Fundraising Events

Enjoy a range of fun activities and events while raising funds for a great cause  Your involvement makes a tangible difference in the lives of young people experiencing homelessness.

Support our latest Appeal – more details on the Event & Activity List below, or donate at any time over the phone or via our website by clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button above.

Our new Fundraising Calendar for 2016 has been released.  It’s your guide to what’s on, just choose your favourite activities and share with friends and workmates.  Check out our latest calendar here BYS 2016 Calendar Version 2_Jan29 Events will be added as they are confirmed so please check back now and then for the latest version.

We are also looking for sponsors for some events so let us know if you would like to partner with us and we can discuss! (Email or call 3620 2423)

For more information about our events and activities please email:  or call 07 3620 2423 or 07 3620 2400.  You can request to be put on our mailing list to receive our newsletters, event invitations and fundraising updates.

Connect with us and keep in touch with our upcoming events, activities and announcements by Liking us on Facebook and Following us on Twitter (links at top of page)

Event & Activity List

febfast - Take a pause for a cause in February

Take a Pause for a Cause this February and give up sugar or alcohol while raising funds for young people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. Refresh your body, get rid of sluggishness, feel full of energy and change lives through your efforts in getting sponsored!

Each year, febfasters raise thousands of vital dollars for youth support programs across Australia, and funds raised in Queensland will come to BYS to help young people experiencing homelessness or  facing disadvantage.  Just decide whether you want to give up sugar or alcohol during February, visit the febfast page and register and then get your friends and family to sponsor you.  Register Now!        

(It’s not too late to sign up and still fast for a month – sponsorship funds will be accepted all through March)









BYS Summer 2015/16 Appeal

Our Summer Appeal was released before Christmas and we are still in need of funds to achieve our goal. Your financial gift will help transform the lives of little children of parents who are experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.  With your help a very special project will provide a beautiful outdoor green space with safe play equipment where toddlers and young children can play, and young mothers and families can enjoy the outdoors while participating in group sessions.

Your contribution could give many little ones something joyous they have never experienced before, where they can play, socialise, learn about plants, and simply enjoy being a happy kid!  Read more in the attachment below, or simply DONATE NOW

Christmas Summer Appeal 2015 – Transform the Lives of Children

BYS Raffle RESULTS - WIN Return Flights for 2 anywhere in Australia

Our December Raffle has been drawn – Winners were Leigh Beresford (1st Prize – Virgin Flights plus Yarra Gables Luxury Accommodation), Stephanie Tonkin (2nd prize – $100 Myer Voucher), and Bethany Asmar (3rd prize – Black Jacket Suiting voucher plus Mystery Prize).  The first 2 winners were online purchasers.

We regularly run raffles which usually include free flights, and tickets can be purchased online.  Check this section for more raffles in the future and be in it to win it!


Get Schmick & Go April 2016


Help hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people to Get Schmick & Go for National Youth Week. Get your workmates, friends and family to donate new undergarments, toiletries and go cards.

Your support will help young people to freshen up, look schmick and feel great. Your gift of a topped up go card will help them travel to appointments, housing and job opportunities and attend training courses.

Just buy some items from the Get Schmick & Go wishlist (see poster) collect from others if you can, and drop off everything to BYS at 42 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley between 9.30am & 6pm during the National Youth Week – more details to come. (Email us at fundraising to finalise drop-off arrangements). 

See last years poster and postcard below …

BYS Get Schmick & Go 2015 postcard

BYS Get Schmick & Go 2015 poster

Your financial donations are also vital and really make a difference.  You can donate here

Thank you for your support!

Daggy Jumper Day - 29 July 2016

Daggy Jumper Day is over for 2015 – Thank You for making it a success

Daggy Jumper Day 2015 was on 24 July and many wonderful supporters raised funds for Brisbane’s homeless youth by heading out in a daggy jumper. The campaign continued until the end of August and funds continue to roll in.  If you held a fundraiser for Daggy Jumper Day and have still to contribute the proceeds  Even though the campaign has now ended for 2015, you can still make a donation here

Daggy Jumper Day 2016 is launching on 8 June and the actual day is set for 29 July.  Watch for updates here and on our Daggy Jumper Day Facebook page – Like the page and you’ll keep in touch with BYS activities during the year, and be the first to hear Daggy Jumper Day news and announcements.

Bridge To Brisbane - 2016

Organise a group and raise funds for BYS – annual event in September

The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane fun run is usually on in September and BYS will once again be taking up the challenge to highlight the causes of homelessness and disadvantage amongst young people.  Join over over 40,000 participants of all ages and fitness levels to take part in Queensland’s biggest annual fun run.  You don’t need to be an elite sportsman to join in, just choose the 10km or 5km course then run or walk your way to the finish line.

Here’s what to do:  Get a team together from your work, school or a group of friends and raise funds for Brisbane Youth Service.  Simply pay your entry fee to Bridge to Brisbane and register your team for fundraising at .

See the event listing on our homepage for more information.

Do The Can Can 2016

Do The Can-Can for Anti-Poverty Week

October-December 2016

Brisbane’s community donates non-perishable food, toiletries and gocards during Anti-Poverty Week in October, to assist young people experiencing homelessness with food, personal items and travel costs, and we are extremely grateful for this generosity.

This campaign for 2016 will now be launched during Anti-Poverty week in October, but will be combined with our Christmas Hamper Drive. More details to come later in the year, or email us at if you have an enquiry. Alternatively, you can make a financial donation by clicking here.


Calling all cyclists!!! RIDE THE NIGHT is a premier cycling event in partnership with Bicycle Australia and aims to raise awareness of and funds for charity to help break the cycle of youth disadvantage. Ride the Night was an incredible success this year and we are hoping to partner with the organisers in 2017 for this amazing charity event. Look out for confirmation and more details in late 2016.  In the meantime, you can find reports and photo albums of the event held on January 30 2016 on our Facebook page!