Aussies are a mixed bunch. When we get together some of us surf, some of us cook, some of us play sport and some of us talk politics. But one thing unites us all; we believe everyone deserves a fair go.
Australian aid provides opportunities for people, communities and whole countries to build a brighter future – it is work that we can celebrate now, and look back on with pride in years to come. But our aid budget has suffered from successive cuts over the past two years, putting Australia on a path that sees us investing our lowest ever levels of aid.
In the lead up to the 2016 election, we're encouraging churches, community and school groups across the country to run a 'What We're For' event and stand up for this life-changing work.
Now is a critical time for us to remind our Government that Australians are for fairness, for generosity and for Australian aid.
Running a What We’re For’ event provides a way reach out, raise awareness and generate new support among your community and networks. It is also a very local-media and social-media friendly event with all the resources you need to amplify your event for greater impact.
A ‘What We’re For’ event will typically involve a meal, educational tools, and a group photo for sharing on social media, sending to your local media and your local MP.
To get started, download your Event Action Guide and other resources to help you organise a successful event.
These resources include a Church Guide which outlines worship songs, sermon ideas, and points for prayer, as well as a recipe card from MasterChef winner Adam Liaw and Australian Aid toothpick flags you can print off and use at your event.
Then register your event via the form below and we’ll send you a Host Pack with a free tea towel, posters, signs and more in the mail to fully equip you for your 'What We're For' event.
If you have questions about running your event or receiving your Host Pack, please contact us.