Finding Positivity in Difficult Times

Acts of kindness will spread further than any virus could. Here are some of the small but monumental ways people are demonstrating acts of kindness and solidarity across the world. How will you make a difference?

ANZAC Day Musical Mateship

This year’s ANZAC day will be unlike any other. In light of the current restrictions in place around social gatherings, a Queensland music teacher has called on musicians from across Australia to play the Last Post from their driveways at 6am on April 25 to honour our fallen veterans.

DIY Vivid Sydney

Many Sydneysiders have taken it upon themselves to keep the lights on at Vivid Festival with their own DIY version. Sydneysiders are setting up epic, colourful light displays across their balconies – connecting together, but from a distance. DIY Vivid Australia begins on Friday 22 May 2020 with a live DJ simulcast stream to be announced closer to the date. Get involved on Facebook here.

Senior Pen Pals

Pen Pals at Home Instead is a beautiful initiative to record or write a message of kindness that will make seniors feel connected to their community and overcome the loneliness they may experience in isolation. Registration can be found here.

Giving back to health care workers

Many companies and organisations are offering discounted or free meals as a small but grand gesture of appreciation for our heroes. These include; Uber Eats providing 25,000 free meals, Fishbowl offering free poke bowls and Nando’s offering 50% off orders, and Feed Our Heroes, a program delivering free meals to hospital teams on the frontline.

COVID-19 Food Pack Donation

Many charitable organisations like Hasene Australia are helping people who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 by providing them with basic nutritional necessities in the form of a food pack. These food packs are being delivered in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. For more information on how to donate, see their website here.

Ariana Pezeshki