The National Day of Thanks Focus for 2020 will be released in December 2019.

Our Mission Statement, Thanking God . . . thanking each other, is about being thankful.  First to God for the Nation we live in and the blessings and freedoms we enjoy.  And then to each other – thanking those who have made a difference in our lives and the life of our community.  It is to this second part of our Mission Statement that we provide a suggested Focus to help you find ways to say Thank You  as you celebrate our National Day.

The Community Focus for 2019 was:

Local Government

Friend Joining Group Showing Union And Togetherness

Mayors, Councillors and staff in our local Councils.

As well as workers in waste disposal, recycling, parks and gardens, etc.

Say Thank You  with a Card or Certificate, or take them morning tea to show them they are appreciated.


Chaplains are always there ready to help, encourage, and support people in crisis.

They are in our Schools, Hospitals, Armed Forces, Police, Fire, Ambulance, SES, Prisons, Sports and Community Organisations, etc.

Let them know what they do is appreciated, and that they make a difference.  Say Thank You!

Personal Focus for 2019 was:

The Personal Focus is ongoing and is about the Unsung Heroes in your life and community.

Who are they?

Today our lives are wrapped in a culture of coffee.  We need our coffee in the morning, or when we are having a bad day, or when we need a pick-me-up.  But when was the last time you took someone for a coffee just to say Thank You for what they do, or for the difference they make in your life?

What about your brother or sister, your parents, your grandparents?  When was the last time you went out of your way to say Thank You?  It could be a friend at school or Uni, a teacher who has helped you, or someone who does not have many friends, show them they are appreciated.

We have “R You OK” day and Grandparent’s Day and more, but it’s not about just one day a year.  It is about a way of life we live each day of the year.  Saying Thank You changes your life and the life of the person you thank.

Have a look at the Thank You products on our website.  There are Thank You Cards you can give and Mini Thank You Cards you can carry in your pocket, plus Balloons and Thank You Ribbons.

Have you thought about organising a Community Festival?

Have a look at our Community Festivals  page for ideas on what you can do.

As always we encourage you to look for different ways to express thankfulness in celebrating our National Day of Thanks, and in the way you live.



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