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  • A great morale booster and team building exercise is running a fundraising event such as casual days, sausage sizzles, special morning teas etc.  Why not make it a United Way Fundraiser?  The proceeds will go directly into the Community Fund.  United Way staff are always happy to assist with ideas and to help you organise these events.
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Ballarat Imagination Library – Update

posted by pmckee, 21 Jun 2016

After two and a half years of the Ballarat Imagination Library in Ballarat, we have mailed 9, 788 books to local children, giving them the opportunity to develop a love for reading and readiness for school.   Some other statistics are below: 445 Children currently receiving Ballarat Imagination Library books each month   145 Children …read more

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Do you have any old gumboots lying around?

posted by pmckee, 23 May 2016

If you attended the recent Administrative Professionals Breakfast you would have seen our fantastic centrepieces.  Are you able to help these creative people continue to make more? McCallum Art Room has some very talented artists and they are looking for old gumboots to create some masterpieces. Once completed these boots are for use in the garden; …read more

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Focus on Workplace Giving

posted by pmckee, 05 Apr 2016

We recently visited North Ballarat Sports Club (NBSC) and spoke with some of the employees who contribute to United Way Ballarat through Workplace Giving (WPG).  Of the 50 employees at NBSC, over one-third of them give regularly to United Way Ballarat. Kris Kris is a kitchen hand and has been involved in WPG for 13 …read more

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Give some Joy this Christmas

posted by pmckee, 19 Nov 2015

If you are considering making a donation to someone in need as part of your Christmas giving this year, we’ve done some research for you and have some ideas that will go to a local individual or family.  Simply select a gift below and we will make sure it goes to the charity of your …read more

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Will you help turn the statistics around?

posted by pmckee, 03 Jun 2015

Did you know that nearly 49% of people over 15 in Ballarat are unable to read beyond the level of around grade 4? That means that in a world full of forms, and so called “fine print” 49% of our community are not able to clearly understand the meaning of what they may be signing. …read more

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You made a difference at Christmas

posted by pmckee, 18 Jan 2015

Christmas 2014 brought out the generosity of the people of Ballarat as they sought out ways they could make a difference in the lives of others in our community. At United Way Ballarat we heard of the following acts of kindness but we also know that there were so many more done by the community …read more

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Give some Joy this Christmas

posted by pmckee, 12 Nov 2014

If you are considering making a donation to someone in need as part of your Christmas giving this year, we’ve done some research for you and have some ideas that will go to a local individual or family. Simply select a gift below and we will make sure it goes to the charity of your …read more

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GIVE SOMEONE YOU LOVE THE 12 BOOKS OF CHRISTMAS

posted by pmckee, 04 Dec 2013

This Christmas, instead of buying the ones you love something they don’t really need or want, buy them something that changes the future for a child in Ballarat.  Give your friends or family a gift that can change a child’s whole life – READING. Commit to just $6 a month and we will send a …read more

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Tanya Daniels – The Good Guys get behind The Ballarat Imagination Library

posted by pmckee, 29 Aug 2013

You can now support the Ballarat Imagination Library when you purchase appliances at Tanya Daniels – The Good Guys Ballarat. Tanya Daniels The Good Guys Ballarat have become our first Corporate Supporter of the Ballarat Imagination Library. As part of the store’s Local Giving Program, customers purchasing items at Tanya Daniels are given a token …read more

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Run Ballarat and support Ballarat Imagination Library

posted by pmckee, 28 Aug 2013

You can now support the Ballarat Imagination Library whilst you run! People who sign up to participate in Run Ballarat this year have the option of fund raising for a charity of their choice and The Ballarat Imagination Library is one of the charities listed. Run Ballarat say: ‘Whilst we love it when you support …read more

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Spirit of Ballarat Award night 2012

posted by pmckee, 01 Jun 2012

SPIRIT OF BALLARAT AWARDS NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS THE REAL ISSUES IN OUR COMMUNITY Last night (Thurs May 31st) over 130 people from the business community of Ballarat came together to celebrate the positive programs that are being funded through their contributions to the United Way Ballarat Community Fund. But it was a night of thought and …read more

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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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