Photo: Samar Abu Auf



Collaboration is at our core. War Child wouldn’t exist without its friends.

Raising money can be incredibly fun. Most importantly, it helps us to support more children affected by war. Whether that’s rocking a band tee with your work mates, leaving a legacy, or running a marathon, your passion and energy means we can reach more children and have an even greater impact.

For corporate partnerships, it means sustainable funding, expertise and exposure to new audiences. Combined, this enables planning for the future and reaching more children whose lives have been torn apart by war.

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Published by War Child Australia’s longtime supporter Allen & Unwin: A bumper book to tickle your funny bone with over 100 hilarious one-liners, jokes, shaggy dog tales as well as silly stories and wise-cracking cartoons from Australia’s favourite comedians, children’s authors and illustrators. All royalties are generously donated to War Child Australia.
So far thanks to our extremely generous supporters we have raised over $36,000.
If you would like to purchase this book and support the incredible programs the money raised is funding in Darfur and Yemen please click the button below…


Late 2019 saw the launch of Funny Bones – the night was a great success. Thanks to our generous supporters War Child Australia raised over $10,000! The event was hosted by superstar War Child Australia supporters Allen & Unwin and featured a live auction and performance by the Stevenson Experience. A huge thank you to all those who donated prizes on the night for the auction: Zoe Pook Jewellery, Full Flow Fitness, Select Skin, Coogee, Secret Sounds, Century Venues, Alyson Standen, Allen & Unwin, Curtis Brown, Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Zoe Foster Blake and Go To & Gro To, Archie Roach (for the signed book and album), Boy George, Tim Mirabello, Angela Schacht, David O’Loughlin, Smart Artists Management (Tim Minchin, Sami Shah & Tripod) Matt Stanton (Funny Bones’ cover artist), Chris Barter, Anita Khoshla and Ian Taylor, Piquant Catering, SIghtline (Audio Visual and Technical Support) and Ray O’Reilly (Event Photography)


Funny Bones’ Launch Parties at Readings Hawthorn, Melbourne and Marrickville Library, Sydney. A massive thank you to all involved at the wonderful launch party at Marrickville Library on the 24th November, 2019 – in particular creators of Funny Bones Kate and Jol Temple and Oliver Phommavanh along with Anna McFarlane of Allen & Unwin. Such a FUN day was had; 60 second cartoon portraits, singing, dancing and joke telling plus amazing craft and games!


Rock A Tee, Hausmann 2016
It’s time to put away your suit or uniform and dig out that moth-eaten Nirvana t-shirt. All in the name of charity.

It’s the day your boss or teacher will let you wear your favourite band t-shirt to work. What will your boss wear – Run DMC or AC/DC?

How does it work?

You wear your favourite band t-shirt to work or school and give a donation to War Child Australia. Take photos of you and your colleagues in your Cold Chisel/Madonna t-shirts and we will share them with our Facebook and Twitter followers. Use the hashtag #wearitforwarchild to grab our attention!

We love to hear what our fundraisers are up to so make sure to email We can provide you with fundraising materials and support you along your fundraising journey


After you’ve provided for your loved ones, would you consider leaving a gift for War Child in your will?

Our vision is a world where children’s lives are no longer torn apart by war. Our work won’t stop until every community, every family, every child is protected from the devastating effects of violent conflict.

It’s not a quick-fix solution—that’s why gifts in wills are so crucial to our work, and so valued.

Gifts in wills help make sure that our life-changing work will continue making a difference for generations to come, so more children can have a safer, happier, brighter future.

We understand and respect that your decisions about your will are private, personal and made after long, careful consideration.

But if a leaving a gift in your will to War Child is something you might be interested in, we’d be more than happy to discuss it with you.

Where your money goes

War can flair up quickly. The trauma that children are exposed to in the short term can take a lifetime to recover from.

Much of the negative impact on children can be prevented if protection systems are developed quickly enough. Responding rapidly is vital.

Your donation ensures we can mobilize immediately when conflict hits, minimizing the damage on children in war zones. Already this year, War Child Australia has supported the below country programmes:

Children in Central African Republic


Since 2016, violent clashes and inter-communal tensions fuelled by armed groups have continuously increased. War Child’s work in CAR focuses on child protection, advocacy, and demobilisation and reintegration of children associated with armed groups. A donation from War Child Australia went towards this forgotten crisis supporting War Child’s vital work in one of the world’s poorest country.