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United Way Newsletter December 2014


Christmas United Way Ballarat Supporter News

What a year! Thank you again for your support, as without you, this can’t happen.

The team has been hard at work, raising funds, playing golf, riding buses, advocating in Canberra for the disadvantaged, and volunteering at reading events.

Have a look at some practical ways to support our community this Christmas. And would you like to be an Advocate for those in our community without a voice? Find out more below.

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You can also download a printable version here

Have a fantastic Christmas and a well earned break enjoying the important things in your life.

Warmest wishes,



Make a difference this Christmas

We have done the research for you and found suggestions of gifts you can give to someone less fortunate this Christmas …  find out more here

Professional Development while you advocate for United Way

The Ballarat Advocacy program for 2015 is now looking for potential advocates … find out more here

Reading at Clunes and Springfest

A huge weekend saw the Ballarat Imagination Library out and about firstly at Clunes booktown for Kids and then at Springfest … find out more here

A Christmas meal … for some an amazing gift

There are many people in Ballarat who will struggle to afford even a basic Christmas meal this year … that’s where community generosity can make a difference … find out more here

A bus tour with a difference

United Way Ballarat’s recent Seeing Is Believing tour was another success with all participants enthusiastic about the day  read about one participant’s experience… find out more here

Ballarat Reads August winner

Everyone who sponsored a child to receive books during August was in the running to win a voucher to be spent at Tanya Daniels the Good Guys.  .. find out more here

Supporting Families with Back to School costs

Each year The Ballarat Foundation distributes vouchers to local schools to be handed to families who are struggling to provide the basics for their children to start school.  … find out more here

No Hole in One but a fantastic day for the community

This year’s Red Lion United Way Golf Classic was an opportunity to the clever person who scored a hole-in-one to win a car!!… find out more here

There was a hippopotamus in Ballarat ice skating

Hazel Edwards, author of the Hippopotamus eating cake series of books came to Ballarat … and it snowed … find out more here






United Way Ballarat is working to advance the common good of our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.  United Way Ballarat asks all the citizens of Ballarat and surrounding areas to do three things: GIVE – money and goods; ADVOCATE – on behalf of those who cannot; and VOLUNTEER – to invest time in our community More about United Way Ballarat


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