The Art of Giving tells the story of six charity workers dedicated to helping children in need, driven by the belief that no matter who you are or what you have, it is possible to make a difference to a life that isn’t your own.
Taking place over a year, the film follows their tireless fundraising, noting what they give, how they make choices, the challenges they face, and what they receive in return. Through them the broader issues of volunteering and donating are explored. Their fundraising year culminates in the reward of a crazy ten-day road trip across outback Australia with the famous Variety Bash. The samaritans let their hair down, celebrate hitting their targets, and catch a glimpse of some of the children they have helped. At the end of the road they return to ordinary life, and start the next 365-day fundraising cycle, if they choose to do it all again. We all make choices about what we give. The Art of Giving explores the psychology of charity and the rewards of giving.