There are lots of worthy places to give your money instead of blowing it on a three minute horse race. Each year, Australians bet more than $140 million on the Melbourne Cup. Wouldn't it be better to give that $50 to an organisation that really needs it?
Choose a charity: We've got a list below of charities you might like to give to. Of course, there are plenty more that you might prefer. Select your favourite, make a $50 donation, and then share your choice on social media and encourage others to do the same.
Here are some suggestions of worthy charities you might like to give your $50 to. Of course, feel free to choose your own.
Formerly WSPA, World Animal Protection Australia moves the world to protect animals, thereby ending the suffering of animals, Why? Because animals have a right to live free from pain. How? By tackling cruelty and suffering worldwide.
The RSPCA’s mission is to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. To achieve this, the RSPCA works to enforce animal cruelty laws and prompt new legislation where required. The RSPCA also operates animal care and adoption facilities, and seeks to raise community awareness regarding the humane treatment of animals. In addition, the RSPCA works with government and industry to establish standards for animal care.
Amnesty campaigns on a wide range of issues to protect and defend human rights. Their vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. Donate Now
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis, including offering services like gambling counselling, self-help information, and telephone crisis support.
Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty. Oxfam envisages a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities – a world in which everyone is valued and treated equally.
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to 600 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children
The Smith Family is a children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is a development organisation working in more than 25 countries, helping train and empower local eye doctors, nurses and health workers to create a sustainable system of care in the communities that need it most.
The ASRC is a community-lead, non-for-profit organisation that is committed to upholding the human rights of all people seeking asylum.
Even if, as we all hope, the postal plebiscite gets up, the hard work continues to make sure the Parliament passes a law that enshrines marriage equality. Australians For Marriage Equality believes works to achieve marriage equality through lobbying, advocacy and education. They believe marriage equality will be achieved when supporters work together regardless of faith, party, race or sexuality.
beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, the RFDS delivers extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.