Many charity organisations find that some businesses and individuals decide to donate towards the end of the financial year.
Oxfam Australia is encouraging supporters to get in before June wraps up, by what they call 'last minute donating'.
According to executive director Andrew Hewlett, last year the nonprofit noticed an increase in donations in the month of June. He is hoping that similar trends will establish themselves this year.
"We know from previous experience that many people tend to leave their end of financial year donations until the very last minute, and we're urging Australians to dig deep again this year to help those less fortunate than themselves," Mr Hewlett said in a statement yesterday (June 25).
Funds raised by Oxfam Australia go towards a variety of different causes. The charity organisation supports a range of people in poverty around the world, from those in our own backyard to people in East Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
Mr Hewlett said that money raised at the end of this financial year would go around the world including to families in Sri Lanka.
"This year, we need to see this trend repeated in order to raise the $2.7 million needed for our lifesaving work around the world, such as providing families in Sri Lanka with the seeds, tools and knowledge they need to feed their families and overcome poverty," he explained.