – […]

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