Fundraising during COVID

Sep 11, 2020

Traditional methods of raising funds and awareness have taken a massive hit due to COVID19 restrictions on public gatherings. 

Even donations through our website have almost ground to a halt due to the financial difficulties that many find themselves battling during these ‘unprecedented times’. 

Over a 6-month period, lots of people chose to donate their 10cent refund to Port Stephens Koalas when recycling over 10,000 cans and plastic & glass bottles. It’s a fantastic way for our local community to still make donations during this challenging time, without digging deep into their wallet.  And in doing so, this not only helps our koalas – but also helps the environment.

Our Return & Earn recycling sites which were located at Salamander Square, Fingal Bay, Muree Golf Club and Raymond Terrace, have been a great success.  TOMRA Recycling has granted us an extension at the Muree Golf Club and Raymond Terrace sites until 21st February, 2021. Please continue to donate at these sites if possible.

A big thankyou to everyone in our local community who is donating through this recycling scheme.