FAQs

1. I need more resources, such as posters and giving envelopes. Can I receive extras?

If you’d like some extra resources, simply call 1800 025 101 or email info@actforpeace.org.au and we will send them to you as soon as possible.

2. What is the Christmas Bowl appeal?

The Christmas Bowl appeal is the longest-running ecumenical appeal in Australia. Started in 1949 by Rev Frank Byatt to help refugees from World War II, it is our way of forging a loving connection between Christian communities here in Australia and people around the world who are experiencing dreadful hardship and suffering.

3. I am organising an event for the Christmas Bowl appeal, should I let you know?

Yes please! We would love to hear about your event so please tell us when and where it is going to happen. You can let us know via the Christmas Bowl Facebook page, via email at info@actforpeace.org.au or call us on 1800 025 101. Please send through photos of your event as we’d like to share them with other churches and with the Christmas Bowl community.

4. How long do I have to send in the money raised?

Please send through the gifts you and your community collect for the Christmas Bowl with the remittance form enclosed in your kit filled in by Friday 9 February, 2018.

5. How much of the money raised goes to the programs?

In the past financial year, 70% of Act for Peace’s expenditure was used on our programs, advocacy and community education work. 10% was spent on accountability and administration to ensure our programs and funds are used as effectively as possible. 20c from every $1 was invested in fundraising, raising a further $1 for our work.

6. Keeping it safe and legal

Please ensure all fundraisers, participants and volunteers abide by and comply with all relevant legislation, regulations and best practice guidelines (as appropriate) in each State and Territory of Australia. Any fundraising event you organise must comply with the relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation and local government regulations.

7. Where your money goes

The money raised from the Christmas Bowl is given across all of Act for Peace’s programs. This year a portion of the donations to the Christmas Bowl will be given to the Rohingya crisis. Below is a breakdown of what $127, $210, and $309 can provide through the Christmas Bowl.

  • $127: Feed the Hungry - Your gift can provide emergency food parcels to people affected by conflict and disaster.
    • Broken down:
      • $63.89 dollars provides a food parcel for a family of six for one month.
      • $127 can feed a family for two months.
         
  • $210: Heal the Sick – Your gift can provide lifesaving medical treatment for families without access to healthcare.
    • Broken down:
      • $15 can provide doctors medicines for chronic ailments and other diseases.
      • $210 can provide 14 patients with essential medicine.
         
  • $309: Welcome the Stranger – Your gift can provide refugee families fleeing war with essential food rations, hygiene parcels and psychosocial support.
    • Broken down:
      • $63.89 can provide a food parcel for a family of six for one month.
      • $48.98 can provide a water, sanitation and hygiene parcel for a family.
      • $196.13 can provide psychosocial support for seven people.

Resources

Give to the
Christmas Bowl

Give a vulnerable family two baby goats that can supplement their income by providing milk and cheese.

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Take Part as a Church

Register your church to take part in the Christmas Bowl appeal. Over 2,000 churches take part every year.

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Take Part as a
School

Register your school to take part in the Christmas Bowl appeal and get ready to make an even bigger difference to people in need this Christmas!

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