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Fighting Hunger

At eight years of age, Zira knows the pain of feeling hungry. And her mother knows the desperation of seeing her children starve and the shame of them being chased […]

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Thank You from the ADRA CEO

Thank you so much for your support of the ADRA Appeal this October. Whether you organised or participated in a fundraising event, whether you door-knocked in your local community or […]

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$350 Love Gift

Your Love Gift will help the people who need it most – children who will otherwise die from starvation, girls who have no choice but to leave school, and parents […]

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$1,000 Treadle Pump

Without irrigation many farmers cannot grow enough to feed their family or sell for an income. You can provide a treadle pump to a farmer so their farm can thrive.

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$15 Dignity Kit

Women who escape domestic violence are often unprepared to care for their basic needs. The Dignity Kit you provide includes toiletries, towels and under clothing for a woman facing hardship.

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$1,500 School Toilet Block

A school without a toilet leaves students vulnerable and more likely to drop out of school early. You can gift an entire toilet block to a school, giving students a […]

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$10 Essential School Supplies

School supplies are scarce in developing countries. Your gift will enable a child to make the most of going to school by providing them with a resource pack.

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$6,100 Holistic Lifestyle Program

Your gift can help churches in the South Pacific become influential health and lifestyle centres in their communities.

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$9 Fight Hunger

A malnourished child is in critical danger. Because of you, a child will have meal replacements for one month so they can survive.

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$100 Diabetes Screening Kit

Diabetes is taking lives and limbs in the South Pacific. You can help reverse the tide of diabetes by providing a screening kit.

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$800 Breeding Buck

Growing a goat-rearing business helps vulnerable farmers improve their income. By providing a valuable breeding buck, you can enable a farmer to expand their business.

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$14 Cook Stove

Children get sick if their meals are prepared in an unhygienic way. Your gift will provide an energy-efficient cook stove so that families can enjoy nutritious meals.

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Mia’s Story

Mia has always been community minded and service driven. Having grown up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Mia knew about ADRA. And so, within months of moving to Brisbane with […]

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Tyson’s Story

At 21 years old, the cycle of alcohol abuse, drug use, and declining mental health seemed inescapable for Tyson. A couple of years ago Tyson was living a normal life. […]

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Coonabarabran Op Shop continues funding to those in need

At its April meeting, the Coonabarabran ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) Op Shop committed funding of $21,000 to be distributed to community group organisations in the local district, and […]

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Official opening of Zen-sory Space and Play Area

On a cheerful and sunny afternoon, Mallee Rose Cottage – the ADRA Community Centre in Macquarie Fields – officially opened its new Zen-sory Space and Play Area. For the past […]

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First Adventist safe house opened in PNG

This post was originally written for and published by the Adventist Record. In what is believed to be a first for Papua New Guinea Union Mission, the Silva Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church […]

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Your 10,000 Toes Update

The 10,000 Toes Campaign is a partnership between ADRA Australia and the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church committed to stamping out diabetes in the South Pacific. Dr Lillian Kent, […]

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Hidden Gems in the Mitcham Op Shop

The Mitcham ADRA Op shop is a humble store located on the outskirts of Melbourne selling various clothing and household items to shoppers. Those who come into the store are […]

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The future for They Are Not Alone project

The They Are Not Alone (TANA) project started a few years ago, sparked by a lecture from Avondale’s Dr Brad Watson and spearheaded by one of the students who listened […]

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Oil and development in Timor Leste

One of Australia’s closest neighbours, Timor Leste, is a young country. In fact, it is currently the fourth-youngest country in the world. After centuries of occupation, Timor Leste was officially declared independent […]

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Jamal’s Story

Jamal* is an eight-year-old girl from Syria. She lives with her parents and three siblings all in a one-room home in the Dekweneh area of Lebanon. Their house is hand […]

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The global impact of ADRA’s reach

ADRA Australia is part of a global network and has offices all over the world. In Australia alone, we partner with 11 countries. Often we focus on what ADRA Australia […]

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PNG earthquake: The long road to recovery

In February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake devastated the Southern Highlands of PNG. The mountainous area was completely isolated. 544,000 people were affected, 26,000 were left without a home, and […]

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Blacktown Centre equips next generation of counsellors

The ADRA Community Centre in the heart of Blacktown is supporting Sydney’s most vulnerable people. Run predominantly by volunteers, the Centre offers a range of services from food parcels to […]

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The Least of These – A Call To Serve

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” [Matthew 25:40] “Freely you have received, freely […]

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Paul’s Heart for Service

The first year anniversary for the ADRA Op Shop in Chinchilla has been bitter-sweet. As the Op Shop volunteers celebrated one year of offering help to the local community on […]

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Sabbath School guide focused on helping ‘the least of these’

This post was originally written by Linda Edorsson for the Adventist Record. Church leaders from the South Pacific are making a global impact through the third quarter’s Sabbath School Bible […]

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“Imagine if” – turning ideals into reality

I love being a parent. And I usually jump head-first into whatever activities my kids show interest in – although there have been a few exceptions. So last September, when […]

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A Life of Service

Maxine Abblott always wanted an active and meaningful retirement. For the last eight years, she has maintained a busy but happy lifestyle by volunteering for ADRA. Maxine started out by helping […]

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World Refugee Day — June 20

June 20 is World Refugee Day, a day when the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joins the United Nations and the world to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of […]

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Development vs. Welfare

Most Australians are familiar with the fish analogy: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for […]

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Elvira’s Story

It’s 2am in the morning. Rain is pounding on the tin roof. Elvira wants to just roll over and fall back to sleep – but nature calls. She picks her […]

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Maria’s Story

The sound of roosters crowing fills the air long after the sun has risen. Maria leads us between the wooden houses of her village to an open space in the […]

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A Day in the Life of an ADRA Connections Trip

Mr & Mrs Brooks from Edinburgh College share their experience from Vanuatu of a week well spent on an ADRA Connections Trip. An ADRA Connections trip is more than the […]

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Your Update on Cyclone Idai

It has been over a month since Cyclone Idai wreaked havoc on the lives of millions in southern Africa. Since then, your generous donations have been vital in providing life-saving […]

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A sanctuary in the heart of Blacktown

In the heart of Blacktown, perched above the hustle and bustle of commuters pouring out of the train station, lies the ADRA Blacktown Community Centre. For over a decade, a […]

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An hour in their shoes

This post was originally written for and published by the Adventist Record. A few years ago I attended Voices for Justice, an annual event organised by Micah Australia. Its purpose: to inspire, […]

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ADRA Australia transitions from emergency accommodation arrangement

As you may know, thousands of ADRA volunteers, in partnership with the NSW State Government, have been providing assistance with accommodation arrangements during emergencies in NSW since 1975. Providing accommodation […]

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Devastation in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai

Communities in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi have been devastated by what is being described as the worst natural disaster to hit the southern hemisphere. Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in […]

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Addressing depression after the drought

Depression and anxiety are mental health challenges that have faced many people in communities affected by severe drought. Even once physical relief comes, whether through rain or funding, the effects […]

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ADRA Australia to transition from Keep Girls Safe Project

ADRA Australia will Fund Keep Girls Safe Project until December 2019 Your support of the Keep Girls Safe project in Thailand, in partnership with ADRA Australia, has provided shelter to […]

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Dewi’s Hope

Everyday life for Dewi, her husband Abyasa and their two children changed in the blink of an eye on September 28, 2018. Dewi, Abyasa and their three-year-old son, Budi, had […]

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$500 Crisis Shelter Pack

Disasters destroy homes and lives. Your gift can provide a Crisis Shelter Pack including tarpaulins, ropes and pegs for five families devastated by a disaster.

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ADRA Drought Relief Appeal: Anna’s Story

The drought is severe. You’ve got livestock to feed with hay that costs a minimum of $480 per bale — without it, your animals will starve to death. Your newly-fledged […]

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ADRA responds to Townsville Floods

The people of Townsville have always been community minded, so the response to the current flooding is no exception. Having received a year’s worth of rain in nine days, Townsville […]

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Relief from the Drought

Your donations to ADRA’s recent Drought Relief Appeal are making a real difference in the lives of farmers and their families. Take the rural kids from far-flung farms and stations […]

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Thank You ADRA Appeal Volunteers

The ADRA Appeal in October saw thousands of volunteers being compelled to serve in their local communities and to help people in need. “Thank you. We’re grateful to have so […]

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Advocates raise voice to get #KidsOffNauru

ADRA supporters were among a group of Australian Christians calling for the release of children held in immigration detention on Nauru. The statement was made by participants at the Justice Conference […]

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Kids, Carols and Christmas

Organising an ADRA Christmas Tree fundraiser is easy, and it can be a lot of fun! Deina Bailey explains. Over the past few years, our church (Lilydale, VIC) has featured […]

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How does the ADRA Appeal help?

It’s October, which means the annual ADRA Appeal is here! Our senior fundraising manager Aleksandra Ewing shares some insights. How does the ADRA Appeal help? Where does the money go? […]

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ADRA Christmas Gifts for Schools

A good teacher helps to ignite passions and inspires the next generation to make a difference. What a legacy! Many children around the world miss out on experiencing the opportunities […]

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Falling Through the Cracks

Four years ago, Jonathon was comfortable. Then his life turned upside down. He recounts an incredible journey of heartbreak, despair and, ultimately, hope. It’s 2am. Cold and dark. Jonathan lies […]

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Eden Valley Academy to continue independently

Eden Valley Academy (EVA) will continue to run independently following a mutual agreement between EVA founder and director Helen Hall and ADRA Australia which ends ADRA’s partnership with the project. […]

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Thank You… Directly from Nepal

During our end-of-financial year, we were blown away by the generosity of our donors. If you were one of them, thank you! We have a special ‘Thank You’ video for […]

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Code of Conduct

ADRA Australia Code of Conduct 1. Purpose and Scope This Code of Conduct sets out the expectations for the behaviour and standards of professional and personal conduct for ADRA Australia’s […]

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A Light Bulb Moment

One Friday morning in April, I enjoyed a beach sunrise with one of my daughters as part of a school activity. It was an experience I have filed away in […]

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Bhagwati’s Amazing Story

In a small hillside village in western Nepal, Bhagwati kneels beside the fire and warms her hands in front of red-hot coals. As she prepares breakfast for her two children, […]

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ADRA receives 5-year DFAT accreditation extension

ADRA Australia has been granted full accreditation from the Australian government for another five years. The accreditation, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), means ADRA is eligible […]

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Speaking up for Fairness and Generosity

Ahead of next week’s federal budget, there have been reports of further cuts to Australia’s foreign aid budget. In response, Adventist leaders have spoken out, encouraging church members to advocate for […]

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ADRA Responds to PNG Earthquake

During the early hours of February 26, a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The quake was the largest earthquake recorded in the region for almost 100 years. […]

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ADRA Responds to Fiji flooding

ADRA has responded to flooding after a cyclone affected parts of Fiji earlier this month. On April 1, Tropical Cyclone Josie passed over Fiji affecting mainly the western part of Fiji. While it […]

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ADRA Volunteers Respond to Bushfire Emergency

A team of ADRA volunteers has been personally thanked by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for their efforts responding to the devastating bushfires in south-eastern NSW. Hundreds […]

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ADRA delivers Cyclone Gita relief

ADRA has distributed hundreds of food parcels to vulnerable people in Tonga following Tropical Cyclone Gita. On February 12, Cyclone Gita devastated the Kingdom of Tonga. The Category 4 storm was the […]

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Anwara’s Story

It was 2am when Anwara climbed into the boat. In the teeming darkness, strange hands passed her up toward the bow and unfamiliar bodies pressed against her. She called out […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Diary from a Disaster Zone – Rohingya Crisis

In September, Michael Peach spent 2 weeks in Bangladesh leading ADRA’s response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. We’ve asked him to tell us what it was like. While […]

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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, […]

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

“Christmas time is a time to share!” says Kylie Jensen, year 5 teacher at Northpine Christian College in Queensland. “Sadly, many children each Christmas not only miss out on a gift, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Blais’s Story

Blais sits relaxed in the plastic chair under his house. His wide grin reveals a friendly personality as he tells his story. It starts in another part of the Solomons: […]

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$100 Baby Goat

Goats are a valuable source of income for vulnerable farmers. Help a farmer start a goat rearing business to provide for their family and to send their children to school.

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$800 Permaculture Training

This gift can provide permaculture training to ensure mothers can feed their children. This improves their knowledge and skills in farming techniques, helping to increase their production and income.

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$17,000 Solar Water Pump System

Get pumped! Your gift of a water pump system can help a whole village of more than 600 people gain access to clean water. What a special gift!

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Paul Rubessa appointed new CEO of ADRA Australia

Paul Rubessa has been appointed as the new CEO of ADRA Australia. Mr Rubessa will replace outgoing CEO Mark Webster, who announced in July that he was moving to Bangkok […]

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Messy, Crowded & Muddy But Never Hopeless

As we drive into the refugee camp, everyone in the car falls quiet and just looks through the windows. I almost could not believe my eyes: shelter after shelter on hills, in the forest – […]

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Rohingya Refugees Desperate for Food, Shelter

The Rohingya refugee crisis has forced more than 400,000 people to flee their homes in Myanmar and take refuge in makeshift camps in Bangladesh. Helal left Myanmar with his mother, […]

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Advocates Fundraise to Keep Girls Safe

Students from Central Coast Adventist School (CCAS) in Erina, NSW have raised more than $11,000 for ADRA’s Keep Girls Safe project in Thailand. During the school’s week of spiritual emphasis, […]

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ADRA Responds to Hurricane Irma, Floods in Asia, Earthquake in Mexico

Catastrophic flooding, huge earthquakes and devastating hurricanes are affecting millions of people from Nepal to Mexico. With a vast international network, ADRA is able to respond comprehensively to almost every […]

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ADRA Responds to Nepal Flooding

Severe flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh has killed more than 1200 people and left millions of people displaced. As a global network, ADRA is responding to assist thousands of people in Nepal […]

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They Are Not Alone

Miriam* is a mother in Papua New Guinea. She is also a survivor of horrific violence at the hands of her husband, who beat her with a wooden plank until […]

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Gifts in Wills

Your Legacy is Their Future Every person was created in the image of God to do amazing things. By leaving a precious Gift in your Will, you can leave a […]

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Generosity flourishes as ADRA breaks record

Generous donors have contributed to ADRA Australia receiving its largest ever total during the agency’s end-of-financial year appeal, meaning thousands of people will be able to flourish. The total amount […]

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Mark Webster departs as CEO

ADRA Australia chief executive Mark Webster has announced he will be leaving the organisation after six years to take up the position of Regional Director at ADRA in Asia. Mr […]

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Amazing Things Are Happening

In the last financial year, your support enabled so many amazing things to happen for people in need. Thanks to your generosity, more than $16 million was invested to help 441,000 people in […]

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We Stand With Refugees Worldwide

For decades, ADRA has championed the rights and wellbeing of people displaced by conflict and persecution—men, women and children of all different faiths, ethnicities and nationalities who have survived unspeakable […]

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Don’t show me the money, show me the truth

As Christians, our task is to be light in the darkest places. We do all that we do in service to our great God. We do it in His strength […]

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Church Agencies Partner on Humanitarian Response

The Australian government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has announced a consortium of eight church agencies as one of the successful agencies that tendered for the Australian Humanitarian […]

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Doing Good, Better

The impulse to help is a hallmark of humanity – both evolutionists and creationists agree that selfless acts are something which make each one of us uniquely human. Even more […]

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Florence’s Fight to Flourish

A warm smile greets everyone who arrives at her door. The house is made of solid brick and covered in a neat thatched roof. Inside, the aroma of dinner is […]

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Fighting to Flourish

Esau grins widely as he picks up his little boy and kisses his cheek. A tall, strong man with broad shoulders, Esau commands attention. As he puts his arm lovingly […]

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East Africa Famine: ADRA Responds

The already impoverished Horn of Africa is in crisis. Famine was declared in central Unity State in South Sudan in February while sub-counties within several other countries including Somalia, Nigeria, […]

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Picking Up The Pieces

As the water recedes, the full scale of the devastation is revealed. Towns across NSW and Queensland have moved into full swing cleaning up the mud and debris left by […]

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Update: ADRA Helping Cyclone, Flood Clean-up

ADRA is continuing to assist people affected by Cyclone Debbie and flooding in Queensland and Northern NSW. ADRA Emergency Volunteers have been hard at work across the regions hardest hit. […]

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ADRA Responds to Floods in NSW, Queensland

ADRA emergency management teams are responding to major flooding in Northern NSW and Southeast Queensland. ADRA volunteers at the Kingscliff Evacuation Centre in the Northern Rivers helped more than 150 […]

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ADRA Responds to Cyclone Debbie

ADRA Australia’s emergency response has been activated after Cyclone Debbie devastated North Queensland on Tuesday, with wind gusts exceeding 260km/h. ADRA is seeking to conduct inspections of the affected areas to […]

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ADRA prepares for Cyclone Debbie

Communities in North Queensland are bracing for Tropical Cyclone Debbie, the severe Category 4 storm expected to hit on Tuesday morning. It’s the largest cyclone to make landfall in Australia since Yasi […]

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‘I have nothing to feed my family': Famine, starvation crisis in East Africa

“I have nothing to feed my family,” Gedie says. She is a single mother of 8 children. As she sits inside her grass hut, she describes the urgency of her […]

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Celebrating Inspirational Women

The Power of Women To celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to acknowledge all the women who contribute to making amazing things happen. Whether it’s our volunteers, supporters, staff or beneficiaries, […]

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ADRA Employs Pacific Emergency Coordinators

For the first time, full-time ADRA emergency coordinators will be employed in five South Pacific countries to help prepare for disasters. The positions in Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa […]

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Sanitarium Volunteers Make a Difference

A team of 10 employees from Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing, Life Health Foods and Vitality Works have volunteered through ADRA Connections to work with the Water for Life project in Vietnam. […]

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Disaster & Famine Relief Offering

Millions of people like Dewi have their lives turned upside down by disasters every year. Natural disasters, like the Indonesian tsunami and the Australian drought, devastate thousands of lives. The […]

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Syria: a new year, a continuing crisis

As we wind up celebrations for one of the most significant events on the Christian calendar, Syria – the Cradle of Christianity – enters the sixth year of a conflict that […]

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OHI Donate

Change a life Open Heart International provides the opportunity for those living in developing countries to receive specialised healthcare that they deserve, yet cannot access.

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The Difference Water Makes

November is the hottest, driest time of the year in in the south-eastern provinces of Timor Leste and, in communities that have been affected by the recent El Niño drought, they […]

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Taking a Back Seat

Taking a Back Seat We all know the jokes about the meddling in-laws whose advice, even though they mean well, is often far from being helpful. So when it comes […]

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The Gift of Gratitude

The Gift of Gratitude ‘Thank’ and ‘you’ are two of the most basic words in the English language. Yet, when combined they can have a powerful impact on people. When […]

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On The Road With ADRA

Sunday, October 16: The Sunday morning traffic is sporadic at first but builds steadily across the morning. We are shielded from direct sunlight by a glary grey sky and occasional […]

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Farewell Pam Wood, a Justice Champion

The phone rings. Pam Wood glances down, picks up her mobile and answers in a cheerful voice. It’s yet another person needing help. As manager of the ADRA Community Centre […]

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Kiribati Youth Urge Greater Climate Action

Two Seventh-day Adventist women from Kiribati have shared stories of how climate change is impacting their nation and called for greater action against climate change as guests of the Voices for […]

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Creating a Brighter Future

Creating a Brighter Future Mrs Linh lives in a remote village in the Cao Bang Province, one of the poorest areas in Vietnam where many ethnic minorities live in poverty. […]

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$3,000 School Water System

Give the gift of clean water! Your gift will provide a water system to a school, giving students clean water to drink and for personal use.

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$220 Sewing Machine

Earning a living can be particularly difficult for a person with disabilities living in a developing country. By providing a sewing machine and training, you will help them start a […]

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$75 Oxygen Masks

Oxygen masks are a vital part of any surgery. You can provide an oxygen mask and critical care supplies to a patient receiving surgery and help save their life.* *Open […]

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$50 Crisis Food Hamper

Australians surviving disasters are often left with nothing. You can provide a Crisis Food Hamper to an Australian family affected by disasters and help them get back on their feet.

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$55 Beehives

Honey is good to eat and profitable to sell. Thanks to your gift of a beehive, a woman will be able to earn a living and provide for her family.

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$20 Community Meal

There are Australians who are homeless and go hungry. Your gift will provide a hot meal for an Australian doing it tough.

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The Human Face of Hurricane Matthew

When Hurricane Matthew tore through Haiti, it left hundreds of thousands of people in the Central American desperate for help. To assist in the relief efforts in the immediate aftermath […]

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All I Want for Christmas…

All I want for Christmas is for others to thrive. Your generosity this Christmas can give a family in need the chance at a better life. Get your church, school […]

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Grant Christmas Wishes

You can grant Christmas Wishes! Register now to help your church, school or organisation run a Christmas Tree fundraiser. You will receive a leader’s pack containing instructions, gift tags and […]

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Why You Should Attend Voices For Justice

By Jordan Bolst In October last year I was part of a group of students from Avondale College that attended the Voices for Justice conference held in Canberra. I had […]

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ADRA Responds to NSW Floods

Major flooding in central west NSW continues, with ADRA assisting at least 35 people in Forbes to find temporary emergency accommodation. Three ADRA volunteers and one area coordinator have been […]

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Volunteers Knocking to End Poverty

James and Carol arrived weary and broken. Unemployed and homeless, they had just been moved out of the local caravan park because they ran out of money. All they had […]

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ADRA Embraces Open Heart International

Open Heart International (OHI) is being transferred from Adventist Healthcare Limited (AHCL) to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia. The change is being made to leverage opportunities for […]

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ADRA Appeal $50 Challenge

Thanks for taking part in the 2018 ADRA Appeal! All volunteers are required to register with ADRA Australia, whether participating in a door-knock activity, public place collection or any other […]

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$30 Seeds

Community gardens help disadvantaged families to grow produce for food and to sell at markets. You can give seeds to help start a community garden.

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$20 Chickens

Your gift can buy cute little chickens. As the chickens grow, they provide eggs for food and income, and fertiliser for people’s gardens. Why not upgrade your gift? $320 can […]

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$9,000 Borehole

Lack of clean water can be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of entire communities. You can bring clean drinking water to a community through the gift of a borehole.

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$13 Water Filter

Without clean water, people become sick. You can help families stay well by gifting them with clean water.

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$120 Toilet

Without a toilet, people in disadvantaged communities are forced to use the bush around their houses. Thanks to you, a family can receive everything they need to build a sanitary […]

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$5 School Lunch

It’s impossible to stay alert on an empty tummy. You can provide a free lunch to a child at school so they can learn.

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What Kind of Freedom?

There’s a stranger in her kitchen and three-year-old Meita doesn’t welcome the intrusion. Eating a bowl of rice with her mother and six sisters in their rugged kitchen, Meita’s round […]

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I Do Not Want to Remember: Said’s Story

Said is only 14, but has experienced hardships that no child should face. In Serbia, he shared his family’s story: “Mum and dad told us that we are going to […]

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Community Centres Restore Hope

Brendan* first visited Redwood Community Centre in 2014 to collect food from the ‘Chewsday Bite’ program while living locally. But soon after he became homeless and started re-using illicit substances […]

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When the bombs fell: Loubana’s story

It’s been three years, but Loubana’s children still have nightmares about the day their Syrian home was bombed. “I remember when I hid under the stairs when the bombs were […]

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Beyond the crisis: Global refugee facts

The ongoing Refugee crisis in Europe may have grabbed the media’s attention, but it is only one example of refugee movements in the world. Beyond sensational headlines, there is so […]

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Stories of Hope

The other day, my wife was just sitting down to work on a study assignment when the tranquillity of our home was disturbed by an exclamation of frustration. “I can’t […]

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Harvesting Hope

Gazing upon the plains of Old Bagan, Myanmar in the early morning is breath-taking. While intricately designed temples and pagodas dot the landscape, it is the vast canvas of the […]

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ADRA Appeal

Welcome to the 2019 ADRA Appeal. Your support will help make the world a brighter place. More than just knocking on doors, the ADRA Appeal is about changing lives in […]

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Connections Trips

ADRA Connections is a life-changing opportunity for volunteers to travel to ADRA’s projects around the globe, to experience first-hand the vitally important development work that ADRA does. Volunteers have a […]

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Annual Report

Each year ADRA Australia produces an Annual Report as part of our commitment to integrity, transparency and accountability. It is a key way we can celebrate the many inspiring stories from […]

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Corporate Information

Incorporation and Charitable Status Public company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act. Registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission. Tax Concessions and Fundraising Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) […]

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Our People

Our leadership team meets regularly to discuss strategy, to approve new projects and initiatives, to monitor and report risks and to manage compliances including safety.   ADRA Australia’s Executive Committee (EXCOM) […]

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Work For Us

Positions Available Open Heart International – Program Senior Officer Wahroonga, NSW Full Time Applications Close: 01 Dec 2019 ADRA Australia strives for excellence and practical impact in all its program […]

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ADRA Condemns Aid Cuts in Federal Budget

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia has condemned the federal government’s $224 million cut to overseas aid that makes Australia’s aid budget the least generous in its history. […]

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ADRA Responds to Drought in Africa

In response to the serious drought affecting countries across southern and eastern Africa, where El Niño conditions have caused the lowest ever recorded rainfall between October and December 2015, the global […]

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ADRA, Sanitarium team up in Fiji

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has partnered with Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing to deliver more food aid to hungry communities following Cyclone Winston in Fiji. Boxes of Weet-Bix and […]

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Syria Crisis: Five Years Later

March 2016 marks fives years since the Syrian civil war began. Since then, almost 500,000 people have died as violence rages and tears the country to pieces. Millions more have become refugees, strangers […]

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Cycling for Syria

Between 7-9 March, 41 cyclists participated in the Queenstown Classic in New Zealand, a cycling fundraising event organised by 25000spins to raise money for charity. Of these, 26 fundraised for ADRA to help Syrian refugee […]

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Vanuatu: Sweet Potatoes Arrive Just in Time

We stopped at the roadside market to buy some fresh coconuts and have a chat to the women. On offer was steamed corn, young coconuts for drinking, yams still covered […]

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Vanuatu: One Year Later

The village is peaceful, washing drying in the afternoon sun. It’s too hot to do anything much other than find a place in the shade, hopefully with a breeze. John […]

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Fiji: Distributions & Needs Assessments Continue

More than 1,000 families have received food and hygiene kits in Fiji after distributions by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). Food packs containing rice, lentils, tuna, sugar and […]

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Fiji: The Eye of the Cyclone

It was early in the afternoon on Saturday February 20. George and his family had just returned from church up the road in Naqia village on the eastern side of […]

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Fiji Cyclone: Aid begins to flow but more needed

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) today has begun its relief efforts in earnest following Tropical Cyclone Winston. “Getting food to families is the most urgent need at the […]

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Fiji: Navesau Teacher can still manage a smile

“At least I have free air conditioning now.” Talk about looking on the bright side. John is a teacher from Navesau on Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island. During the wild […]

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Fiji: Family now sleeping in their car

“This is my first time to experience such a devastating hurricane. It was very devastating and very frightening.” Kalisito and his wife Francis came home from church with their four […]

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Fiji in the dark following Winston

Twenty-four hours after Cyclone Winston smashed Fiji the full picture of the destruction remains unknown. Power, water, communication, roads and other vital infrastructure remain cut and many parts of the country, […]

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Fiji Braces for Cyclone Winston

A category five tropical cyclone bearing down on Fiji threatens to devastate the country. Urgent assistance is needed. Donate now. Cyclone Winston is travelling westward and is predicted to make landfall early […]

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1000km Ride Raises $70,000

One day into their epic adventure – riding a thousand kilometres in ten days on a tandem bicycle – Louise and Nat Ginn had doubts. “After day one I wasn’t sure […]

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Drought Ravages the Pacific

    As the plane descends into Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, I’m shocked by all the brown outside. What I imagined to be tropical and green is anything but. […]

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Riding high for girls to Blossom

Bonnells Bay (NSW) Mother and son team Louise and Nat Ginn are all set to ride a gruelling 1,000 kilometres over 10 days to raise $100,000 for the Blossom Project. […]

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#KNOCKTOBER: Pathfinders

written by Laura Mitchell. On October 17th, Avondale Memorial Pathfinders hit the streets of Cooranbong in their full uniform, armed with a pen, a receipt pad, and an abundance of […]

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All I Want for Christmas

I can still remember the disappointment. It was Christmas time and I must have been about eight years old. Like every other kid my age I’d been counting down the […]

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Do It Afraid

Do it afraid. That was the title of my daily devotional the day before I was due to fly out to a country I had never been to, to start […]

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ADRA Community Kitchens Thrive in WA

“The food is just so amazing! You feed us like we are your family.” “I feel safe here… I look forward to coming each week.” “You give us more than […]

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Friendships Bloom In ADRA’s Community Gardens

Cannington Community Garden – by Sarina Taituave  I recently attended the Cannington Church Camp in Western Australia to celebrate my brother-in-law’s 40th birthday. My husband Jeremy and I had been through […]

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International Day of Rural Women

Celebrating Rural Women by Tracy Hamilton According to the United Nations, rural women make up over a quarter of the total world population. Rural women, particularly in developing countries, hold […]

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Bopha Sun’s Story

Today, Bopha Sun is a happy and thriving woman—but three years ago, the picture was completely different. Bopha Sun grew up in a traditional farming community in Cambodia. When she […]

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Charlie’s Story

Charlie is 25. Every week, he volunteers a day of his time as a counsellor in Blacktown, Sydney. It’s a job that provides insight into the difficulties many people face. […]

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Review: Just Mercy

The story of Bryan Stevenson reads like that of the literary references his book—Just Mercy—begins with. The front cover features an endorsement from legal thriller writer John Grisham and the […]

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Nepal: “We need food and shelter”

“We need food and shelter. There is nothing left in our village!” says Rami. She is from Lapa village in Dhading, close to the earthquake’s epicentre. The earthquake flattened her […]

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Key Policies

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia is the official humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As an organisation, we are committed to serving others so all may live as […]

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Monthly Donation

Change a life When you commit to monthly giving, your money goes where it’s needed most. You make it possible to maintain long-term projects, jumpstart new initiatives, and have ready […]

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One-time Donation

Change a life Families around the world will feel the impact of your contribution today. Your gift provides vital development programs and disaster relief.

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World Water Day

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Our Board

Our Board oversees the direction of the organisation and monitors performance against the strategic plan. It has overall responsibility for the management of risks and compliance with legislation. It determines […]

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Our History

 ADRA began as a department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As a church with approximately 60,000 Australian members, Adventists are committed to demonstrating the love of God in real and […]

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Inclusion & Wellbeing

We work to improve inclusion and wellbeing for women and girls through project activities that seek to promote gender equity.

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Community Building

We seek to build community by connecting people. We operate Op Shops, Community Centres, Community Gardens, Youth Mentoring and Seniors Connect Projects.

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Livelihood Opportunities

We help communities to improve livelihoods through projects that build and sustain human, financial, social and natural capital.

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Sustainable Food

We work to support developing nations to improve sustainable food production through projects that address food security.

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Support Services

We provide a range of support services for people experiencing crisis. This impact area includes Women's Refuges, Emergency Relief, Community Pantries and Community Cafes.

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Our Impact

ADRA Australia works within a ‘Social Inclusion Framework’ to achieve well-being and security for people on terms that are important to them. We ensure that all members of communities have […]

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Donation

Help people rise out of poverty! Your donation today will help fund ADRA’s life changing projects around the world. Thank you for your generosity!

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Evaluations

Evaluations Monitoring and evaluation is integrated into project design and planning to ensure continuous improvement in program delivery. Learnings from one project evaluation will be used to inform ways of […]

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Fundraising

There are many ways you can get involved, have fun and make a life-changing difference. You can register to hold your own fundraiser, join an existing event, or take part […]

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Volunteer

Be an agent for change! Join thousands of generous individuals volunteering their time and talents to support people and communities in need. ADRA Australia has many opportunities for you to […]

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FAQ

Find answers to your questions about our work and the impact your support is having.

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Disasters

Through our global and local networks, we respond quickly following disasters providing immediate relief, early recovery and risk-reduction overseas, and emergency accommodation in Australia.

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Engage

Let your light shine Real development takes place through relationships. How we treat others and what we sacrifice for them has a significant impact on the creation of a more […]

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