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Chip in to make life better on a Tuesday

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03.11.2019

When it comes to giving, I was a slow starter.

My first involvement with philanthropy came at the age of eight, when I broke into the Project Compassion box on the mantelpiece - money destined for starving children in Africa - to keep myself in licorice straps, musk sticks, and Fags (which in those days were a brand of children's lolly cigarettes).

These days I work with and for Australian not-for-profits, and every day I'm in awe of the power for good of ordinary people working together.

I occasionally have to remind myself, though, that there's a stage before that, which is where some of the power comes from.

It's ordinary people working alone - dropping coins into a charity tin, or sitting in front of a computer with their credit card, or looking for an envelope so they can mail a cheque: the great Australian donor.

It's ordinary people working alone - dropping coins into a charity tin, or sitting in front of a computer with their credit card, or looking for an envelope so they can mail a cheque: the great Australian donor.

Australians do........

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