Your donation enables Red Cross to help affected communities recover from emergencies and provide stocks of critical disaster response equipment including water filtration, shelter, hygiene and cooking kits for use in emergencies.
Visit Red Cross News to find out where and how your donations are helping.
Donations made to the Salvos help in providing:
- financial assistance and counselling
- material assistance
- housing support
- mental health support
- holistic case work
- respite care and breaks
- information, referrals and advice.
Visit Disasters and emergencies to learn more about the work they are doing.
St Vincent de Paul
When you give to Vinnies your donation may help in:
- providing food, clothing, essential items and grocery vouchers to people who have lost everything
- paying unexpected bills as people work through the recovery process
- referring people to organisations providing crisis accommodation or specialised services
- providing emotional support as well as practical assistance.
Visit Vinnies Bushfire Appeal for more information.
Anglicare focuses on helping children, young people and families who are homeless or in crisis. Donations are used to provide extra support to existing services and to create pathways for long-term recovery through important services such as trauma counselling.
Dress for Success
Contributions of money and gently used, nearly-new professional clothing are accepted. To find out more, visit Dress for Success donate.
Foodbank acts as a conduit between the general public and the food and grocery sector, to provide essential supplies to devastated areas. For every $1 donated, Foodbank is able to provide $2 meals.
Trucks are regularly being restocked and leaving the warehouse to deliver food and water to needy communities. If you'd like to help, visit Foodbank's Bushfire Emergency Relief Appeal.
Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW)
The FNPW appeal recognises and supports the army of dedicated carers and rescuers working behind-the-scenes to help animals that have been left hungry, homeless or hurt as a result of the devastation.
Workers use their own money to rescue and care for animals. The appeal funds raised will go towards first aid and rescue equipment for injured animals, as well as providing support for wildlife carers through this difficult time.
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) provides grants to local not-for-profit groups, for community-led projects that address needs that emerge 12-18 months after a disaster event.
A donation to the FRRR could help in:
- supporting fatigued volunteer leaders
- repairing vital community infrastructure
- ensuring psychological support is available when it's most needed.
If you'd like to learn more about the FRRR and the support they provide after the smoke clears, visit Supporting bushfire-affected communities.
GIVIT connects people who have, with people who need. Trusted Australian charities are able to request exactly what is needed by their clients, through the GIVIT website.
When a need is matched to a donation, the GIVIT portal sends an email to exchange contact details between the donor and the charity. Then, the charity and donor agree between themselves on a delivery option. Once the charity receives the item, it is privately passed onto the recipient. The donor and recipient never meet.
The RSPCA NSW Inspectorate, works alongside Local Land Services, Department of Primary Industries and district veterinarians. They provide veterinary care and safe transport for animals affected by the fires.
Your donation helps keep vets on the road responding to emergencies and assisting animals in need.
If you can help, visit the RSPCA bushfire appeal.
Save the Children
Donations to Save the Children help implement support programs to help children who have lived through the fear and distress of the bushfires, to feel safe again.
Their qualified staff are in evacuation and recovery centres, helping children cope by giving them a safe place to be kids again. They can draw, play and socialise and most importantly, begin to process their experiences in a safe and supported environment.
When you donate to WIRES you are helping:
- improve their capability to rescue and care for more animals
- operate their Wildlife Rescue Office 365 days a year
- subsidise food costs for wildlife in care
- provide community wildlife information and education
- provide wildlife training courses for volunteers and the community
- support their volunteers
- grow their service so that they can help wildlife for generations to come.
To find out more, visit their Emergency Fund page.
It’s been estimated that around 1.25 billion native animals have been killed across Australia due to the bushfires. This includes thousands of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, cockatoos and honeyeaters. Many thousands more have been injured and/or are homeless.
WWF, are helping save wildlife and will be working to restore homes for koalas and other animals, when the fires clear. If you'd like to contribute to assist their work, visit Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund.