Matt Tilley is raising money for homeless services at the Victorian election
Saturday’s Victorian State Election has a special meaning for former radio host Matt Tilley, who is launching his ‘Aussie Dollar Drop’.
The new charity initiative will ask voters to drop a dollar into collection tins when they head to the polls tomorrow, with all money raised going to homeless services.
Tilley has managed the impressive feat of getting both the ALP and Liberal Party to match all voter donations — dollar for dollar — with a taxpayer-funded top-up.
“We don’t want your sausage money — just the change, a dollar for every Victorian who vote could take us into the millions,” Tilley told Herald Sun.
“For people who lament that voting only encourages politicians, we reckon this is a simple way to bring about immediate change to the lives of the homeless.”
Money raised will go to charities including the Salvos, the Big Issue, Melbourne City Mission and McAuley Community Services for Women.
Tilley has brought on fellow radio personality Hamish Blake as an ambassador for the ‘Aussie Dollar Drop’, while NAB is a supporter.