The National Calendar | Do Something!
Do Something's guide to community events

24 Jul

Stress Down Day

Stress Down Day

Lifeline Australia. Stress Down Day is a fundraising event to help cover the cost of running Lifeline's 24 hour telephone counseling line - 13 11 14. Workplaces participate by enjoying a day of stress reducing activities, including wearing casual dress to work, in exchange for a donation to the cause.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

JulEYE

JulEYE

RANZCO Eye Foundation Get your eyes tested this JulEYE. 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early enough, yet every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their vision.

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01 Jul -
31 Jul

National Desexing Month

National Desexing Month

Unplanned litters contribute to the overpopulation of cats and dogs and if you choose not to desex your pet then you are inviting the possibility of your pet breeding. During National Desexing Month specials are offered to the general public for the month of July.

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21 Jul -
04 Aug

Sydney's Biggest Backyard On Show

Sydney's Biggest Backyard On Show

Australia's largest urban park is opening the gates with a series of free events and fun activities for all ages. Some of these activities include: * Food trucks * Dog walking * Tree top climbing * Aboriginal star glazing * Tree planting * Spartan workout tour * Warrigal dog run * Dawn patrol * Spot that water bug * Sydney zoo in attendance

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15 Jul -
21 Oct

The Bloody Long Walk Series

The Bloody Long Walk Series

The Bloody Long Walk is a challenge to cure mitochondrial disease (mito). Walk, jog or run and enjoy spectacular scenery whilst raising vital funds to help find a cure for mito. Mito is a debilitating and potentially fatal genetic disorder that impairs the body's ability to convert food into the energy needed to power muscles and major organs; 1 in 200 people are at risk of developing mito.

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25 Jul

Do Something Day 2018

Do Something Day 2018

News Corp's community publications NewsLocal, Leader Community News and Quest Community News have partnered with DoSomething to recognise & encourage the extraordinary contributions made by everyday Australians. 10 major charities are involved; Salvos, Vinnies, RedCross, OTPC, Lions Club, Meals On Wheels, SES, RSPCA, Foodbank & UN Virtual Volunteers.

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27 Jul

Schools Tree Day

Schools Tree Day

Each year around 250,000 Australian school students participate in Schools Tree Day - a special National Tree Day event just for kids. It's a great opportunity for children to learn about nature, get outside and have fun at the same time. This Schools Tree Day, all schools and their students are encouraged get involved and plant some trees for a healthier planet!

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29 Jul

National Tree Day

National Tree Day

Planet Ark Planet Ark is calling for people to connect with nature by getting involved in National Tree Day, Australia's largest tree-planting and nature care event. People can participate by becoming National Tree Day site coordinators or attending plantings in their local areas.

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29 Jul -
04 Aug

National Missing Persons Week

National Missing Persons Week

Australian Federal Police. National Missing Persons Week aims to raise awareness about the significant number of young Australians reported missing. Out of the estimated 35,000 people who are reported missing each year, approximately 20,000 are under the age of 18.

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29 Jul -
04 Aug

Be A Souperhero

Be A Souperhero

The Salvation Army We're calling on all Souperheroes to change the world one bowl of soup at a time! By taking the Soup Challenge from Saturday 29th July to Friday 4th August, you will be a Souperhero to people in crisis. The funds you raise will assist the Salvos in continuing to provide services and support to people experiencing hardship and disadvantage.

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29 Jul -
05 Aug

Donate Life Week

Donate Life Week

DonateLife Week is Australia's national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation and is led by the Organ and Tissue Authority as part of the Australian Government's National Reform Agenda to increase organ and tissue donation rates.

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01 Aug

Flannie Day Food Drive

Flannie Day Food Drive

Wednesday 1st August is Flannie Day! A day to wear your flannie and donate non-perishable food to raise awareness about homelessness and provide practical support for the hungry in our communities. Food donations go to Foodbank NSW & ACT. Get together with friends or colleagues. Have some fun and flaunt your flannie for a great cause. Visit @FlannieDayFoodDrive on Facebook to sign-up today!

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01 Aug -
07 Aug

World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week

United Nations & Australian Breastfeeding Association. World Breastfeeding Week aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need.

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01 Aug -
08 Aug

Meat Free Week

Meat Free Week

Ethical Eats Ltd. Every march, meat free week encourages you to think about how much meat you eat and the impact eating too much has on your health, the environment and animals. At the same time, you'll also raise money for some very worthwhile charities.

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01 Aug -
31 Aug

MS Readathon - One month challenge

MS Readathon - One month challenge

Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA) The MS Readathon is a reading-based fundraiser run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). It encourages people of all ages to read and improve their literacy whilst at the same time raising their community awareness and empowering them to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

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03 Aug

CafeSmart

CafeSmart

The event brings together coffee roasters, cafes and coffee drinkers around the country to help people who are homeless. Participating cafes generously donate $1.00 per coffee sold to fund local projects, while asking customers to chip in a donation to support our work to help End Homelessness

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03 Aug

Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day is the major fundraising event for the Children's Medical Research Institute, who is on a mission to reduce the number of children born with genetic illnesses.

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04 Aug

National Aboriginal and Islander Day

National Aboriginal and Islander Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that community, culture and family play in the life of every child.

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05 Aug -
11 Aug

National EOS Awareness Week

National EOS Awareness Week

National EOS Awareness Week is a week to raise awareness for Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders in Australia.

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