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Published May 31st 2015
5 good, kind things to do in Adelaide
Adelaide city is the home to many great shops, eateries and entertainment venues, but it also hosts a great number of charities, second hand shops and fundraising organisations who focus on helping others and making their lives better and healthier. So if you are in the city and would like to make a difference, then read on for 5 great things to do in Adelaide, that will not only bring a smile to your face, but will improve a stranger's situation; giving is a gift in itself.
1 - Red Cross blood donation - make an appointment and donate blood today, you could save someone's life or improve a person's condition.
For more details on making a blood donation and to make an online appointment, please visit www.donateblood.com.au
2 - Oxfam book and craft store - Buy an original handmade craft or gift. By doing this you are contributing to the organisation's battle against poverty in third world countries, helping people in crisis and promoting social equality through fair wages.
If you are a book worm, great news for you! Oxfam runs a pre-loved book shop with really affordable prices. All books and magazines are neatly classified and the shop is also run by volunteers, so you can either make a donation, volunteer your time or purchase a book.
The store is located on: Level 1, 5-7 Hutt Street Adelaide, SA 5000 For more information about Oxfam please visit www.oxfam.org.au
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3 - Experience cafe - This cafe employs migrants, refugees and students, so they can get much needed local work experience. Profits go towards their utilities and running costs.
Support this great cause by enjoying a hot drink or a little meal prepared by their fresh staff and volunteers.
Great tip: this cafe is right next to Oxfam book shop, on Hutt street, so take advantage and have an afternoon of coffee and a good read.
4 - Royal Society for the Blind - Our eyes are a huge part of everyday life, those who are blind or vision impaired need support of either a person or a guide dog, Royal Society for the Blind offers volunteer positions to assist a visually impaired person with their daily activities. You can also apply to become a puppy trainer to improve and provide more independence and opportunities to blind people.
5 - Salvation Army - The Salvation Army runs with employees and volunteers to fight homelessness in Australia and people recovering from addictions. Their clothing and furniture recycle program also help the environment by reducing landfill, so if you are having a spring clean you can donate your goods or if you are after a unique piece of clothing or gift, you are always sure to find it at The Salvos.
Donation centre is located on 422 Morphett Street, Adelaide. For more information visit salvos.org.au
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Please share in comment box below if you know of any other great organisations, causes or charity events, so we can all be more informed about what is happening in our community and how we can help each other be happier human beings.