To Our Dear Friends, Members, Sponsors and Donors,
I hope you and your family are keeping well during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year marks the Foundation’s 30-year service to the community. Unfortunately, all celebrations and activities have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Like other community or charitable organisations around the nation, it’s been a difficult year for all. Our future funding resources have been seriously affected and more so with low interest rates in recent years. We rely on our annual fundraising activities to subsidise the annual Funds & Grants distribution.
Towards the end of last year NSW bushfires was burning out of control on outskirts of Sydney, other regional areas and certain parts of Queensland. ACCF launched a Disaster Appeal to help communities affected by the devastating bushfires across the nation and more so in New South Wales and Queensland. We received a number of gifts for both the charity auction and raffles that were scheduled for the annual Chinese New Year event on 8 February 2020. I would like to acknowledge and thank the generosity of all the gift donors. Regrettably the event was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. As Christmas is fast approaching, we have put together these items and the inaugural ACCF Christmas FUNdraising 2020 – Online Auction will become a reality on 15 November 2020. Below are the catalogues for the morning session and afternoon session. May I urge you to participate in this event for a bit of fun, Christmas shopping and at the same time be involve in a charitable cause.