10 small ways you can make a big difference

September 25, 2019

There are many ways you can make a difference.

Here’ our go to list of small things you can do to a make a big difference and support a cause close to your heart.

1. give a monthly gift

By donating monthly you will make a lasting difference to homeless and disadvantaged young people. With your ongoing help we will be there for them for as long as they need us. Join our Street Lights
program at https://youthoffthestreets.com.au/donate-monthly/. 

2. leave a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your Will – no matter how big or small- allows us to better plan, develop and expand our programs with confidence in the future. For any enquiries, please ring our Bequests Officer on 02 9330 3530.

3. fundraise for us

The opportunities are endless! Host your own fundraising event, like school raffles and BBQs, showcase your talents or even bake some yummy treats and raise funds at the same time. Find out more at https://youthoffthestreets.com.au/support-us.

4. become a scholarship sponsor

Sponsoring a scholarship recipient is a life-changing way to help a young person overcome disadvantage and get closer to achieving their dreams. These kids have faced many challenges in their young lives, yet with your support can go on to achieve truly remarkable careers. Be part of their journey here: https://youthoffthestreets.com.au/support-us/become-a-sponsor.

5. give a one off gift

The kindness of a one off gift is an easy way to lift homeless and disadvantaged young people out of crisis. It’s your way of letting them know that they are worthy of a life that is better, brighter and happier. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

6. celebrate in a meaningful way

Celebrate an engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday or any other special event with a donation to Youth Off The Streets, and give hope and a future to young people in need.

7. invite us to speak at your next club meeting or school assembly

Our presenters give real insight and answer any questions you may have about the inspirational work of Father Chris Riley and his team. We present across Sydney from club meetings to school assemblies. For more information, call us on 02 9330 3500.

8. volunteer

At Youth Off The Streets you have the opportunity to volunteer in a variety of programs from music to educational support. Find out more at https://youthoffthestreets.com.au/support-us/volunteer-main/.


Father Chris Riley’s books, stationery, Christmas cards and eGifts are available to purchase online through our eStore. Visit us at https://youthoffthestreets.com.au/shop/.


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