Stand Up ABC Action Projects

Many of the ABC participants go on to do some inspiring action projects. They do this by combining their passions and hobbies with an issue they are passionate about. Read about a few of them below.

Past Action Projects

Jenna collected second hand dance shoes and costumes to donate to Dance for All, a charity that runs dance programs for underprivileged students in South Africa.

Jess & Gia ran a Dance Day holiday camp & raised $360 for the Aboriginal Children’s Advancement Society. Great effort for a good cause!

Ruby had a stall selling drinks during the St. Kilda Festival and raised $600 for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and the Royal Childrens’ Hospital.

Kayla organised a book drive that collected over 300+ books that she donated to The Ardoch Youth Foundation. These second-hand books enabled 200 children from less privileged backgrounds to take books home (many for the first time) and improve their reading skills.

Zane and Daniel created an amazing ‘K9’s Across Sydney’ action project. They invited their friends and dogs to a fun day of activities and competitions in the park, raising $1253 for the RSPCA

Anna is passionate about animal welfare and loves art. She hosted an art exhibition at her home, showcasing her own art, and raised over $600 for Stand Up and the Lort Smith Animal Hospital

Dara raised over $570 for The Royal Children’s Hospital by breeding and selling stick insects and speaking at her school assembly.

Keira raised over $1100 for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation by having a stall at her schools book fair, selling lolly bags, doing hena, having a raffle, and also received second-hand book donations

Lola raised $228 for the Cathy Freeman Foundation by hosting an ‘odd sock day’ at her school

Abi had a bake sale and raised $360 for the Lost Dogs Home

Gemma and Ellah raised funds and collected sanitary items through their school for Share the Dignity.

Lily busked at South Melbourne Markets playing the violin and raised $170.20 for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation 

Jordy collected 250 books from friends and family and donated them to The Little Library in Melbourne Central

Amira created a crowd funding page for the National Australian Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) to help young Australian Indigenous Athelets achieve their sporting dreams. She also promoted her page by writing in her school newsletter

Tara conducted a bake off to “create a better world” in supporting Stand Up’s Women’s group. Tara wanted to help the group as it provides Sudanese women a space to develop linguistic and vocational skills.

Tilly and her mum were matched up with a Sudanese family in Sunshine (suburb of Melbourne) through Stand Up’s ‘Encounters’ program. Each week they spend time with the family – encouraging cross-cultural exchange, ongoing friendships and English support.

Lexi is passionate about animals. She set up a nail polish stand outside Coles and raised over $100 for the RSPCA by painting nails.

Gabriella loves doing trapeze. She decided to raise enough money to take Stand Up’s iCan Scholarship participants to a 3 hour trapeze workshop. It was amazing!

Benjamin is soccer-mad. He hosted a soccer game to raise money and collect soccer boots to help underprivileged kids who don’t get a chance to play soccer because of their poverty. He donated to the Reagan Milstein foundation.

Marcus wanted to help asylum seekers. He organised a kids versus parents basketball match and requested a gold coin donation to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. It was a really fun day and he raised $345 for the ASRC.

Abby loves to bake. She started a small social enterprise ‘Abbacookies’. She donates 25% of her profits to Access to support children and adults with disabilities.

Indigo held a Book Fair at her house to support the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation. She raised $900 for the Foundation and collected 600 children’s books to donate.

Jordan was inspired by Stand Up ABC to ask her Batmitzvah guests to donate perishables and water for the homeless.

Emma  raised almost $2000, which went towards furnishing the Darfuri Community Centre in Blacktown, NSW.

Liat connected with a young asylum seeker girl and initiated a toy drive at her school Moriah College to be sent to Christmas Island.

Mikaela and Tali sewed beautiful blankets out of donated materials and then donated them to Mum for Mum and the Salvation Army Women’s Shelter.

Avital held a fundraising concert for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Centre

Noah had a tree-planting 13th birthday party