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  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.

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Event & Activity List

GoCard Drive April 2016


get-schmick-2015-certificate gocard 2Youth Homelessness Matters is a national campaign to raise awareness and support for young people who experience or are at risk of homelessness.  The campaign occurs during National Youth Week and culminates in mid-April with Youth Homelessness Matters Day.

As part of the campaign we are promoting a Go Card drive throughout April and we would be very grateful for donations of topped-up Go Cards to help young people with transport to appointments, job interviews and to source housing.  We have also included a list of the most needed non-perishable food, toiletries and personal items.  More details are on the flyer here – Gocard Drive & Wish List_ 2016

Financial donations are always very welcome and much needed – you can donate online here


Gold Coast Marathon 2-3 July 2016

gcam-logo-date jpegThe Gold Coast Marathon is on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July 2016.  If you love to run and compete against others or strive for personal goals then this is a great event where you can enjoy an amazing race on the beautiful Gold Coast while supporting young people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.  You can  choose to support a charity of your choice through the Everyday Hero fundraising website – so why not register and choose Brisbane Youth Service and start getting sponsors!  All the information you need can be found here on this very helpful info page, including the link to the Everyday Hero fundraising site.

Daggy Jumper Day - 29 July 2016

Daggy Jumper Day 2016 coming soon!

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 continued to roll in.  If you held a fundraiser for Daggy Jumper Day and have still to contribute the proceeds  you can do so here  or contact us at

Daggy Jumper Day 2016 is launching on 9 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 - 28 August 2016

Organise a group and raise funds for BYS!

The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane fun run is on Sunday 28 August this year, and is another opportunity for you to take up the challenge and support 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 Register and pay your entry fee to Bridge to Brisbane here and then register your team for fundraising and choose Brisbane Youth Service – more information on the fundraising aspect can be found here.  Then start getting sponsors – every amount helps!

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.

BYS Summer Appeal

Our Summer Appeal was released before Christmas and we will still accept funds for this project or to support our other services. Your financial gift for this appeal 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

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 for more information, then register and get your friends and family to sponsor you.  Or visit the febfast EXPRESS page and get straight into the 14 day challenge.

STOP PRESS!  Febfast EXPRESS is here!  Jump on board for the 14 day challenge and fast track your awesome health and energy benefits while raising funds.  Register now!


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!