Annual Olivia’s Place Fundraising Events
Olivia’s Place holds two annual fundraisers, the first in May coinciding with celebrating Mother’s Day, and the second in August/September coinciding with celebrating Father’s Day. Our fundraisers are planned around getting our community actively involved in supporting local families, and having a bit of fun while doing so. If you are interested in participating in either of our annual fundraisers as either a supporter or a volunteer, please contact us today!
Baby Bottle Blitz
In the lead up to Mother’s Day you will start to see some extra large baby bottles appearing in many local shops and eateries. If you see one, you know our fundraiser is active and we ask you to dig deep and throw some cash in!
In addition to the very large baby bottles, we also have individuals in our community take a regular sized baby bottle home for several weeks and fill it with their loose change and return it to us at a specified date. If you don’t have the time or ability to get involved with the Baby Shower Blitz, this is a great way to still be able to support us during May.
To register your interest to host a baby bottle at home or at your place of business, please contact us.
Baby Shower Blitz
This fundraiser is a LOT of FUN! For this one, weask you to host a Baby Shower for an unknown mum and an unknown baby. When you register, we send you a party pack with all the information you need to organise your shower, including invitations for your guests, Olivia’s Place promotional materials, and party game suggestions for you to play to make the most of your party. The invitations provided include a gift list that we ask you to fulfil with your guests, plus an optional $10 donation from each of your guests. The cash and gifts then come back to Olivia’s Place to be packaged into gorgeous baby bundles that are provided for FREE to parents-in-need.
Baby Bundles as a result of our Baby Shower Blitz fundraiser are given out to parents in a variety of ways:
- Direct client contact in our centre
- Through the local hospital Maternity Ward
- Through local General Practitioners
- Through local Maternal & Child Health Nurses
- Directly to local services such as St Vincent de Paul and Youth for Christ
- Through other local supportive services
If this sounds like something YOU want to be a part of, register for your party pack today!
Each year on the weekend before Father's Day we hold a dinner and fundraising auction. The event is sponsored by local business through sponsorship packages and donation of items to be auctioned off. We raised over $23,000 at our 2016 event, eclipsing the $9,000 and $17,000 raised in the first year and second years respectively. Guests are able to bid on and take home a variety of items to suit the dad in their life for Father’s Day the following weekend, and also quite a few treats for mum and themselves as well.
Click HERE to see the details of our 2016 event,
HERE to check out the gallery of photos from our 2014 event
and HERE to see the gallery of photos from our 2015 event.