Anglicare Sydney

Anglicare Sydney has been recognised for Outstanding Achievement in The Australian Charity Awards 2016. The Australian Charity Award for Outstanding Achievement [OAA] recognises charitable organisations that have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that have significantly benefited charitable causes.

Anglicare Sydney is a non-profit welfare agency of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. They provide practical support to people in the community experiencing times of need. Anglicare seeks to contribute to the wellbeing of the whole person regardless of their circumstances, age, race, gender, religion or cultural background.

As part of their ongoing commitment to help those in need, Anglicare Sydney have partnered with the local community to develop the Toys ‘n’ Tucker program. The program aims to provide a channel for people to donate new toys and food to those in need at Christmas time.

The implementation of Toys ‘n’ Tucker is all about communication and collaboration. Planning begins mid-year when marketing collateral is reviewed and updated. Based on the previous year’s figures, the print quantity is then determined. In mid-September a direct marketing campaign is rolled out and continues through the next month, inviting all previous participants and all the Anglican schools and churches in the Sydney region to register for the current year.

The registration process is all online. Groups fill in their details and request marketing collateral which is then mailed out to them. At this stage the group also selects a date for their collection to be picked up by Anglicare vans. The groups then have complete autonomy to organise, promote and collect items as best suits their community and environment.

Toys ‘n’ Tucker has become its own brand and is well recognised amongst participants. Consistent messaging creates a sense of community and joy through generosity, whilst the ease for groups to practically participate makes the program accessible. The participation packs provide resources for groups to organise and promote their collection, while still allowing flexibility for the individual group’s needs and environment.

In 2015, the Toys ‘n’ Tucker initiative saw 311 schools, churches and businesses from all over the greater Sydney region participate. This means that 311 groups decided to help others in need at Christmas. As a result, 2820 food hampers were given out to struggling families and 2617 toy hampers were given out to children who might otherwise not receive anything at Christmas.

The Australian Business Awards are the regional chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership program conducted on a national and international level. Eligible organisations from each region are invited to participate in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards. Conducted annually and currently in the second year of its international launch, The World Business Awards seeks to engage with the world’s business, innovation and technology leaders through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework. The program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum of their products, services and initiatives and to review their business performance. The cycle culminates in the recognition and celebration of organisations that implement world-class business initiatives and industry leading products and services on a prominent and far-reaching scale. All entries must be entered in the regional chapter where the organisation is based.

Entry is open to all registered charities throughout Australia. The program is open to charitable organisations including charitable funds and charitable institutions located in Australia. Charitable institutions include Public Benevolent Institutions and Health Promotion Charities.

Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.

Entries are assessed utilising a robust and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The World Business Awards Framework (WBA Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards. The Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the evaluation criteria for each of the award categories. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

The Australian Charity Awards have been established to identify, recognise and reward organisations for the exceptional work undertaken through their charitable activities. The Australian Charity Awards are a method assessed program providing organisations with the opportunity to have their projects, initiatives, contributions and achievements recognised on a prominent and far-reaching scale. The Awards provide the ultimate platform for charitable organisations to build knowledge and raise awareness of their causes through increased exposure, recognition and acknowledgement.