Events

United Way Partnerships - Events

Make a real difference, your way

Everyone likes to give back in different ways. Some of us love to show up, roll up our sleeves and get involved. Others enjoy participating in different and exciting fundraising events. United Way prides itself on taking an innovative and engaging approach to fundraising, thinking outside the box for opportunities that aim to maximise employment engagement and donations. All funds raised go towards supporting local children enrolled on the Imagination Library.

 

Jumping for Literacy, a Guinness World Record

Jumping for Literacy raised awareness and vital funds for early literacy while challenging an official world record. The event was held in November 2020 to help engage staff during the COVID-19 pandemic and unite around a good cause.

Our Guinness World Record attempt is for most photos of yourself jumping uploaded to Facebook in one hour. Participants took a photo of yourself jumping in the air and upload it to Facebook.

We were successful in receiving over 500 photos of people jumping in the air helping us become official Guinness World Records™ titles and raising over $56,000 for the Imagination Library.

United We Sing

Tune into your organisation’s hidden musical talent – from the crooners to the belters to the air-guitar extraordinaires – and join us in this high-note competition to raise vital funds for children’s literacy.

After holding auditions with your internal teams, it will be time to put your talent to the test. Your best talent will strive to take home the trophy as they belt it out in a finale along with other organisations. Our esteemed panel of judges will choose based on talent, creativity, and cheekiness.

United We Sing held the finale in December 2021 and raised over $36,000 for early literacy.

The Macquarie Park Business Community Walkathon

The Walkathon is a flexible course of up to 7km around Macquarie Park with fun activities along the way, finishing with a sausage sizzle on the lawns of Johnson & Johnson.

The Walkathon will give you the chance to: join other local businesses giving back to the community in which we work; raise funds for local children’s literacy; get to know our neighbourhood business district better; have a fun afternoon out with your colleagues; and there’s no fitness prerequisite – you choose the distance you’d like to walk!

The United Way Cup

Featuring the best 16 soccer teams Macquarie Park has to offer, the United Way Cup is a fun and (mostly) friendly competition as the players compete with their business’ pride at stake as well as the chance to be victorious against their peers.

The day is about coming together with your work neighbours and making a difference for early literacy in your ‘hood. But for some, it’s all about bringing the trophy home.

In 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cup pivoted to a virtual one, where companies competed in various challenges from their backyards, living rooms and local parks to prove they have what it takes to be victorious.

Watch our highlights reel from United We Sing.