Engage your local community

A group of people at a local hall fundraisingConsider engaging your local parish, school or community with the following fundraising initiatives:

  • Garage sale or book sale
  • Handicrafts stall
  • High tea at your local parish or community group
  • Trivia night
  • Cricket day
  • Open garden
  • Presentation at your local nursing home
  • School fun-run
  • Cake stall

Steps to success:

  • Let us know your event time & date by emailing us at: hello@marymackilloptoday.org.au
  • Gain permission in writing from all groups you are dealing with
  • Check your state’s fundraising legislation and any permits or insurances required – Mary MacKillop Today office can provide public liability insurance for some events
  • Set a target, location and date
  • Ask volunteers to help, borrow equipment where possible and hold functions in free venues
  • Get your friends on board – friends and neighbours are often willing and able to help
  • Get the word out – make sure you tell as many people as possible – word of mouth and digital media are great ways of building a successful event.
  • Let us know about how your small event is progressing at hello@marymackilloptoday.org.au
  • Collecting the funds and contact us by telephone on 02 8912 2777 or email hello@marymackilloptoday.org.au
  • We can add your stories of support on our website blog.

Your support will make an enormous difference for our brothers and sisters in Timor-Leste, PeruPapua New Guinea, Fiji, and Australia.