The recent bushfires that have raged across South Australia have reinforced how important it is for all South Aussies to support each other, and band together. If you want to get behind the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island but just don’t quite know how, here are a few places you can donate money to, places to donate goods and services to, fundraising events, and other ways to support. And remember — ever little bit helps.
PS — if you know of more ways to support, please let us know and we can keep growing this list!
Donate funds to these amazing organisations
State Emergency Relief Fund: donate here
Kangaroo Island ‘Mayors Bushfire’ Appeal Fund: BSB 105 094, ACC: 035 680 540
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park: donate here
Red Cross Australia: donate here
Salvos Australia: donate here
Foodbank Australia: donate here
Wires Wildlife Rescue: donate here
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary: donate here
Country Fire Service: donate here
South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management: donate here
Backpacks for Bushfires
Backpacks for Bushfires urges you to put together a backpack filled with “back to school” items, and then donate to any of Romeo’s drop off points (Mitcham, Stirling, Mawson Lakes, port Adelaide, Glenelg, Reynella) by Monday 13th Jan.
@oldtownreynellanewsagency is offering 10% off to anyone buying stationary for Backpacks for Bushfires.
For more info: @backpacksforbushfires_
Image credit :: @_adelady
Frozen 2 Sing-along Fundraising screening
On February 1st come down to the Capri Theatre, Goodwood for this one-off screening of Frozen 2 Sing-Along, where all profits from the ticket sales will go to the Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief & Recovery Bushfire Fund. All tickets are $10 for this screening.
For more info: visit capri.org.au or call 82721177
Bushfire T20 Showdown
The Adelaide Football Club are joining the Port Adelaide Football Club and some of cricket’s biggest names to raise funds for the SA Bushfire Appeal in a special T20 cricket match at Adelaide Oval. The Bushfire T20 Showdown will be held on Sunday, February 2 at 2:30pm with all funds raised going to those affected by the recent and ongoing bushfires in South Australia. All tickets will be sold as general admission: adults $20, children $5 and family tickets $40.
For more info: visit the website
This stall in the Adelaide Central Markets are accepting donations for the KI CFS. You can also buy local KI produce while you’re there, with all funds going to the local KI businesses.
For more info: visit the website
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s The Bush aid concert
The Bush Concert is the story of the Australian bush and its harsh conditions. The bird community is in distress as they struggle to ﬁnd water and food during drought and come together to hold a big concert to lift everyone’s spirits. This year the Bush Concert will go on sale with all proceeds going towards the SAVEM charity to help support South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management. SAVEM have been working throughout the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island to help support any wildlife that has been affected.
For more info: https://www.aso.com.au/events/the-bush-concert/
Volunteer for Blaze Aid Volunteers
If you’re fit, healthy, and have a good attitude, you can volunteer to help rebuild fences and structures impacted by the fires.
For more info: visit their website
Hash Tag That
“Hash Tag That” is a small company made of two mums who are creating decals to raise money to donate to the CFS Foundation and Kangaroo Island’s wildlife rehabilitation.
For more info:
Food Bank South Australia
Food Bank SA is an organisation which helps distribute food and other essentials to those who have been affected by fires in Kangaroo Island and the Adelaide Hills region. For the money donated to Foodbank, every $1 can purchase $6 worth of food due to their relationship with food retailers and manufacturers.
For more info: [email protected] or call 08 8351 1136
Image credit :: @Foodbank_SA
Cellar Door Fest
To give back to the industry that has given us so much support, we will be running some special fundraising activities at our 2020 Festival to benefit the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island bushfire appeals. Among these, we will be selling our popular Cellar Door Fest wine glass holders for $10 each, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the Adelaide Hills Wine Region Fire Appeal and the Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund. Along with that, they will be hosting a Silent Auction at the Festival on Friday, 7 February, highlighted by a bottle of Penfolds Grange. 100 percent of proceeds from the Silent Auction will also be shared between these two funds.
For more info: [email protected]
Gilles @ The Grounds stall
On Sunday, January 19th @sarahjane.stevens will be holding a stall at Gilles at the grounds selling clothes and accessories donated by the public. There will be some baked goods on the day too from Bakery on O’Connell. Whatever clothes are not bought will be donated to the bushfire victims
For more info: @sarahjane.stevens
Sparkke’s new ale for climate change
Sparkke have just created a new red American Ale “Climate Change is a Burning Issue” which is on tap at the Whitmore. This ale was created to promote climate change and to get people talking. 25% of the profits received for the new ale will be donated to the Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund.
For more info: https://www.sparkke.com/sparkke-home-2019
Image credit :: @ Mark Brake