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Take the Lean in Newy challenge this Christmas and support local

With Christmas just around the corner, the message of supporting local and pitching in to help the local community couldn't be more important, and Lean in Newy makes it super easy for you to do both and more.

Launched by City of Newcastle following the most recent lockdowns, Lean in Newy encourages locals to ‘buy local’ and give back to the community at the same time by taking community-minded challenges.

Each time you pitch in you earn points which then turn into $’s and can be redeemed at participating Newcastle businesses.

Which brings us to the Lean in Newy Christmas Challenge

To coincide with the festive season a series of purpose-built challenges have been created which are aimed at meeting the local needs of our community organisations this Christmas. Whether it’s donating gifts for specific communities, writing Christmas cards for the elderly, or donating non-perishable items these are just some of the ways you can get involved.

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The Lean in Newy campaign coincides with the turning on of the Christmas Lights and is the perfect excuse for you to make your way into the city with friends and family, buy local, be sustainable, and give back to the community. To check out all the Christmas events which are happening in the city click here. To download the Lean in Newy App all you need to do is...

1. Download the Lean In Newy app and activate your free online account to get started.
2. Use your skills and time to help in your community by participating in challenges.
3. Earn rewards for your efforts. Each challenge completed will earn you points to be redeemed for discounts or benefits at a selection of local businesses.
4. Redeem your rewards through discounts at local businesses. Support our community and your favourite Newy businesses every time you redeem and shop.

To assist local businesses, City of Newcastle will pay for the value of the redeemed discount to the business during the COVID-19 recovery phase.

Download the Lean in Newy app on either Google Play or Apple Store.

Looking to donate in another way?

Newcastle Libraries will once again be accepting donations to help the needy at Christmas with the community encouraged to donate non-perishable food or toiletries to the appeal. 

Where are the donations going? 

The three charities being supported are Got Your Back Sister, Oz Harvest and Baptist Care.  

When is Newcastle Libraries Christmas Giving Appeal

The appeal kicks off on Monday 29th November and running through to Friday 17th December. Items will be accepted up to and including Friday 17th December 2021. 
*** No items will be accepted after this date.***