What is a Giving Day?
The Common Good

What is a Giving Day?

In 2023, The Prince Charles Giving Day falls on Wednesday, October 25.

This year, we have big aspirations to raise $100,000 for The Prince Charles Hospital’s Children’s Emergency Department and Paediatric Ward.

We know our goal this year is ambitious, but with more people raising funds and rallying support for the common good, we know it is achievable.

Below, we answer some questions we are asked often, including ‘What is a Giving Day?’, ‘How does a Giving Day work?’ and ‘What does Matched Giving Mean?’

What is a Giving Day?

A Giving Day is an incredible one-day celebration when all the hospital teams, community members and local businesses rally together to raise as much money as possible for a particular cause, drum up support, and maximise donations.

Commonly, these events last for 12 or 24 hours, and during a Giving Day, everyone works towards a common goal. As a result, these events tend to strengthen community pride and boost morale.

They also unite everyone connected to the cause, and their limited time frame creates a sense of urgency to make a real impact.

At the heart of a Giving Day are the incredible volunteers who are hitting the phones, calling family, friends, and members of The Common Good and asking for support and donations.

The more volunteers who join us for a short 2-hour shift, the more impact we can make for The Prince Charles Hospital’s Children’s Emergency Department and Paediatric Ward.

People can volunteer as teams or individuals, and it’s a guaranteed day of fun, celebration and good vibes!

What is Matched Giving?

Matched Giving refers to when a corporate partner, individuals, or philanthropists pledge to match donations made by the general community so that the value and impact of their donation is doubled.

We know that every single dollar counts, but for those who may think that their donation would be too small or insignificant, the concept of having their donation doubled can inspire more support, knowing that it will make a greater impact.

The support received by these Matched Givers is invaluable, and our Giving Day would not be possible without them.

How Does a Giving Day Work?

For our Giving Day on October 25, 2023, we will have fundraising teams and amazing volunteers based at The Prince Charles Hospital.

The Common Good’s Giving Day will last for 12 hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. During that time, our helpers will hit the phones to drum up support and secure funds.

All donations made on this day will be doubled (thanks to our generous Matched Givers).

How can you help to make Giving Day 2023 Successful?

There are a few key ways to get involved and help make Giving Day successful:

  1. Fundraise for Giving Day
  2. Volunteer on Giving Day
  3. Donate on Giving Day
  4. Follow us on social media and help spread the word @thecommongoodau

Would you like to volunteer two hours to drum up support on October 25? Register your interest here.

 

Published: September 27, 2023

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