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Kind hearts or a dead giveaway?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Every little bit helps in a needy world, but surely we could do better, writes, Tim Costello.

Despite financial woes we can be more giving

Friday, December 23, 2011

It’s almost Christmas and like many other charities, World Vision is out among the hoards of ‘festive’ shoppers trying to raise money for our Christmas appeal. I have always praised Australians for being an incredibly compassionate and generous lot when it comes to responding to humanitarian disasters, be they floods or fires at home, or earthquakes or famine abroad.

Last chance to double donation to East Africa crisis

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Australians have one week left to double their donations through the Federal Government’s dollar-for-dollar initiative for those suffering from the drought and famine in East Africa.

Dollar-for-dollar hope for the Horn of Africa

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Media coverage has swirled around virtually every movement of Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. Yet amid the substantial media coverage, last week there was one announcement that got rather scant attention: the Federal Government’s commitment to match the donations of individuals to Australian aid agencies responding the East African famine, dollar for dollar, during October and November.

Website focus on charities a timely contribution to a sacred trust

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The move to make Australia’s charities more accountable with the establishment of a ‘my-school’ type website is to be applauded. Charities such as World Vision, which is Australia’s largest overseas aid and development agency, are built upon a ‘sacred trust’ in which donors expect their hard earned dollars to make a very real difference in the lives of those in need.

Dollar-For-Dollar initiative boosts donations for African crisis

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Australians are responding to the continued dire situation in East Africa, giving about $200,000 in less than a week since the Federal Government’s offer to match private giving.

Costello challenges Australians to take up new East African dollar for dollar initiative

Friday, October 7, 2011

The head of World Vision Australia Tim Costello has issued a challenge this weekend to Australians to take advantage of the governments 'compassion and innovation' to match all donations to the Horn of Africa at a time with the crisis in the region is lurching further into crisis.

Australian aid boost critical as East Africa crisis worsens

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

World Vision Australia has welcomed the Federal Government's move to boost aid to the crisis in East Africa, warning the famine continues to worsen with 3.3 million people in Somalia now in desperate need of lifesaving assistance.

A boom for philanthropy?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Western Australia is at an unprecedented point in history. It sits at the centre of a resources boom, perfectly placed in the region during the “Asian century” and blessed by social and political stability.

World Vision head urges WA to leave philanthropic legacy

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The head of the nation's largest aid and development agency last night challenged West Australia to ensure the resources boom left a legacy of philanthropy that would outlive the current surge in profits.