Community Initiatives

Community Initiatives & Events

We are always looking at ways in which we can engage our community and provide meaningful ways in which they can learn, support and give back.  We want to live in a community where all children have a good start to life, where families are safe, loving and connected and where there is opportunity for everyone to participate.   

The community initiatives we run annually help us to achieve these aims, and we invite our community to join us by getting involved.  If you are a local business, a community member or just want to connect with us to help us with our initiatives, please contact us at: donations@bethany.org.au – let’s start the conversation! 

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16 Days of Activism

During the 16 Days of Activism, people around the world will unite to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

In Geelong, The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre, together with Bethany and other Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence Committee members, will be presenting a very special art exhibition at Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.

Geelong Giving Tree Appeal

For more than 20 years, Bethany has run the Giving Tree Appeal, raising funds to help support hundreds of local families in need at Christmas.  Can you help change Xmas for a family in need?

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Geelong Candlight Vigil

In May each year, together with Safe Steps Victoria and The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre, Geelong’s city centre turns purple, as we light a candle to remember women who have died due to family violence.

Bethany Little Things Appeal

Bethany Little Things Appeal

With the rising costs of living, many families are unable to afford many of the little things in life that we take for granted.  Our annual June appeal raises funds to help buy these little experiences for local families. 

Surf Coast Century

This September, we’re working with the Surf Coast Century to raise vital funds to end family violence.  And, with your help, together we can change the story. Can you make your run count?

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Give back

Every dollar that you donate will help support vulnerable children, families and individuals in our community. 

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To show their support of the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal each year, the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) raffle these beautiful hampers which are thoughtfully curated by the ACDP Social Club.

They also have this stunning Giving Tree up in their foyer, where $10 buys a raffle ticket and a bauble for staff to hang on the tree. What a great way to support the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal!

If your business would like to get involved, it’s not too late! The Geelong Giving Tree Appeal runs through until Tuesday 6 December. More details can be found at www.geelonggivingtree.com.au
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To show their support of the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal each year, the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) raffle these beautiful hampers which are thoughtfully curated by the ACDP Social Club. 

They also have this stunning Giving Tree up in their foyer, where $10 buys a raffle ticket and a bauble for staff to hang on the tree. What a great way to support the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal! 

If your business would like to get involved, it’s not too late! The Geelong Giving Tree Appeal runs through until Tuesday 6 December. More details can be found at www.geelonggivingtree.com.au

The Town and Country Children's Centre has been generously supporting the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal for six years.

Thank you to the Educators who kindly prepared some delicious treats for their Cake Stall Fundraiser today. What a fantastic way to raise funds!

We are so grateful for their contribution, and the support of so many others who are sharing in the joy of giving this Christmas.

If you would like to donate or get involved, visit www.geelonggivingtree.com.au
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The Town and Country Childrens Centre has been generously supporting the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal for six years.

Thank you to the Educators who kindly prepared some delicious treats for their Cake Stall Fundraiser today. What a fantastic way to raise funds!

We are so grateful for their contribution, and the support of so many others who are sharing in the joy of giving this Christmas.

If you would like to donate or get involved, visit www.geelonggivingtree.com.au

It is the final week to donate to the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal!

Help Bethany, The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre and BCYF Barwon Child, Youth & Family support as many local families as we can this Christmas by donating today.

Your donation will go directly to families in need to purchase Christmas gifts or food for their loved ones.

Help us reach our goal by donating at www.geelonggivingtree.com.au
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