The next time you use coins, you may notice that you have a new $1 coin with the words ‘Donation Dollar’.
These are unique coins that have been specially designed to be to be donated and remind Aussies to give generously all year around.
Each coin features a green centre with a gold ripple that symbolises the ongoing impact each donation makes.
The Australian Government will be releasing 25 million Donation Dollar coins over the coming years – one for every Australian.
According to the Royal Australian Mint, if every Australian gave just one Donation Dollar a month, an additional $300 million would be raised annually, for those who need it most.
The great thing about the Donation Dollar is that it will remind people of the difference they can make to others. And because the coins keep circulating, one coin will hopefully inspire many acts of generosity.
– Adelaide Thompson, Cancer Council NSW Campaigns Unit Manager
A donation to Cancer Council NSW will help people affected by cancer. Every dollar will go a long way in funding life-saving research, prevent cancer for future generations, and provide support services for cancer patients.
If you get a Donation Dollar, here are two easy things you can do to make a difference:
Donate it in person where cash donations are accepted, such as at a Cancer Council store or a local fundraising event.
Use the Donation Dollar as a reminder to give online. When you receive a donation dollar, go online and make a donation to your favourite charity. Then spend the dollar as normal so someone else can be inspired to give.
Collect your Donation Dollars and save it in a piggy bank. If you have children, you can encourage them to contribute as a family. When you’re ready, you can donate the collection in person, or deposit it into an ATM and donate the amount online.