May 20

National Volunteer Week 2024

This week is National Volunteer Week and here at ADRA, we have over 2,000 reasons to celebrate! Throughout the week, we are going to profile ADRA volunteers who generously give of their time and talents. Without our volunteers, our National Programs would not be possible. Don, ADRA Pakenham Don’s journey …

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Mar 08

ADRA Women Leaders Inspire Inclusion

ADRA is honoring International Women’s Day (March 8) and National Women’s History Month by spotlighting the amazing stories of the mission’s female leaders. The United Nations designated the 2024 Women’s theme as the year to “inspire inclusion and invest in women’s progress.” For over 40 years, ADRA women have made …

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Mar 07

Women’s Empowerment in Nepal – Purna’s Story

“I had to experience every day that it is difficult for a woman to lead in my village.” Purna lives in rural Nepal where she runs her own small business growing and selling vegetables. Her husband migrates for work, leaving Purna to care for her children and the household on …

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Oct 01

Help Aussies in Need – Perri’s Story

“We went into hardship on our mortgage and my sick pay ran out, my annual leave ran out, everything ran out, and we were living off nothing.”  Perri and her husband were living the Australian dream: they had a mortgage on a home and Perri was facing a promotion that …

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Jul 28

San leaders pack relief parcels for ADRA

“Together: Collaborating as a community to get where we need to go” was the key theme of Adventist HealthCare’s (AHCL) annual Focus Day for 2023. Held each year, Focus Day is an opportunity for the San leadership team to examine the hospital’s mission, recognise achievements of the previous financial year …

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Jul 16

Partnership between Indigenous College and ADRA Op Shop

A years-long partnership between Bindoon Seventh-day Adventist Church, ADRA Australia and Mamarapha College is supporting Indigenous students with their tertiary studies. Located in Karragullen, Western Australia, Mamarapha College was established in 1997 and is part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system. “Mamarapha College provides a unique opportunity for Indigenous people …

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May 15

Ironman Fundraiser for ADRA

Andrew Thompson completed his first Ironman Triathlon and fundraised over $4,300 for ADRA Australia. A full-distance Ironman Triathlon is a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km cycle then finishing with a full 42.2km marathon run. On May 7, Andrew completed the Ironman Triathlon in a time of just over 14 …

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Apr 24

Princess Mary Visits ADRA Family Centre

On Monday 24 April 2023, ADRA Vanuatu were honoured to have Her Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark and her delegate visit the Elang Family Support Services Centre at Etas, which is a component of ADRA Australia’s Blossom Project.  Princess Mary is interested in women’s empowerment and climate change, and …

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Mar 10

Mobilising women to be mission minded

At the end of 2021, Women’s Ministries Directors from around Australia decided they would like to collaborate on a national project to raise awareness and money for a worthwhile cause. The Blossom Project was chosen and launched early in 2022. Working with ADRA, Adventist Women Australia decided to set a …

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Jan 30

Estelle Hawkins Awarded North Burnett Citizen of the Year

ADRA volunteer Estelle Hawkins is the recipient of the 2023 North Burnett Citizen of the Year. Estelle has demonstrated wholehearted commitment to serving the community of Monto and North Burnett for the past 20 years. She was the key driver behind the opening of the ADRA Op Shop Monto, which …

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