$5,000 for your Favourite Children’s Charities

Being Funded by Australia's Children's Charities Giving Circle


Join this Giving Circle for free and nominate your Favourite Charities.  We're donating $5k to the 3 Charities with the most votes - as chosen by you!

Started February 22, 2017 at 4:32 pm Australia Children and Youth
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Australia's Children's Charities Giving CircleThis Giving Circle has 63 Members supporting 120 Charities
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Let’s make a difference by giving $5k to 3 Australian Children’s Charities.

Giving Circles let people who care about a similar cause use the power of Collective Giving to make bigger impact donations – and we want you to experience it for free.

Simply join Australia’s Children’s Charities Giving Circle and nominate your favourite Charities that are helping our children and youth.  Once we reach 5,000 members we’ll use your nominations to decide which Charities to donate $5k too.

We’re blessed with some amazing Children’s Charities in Australia, and together we can make a difference by donating to the Charities we love and respect.

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Our Giving Circle can support Charities focussed on education

Here’s How it Works:

  1.  Join for free and nominate up to 3 Children’s Charities.
  2. Spread the Word.  When you share, tell people your favourite charity and why you love them.
  3. We’ll make 1 x $3k donation and 2 x $1k donations on your behalf.  The charity with the most nominations receives $3k and the next 2 most nominated charities – with annual income below $1m – get $1k each.

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Our Giving Circle can support Charities focussed on helping sick children

Why join Australia’s Children’s Charities Giving Circle?

  1. It’s free.
  2. Donating $5,000 feels amazing! 
  3. You can advocate for the Children’s Charities you Love. 
  4. You’re part of a community of people who share your passion. 

Want to Do More?

Make a donation to your Favourite Charities and for each dollar you donate we’ll add an extra vote.  You can make a donation when you join, or donate via our leaderboard

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Our Giving Circle can support Charities helping Disadvantaged Children

Are you a Children or Youth Charity based in Australia?

Register your charity for free here to be eligible to share in our $5k Collective Giving initiative.

This Giving Circle is supported by these Charities.  No more than 1 may contact you, to thank you for joining and update you on their work. Tell me more

Did you know 1 in 10 Australian Children are living in jobless families? The Smith Family helps disadvantaged children create brighter futures.

The Giving Circle FAQs

Can anyone join Australia's Children's Charities Giving Circle?

Absolutely.  Anyone with a passion for helping Australian Children and Youth is invited to join this Giving Circle

How are the winning charities determined?

The winning charities will be determined by the nominations of the members of the Giving Circle.  The charity with the higher number of nominations, regardless of size will receive $3k.  The next 2 prizes of $1k each will be reserved for the charities with the most nominations AND annual operating income of less than $1m.  We want to make sure that charities both large and small have a chance to benefit from our Collective Giving

Is there a minimum donation level?

No - this Giving Circle is free to join.  There's no need to make any donation at all, although donations are welcome.  Simply join, nominate your favourite charities and share with your network.

What happens if we don't reach our target?

The $5k will be donated once we reach 5,000 members and this Giving Circle will remain open until we do.  The sooner we reach our target, the sooner we can make our $5k donation so all we ask is that people share the Giving Circle with their network.

Who are the Supporting Charities?

This Giving Circle is supported by a small number of Charities that share your concerns and passion.  Their participation helps cover the costs of MyGivingCircle.  As part of their support a maximum of 2 may contact you to thank you for participating and to update you on their work.  We take your privacy seriously and have the following guidelines in place:

  • Only a maximum of 2 Charities are permitted to contact you after you vote, regardless of how many support this Giving Circle.
  • They are able to contact you once only, unless you ask for more information or consent to be contacted again.  Your contact details are not stored for future contact.
  • They must be relevant to you and support causes you care about.
  • They must be courteous, professional and polite.  We hope you'll be interested in hearing from them, but if you're not, no further contact is made
  • They must abide by the Fundraising Institute of Australia's guidelines regarding contacting you, which can be found here

If you believe any supporting charity is not abiding by these guidelines we want to hear from you and you can send an email with the details to privacy@mygivingcircle.org

Charity Leaderboard.  Top 3 Charities share $5k.

Scroll down or use 'Find my Charity' to see how your favourite charity is doing.

Any donation you make goes directly to your Charity and earns them an extra vote for every $ donated!

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Each $ = 1 Vote
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With 108 votes
Puddle Jumpers Incorporated
Puddle Jumpers Incorporated is a non-profit NGO committed to responding to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people; priority of our work is with children who do not live with their birth parents. We aim to empower children to recognise and experience their strengths, abilities, interests and talents which lead to self-confidence, opportunities to grow and develop their own capacities and competences. Puddle Jumpers also supports the community and those in need by providing weekly Free Food Nights, assist people/ families in need and provides free hygiene products. Puddle Jumpers provides opportunities for children to develop social awareness and learn from their mentors (Puddle Jumper volunteers) on camp. Volunteers are also able to learn how to interact and communicate with other volunteers, as well as the children and families attending camps. All of this happens, in a safe, fun , supportive and challenging environment. Time is a gift that is given to the children and families who spend time with the volunteers. The volunteers have a big heart and all of them want to make a positive impact on the community. Please help Puddle Jumpers Incorporated make a difference today! Thank you for your vote.
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With 106 votes
Childhood Cancer Association Inc
The Childhood Cancer Association is one of Australia's key childhood cancer support organisations, dedicated to supporting children with cancer, and their families through 30 tailored, professional services. The Childhood Cancer Association relies solely on the generous support of the community, to enable it to continue to provide vital services and support to families in need such as counselling, accommodation for non-metro families, financial support and more. Your generosity will ensure every child with cancer in South Australia, Northern Territory and country NSW/Vic will have access to vital support.
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With 24 votes
HeartKids Limited
8 babies are born with a heart defect in Australia every day. And every week, 4 lives are lost. There is no known cure. HeartKids is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of those affected by childhood heart disease by providing life-long support, advocacy, and to give hope by funding world-class research. $50 can help provide emergency accommodation for a family while their heart kid is in hospital $120 can help our Family Support Team provide in-hospital support (in major cities as well as regional areas) $200 can help fund teen and family camps that provide respite for our heart kids $250 can help fund medical research in to the treatment causes and management of childhood heart disease HeartKids relies on the generosity of the general public to make sure that these heart kids receive the care and support they need. Please give whatever you can to help make sure that these heart kids realise their dreams of a life unaffected by childhood heart disease.
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With 6 votes

needs 19 votes
to make Top 3
Camp Quality Limited
Camp Quality is the children’s cancer charity. Our purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia. Our programs build optimism and resilience for children living with cancer and their families. Right from diagnosis, throughout treatment and in remission or bereavement, our programs support the whole family by building optimism and resilience; at hospital, at home, at school and at camp. Our camps provide children living with cancer and their families with an essential break from hospital, stress and intensity. They are especially designed to encourage strength, confidence and independence.
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With 6 votes

needs 19 votes
to make Top 3
Kids Arthritis
Everyday 1 in 1000 Children in Australia are living in pain, stiffness, swelling, blindness and sometimes depression and anxiety for something that they have no control over, Juvenile Arthritis. Kids Arthritis is Australia's First and Leading organisation solely dedicated to supporting children living with Arthritis. Founded by life long severe Juvenile Arthritis suffer, Sarah Hammond and solely run by volunteers. Kids Arthritis relies solely on donations from the public to run our Australian First Education and Support Groups and Events for children, their families and carers living with Juvenile Arthritis. In 2017 Kids Arthritis is leading the way in Australia for support and education of Juvenile Arthritis and our latest project and goal is; Project Arthur. Arthur the Kids Arthritis Bear is our Offical cuddly and supportive mascot who receives letters and drawing from all over the world from children living with Juvenile Arthritis. Through Project Arthur, Kids Arthritis goal is to give every child in Australia living with Juvenile Arthritis their own Heat Pack Arthur, so that their favourite supportive bear can really give them a nice warm hug.
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With 4 votes

needs 21 votes
to make Top 3
Little Heroes Foundation Incorporated
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With 4 votes

needs 21 votes
to make Top 3
Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc
For over thirty years the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) has been raising funds for research into childhood cancers. Australia has one of the highest incidences of childhood cancer worldwide. One in 500 Australian children will develop a cancer before 15 years of age – that’s 600 Australian children diagnosed every year. Childhood cancer is the single greatest cause of death from disease in Australian children, with three children losing their lives to cancer every week. In Australia, childhood cancer is second only to breast cancer in terms of the number of years of life lost by the disease. The quest to find cures for childhood cancer is one of medicine’s greatest success stories. Fifty years ago only two percent of children with cancer survived. Medical research alone has improved overall survival rates to 80 percent. With childhood cancer still the leading cause of death from disease in Australian children, there is more work to be done. There are still particular childhood cancers – such as brain tumours and neuroblastoma – with survival rates as low as 50 percent. CLCRF has a commitment to ensure this ground-breaking research continues so that the future generations will be the ones to live cancer free. The Foundation relies on the generous support of the community to continue its vital research, as we do not receive State or Federal funding.
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With 2 votes

needs 23 votes
to make Top 3
Heart & Soul Community Group Inc.
Heart & Soul Community Group runs a variety of different programs based on Helping People in need The current program(s) that we are running are; Heart & Soul Food Assistance Due to increasing costs of living many people are finding it hard to make ends meet. This page is focused on supporting those in need. No one is immune to finding themselves without life's basic essentials. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjAwd-JNFTg&feature=youtu.be https://youtu.be/YPfxGgBrMfY http://messenger.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/iphone/homepage.aspx#_articlee6d0fe0b-d0fa-466c-b399-b9804cdef5e1/waarticlee6d0fe0b-d0fa-466c-b399-b9804cdef5e1/e6d0fe0b-d0fa-466c-b399-b9804cdef5e1//true
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With 2 votes

needs 23 votes
to make Top 3
The Kidzwish Foundation Inc
Let's do it for the Kidz - please donate. KidzWish helps Illawarra & South Coast children who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability and their families so they’ll never walk alone. It's our mission to be the best charity at delivering programs focusing on raising children up to more than they can be through support, love and laughter.
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With 2 votes

needs 23 votes
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A BETTER LIFE FOR FOSTER KIDS INC
Our project will offer to Foster Children the basic needs such as clothing, shoes, personal hygiene products, 85% of children removed from home come with nothing except what they have on. Also it will enable these children access to sporting facilities, dancing, music lessons which in turn will help these children form friendships outside their normal circle thus showing them that child abuse and neglect is not the norm they think it is because that is all they have seen.Tutoring for the children to help them catch up to their class level thus lowering the stigma these children face from their peers. If we are ever going to break this cycle of abuse and neglect from one generation to the next we need to provide these children with the parental skills they never learnt from their parents, through treating them the way children should be that is nurtured and loved and provided for and showing them they are worthy, so as when they have children they will have the ability to rasie them in a loving caring home. We can do this by education and building a strong base for them. It takes a whole community to save these children.
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With 2 votes

needs 23 votes
to make Top 3
Angel Flight Australia
Angel Flight is a charity that coordinates non-emergency flights to help country people trying to deal with the triple trouble of bad health, poor finances and daunting distance. All flights are free and may involve patients travelling to medical facilities anywhere in Australia. Angel Flight regularly coordinates up to twenty flights per day. Flights are conducted by volunteer pilots in their own aircraft. Angel Flight operates Australia-wide with a growing network of pilots and aircraft. Volunteer pilots come from all walks of life and donate their time, their skills and most of their aircraft costs* for each flight. Angel Flight is funded by private donations from individuals, clubs and service clubs, companies large and small and deceased estates. We have a policy to never follow up donors asking for more money.
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With 1 votes

needs 24 votes
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Make a Difference Dingley Village Inc
Make A Diffrence Dingley Village Inc provides aid and assistance for the relief of distress, poverty or misfortune of individuals and families in the community. Also providing free, impartial and confidential support, information and referral services to members of the community. Providing emergency relief and material aid to families in order to avoid a situation of poverty. Counselling to people with complex issues.
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With 1 votes

needs 24 votes
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Bravehearts Foundation
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With 1 votes

needs 24 votes
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Kidzucate Inc
Kidzucate is a Registered ATO Harm Prevention Charity founded by Sian Williams, at the age of 6 in 2013. Once upon a time, Sian was a victim of Bullying because of her stutter. Instead of allowing it to consume her, she bravely decided to seek a proactive solution to the wider problem presented by Bullying. Our Vision is to create a happier world for our children and youth. Our Mission is to empower young people with the knowledge and awareness to identify child and youth related issues and take appropriate action towards their own and other children's safety and wellbeing. Our Objective is to promote the prevention or the control of behaviour that is harmful or abusive to human beings, primarily in emotional abuse; physical abuse; sexual abuse; and substance abuse.
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With 1 votes

needs 24 votes
to make Top 3
Mummies Paying it Forward
Mummies Paying it Forward helps to support the most vulnerable within the community by distributing new and pre-loved items to local charities to assist individuals and families in need to get back on their feet. We believe everyone deserves a helping hand in their time of need and through the amazing generosity of our members in the community, we can collectively make a difference in so many lives. We'd love your help to continue this great community initiative!
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With 1 votes

needs 24 votes
to make Top 3
JDRF Australia (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. It is the world's largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research and has been involved in every major breakthrough since it began over 40 years ago. JDRF was founded in 1970 in the US and 1982 in Australia by a group of determined volunteers. JDRF-funded researchers have driven the advancement of day-to-day disease management tools and accelerated the pace of research through a focus on three research priorities – cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications.
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With 1 votes

needs 24 votes
to make Top 3
Australian Schools Plus
Every Australian child deserves a promising future, and a promising future starts with a great education. But too often, a student's future is determined by their postcode or background. Children growing up in disadvantaged circumstances consistently fall behind at school - and once behind, it's hard to catch up. Did you know that at the age of 15, students from a disadvantaged background are 2.5 years behind in their learning compared with their peers? Now you can help close this education gap. Australian Schools Plus connects you with the schools that most need your support, to help all students fulfil their potential. Your donation will go to projects designed by principals and teachers to have the greatest impact on their students’ lives, by providing extra support and resources or trialling new approaches to learning. More than 4,600 schools across Australia are eligible for support through Schools Plus. Create a brighter future for students in need by giving to a disadvantaged school today.
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With 1 votes

needs 24 votes
to make Top 3
Blacktown Women's and Girls' Health Centre
Blacktown Women's and Girls' Health Centre has been providing holistic health care and support for women and girls in the Blacktown LGA and beyond for nearly 30 years. Together with the North West Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, BWGHC provides frontline support for women and children leaving domestic violence and finding their way forward to a healthier and happier future. The Centre offers a range of groups including exercise, health education and self development, such as Yoga and Anger Management. We have a team of counsellors and case workers to assist women with various needs, as well as a Women's Health Clinic every Wednesday, a 0-5 years children's clinic every Monday and a Naturopath on Tuesdays. We also have specialist DV counselling,and outreach services from Staying Home Leaving Violence, Indigenous Women's Legal and Women's Legal Services NSW. We work with other organsations to empower women in our local area and also host events and activities to raise awareness about women's health and DV, as well as helping to build a healthy, sustaining community which supports all people. To find out more, phone 9831 2070 or check out our website or Facebook.
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With 0 votes

needs 25 votes
to make Top 3
Young People Ahead Youth and Community Services Inc
Young People Ahead Youth and Community Services Inc wishes to work with the most marganilised and at risk youth and their families to create a change for the better, by immersing itself firmly within the context of Cultural Identity, Community Connectedness and the use of Country to heal and restore vitality and resiliency. YPA hopes to establish a Healing Centre for young people and their families and a place of tranquility that will provide an environment where workers can sit with individuals, and family members to unpack the disadvantage that persists in their lives, and how best to address these as a united from. Through the support of local Elders, and support services in the local community, YPA hopes to articulate the goals each young person has identified, and working closely with the family, facilitate a road map to success for individuals and engage the services of agencies to assist in achieving these, always being mindful not to place boundaries around time frames to achieve these, but working with the strengths of the young person and their families to identity and further empower growth to a positively charged future full of aspirations, dreams and ability to belong and be present to input back into self, family and community. YPA hopes to brokerage off a number of services, volunteers and businesses to be involved in this space, and bring about a united front to tackle a number of underlying issues that prevent growth and opportunity, which spans across the ages and cultural spectrum. Together we can achieve so much, and seed funding to enable this to happen would be a blessing.
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With 0 votes

needs 25 votes
to make Top 3
YWCA Queensland
YWCA Queensland is a vibrant, progressive women's organisation with a vision to empower women and girls to find their possible. We have a passionate and relentless commitment to the prevention of violence against women and deplore the personal, social, community, economic and opportunity cost of domestic violence. Our work is founded on three pillars of empowerment: Safety and wellbeing: The YWCA has always been and will always continue to be in the business of women's safety; physical safety, sexual safety, choice, online safety, the safety to express opinions, needs and aspirations. Y Hand UP program, provides transitional housing for stranded women coming from a domestic situation and situation of isolation. Economic participation: We know that financial independence is central to women's empowerment and wellbeing. So this part of our work centers on ensuring women have the skills and knowledge they need to gain employment and participate in the economic, social, and civic life of their communities. REAP - Rescue Excess Food with a Passion - Skilling Queenslanders for work program. Leadership: The world is a better place where women are involved in the decision making. At YWCA Queensland, developing and promoting women as leaders in all spheres of activities is in our DNA. Y Bloom and Every Girl program.
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With 0 votes

needs 25 votes
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A Seat at the Table Inc.
A Seat at the Table Inc. (ASATT Inc.) provides sponsored opportunities for young women to attend advocacy and leadership events, such as the UN International Women’s Day Breakfast. Recipients are young women aged 12 - 22 who attend a public high school and/or are seeking the services of youth organisations. Traditionally it is these young women that often face barriers to attending professional and personal development opportunities. ASATT recognises the challenges for young women who are either disengaged, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from regional or rural locations. Programs such as ASATTs Transferring Skills to Work Program, uses interactive and out of the box group activities to tackle the misconceptions about the labour market, boost participant confidence and demonstrate that everyone has the inherent skills to contribute to the labour market at an entry level capacity. Skills from school, home, and anywhere in between are transferable and valuable to employers. The program also includes recruitment experts and local Shero’s who inspire with their stories and share some lessons learnt from their own experiences. ASATT aims to deliver Transferring Skills to Work in School around Australia, starting with South Australia. Your support can help make this happen!
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With 0 votes

needs 25 votes
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Anonymous X
Anonymous X is a non-profit organisation, who support individuals who are experiencing homelessness in and around Melbourne, in addition to supporting those less fortunate with new clothing, bedding and essential items. What differentiates Anonymous X from other agencies is that our overall focus is to not only make a different in these peoples lives but develop friendships to last a life time. In order to do this we just be ourselves! It's very simple, but together as a team we have built a reputation that is well known and respected on our streets. Over the years we have developed countless friendships with individuals who are sleeping rough, some to the point we'd even consider them family. That is because we go beyond just the physical donations we can provide. We provide an ear to listen and a heart that cares. The "Anonymous X" name stands for personal before political, thereby our aim is to raise awareness of the issues of homelessness and disadvantaged. We genuinely care about the people we helps, welfare. We will sit and listen to their stories, get to know more about their journey and what led to them sleeping on our streets. We have a volunteers program in which we run fortnightly called "X - Marks the Spot.” This is designed to give volunteers an opportunity to experience the cause they are supporting, first hand. Together our team distribute all the amazing donations given to as many individuals, groups, organisations, shelters as we possibly can. "We can make a difference and together create a change"
19
With 0 votes

needs 25 votes
to make Top 3
Uniting Care Werribee Support And Housing
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Great Lakes Womens Shelter Inc.
The Great Lakes Women’s Shelter is a non-profit organisation supporting homeless women in the Forster-Tuncurry region. We provide a safe haven for women who – due to physical, emotional or sexual abuse, family breakdown, financial strife, domestic violence, mental health issues or lack of affordable housing – are homeless. We provide a case management approach to assist women to rebuild their lives by accessing permanent accommodation and community support systems. Our goal is to help these women reclaim their lives and once again live in the community.
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With 0 votes

needs 25 votes
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WASH House Inc
The WASH House is a community based organisation that has been operating in Mt Druitt for over 35 years. Our aim is to reduce the impact of poverty, social disadvantage and violence on the lives of women and girls in Mt Druitt. The WASH House envisages a community in which women exercise equal rights, choose their own destiny and have a safe environment for themselves and their children. We do this through the provision of women-centered, quality, appropriate, timely, culturally sensitive and accessible services. Mt Druitt records some of the highest incidences of domestic violence in NSW and is one of the most severely disadvantaged communities on any scale. The work we do with women resources and empowers them to make a difference for themselves, their families and their community. Support us to support women to make a difference in their lives and the lives of those close to them. Together we can make a difference.
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With 0 votes

needs 25 votes
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Delta Society Australia Limited
Our wonderful Delta therapy dogs visit hundreds of patients and aged care residents, bringing much needed joy and happiness. Delta Therapy dogs visit over 850 facilities ranging from aged care homes, mental health units, hospitals, disability services, prisons and dementia specific facilities. Our therapy dogs provide that much needed contact and touch. This is especially important in aged care facilities where many residents do not receive this essential need. Our therapy dogs will bring the wonderful benefits of pet therapy, spend time with residents, offer a chat, a floppy ear to listen and a paw to shake. Your donation will bring the joys of animal companionship to those who need it most.
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With 0 votes

needs 25 votes
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Berry Street Victoria Incorporated
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Surfers Paradise Anglican Crisis Care Inc
We are a hub for many Government and private community support groups, such as the Homeless Health Outreach Team, Gold Coast Homelessness Hub, Ashmore Community Mental Health, Centrelink, Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Gold Coast Homeless Youth Services, Gideon’s Bible Society, English Teaching Classes, and Narcotics and Crystal Meth Anonymous groups. We provide hot meals including dessert five days a week and a hot breakfast every Saturday including complementary sandwiches, fruit and snacks and hot and cold beverages; emergency relief assistance 5 days a week, which includes supplying food hampers, clothing, swags, food vouchers; financial assistance for many miscellaneous items such as phone bills, prescription scripts, schooling needs, travel cards and other extreme hardships. We also provide multi-support for those seeking refuge from domestic-family violence, with crisis counselling, legal and other referral, assistance with accommodation and relocation, provision and delivery of food, clothing, toiletries, toys, white goods and furniture. Weekly services are provided: GP referral, Podiatry, Social Worker and Tertiary student facilitation, Counselling, Financial advice/budgeting, Centrelink access, Men’s Barber and Women’s Hairdresser, Beautician and JP. Free access to laundry, shower and toilet facilities with weekly addition of Orange Sky Mobile Laundry services, free access to Wi-Fi.
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With 0 votes

needs 25 votes
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Soul Soup Australia
Soul Soup Australia provides a hot meal and donations of clothing, toiletries, bedding, books, fresh fruit & veggies and packaged foods to locals at risk of homelessness, social isolation or financial difficulties each Thursday night from the Labrador Community Hub. Throughout the week we deliver fresh produce and bakery goods to local homeless youth accommodation and lodging houses. We receive no financial assistance, and operate solely on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers to make a difference within our community. We receive food donations from Second Bite, who distribute thousands of tonnes of edible fresh produce to community organisations that would otherwise be sent to landfill from local supermarkets and turn it into nutritious and tasty vegetarian meals. We provide a welcoming and friendly environment, often with a local musician or some form of entertainment, and encourage all volunteers to sit down and share a meal and have a chat with our guests each week. All meals are home cooked, fresh on the night and we try to provide options to suit all diets. In the future, we would love to raise enough money to buy a food truck and branch further out into the community.
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Bushmob Incorporated
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Australian Youth Climate Coalition Limited
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan organisation with 120,000 supporters and over 750 active volunteers nationally. We educate, engage and inspire young people to take action on climate change and sustainability. We believe that the only way to solve the climate crisis is through a social movement - a groundswell of support and momentum that is powerful enough to inspire the change we need and hold decision makers to account. We do this through: • National grassroots networks where volunteers are supported, through one-to-one mentoring and local groups. • Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network: a national network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who are leading climate justice campaigns. • Switched on Schools: each year we educate thousands of high school students about how to make a difference on climate change, and empower them to start their own campaigns in their school or community. • Strategic national campaigns such as stopping the Adani from wrecking our Reef and climate with their dangerous Carmichael coal mine. We are empowering our generation to make sure history is not written for us, but by us.
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OzChild
For over 165 years OzChild has fought to provide better ways to put a safe roof over the head of our most vulnerable and at-risk children; children who, for their own safety, can no longer live with their family as the result of family violence, abuse, alcohol and substance misuse, trauma and chronic neglect. Every night of the year we keep more than 300 children safe in our foster care and kinship care programs. We provide support services to at-risk families in danger of falling apart. And we provide respite care for the families of children living with a disability to relieve some of the pressure and give the parents or carers a chance to recharge and refresh. We provide educational support and therapy. We care for kids who need it and deserve it. Each year OzChild gives more than 6,000 children, young people and their families a chance to shine.
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The Mirabel Foundation Inc
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Haydens Helping Hands
Hayden's Helping Hands was established to provide for the relief and alleviation of poverty, distress, misfortune and disadvantage suffered by people experiencing homelessness in Australia including through: distributing food and supplies to people experiencing homelessness through a network of volunteers, including in particular young people; improving access to basic human needs for people experiencing homelessness, including sanitation and clothing; Creating opportunities for people experiencing homelessness to interact on a meaningful and mutually beneficial level with the community, particularly young people; promoting and raising awareness and understanding of homelessness, particularly among young Australians.
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United Way South Australia Foundation
In some areas of South Australia 1 in 3 children start school without the skills they need to learn and succeed. Our United We Read program seeks to improve the reading skills of children in the most disadvantaged communities to help prepare them for starting school. We provide a new book each month to over 400 children from ages 0 to 5 years old and reading aids for parents and carers. We are a not-for profit charity with no government funding. We seek the generosity of the community to help run this program
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Disabled Children's Foundation Inc
Disabled Children’s Foundation Inc. was established in 1997, and is an independent, non-religious, registered charitable organisation that works to increase community participation of disabled children in Australia. The Foundation works in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting change by supporting long-term development goals, responding to respite care and promoting social inclusion. The Foundation supports programs that deliver: modified recreational activities, specialised therapy, education & training support, social contact & inclusion, advocacy support, specialised equipment, and respite care, when families cannot afford it, and when Government assistance is not accessible. Disabled Children’s Foundation is proudly supported by individuals, and businesses, big and small, throughout Australia. Some choose to support us anonymously while others tell everyone about their commitment to ensuring all disabled children have the same rights and opportunities to participate in the community. The Foundation receives less than 1% operating budget from government sources, relying heavily upon the generosity of the general public. There are a number of ways that you can help us to raise funds to support our aims including: making a one off or monthly donation, buying a lucky number, or workplace giving, along with including a gift to Disabled Children’s Foundation in your will can be the gift of a lifetime for a disabled child. Gifts in wills, no matter how big or small, can make a huge difference to the work we do. Our aim is for every disabled child to be able to achieve rehabilitation, confidence, self-determination, and to gain physical and psychological independence.
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Mcauley Community Services For Women
McAuley Community Services for Women works with women and their children, as well as single women experiencing family violence. We operate the only 24/7 family violence crisis site in Victoria and we are the only program to talk young males up to the age of 17, so they can stay with their mother. We offer refuge services after the immediate crisis and access to transitional housing. Homelessness should never be the safer option. We also have McAuley House which is accommodation for up to 25 women in their own room with case management support, skills sessions to learn to live independently and outreach services to ensure that they are able to maintain their own accommodation and not cycle back into homelessness. McAuley Works is an employment program that works with women who have experienced family violence or homelessness to be able to re-enter the workforce. We work with them to identify the jobs they are interested in, assist with any training required for the job, assist with preparing resume, applying for jobs and the all-important interview. We also provide support and work with their case worker and are there as support once they have received a job.
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Symphony For Life Foundation Limited
Symphony For Life Foundation is conceived as a national, community-based, social capacity-building organisation, providing purposeful, sustainable, long term, intensive music-based social development programs for children and youth at risk, particularly those living in communities experiencing disadvantage. ​ These programs give them the opportunity to partake in a rich and powerful instrumental music program through participation in orchestras and choirs. The programs use the “community” of the orchestra as an ideal example of social life, where everybody works together in a harmonious, disciplined and organised manner to strive towards a common and beautiful goal. It is a positive, encouraging and empowering program that delivers an excellent return on investment in social capital within the community, and transforms young lives. Symphony For Life programs are very different from other social change programs for children, conventional music education, and youth arts programs. Symphony For Life Foundation will create, enable and empower these community-based programs which are proven, not only to empower the children and young people, but to affect positively the entire community where they are run. Supporting Symphony For Life Foundation's work directly changes young lives - our children, our youth. Symphony For Life - Transforming young lives and communities through music.
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Angel Gowns Australia Incorporated
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Save Our Sons Inc
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Edmund Rice Camps Qld
Edmund Rice Camps provides recreational camps programs for children aged 6-16 and families experiencing disadvantage during school holidays. Young adults volunteer as ‘big buddies’ matched with a child for the week to be their mentor, positive role model, and best mate. The children come to us through contact with Agency Groups within the community. Many come from families that may not be in a position to provide such experiences for their children, or are under pressure in some way. Referrals are taken from schools and agencies in a variety of fields in the Greater Brisbane region and beyond, including disability support, mental health, community housing, family support, social work and education. We aim to boost participants’ independence and resilience through an increased sense of self-worth, inner and outer confidence fostered by the 1-on-1 attention and friendship of our volunteers, and also provide a much-needed break from often difficult circumstances. Money raised for ERC contributes to our on-camp resources, hiring catered camp sites, a broader range of activities and the training of our volunteers. This has a positive and direct impact on the number of children for whom we can make a difference.
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Youth Futures
At Youth Futures we believe that all young people matter, regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in. We are a community charity that has been helping young people realise their potential since 1988. After starting out as a crisis accommodation service in Perth’s northern suburbs, the team quickly realised that it takes a lot more than a warm meal and a roof over someone’s head to break the cycle of poverty and disadvantage. Today we offer young people across Perth the opportunity to participate in a number of Homelessness, Education and Support programs aimed at enhancing their wellbeing and increasing community participation. Our passionate team of qualified staff offer young people relaxed and non-judgemental environments where they can address their current needs and create a plan for a brighter future. We work from an empowerment model and adopt a holistic and strengths-based approach, always acknowledging that each young person we help is an individual with their own story and needs.
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The Fairy Godmothers Incorporated
Registered in 2013, The Fairy Godmothers mission is to assist the Tasmanian community and families who have children with disabilities, special needs and medical conditions who require equipment, resources, financial assistance and medical attention. Our purpose and aim is to promote an awareness and understanding within our Tasmanian communities of the need to assist children with disabilities. Our main goal is to establish an accessible playground on the North West, a playground where all children of all abilities can play side by side. The Fairy Godmothers mission is also to provide resources and equipment to help those who have experienced pregnancy loss and infant death within our Tasmanian community. We need your help to make a difference in the lives of so many families throughout Tasmania.
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The Lisa Harnum Foundation Ltd
The Lisa Harnum Foundation (LHF) offers a range of services to women and their families who are experiencing some form of domestic violence. These services include, information, support, casework, group work, education and transitional housing. LHF is not in receipt of any government funding and relies totally on donations from the community to carry out this important work. The statistics of women experiencing domestic violence is 1:3 nationally. This is not acceptable,the Government both Federal and Sate need to do more work in this area. The call to action is increased funding from government and a stronger campaign to diminish the statistics.
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Night ninjas Incorporated
We are the ONLY organisation in the Redlands for homelessness and are desperately needing funds to pay for our storage pod and public liability along with all the goods we don't get donated by the community. I have had 7 new cases today and it's just getting worse. We have no money coming in and rely solely on people who donate in increments sporadically. Please help us and keep us afloat xx
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Pay It Forward Community Shed Orange
Pay It Forward is a unique charity which has an open access service, a not for profit which allows anyone in need or crisis to seek support, all at no financial cost to the recipient. PIF is self funded and receives no Government Support. Pay It Forward offers a wide range of support from FREE clothing, furniture, bric a brac, food, fresh bread day, lawn mowing support program, and a 5 bedroom Crisis Accommodation Facility. Many other great things are happening at PIF. Pay It Forward must be creative and innovative to continue to keep our Charity open and offer these amazing supports to the community in need.
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The Esther Foundation Incorporated
The Esther foundation helps young women in crisis by providing a residential health, development and leadership program to help them get their lives on track. Your votes help them continue throsbvery important work!
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Breaking Down the Barriers for Rural Patients in City Hospitals - Brisbane
We are a unique service that provides support, information and assistance to those who are required to travel for medical reasons. Whether it be due to an emergency or a planned trip we are happy to help. Without the support of donations none of what we do would be possible. We have requests for grocery gift cards and we purchase all the food we use to provide home cooked meals. Please help us to do more
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Big Picture Education Australia Ltd
Big Picture Education Australia is a not-for-profit network of educators implementing a distinctive design for schools in a range of different community settings Our purpose is to influence vital changes in education. Our motivation is that too many of our young people are not achieving their potential. Many are not engaged in school learning and some do not complete school. Your donation will support the continuing work to achieve our mission: stimulating vital changes in Australian education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalised schools that work in tandem with their greater community. By giving to Big Picture Education Australia, you are supporting a fundamental change in the way schools are designed and students are educated. With your support, we can continue to implement and expand our proven methods and national network of Big Picture schools. Your individual donation tells us that you too, believe in educating one student at a time with the full involvement of families and the community in the development of each child's personalised curriculum.
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Yasminah's Gift Of Hope
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Assisting Your Life To Achieve (AYLA) Inc.
Assisting Your Life to Achieve (AYLA) Inc. is a fun caring and community devoted group of volunteers who, through the passion they show, have inspired many people to give back to their community. From humble beginnings AYLA Inc. has grown tremendously over the last year. Moving to bigger facilities has meant many more individuals and families can benefit from our services. These services include the provision of "You Matter" boxes ( food hampers), low cost/ free furniture and clothing, counselling services, training rooms and a place where anyone can feel that they belong. New volunteers are always welcomed with open arms. Our volunteers inspire each other and the wider community daily. This creates a diverse and compassionate environment where people can share their wonderful talents to make our community the best it can be. Innovation and unique ways to deliver their services are how AYLA Inc. sets themselves apart from the mainstream setting of community assistance. AYLA Inc. is a support network that wants everybody to be successful in reaching their life goals and believes that we all can thrive with a a little bit of a helping hand from time to time. AYLA Inc. is "Changing minds, Changing Lives."
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Foodbank WA
Foodbank WA help feed over 53,000 people every month, 22,000 of whom are children. In 2016 Foodbank provided 2.8 million kilos, which equates to over 100,000 meals a day. Hunger is a hidden crisis in Australia with over two million Australians, 1 in 6 seeking hunger relief at some point each year. Half of those in need are children. The annual Foodbank Hunger Report highlights that it’s not just the homeless and unemployed who are doing it tough but 74% of those in need are low income families including single parents. Also at risk are the elderly, people with a disability, refugees and people of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander descent. While we have the scale and size to effectively fight hunger throughout the state, our Foodbank Hunger Report 2016 shows that there are at least 7,000 people who are being turned away every month due to the lack of available food. The need to bridge this gap becomes more compelling when you consider the benefits of ensuring every Australian has enough to eat. According to a recent Foodbank Hunger Report the return on our services include addressing immediate nutrition needs but also contributing to improvements in health, emotional wellbeing, sense of self-worth, social relationships and ultimately overall standard of living. It’s clear that every meal provides people with more than just a full stomach today. It helps them and the community in which they live to achieve a brighter future. This is why we need your help. Join us in the fight to end hunger.
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YWCA Perth
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Women's Community Shelters Limited
More than 1 in 2 women are turned away from crisis shelters when they need one. More than 60% of these women (often with their children) are leaving domestic violence. WCS exists to meet this ever-growing demand and works with local communities to develop collaborative responses to the problem by establishing new shelters. Our shelters are characterized by community ownership, strong oversight and governance, the leveraging of in-kind support from the community, and dedicated volunteer programs. Our staffing model provides support to women 24/7 on-site. WCS needs your support to help establish even more crisis shelters for women and children who are homeless or leaving domestic violence. It is our aim to open 2 new shelters by the end of 2017, another in 2018 with one in the pipeline. A new shelter would support an additional 120 women and children per annum, with outreach and advice available across the local community. We are funded on a unique and ground breaking tri-partite model, bringing together philanthropy, community and government. Can you help us change the paradigm in NSW and give these women the support they need?
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The Shack Community Centre Incorporated
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Bendigo Donations For The Homeless
Please donate to my charity. As we need more supplies to get bigger and better and be able to service more areas and help more people. Any donation money will be put back into the community to help people living on our streets. This include hot cooked meals,drinks,clothing and in the future portable showering and clothes washing facilities. Please donate today. Thanks Nathan Lindrea
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Food for the Community Incorporated
Food for the Community Incorporated helps disadvantaged families and individuals suffering from food stress to put a meal on the table and food in the children's lunch boxes each day. People are able to access fresh fruit and veg, bread and bread products, and assorted panty and dairy items via our open houses or shop up to 4 times a week.
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True Blue Dreaming Inc
True Blue Dreaming is unique in that it focusses on mentoring kids in rural and remote areas, in their own communities and where there is evident disadvantage or social exclusion experienced by young people. In the Kimberley, True Blue Dreaming is designed to address the sense of alienation, lack of self-esteem and self-worth and feelings of hopelessness that many young people have reported in various studies. Other rural communities may not face such obvious disadvantage but the risks all teenagers face may be compounded by living in smaller, isolated communities and a lack of social connection. True Blue Dreaming uses young adults as role models and mentors to build meaningful relationships with young people in those communities. The mentors are predominantly University students or post graduate students who are committed to, and passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people who experience social disadvantage. They are the role models that many young people living in remote communities would seldom have an opportunity to meet without a True Blue Dreaming program. True Blue Dreaming programs currently focus on young people in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia. Existing programs operate in Derby, Looma, Fitzroy, Halls Creek, Port Hedland, Yandeyarra, Newman, Tom Price, Bruce Rock and Wyalkatchem.
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Humpty Dumpty Foundation
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is a children's charity that, for more than 27 years has been purchasing essential and often life-saving medical equipment for sick and injured children in paediatric, neonatal, maternity, emergency and intensive care units in over 300 hospitals across Australia. Donors can select a particular piece of medical equipment to purchase from Humpty's unique "wish list" This piece of equipment is then delivered to the hospital the donor has selected and will bear a sticker for its life-span (10-15 years) "generously donated by XX" This provides an almost instant tangible result of each donation and recognition of the donor to all who use the equipment. Humpty organises a visit to the hospital so that the donor can see their piece and hear first hand, the difference they have made.
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YWCA Victoria
YWCA Victoria works to create opportunities for Victorian women facing disadvantage and delivers this through three program priority areas, housing, mentoring and community strengthening. Exceptional programs are developed around a commitment to addressing shelter, safety, security and empowerment for women. Programs are delivered to advance equity, opportunity and choice through the empowerment of Victorian women. Through our subsidiary company YWCA Housing, we are one of the largest medium to long term housing providers for women in Victoria. We provide over 100,000 nights of shelter to disadvantaged women through our owned and managed properties throughout metropolitan Melbourne.
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Rosie's Place Inc
Rosie's Place is a place for children and young people who have been impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence. Rosie's Place has been operating for 30 years in the outer western suburbs of Sydney. Predominately the Blacktown Local Government Area and surrounding areas. Rosie's Place provides therapeutic services to our clients through counselling, support, advocacy, court support, group work, and sensory play. Rosie's Place is funded by Family and Community Services, so all our services to families are free. Rosie's Place is constantly seeking external financial support from the community to expand on our therapeutic work. Over the years additional donations and grants has allowed Rosie's Place to create and self publish resources for our clients and the wider community, as well as set up a sensory play space, garden and art therapy space and pay for a therapy dog for the service. To date Rosies Place has created 22 books and 1 board game. These publications give voice to our clients stories and their continuing struggle to hang on to their connections of hope when violence has ripped it from their young lives. We believe we have a responsibility to capture those stories of our clients to acknowledge their experiences and have their voices heard. We currently have several resources we are wanting to develop for children and young people including a protective behaviours resource, children rights card game and young mens art book. But we can only have these resources printed with the help of the community through donations.
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Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre Inc
Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre assists all members of the Port Macquarie Hastings community with information, referral and assistance. Our focus is vulnerable, disadvantaged children and families. We provide many services, programs and events that assist this target group and the community as a whole. Our Food Connect program offers free food twice per week to disadvantaged individuals and families. Our Tenants Advice Service assist all tenants with tenancy issues and assists them to remain in their accommodation. Our children's service is a low cost OOSH and Before & After School Care Service providing quality care to children. Our L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program assists disadvantaged youth aged 16-25yrs to complete their compulsory driving hours and gain the P's licence. This is just a few of our services - we offer many more. We conduct many fun kids and family activities through the shcool holidays and throughout the year including our annual Free Family Fun Day with picnic races, jumping castles, BBQ, entertainment and more. All our services and activities are free of charge and we rely heavily on funding to continue to offer these and many more opportunities to vulnerable families.
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The C.R.E.W Christians Ready Equipped & Willing Incorporated
We look after the homeless & struggling family's in the Rockingham area. We provide morning tea, lunch, dessert, food hampers, hygine packs, counselling, budgeting courses, library, and so much more all for free. Everything donated from the community or paid for by a few members. A new and growing rapidly much needed charity. Please help us fill our shelves and help those who need it so badly.
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Chameleon Regional Community Housing Accomodation & Welfare Association Inc
For over 28 years Chameleon House has provided housing support to young people aged 16-25 that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Proving them with a safe secure place to stay free of violence, drugs and alcohol. Young people are taught living skills and assistance to look for forward to a path for their future including school, work or study. Some of these young people have little to no support outside of Chameleon House. In addition to this Chameleon House provides safe accommodation to young parenting families under the age of 25 with children in their care. These families are at risk of homelessness. Whilst residing in one of our properties Chameleon staff assist them with budgeting, cooking, living skills, and looking at future accommodation options in the hope that they can sustain independent housing free from service after the duration of their stay at Chameleon.
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New Life Community Care - Foodbarn
New Life Community Care is a Registered DGR Charity with a mission and vision to help people in hardship within the Gold Coast from Jabob's Well to Currumbin. New life Foodbarn currently feed and deliver to approximately 7000 mouths a month through our relief services. This includes over 18 other organisations that include e.g. 4 x St Vincent De Paul conferences, ACT for Kids, Centrelink, 2 hospitals and their social workers, child safety, school support workers, parole board referrals, Anglican Care Surfers, Wesley mission, Kalwyn family services, Salvation Army Women's hostel, women refuges, Youth on the street, FSG mental patients, just to name a few. New Life Community Care is an ‘umbrella’ for various activities such as New Life Foodbarn (established 2008), New Life Accommodation units, New Life 12 Step Recovery, New Life prison and hospital clergy, New Life work for the dole. In this economic environment many people are suffering financially. We assist them by providing a variety of sought after products and services at low costs and accommodation centre. Our activities include: Family food parcels and discount Foodbarn including supplying 18 plus charities/organizations with support parcels and delivery of * Free 12 step recovery program * Emer¬gency accommodation centre * Food rescue – approximately saving 30 tonnes per month for our Foodbarn clients * Counselling * Advocacy, bric a brac store, a 30 plus job seeker placement center being a registered work place for the dole for centerlink, In such hard economic times so many struggle and can often have a detrimental effect on families’ health, wellbeing and housing, which often contributes to domestic violence, substance use and abuse, homelessness and suicide is where our mission and vision comes reality everyday and night. Our workforce is comprised mainly of dedicated and regular volunteers, We are here to make a difference and are achieving that in many lives of families and people in our community, however, with-out support from clubs and businesses such as yours, our quest would be non-achievable and unable to carry on in this hard economic times. Our power for cold rooms etc costing over $5500 last quarter /upkeep, registration and maintenance on our trucks and delivery vans, forklift costing thousands a year/ Insurances are over $900 a month. Support enables us to continue with our important social community work of feeding thousands that fall on hard times. Families living in tents, in garages, under bridges, families in the park. your consideration for partnering in helping the needy is greatly appreciated.
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Foster Care Angels Incorporated
We are passionate about support children in foster care and their carers. We provide a range of services to support children and their carers through the often difficult journey that is foster care. When children are removed from their homes it is often a highly stressful and traumatic time and they leave with very few if any personal possessions. The charity was founded by Kelly Doyle and Glen Gillman who are foster carers and saw first hand children arrive in to their care with nothing but the clothes (or even pajama's) they were wearing. Help us provide the basic essentials and some comfort items to these children who are removed from all that is familiar and are left with nothing.
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MMAD
Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) Inc is an Australian charity that exists to change young lives through music. MMAD uses the power of music, dance & mentoring to inspire young people to make their lives remarkable. We provide creative support to young people, (especially those who have suffered emotional abuse, neglect and disadvantage) in overcoming challenges such as homelessness, destructive patterns of behaviour, exclusion from school, family breakdown, drug and alcohol dependency, unemployment and reoffending. Our goal is not only to break negative cycles, we empower our young people to go on and make their own difference within the community.
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Australian Anti Ice Campaign
AAIC (Australian Anti Ice Campaign) are Educating and Raising Awareness of the dangers associated with the drug ICE, which is currently a growing epidemic in our nation. We are inviting the community to unite with us in this campaign to “Put the Freeze on ICE” in your community. AAIC have a proven role model program that has been implemented in over 8 states in the USA with outstanding results decreasing ICE/Meth use in over 8 states in the USA by 80 per cent. Drug Free Kids have partnered with AAIC to help us implement this program nationally within Australia. AAIC has a National Education program to deliver into High schools across Australia. Along side this we will be holding Community Forums to inform our nation of the dangers associated with ICE use. We have commercials, social media adverts and billboards ready to saturate our nation warning them about this highly addictive and destructive drug ICE. Consider what AAIC can bring to your community. What are you doing about our national ICE issue? Have you educated your loved ones against this highly destructive and debilitating drug? The truth is ICE is taking lives daily... killing, stealing and destroying families and communities nationally. We encourage Australia to join us in the fight against ICE. us educate more kids on the dangers of ICE 27 youth a DAY are becoming dependant on ICE - the end result for ice addicts is JAIL, MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OR DEATH Only 2 percent of ice addicts actually recover from ICE addiction - help us educate our youth Please help us warn our kids around Australia today before its too late - All profits go to materials and equipment used to PUT a FREEZE on ICE
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Knitting for Brisbanes Needy
Knitting for Brisbanes Needy (K4BN) was created almost 11years ago to knit/crochet warm items for the homeless in Queensland, as although we are the sunshine state, after talking to a couple of homeless they mentioned how cold it gets, even of a summer night, when living under bridges, in bushes, in doorways etc. We started off with 3 members, and now all those years later, we have in excess of 400 volunteers who knit/crochet/loom and sew all sorts of items to distribute all over Queensland. In the 11 years we have donated over 340,000 items to homeless, less fortunate, Domestic Violence victims, hospitals; cancer patients, those suffering mental illnesses etc; aged care homes even wildlife carers and animal shelters; victims of natural disasters throughout Australia and also our Defence Forces serving overseas. We also buy, beg for toiletries which we put into hand sewn toiletry bags which are distributed to those in need . All these donations are delivered straight to those who need them or organisations who help them FREE OF CHARGE. OUr founders drive all over Queensland, including out to Roma, Dalby, Bundaberg, Maryborough to name but a few places in their own vehicle at their own expense, We receive no funding whatsoever. A majority of our volunteers are pensioners buy their own wool etc, or wool which is sometimes donated. If we were to be fortunate to win any of this generous money it would be used to buy wool, toiletries and fuel, all to assist our donations getting to those who genuinely need them. Thank you.
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HANDnor Inc
HANDnor Inc homeless, at risk, needy, disadvantaged Charity Licence CC21814 INC A1018007J ABN 35 871 672 097 HANDnor Inc is registered as a Charity with the Australian Charities and not-for-profit Commission. We HANDnor Inc work tirelessly for helping the homeless, at risk, needy, disadvantaged, domestic violence issues, mental health, drug/alcohol, social work within hospitals, correctional officers when called, youth, and whatever else pops our way in our Northern Corridor. We have a great backing from the cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup, and backing from both Mayor's and councils. We supply tents, sleeping bags, blankets, bedding, food, toiletries, clothes, and camping gear where needed. We run a free shower service on Fridays 930am-12 depending if we busy or not out of the Salvation Army Merriwa for those that are homeless, or for Families with no electricity or water to freshen up. We supply the towels and a toiletry pack for you to keep. We also do free haircuts and basic first aid/wound cleaning. We do a Tuesday bread/pantry Hamper run locally to which we always need volunteers to deliver with-in the 6030 area and Yanchep. We have a Thursday night free bread pick up from Clarkson for needy families and to two local school breakfast clubs and we supply the schools with approx 10odd dozen free fresh double yoke eggs and bread.
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Lymphoma Australia, Lymphoma Australia
Our mission is to support those touched by Lymphoma, raise awareness of this Cancer and help support research for a cure. With your help, our goal is to fund a specialist lymphoma care nurse in every Australian state - making a direct impact to those living with lymphoma or supporting a loved one on their journey.
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Perth Homeless Support Group Inc
We have seen too many people needing help in our beautiful city and feel that this group can make a difference. This group was started by Ron Reid and came into fruition in Jan 20th 2014 during the summer heatwave. There are places the homeless can access water in Perth, but it comes out warm. ProAqua has installed cold water fountains but there is a small fee to be able to access them with a recyclable bottle. So Ron came up with the idea of giving the homeless access to this luxury by gifting them with a reusable bottle and a water card that they can return and have it topped up. He then started the Facebook group, to share his idea and see if there were others who would like to do the same. There many organisations in Perth doing the best they can with limited resources to cloth, feed and support the homeless. Everyone can make a difference to a person’s day by buying them a meal or giving food and water vouchers to those on our streets. We are a group of people that believe and encourage every single individual to make a difference in any way you can. SEE THE NEED AND ACT IN A WAY THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. This group is also open to donations, non-perishable food items, food vouchers, sealed water bottles and water vouchers and refillable bottles for the Pro Aqua water fountains in the city. Packs made up of toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, women's personal hygiene products and anything you would think was a normal part of life would be gratefully received. The homeless don't always have access to these kinds of things, so anything is going to be very helpful. We take a hands-on approach to pursuing social justice in the community by responding to needs in practical ways and Referrals to other organizations that deal with homelessness. We believe in the pursuit of honesty, ethical practice, trustworthiness, and accountability in all interactions, and maintain an openness to innovative ideas and possibilities.
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Feel the Magic Limited
Feel the Magic is an Australian not for profit organisation that run the country's leading grief education and support program, 'Camp Magic' for children between the ages of 7-17 who have lost a parent, sibling or legal guardian. Our Purpose 'To create a world where children who are experiencing grief are supported to reach their full potential' Our aim is to provide children with a skill set that allows them to explore and understand their grief with peers sharing a similar circumstance, to continue to grow, develop resilience and succeed in spite of their loss. Grieving children require ongoing support in developing strategies to cope with and move forward with their lives following a significant loss. The camp is for children aged 7-17 years who have lost a parent/s, sibling or legal guardian. 'Camp Magic follows a structured program of therapeutic sessions, in addition to fun physical activities and resilience building challenges. For just $1,000 you can change the life of a grieving child.
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E4WSA, Essentials 4 Women SA
For disadvantaged women, Essentials 4 Women SA aim to provide the basic, but costly, items for feminine hygiene including sanitary products and underwear. Our passion for helping women promises to help empower and enhance the wellbeing and dignity for some of the most vulnerable people in our community. People should donate to our charity because we are the only one who provides this service to women in need in SA. Prior to our establishment women and girls simply went without.
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AUSTRALIAN SUICIDE PREVENTION FOUNDATION
Suicide is the number one cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44 500,000 Australians have a suicidal thought every year 3,000 Australians commit suicide every year 300,000 people are left behind. We need your support to help those suffering from severe emotional stress - every dollar goes directly to enhancing and developing support programmes.
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Diabetes Australia
Diabetes Australia is the national body for all people affected by all types of diabetes, and those at risk of type 2 diabetes. 1.2 million Australians have been diagnosed with diabetes and a further 280 Australians develop diabetes every day – that’s 1 every 5 minutes… We are the national “voice” for people affected by diabetes. We work to raise awareness of the seriousness and impact of diabetes and to generate more support from governments, business and the community. We develop and promote type 2 diabetes prevention and early detection strategies, and work to create healthy communities, workplaces and environments. We work to strengthen care and management for all people with diabetes, developing self-care education and support, and strengthen programs to prevent the complications of diabetes. A donation to Diabetes Australia is a donation towards: • the search for a cure for diabetes, • greater support for families and children living with diabetes, and; • national awareness campaigns to reduce the number of Australians developing type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications.
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Whitelion Inc
Whitelion is a not for profit community organisation that has been supporting highly vulnerable young people in the community for more than sixteen years. Whitelion opens doors to opportunities for youth at risk aged 10-24, with specialist youth outreach services including case management, housing, mentoring, education and employment programs. By connecting these young people back to their community, Whitelion provides our young people with practical and effective supports that enable them to make positive choices in their lives. The young people that Whitelion supports have seldom had positive influences in their lives; many come from backgrounds that are characterised by multi-generational disadvantage, unemployment, substance abuse and offending behaviour. These young people require consistent, practical and intensive support to break the cycle of disadvantage and reach their full potential. Whitelion delivers integrated programs & practice approaches that go to the heart of addressing youth disadvantage. Today with a service footprint across NSW, Vic, Tas, SA and WA Australia, Whitelion provides support to over 2,000 at risk and disadvantaged young people at any given time.
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Friends with Dignity Limited
We are a not for profit charity assisting men, women and children affected by Domestic Violence. We are self funded reliant on donations and the collaboration of community members to ensure our Friends are able to move on with Integrity, purpose hope and dignity
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Smart Pups Assistance Dogs For Special Needs Children Inc
Smart Pups Assistance Dogs is a dedicated not-for-profit organisation based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. We specialise in providing trained service dogs to assist children with special needs. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of children with autism and seizure related syndromes through training our dogs in ‘task specific’ skills. Our Smart Pups reduce stress levels in children and have a profound effect on the day-to-day lives of the child and family. These positive changes continue as the bond and relationship between child and Smart Pup grows over time.
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Hobart Women's Shelter
Our core business is providing safe, emergency accommodation and support to women who are affected by family violence and those who are homeless Hobart Women's Shelter provides support and a coordinated approach to assist women and children to address their housing, legal, emotional support, health, education, employment, financial support and other needs. When should I call Hobart Women’s Shelter? You can contact Hobart Women’s Shelter if: You are escaping domestic/family violence You have nowhere to sleep tonight If you are currently sleeping in temporary accommodation (for example, another person’s house or couch-surfing). What happens if I call Hobart Women’s Shelter? A support worker will talk with you about your situation. We take a few details and provide information about how we can help you. What support is offered? Each woman who stays with the Hobart Women's Shelter has a support worker who can help with: Practical support for settling into the safe house Getting information Identifying options Making your own decisions Exploring long term accommodation options Other referral sources Advocacy If we can accommodate you, we will do a risk assessment over the phone and ask you to come into HWS for intake. A support worker will explain rent, support available and the conditions of your stay, which will be up to 6 weeks.
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Holy Fools Inc
HOLY FOOLS is an independent, grassroots, not-for-profit charity focusing on the Yarra Ranges offering Hope, unconditional Love, and Grace to individuals and families experiencing disadvantage, homelessness, addiction, mental illness and isolation. A catalyst for social change, HOLY FOOLS seeks to form transformative relationships fostering positive change both in the lives of individuals, as well as the broader community.
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StreetSmart Australia
We believe no one should be without a safe and secure place to call home. We work to raise funds and awareness to fund and support smaller grassroots homeless services which often miss out on support but deliver critical services.
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Assistance Dogs Australia Limited
Founded in 1996, Assistance Dogs Australia is the only national charity in Australia to provide internationally accredited assistance dogs across a diverse range of disability needs. To date we have placed more than 200 Assistance Dogs, free of charge, across Australia. 1 in 5 Australians have a disability (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2009) with social care needs far outweighing available resource. Through our work, we see first-hand the dramatic difference an assistance dog bring to their new owners, boosting long term quality of life, improving mental health and increasing mobility, freedom and independence. Assistance Dogs reduce reliance on human caregivers and act as a social ice-breaker to help relieve social isolation, anxieties and loneliness and promote greater social inclusion in their community. Eligible clients include people with congenital or acquired physical disability who require a wheelchair for mobility, children with autism and our ex-servicemen and women and first responders living with post-traumatic stress disorder. We currently have 169 people on our waiting list for an Assistance Dog. We receive no government funding, relying on the generosity of supporters to fund our work. The dedicated contribution of over 300 community volunteers provides a huge boost to the work of our 36 employees and national work program each year.
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Backpacks 4 Vic Kids Inc
B4VK provide filled nappy bags and backpacks to children aged 0-17 entering out-of-home care and emergency accommodation. Our emergency relief gives children what they need for the first 24-48 hours of relocation. 2 outfits of clothing, sleepwear, new undies and socks, toiletries, stationery, a book, soft toy to cuddle, blankie to snuggle and a torch to light the darkness in a strange place. We also pop in 'extra love' items to entertain, distract and encourage interaction with carers. Child deserve to have their own belongings. Our packs give children a sense of worth, a sense that someone cares about them, and a few small things they can call keep with them when being relocated.
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Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids Inc.
We fill backpacks and nappy bags with essential and personal items for kids going into foster and kinship care in Australia. Imagine being removed from your home, with NOTHING and being dropped at a strangers house. The backpacks provides belongs and a little bit of security for children and youth coming in to care. The bags are free for the kids, and to keep this happening, we need your support. Please visit our page to see what you can do!
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One Voice For Aussie Youth LTD
One Voice is a not-for-profit community organisation that assists people experiencing homelessness by providing our unique Mobile Shower Services in Melbourne and Sydney, and by creating community on the streets through our Love Out Loud and Hand UP not a Hand Out philosophy. Our Mobile Shower Services are not just a service but also a place that anyone experiencing homelessness can receive access to free clothing, hygiene products, haircuts and most importantly, it helps to restore ones dignity. We have just launched a Life Restoration Housing Community in Melbourne that will provide a safe place for homeless youth to develop new skills, help restore their lives and ultimately provide a platform to achieve their dreams.
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The Ice Meltdown Project Inc
The Ice Meltdown Project is made up of passionate people that choose to support, create awareness and educate to the use of substance abuse. We are a community group that have volunteered since 2014 after seeing the destruction caused to clients and families with life controlling issues. We have not been given any funding from the government and have worked hard to support over 200 detoxes from methamphetimine use. We have made it our business to educate as many as we can to how you can support your person in recovery and the families. We have a nonjudgemental approach that has seen us succeed with many people changing their lives around all over Australia. After completing a family supported detox in the family home, the support from The Ice Meltdown Project continues. A twelve month ongoing care contract is offered. We offer mediation with weekly Doctor appointments, weekly therapy for the families and the clients, a gym night to encourage heathy living, Monthly BBQs that provide fundraising for the program that we ask for our clients and family to assist with. We participate with schools, sporting groups, and community groups on the awareness of using drugs and how they can be educated.
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Agape Outreach Inc
Agape Outreach Inc’s purpose is to improve the quality of impoverished people’s lives, both homeless and those in poverty. Helping them to move to the next level physically and emotionally. We provide food, life coaching, clothing, blankets, furniture, physical support with doctors’ visits, court cases, writing of housing applications and referrals. We running training in cooking skills, barista classes and personal development through life coaching for relationships and substance issues we will also provide supported housing in a tiny housing estate for the homeless in the near future. We Need peoples help to make this happen, please support us and those in need.
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Dogs For Kids With Disabilities Limited
Dogs For Kids with Disabilities (DKD) is a not for profit organisation based in Victoria, Australia. Our Assistance and Companion dogs improve the lives of children and young adults who face a range of challenges (including physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders).
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Global kids Charitable trust fund /Angelshope
Angels Hope was founded in September 2011 and had its national launch on 15 November 2012. We realised through personal experience, the devastating effects that bullying can have on the victim, their family and friends. We realised there was a shortage of organisations in Australia and Internationally that targeted bullying as a priority. Our family had a difficult experience with our daughter Chloe. The physical symptoms she developed as a direct result of bullying were horrendous. The clinical medical team who handled Chloe during her 5 month period of hospitalisation told us that Chloe had injuries that are exactly like a horrific car accident. They estimated it would take Chloe 2 years to get back to functioning,Chloe is going well but will always have the medical condition given to her As the father of a bullied victim, I knew that I had to do something to help not only children but also affected adults, which is why Angels Hope was created - an organisation that is expanding at an astonishing rate. Currently we are reaching an average of 60,000 visitors a week through our Facebook page (facebook.com/globalkidsangels). 6,000 of these are first time visitors, and our web page is currently receiving 2000 visitors per week this doesn't include or creative angels targeting youth which is reaching around 20,000 per week The last 12 months Angels Hope have helped approximately 3000 people directly and thousands indirectly with our ‘speak up’ page and our social media positive mentoring. What makes Angels Hope social media interactions unique is that we actively help people every day. We also involve the whole community to create cultural change. Angels Hope is implementing anti-bullying programs in schools, sporting organisations and workplaces throughout Australia. Schools will have a supportive peer group of Angels Hope advocates. Our programs allow the students to take ownership of their own mentoring and accountability. This complements the work the school is already undertaking. Parents can become involved through social media and we also provide a mentoring system outside the school community.Our website contains a ‘Speak Up’ page where the bullying victim, bystander or survivor can report confidently. This has been and continues to be very successful. Angelshope have just became charity partners with On The Line call back service logo is attached and Bullying has a strong link with homelessness
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The Compassionate Friends QLD
The Compassionate Friends QLD was formed by bereaved parents who recognized that their feelings of confusion and isolation were common to all parents who have lost a child of any age. The Compassionate Friends aim to provide immediate and ongoing support for parents who have experienced the death of their child. We have the support of many professional people involved in this area of loss and grief. Avenues in which The Compassionate Friends offers its assistance include: A Drop-In Centre situated at 505 Bowen Tce, NEW FARM is open Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays from 9.30am till 3.30pm. Parent Support Meetings take the form of informal discussion with the occasional guest speaker. The Atmosphere is warm and accepting, no one is pressured into participating, rather, they join in when they are ready. Coffee Mornings - Dates can be found in our bi-monthly newsletter. Country Support Groups are established in many areas and we liaise closely with them. Newsletters are published bi-monthly and are sent to all our members and complimentary copies are sent to new contacts. Library facilities provide a growing collection of relevant books and CD's. 24hrs Phone Support - 07 3254 2585.
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Preterm Infants Parents Association Inc (PIPA)
Approximately 8.7% of babies born in Australia are born premature. The Preterm Infants Parents Association Inc. (PIPA) is a Queensland based charity which offers practical and emotional support to the families of these infants born premature. Our goal is to raise awareness of premature birth and to provide understanding, information, encouragement, friendship and, where possible, financial assistance to parents of preterm infants. PIPA is maintained entirely by volunteers, most of whom are parents of prematurely born children. We have seen families lives turned upside down as they rise to the challenge of caring for a premature or sick newborn that must spend time in a neonatal intensive or special care nursery. Not only must they deal with the emotional turmoil associated with the uncertainty surrounding the prognosis of their child’s outcome but also they are often faced with financial hardship. These financial pressures may arise from the need to live away from home for extended periods, from taking unexpected leave of absences from employment, additional childcare expenses or from the costs associated with travelling back and forward to the hospital each day. That is why we need your help.
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StreetMed Incorporated
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O.N.E Heart Ministry
Our organisation assists with low income families, the elderly and all persons who are less fortunate or going through financial hardships with food assistance, clothing and furniture. Our vision is to share the love of giving that has been planted in us in the hope that it plants a seed in each person who receives from our organisation to pay it forward. All donations we receive we sow back into our organisation to continue to do what we have been called to do for our community with love. "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7
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St Kilda Mums
St Kilda Mums (and our sister branches Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums, Ballarat) aim to share the joy of parenthood and save the earth’s precious resources by joining with Maternal & Child Health Nurses and social workers throughout Victoria to meet the material needs of families with young children. We collect, sort and redistribute essential nursery equipment, clothing, books and toys to families in need. By becoming a financial donor, you enable us to help the rapidly growing number of families that turn to us. Your support allows us to meet the immediate needs of families in crisis, as well as plan for our long-term future. Your gift, combined with an incredible team of volunteers and generous donations of pre-loved baby gear, means that we multiply the impact of your support. We helped 7,383 families last financial year, the average family spends $2000 on nursery equipment – multiplied by 7,383, that’s $14,766,000 those families would not have been able to afford. Through financial donations, volunteer support (we have one part-time staff member for every 100 volunteers), and donations of pre-loved baby gear, we were able to give those families everything they needed to keep their children safe for less that $1Million.
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Heartfelt Homes
We keep regional and rural families together through medical crisis by providing accommodation near city hospitals. We hope you never have to turn to Heartfelt Homes for help. But if you do, we’re here to help, thanks to the kindness and on-going support of fellow Australians like you
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Shaycare Foundation
Help children with Cerebral Palsy and their families with the cost of specialised equipment that they require to live everday life. We need additional money to continue our mission. And to help the most vulnerable people in society, children with disabilities and their carers who often need our help to maintain and continue caring for their kids.
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KYDS Youth Development Service
KYDS provides free, confidential counselling and mental health support and education services for adolescents. Working with young people for the long term, the KYDS team of psychologists help teenagers understand, cope with and effectively manage issues such as bullying, stress, anxiety, relationship breakdowns, grief, loss, depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts. The team provide more than 2,500 individual counselling sessions each year, and reach a further 3,000 teenagers annually with early-intervention workshops in school and community settings across Northern Sydney. Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in Australia. KYDS works to reduce this terrible toll, and your support helps KYDS help kids.
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WILL2LIVE Limited
We are a local grassroots charity which provides necessities to the disenfranchised members of Sydney. We are constantly trying to think of new and improved things to help the community. Please donate to become part of the solution.
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Gingercloud Foundation Limited
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Dandelion Support Network Incorporated
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Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust Limited
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The Humour Foundation
“Why did the can crusher quit his job? Because it was soda pressing! Imagine a world without smiles, laughter and play... The Humour Foundation is a leading humour in health charity that believes in the therapeutic benefits of humour in improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable Australians. Our flagship program Clown Doctors, works with healthcare professionals to delivers doses of fun and laughter to the bedside of sick children in hospital. Hospitals can be a scary and lonely environment for sick kids, who are away from the comfort of home and all that is familiar. The myriad of tests, treatments and procedures they experience can be very intimidating and confusing. This is where Clown Doctors can help. Professional and specially trained performers like Dr Tickle and Dr P Brain engage sick children with improvised humour and play, using their skills in magic, music, mime, song, dance and so much more. Their antics and distractions helps sick kids by enhancing psychological wellbeing and coping during times of serious illness, trauma, anxiety, injury, fear and stress, while transforming the whole hospital environment. Clown Doctors is a unique, free service to hospitals and in need of ongoing community support to maintain program delivery.
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Smith-Magenis Syndrome Australia Ltd
Australian parents, who have children diagnosed with Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS), with the desire to raise awareness and help support our SMS community
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Minus18
Minus18 creates safe events, resources and volunteer opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people. We’re smashing homophobia and transphobia Australia wide to create a place where LGBTI youth can be their true selves and unlock their full potential. Each year, more than; 8,000 youth attend events across Adelaide and Melbourne. 150,000 youth access resources Australia wide.
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Melbourne Homeless Collective
Melbourne Homeless Collective (MHC) operates three key projects within Victoria. Blanket Melbourne provides warm life saving sleeping bags and blankets to rough sleepers. Melbourne Period Project is our largest project providing sanitary items and toiletries to many women across Victoria who have fled and are homeless due to domestic abuse. The School Project provides essential school items and backpacks to the children of these families so they can continue their education and stay in school. We provide all new items to more than 50 organisations across Melbourne and have thus far supported around 150 children to continue their schooling in 2017 alone. Each year we provide thousands of Period Packs to women experiencing homelessness so they're not forced to steal or go without essential items.
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Youth Projects Ltd
Help us meet the rising demand for our help even day and night. We provide over 40,000 episodes of care each year for homeless and disadvantaged people throughout Melbourne. We don't just give out blankets or food. We do the hard yards that make a difference with a free medical clinic.outreach nurses, drug safety, mental health and drug counselling, apprenticeships, training and job pathways. In fact we've helped 137 homeless and disadvantaged young people get back to education or into a real job this year alone. Because we are a "one stop shop", young people find it easier to find the help they need to get back on their feet, without waiting lists and complex barriers. All our work is front line and directly tackles homelessness head on.
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Epilepsy Action Australia
Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that can affect anyone at any time. It is estimated that over 800,000 Australian’s will be diagnosed at some stage in life. Epilepsy Action delivers innovative services that increase awareness, understanding, knowledge and skills to assist people with epilepsy to optimise their life outcomes. Take Action Now to support our work and make a positive difference to those living with epilepsy around the country.
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FOOTYS4ALL LIMITED
As a not for profit foundation we will supply new sporting balls from all codes (footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, etc.) to disadvantaged, underprivileged and socially displaced children around the world free of charge. We aim to unite the world through the power of sport.
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Sanfilippo Children's Foundation
Our mission is to fund medical research so a cure can be found in time for children battling Sanfilippo today and those born with it tomorrow. Sanfilippo Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is progressive, neurodegenerative and always fatal. It is estimated that 2,000 babies are born each year worldwide with Sanfilippo and life expectancy is just 12 – 20 years. There is currently no treatment, so a child diagnosed with this condition and their family face many challenges for which the foundation was created to address. These include limited opportunity to access emerging treatment and clinical trials; lack of up to date and accurate information; and as a rare disease there is significant isolation and lack of an accessible support network dedicated to the condition. Since our inception in 2013 we have funded 6 research projects both in Australia and overseas. Our funding is critical as research in any field is highly competitive and grossly limited, but for rare diseases this is further exacerbated. Researchers struggle to obtain funding from traditional sources due to the relatively small patient numbers and inadequate return on commercial investment. We are directing much needed funds into critical research for a condition that until now has been largely neglected.
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Darwin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mums Supporting Families in Need Inc
Can you imagine having to flee an abusive relationship leaving your belongings behind? Can you imagine not having enough money to buy your child clothes that fit as they grow? Can you imagine not being able to afford a pram to get your baby out and about? At Mums Supporting Families in Need Inc, we can. MSFIN provides material aid such as clothing, nursery furniture, toiletries and food items to vulnerable families in Victoria. We work with support agencies to provide aid to approx 130 families every month. We are fully run by volunteers and all our material aid is sourced from the amazing community that support us! Please consider donating to us. This ensures we can continue to provide clothing, nursery furniture and food to our most vulnerable and disadvantaged families in our community.
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Children's Ground Limited
Why Children's Ground? Despite significant economic growth, pockets of extreme intergenerational poverty and inequity remain across Australia. Decades of extensive government and non-government programs and services have failed to overcome Australia’s greatest humanitarian crisis. In fact, the situation has deteriorated for many of these communities. Why? The current suite of services and programs tend to be poorly funded, short-term, crisis-driven, and operate in silos. This approach fails families who have multiple needs and require support from a range of services over long periods of time. It also fails to address the core problem: the cycle of intergenerational poverty and inequity.
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Support The Girls Australia
Support The Girls is a charity committed to empowering women that are disadvantaged no matter what their age or race. Our main focus is on homeless women, domestic violence victims and anyone else in need. We operate on several levels. Our first purpose is to empower with with a sense of self esteem by providing them with bras, new underwear, toiletries etc Our most important aim is to get women off the streets. We hope to have our first house operating on the Gold Coast early 2017. This will allow us to support women from the streets into transitional housing. We believe every single women has a skill that they can share with their community. We want to support them with a multidisciplinary team to find that hidden talent. We assist women directly on the streets, in emergency shelters, youth hostels and the elderly. Our goal is to empower any women that is disadvantaged in any way.
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One Meal it makes a difference Inc
One Meal at a time, we believe it can make a difference! One Meal – it makes a difference, was established on 21 December 2014 by a group of friends that came together to give back to the community for a one-off Christmas service. Paul Mackin (President) came up with the idea which was supported by his wife Diana (Treasurer). Paul always had a passion for helping others, knowing well what it’s like to live on the streets as he was homeless between the ages of 15 and 19 Provide healthy nutritional meals to the homeless, destitute, impoverished and underprivileged people in our community. To assist in advancing their well-being, outlook on life and prospects for future independence.
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The HeavyHiterz Foundation
The HeavyHiterz Foundation is a Gold Coast and NSW Rivers based charity providing programs and support strategies for those living with mental illness, and their families. As you are no doubt aware, mental illness affects us all - with one in 5 Australians expected to deal with some kind of mental health issue in the coming 12 months. We are seeking financial support for our charity so that we can broaden our support programs with the aim of reducing the burden of mental health issues within our society. Funds raised will be used to cover the day to day operational costs of running our charity, establishing a drop-in centre and other misc costs ( travel and speaking fees) which will allow us to continue our engagement with both the community and other organisations working in this area. Funds will also be used to broaden the delivery of our flagship fundraising program the Better Living and Mental Wellness Workshop within schools and other areas.
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Life's Little Treasures Foundation
Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is Australia’s foremost charity dedicated to providing comprehensive information and support to families with a premature or sick baby. We help give these children the best possible start in life and take care of the wellbeing of the whole family. Our mission is to ensure that no family endures the difficult and life-changing experience of having a premature or sick baby without easy access to critical information and support. We intimately understand the needs of parents and families and we are always there to guide them through their journey, from pregnancy and birth, through the hospital stay and transition home, into the early years of childhood and beyond. We bring together the expertise and guidance of leading health professionals, social workers, researchers and trained volunteers to reduce trauma and empower parents to make the best choices for their family. In doing so, we help reduce instances of mental health problems, alleviate financial hardship and lower the risk of relationship breakdown which these families are highly vulnerable to. Life's Little Treasures Foundation does not receive any government funding and relies on donations and fundraising to make our work possible.
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Indigenous Literacy Foundation
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) work aims to put books into homes and communities where there are few to none and in its lifetime has gifted over 150,000 books. Its core focus is early literacy and its Book Buzz program aims to instil an early love of reading and build a strong literacy foundation for families, babies and toddlers. Its third program aims to publish stories written by children and adults in remote communities. Where possible it aims to publish those books in language. Working in partnerships, ILF has published over 47 titles, 12 in Aboriginal languages. The Foundation runs writing and illustrating workshops in a number of remote communities each year. In 2013 it received a special bequest from Pamela Lofts' estate to nurture promising young writers and illustrators. The Foundation runs a national advocacy and fundraising campaign called The Great Book Swap with schools, libraries and businesses. This is celebrated on Indigenous Literacy Day, the first Wednesday in September.
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Cathy Freeman Foundation
Today in Australia, Indigenous children are twice as likely to be developmentally vulnerable as non-Indigenous children. The vision of the Cathy Freeman Foundation has always been ambitious but simple: An Australia where Indigenous and non-Indigenous children have the same education standards and opportunities in life. Every year the Cathy Freeman Foundation provides education programs to thousands of Indigenous children across Australia to help improve attendance, confidence and goal-setting skills. The success of our programs speaks for themselves. For example, in 2016 one of our wonderful partner schools, Xavier Catholic School in Wurrumiyanga NT, is finishing the year with a 400% increase in Year 12 graduates compared to the year before. But we need your help to keep these positive trends going. By supporting the Cathy Freeman Foundation, every dollar you donate helps us to close the education gap once and for all and help Indigenous children build bright futures.
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Bears Of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Inc
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