A 'by the community,
for the community' initiative
I just wanted to thank you guys for all the hard work and for making this possible for us. As an international student, it is great to know that we are supported somehow, especially in difficult times like this when everything is just so overwhelming. Thanks for being there for me.
— Lais, International Student
The Uniting Harris Community Centre, with the support of volunteers and local community members, launched CHEX Community Gift Cards in 2020.
To support and build a more equal, connected and sustainable community
CHEX Community Gift Cards are a form of community currency that can be used at our participating businesses. When you shop with CHEX you are supporting individuals and families, small local businesses and our community around Ultimo as a whole especially during uncertain times.
Since our launch in 2020
distributed via CHEX cards
How does it work?
It's as simple as 1, 2, 3...
The cards are collected, sanitised and redistributed. Businesses are reimbursed.
What can you do?
Make a donation
100% of donations go straight into CHEX circulation – $10 in donation means one $10 CHEX card being provided to someone in difficulty and used at a local business.
Get your CHEX cards
Contact the Uniting Harris Community Centre
CHEX cards give community-minded folks a new way to access special offers and show appreciation for their favourite locals. They also make a great gift for any occasion – what a win-win!
CHEX is also available via our Emergency Relief service for anyone in difficulty, including international students and other temporary visa holders.
Become a participating business
If you are a small local business and interested in partnering with the CHEX Community, get in touch!
Join the team!
Our team is primarily made up of volunteers and local community members.
If you want to get involved at the heart of the initiative then get in touch!