We were looking at all the presents last night and both my partner and I had a bit of a stomach lurch at the excess of it. So we took away some of the presents and donated them to The ABC Giving Tree Appeal. Today is the last day for leaving gifts so if you have some extras and let's face it- most of us do - then you can leave them at the ABC shop or the Melbourne City Mission has more information on donation here.
The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre has a terrific website with clear steps how we can help. They have a page of 10 things you can do
You can give a one off donation or ongoing donation of money, volunteer to tutor English or donate food. My sister tutors a girl from Burma with her child care studies in Bendigo, so this isn't just something people in the city can do.
I'm sure there are many other charities and organisations we can help at this time of year - and in fact, all year. Feel free to add your links and comments!