Monthly Archives: November 2017

Diary from a Disaster Zone – Rohingya Crisis

In September, Michael Peach spent 2 weeks in Bangladesh leading ADRA‚Äôs response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. We‚Äôve asked him to tell us what it was like. While you were in Bangladesh, what did your typical day look like? 5:30am:¬†Wake up and prepare for a 6am Skype call […]

Debbie’s ADRA Appeal Story

The day starts with prayer in Berwick, Victoria as volunteers from Pakenham Church prepare for a roadside traffic collection for the ADRA Appeal. Debbie, leading her team of 22 volunteers, says she‚Äôs always surprised by the people who give. “It’s those with the battered cars that just hand you this […]

“A time to share”: How to organise a Christmas Tree Fundraiser

‚ÄúChristmas time is a time to share!‚ÄĚ says Kylie Jensen, year 5¬†teacher at Northpine Christian College in Queensland. ‚ÄúSadly, many children each Christmas not only miss out on a gift, but also go without food.‚ÄĚ This¬†sad reality of poverty and hardship was what compelled Kylie¬†to organise a Christmas Tree fundraiser […]

Mark Webster receives ACFID award

Outgoing ADRA Australia CEO Mark Webster has received a prestigious award from the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for the NGO sector. Each year at its national conference, ACFID presents the¬†Outstanding Contribution to the Sector Award to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding […]

Minds in the Fields

In early October, the ADRA Community Centre in Macquarie Fields in southwestern Sydney held an important event. Minds in the Fields is an initiative run by the ADRA Community Centre in partnership with the local Police to help remove the negative stigma surrounding mental health. The event was particularly aimed […]