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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

Every year, more than 200 million people are affected by disasters. You can help! ADRA’s presence in more than 120 countries means we can respond to almost every disaster. Your generous […]

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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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$3500 Heart Surgery for a Child

Hearts are precious. Whether they’re big or little. They give and sustain life. Your gift of a heart surgery can help save a life of a poor little baby living […]

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$3000 Cocoa Kit

Who doesn’t love chocolate! Your gift will provide a cocoa farmer with all the necessities to start their cocoa farm. That sure sounds sweet!

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$1000 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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$900 Carpentry Tools

Wouldn’t it be great to know how to build your own home! Your gift can provide a set of carpentry tools that will assist four youths to learn carpentry and […]

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$750 Bakeries

Imagine the smell of fresh bread wafting in. Your gift of a bakery for 10 women in Africa, can give them the skills to bake bread but also enabling them […]

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$250 Intensive Care Pack

A gift from the heart! Your gift will give a second chance at life to a child or an adult. It will provide the supplies needed to care for a […]

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$220 Sewing Machine

To sew is to create. Your gift of a sewing machine will give a young mother or a disabled person the skills to express their creative side and make products […]

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$60 Home Entry Pack

1 in 3 Australian women have experienced domestic violence at some point in their life. Your gift can provide a home entry pack for a woman coming out of domestic […]

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$60 Surgical Mask & Gloves

No time to make glove roosters! Your gift of surgical masks and gloves will be put to good use by Open Heart International surgeons and staff offering vital cardiac and […]

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$50 Crisis Food Hamper

Provide a crisis food hamper to an individual or family in Australia affected by natural disaster or crisis. Giving them the help they need to get back on their feet.

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$50 Fertiliser

How does your garden grow? With fertiliser! Your gift can provide fertiliser for a large community garden in Australia, helping to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for the local community […]

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$45 Ducks

Quack, quack! Said the duck. You can provide 12 egg laying ducks to a family so that they can start a business and build a brighter and more secure future.

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$45 Beehives

You won’t bee-lieve how useful this beehive is! Your gift can provide a beehive for honey production to a woman helping her to earn a living and provide for her […]

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$40 Sleeping Bag

Warm your heart while warming theirs, your gift can provide a sleeping bag for a homeless individual in Australia helping them to stay warm and cosy during cold winter nights.

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$30 Solar Lamp

Bring the gift of light! By providing a solar lamp for a family in Africa you are helping to light their household in an environmentally friendly way. What a bright […]

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$15 Teddy Bear

What’s soft and cuddly? A teddy bear! You can provide a teddy bear as a comforting “friend” for an abused or neglected child. The bear will be included in a […]

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$12 Seedlings

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the fruits of your labour. Your gift can provide a farmer with seedlings to plant and grow, giving them healthy and nutritious food […]

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$10 Community Meal

No one likes to go hungry, and no one should have to. Your gift can provide a hot meal for a person in Australia doing it tough. A meal brings […]

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$8 Literacy Kit

Imagine having to ask a neighbour to read you a letter from a loved one. This life-changing gift of a literacy kit will provide adults in Papua New Guinea with […]

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$6 Trip to the Zoo

What child doesn’t love a school excursion? Many Syrian refugee children have never had a day of fun outside the classroom. Your gift can provide one child with an entry […]

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$2 Exercise Book

Exercise young minds with this important resource. By providing an exercise book for a pupil you can help them learn and stay focused in school. Giving them a chance for […]

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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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Creating a Brighter Future

This Christmas, you can help create a brighter future for people to thrive. Get your church, school or workplace involved and help make a meaningful difference this Christmas. Thank you for giving […]

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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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Knocktober $50 Challenge

All ADRA Appeal volunteers are required to register with ADRA Australia, whether participating in a door-knock activity, public place collection or any other fundraising activity. All volunteers who register will […]

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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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$60 Garden Tools

Your very practical gift can provide tools such as spades, bush knives and handpick for a community to prepare their garden for crops. Why not upgrade your gift? $240 can provide […]

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$7,500 Borehole

Is this gift a bore? Not really. Your gift of a borehole can bring clean drinking water to more than 400 people. Not boring at all!

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$10 Water Filter

75 per cent of the human brain is made up of water. It’s essential for cognitive development. Your gift can provide clean drinking water to families in Asia, enabling people […]

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$100 Toilet

There’s nothing worse than being stuck when nature calls. But for families in Asia, this is an everyday reality. Your gift can change this by providing cement, steel wire, ceramic […]

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$400 Well

Wat-er you waiting for… buy a well! Your gift will provide a community with the materials needed to build a shallow well to provide them with clean water.

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$5 School Lunch

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Until now! Your gift can provide a free lunch for a month to a Syrian refugee child attending remedial education classes helping […]

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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 2016 ADRA Appeal. Give freely, love deeply and act mercifully to help others thrive. Your support will help make the world a brighter place. More than just […]

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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

Toowoomba Volunteers We are looking for two volunteers to fill key roles in the ADRA Centre in the heart of Toowoomba’s CBD and its off-site second-hand furniture store. The first volunteer […]

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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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Privacy Policy

1) Information we collect What information do we collect? ADRA collects personal information about donors, volunteers, employees, and other individuals connected to ADRA. The kinds of information we collect may […]

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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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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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Checkout

Gift Cards To receive gift cards with your donation, email your details to info@adra.org.au

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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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