Christmas Giving 2023

How it went:

The votes for our 2023 Christmas Giving campaign are in. We would like to once again thank our members for their amazing support in helping to decide where these much needed funds will go.

Warwick Friendly Society is pleased to announce this year’s Christmas Giving, which encourages members to choose how the Society’s yearly Christmas Donation is distributed.

The Warwick Friendly Society was founded in 1908 to support members of the Warwick district.  

It is fitting therefore that the charities our staff have nominated for the Society Christmas Giving have a focus on the community as a whole in these trying times.

Protea Place, Warwick Senior Citizens Centre and Zack Locke’s Flock are the three organisations & charities that Warwick Friendly Society will highlight during the shopping period up to Christmas.

With a mission to provide a safe and welcoming environment for vulnerable women who may be experiencing homelessness or disadvantage.
A place of safety, dignity and acceptance that will empower women to rebuild and transform their lives.
A home-like drop-in centre where women are encouraged to self-determine through connection and support.

The Warwick Seniors Community is a Not for Profit Organization. The members, are a dedicated group of community volunteers who provide community activities and a Community Centre for the residents of the Southern Downs Community.

Zack Locke’s Flock is a group of four local ladies who, in 2022, came together in honour of Zack who lost his life to suicide the previous year at the age of 17.
Zack Locke’s Flock have worked tirelessly over the last two years to raise funds for and promote awareness of mental health issues as well as to create a sense of support and connectivity within our local community.
9 lives are lost to suicide every day. Perhaps our greatest strength in changing this is working together to let people know that they are not alone, that there is always someone they can reach out to and that help is available. Our vision is to reduce suicide and its impact within our area and to help inspire conversation, collaboration and connectivity within our community thus developing a support network for anyone in need.

How it will work

  • With each transaction in-store (no minimum spends and can be from any department), members will receive a token (must be a current member)
  • Choose which charity you would like to support from the on-counter display
  • Pop your token in the box


$3000 will be distributed between the three charities according to the proportion of tokens in the boxes.  These funds will be distributed during January 2024.


*For every transaction made in-store, each member will receive one promotional token (limit of 1 token per transaction). Place the token in the entry box on the counter, selecting the individual charity that you wish to support. Warwick Friendly Society will make a charitable donation to each of the three charities at the end of the promotion, based on the proportion of tokens contributed to each charity. The total donation will be AUD$3,000. Christmas Giving Programme Promotion runs from 4/12/23–27/12/23.