300 Veteran Charity Partners Share $40,000 Donation
The Australian community have come together to support veteran charities through the Diggers Tribute initiative. Simply purchasing products through our partner websites has afforded BrandNet the opportunity to donate a further $40,000 to the veteran community. Read more of how BrandNet supports your veteran community. COVID-19 has inspired the BrandNet team to seek new and innovative ways to continue to support the veteran community. We are thrilled to launch the Military Shop Affiliate Program, a new way for veteran charities to raise funds and continue their support of veterans in their local communities. Read more and hear their say
Support Fundraising This Anzac Day
COVID-19 restrictions put a hold on our Anzac Day traditions. Community dawn services and marches did not proceed, and our veteran fundraisers were missing from the streets. This was a big blow for all, but for local veteran charities who use Anzac Day fundraising to care for veterans and families in your community, it was devastating. While we missed them outside our local shop and no doubt they missed catching up with us, but working together we can continue to support our veteran fundraisers. While the 20% product donation will close at the end of April, we encourage you to click through and donate to your charity of choice.
Military Shop works with thousands of veteran charities every year. To support charities during the COVID-19 response it is donating 20% of all sales, including its full range of products, until Anzac Day 2020 to create a funding pools based on the location of purchases. At the end of April these funds will be distributed to our military charities in these areas.
Diggers Tribute Online Shopping
While you are stuck at home jump online and treat yourself, someone you love or a mate to a special military collectable this April and 20% of your product order will go to supporting our veteran charity partners.
A rarer offer – 100% of every purchase goes to charities
For the month of April, Military Shop is donating reserved low-number limited edition medallions and sets from two ground breaking and inspirational collections. 100% of every sale will go directly to supporting local military charities and the veterans and families they serve.
Sands of Gallipoli Limited Edition Medallions
For almost 20 years ‘Sands of Gallipoli’ has given people a personal and enduring connection to the birthplace of the Australian spirit. These annual collections have honoured our diggers and inspired national pride and courage. Every collection includes pieces that contain actual sands collected from the landing beach at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli.
In the Service of Others Limited Edition Medallions
In 2014 ‘In the Service of Others: For Valour and Gallantry’ brought together Australia’s four surviving Victoria Cross and George Cross recipients – each of whom is recorded in history for extraordinary acts of valour and gallantry – in an historic union to inspire us all to help our wounded servicemen and women.
Military Shop will be donating 20% of all product sold between now and ANZAC day 2020 to help support our veteran diggers.
Donate to your favourite Veteran Charity
Returned & Services League of Australia
As well as caring for the well-being of current and ex-service members and their families, the RSL has a leading role in preserving the honour and dignity of our national military commemorations.
Legacy cares for families of our service personnel who are injured or killed during or after service. It currently cares for some 52,000 people, including 1,845 children and disabled dependants.
Soldier On works with those who serve and protect Australia, and their families, to provide holistic support that helps people build stronger futures after their service.
Mates 4 Mates
Mates4Mates provides physical, psychological and social support to change the lives of current and ex-serving defence members, and their families, impacted by service.
National Servicemen’s association Australia
The National Servicemen’s Association of Australia cares for the health and welfare of those conscripted to service before and during the Vietnam conflict.
Young Diggers provides a variety of support services and programs to help serving and ex-serving personnel of the Australian Defence Force, their dependents and direct family members.
WOUNDED HEROES AUSTRALIA
Wounded Heroes Assoc is a national community organisation established in 2007 to support Australian servicemen and women and their families, and to ease the financial, emotional and personal hardships of contemporary military life.
The Royal Australian Regiment Association
The Royal Australian Regiment Corporation, traditionally known as the National RAR Association is an incorporated Company which functions as the peak representative body of its constituent members: the RAR State/Territory and Battalion Associations/Corporation.
It was formed in 2009 to:
• enhance and protect the legal rights and limited liability of its members,
• broaden the opportunities previously not available to an unincorporated entity,
• appoint a Board that is democratically elected and subject to current best practice corporate governance and management.
Special Anzac Day Events
A number of veteran charities got behind activities to help Australians keep the Anzac Spirit alive. Follow the link to find out more about each of these traditions and how they come to life.
We’re going on a bear hunt
Join the Great Teddy Bear Hunt
Put a bit of fun into walks for all kids by putting a teddy bear in your front window. When kids are out walking with their family (and yes we’re still allowed to do that!) they’re on the lookout for bears in windows. It’s a world-wide phenomenon that’s bringing smiles and excitement to our kids. Be part of it and make the lockdown a little more BEARable.
Community News and Views – Anzac Day 2020
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Stand With Us
Anzac Dawn 2020
2020 will be the Anzac Day that nobody marches, but also the ANZAC Day that nobody forgets.
Anzac Dawn Driveway service
Stand at the end of your driveway on Anzac Day and as a community in isolation herald the dawn in honour and pride. Read more
Show your community spirit. Download and colour this poppy and place it on your mailbox to let all know you’ll be standing in your driveway for Anzac Day dawn. Community invitations and other materials also available. Download here