Monthly Archives: December 2017

Why Orphanages Are Not Best Practice

Children are so often at the heart of why we give to charity. In them we see the hope for a better future. This is perhaps why so many people support orphanages all around the world. However, development experts and credible NGOs increasingly believe that orphanages can cause harm to […]

Generosity That Comes Full Circle

As a child, Christmas was always exciting for me. I remember well the joy of creating a gift for my mum or dad: gluing shells and pasta to a frame and wrapping it up in paper I had decorated myself. I was practically shaking with excitement as I watched them […]

Get to know our new CEO

As you may already know by now, we have a new CEO – Paul Rubessa. But you might be wondering: “Who is he?” So we thought we’d ask Paul a few questions, so you can get to know him. Can you tell us about yourself and your family? I grew […]

Meet the Mackay Op Shop Volunteers

Tuesday 5 December was International Volunteer Day. Below, four volunteers share their stories.   Maciej A listening ear—this is what local pastor Maciej provides to the customers at ADRA’s Mackay Op Shop by volunteering. He remembers a lady coming into the shop one day looking distressed. “I could tell she needed someone to […]