$5,000 for your Favourite Indigenous Charities

Being Funded by Australia's Indigenous Charities Giving Circle


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

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Australia's Indigenous Charities Giving CircleThis Giving Circle has 75 Members supporting 56 Charities
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Let’s make a difference by giving $5k to 3 Australian Indigenous 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 Indigenous Charities Giving Circle and nominate your favourite Charities that are helping First Australians.  Once we reach 5,000 members we’ll use your nominations to decide which Charities to donate $5k too.

There are over half a million Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in Australia and the reality is there’s an enormous gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.  Together we can find those charities committed to helping and support them in their mission.

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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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous Health

Why join Australia’s Indigenous Charities Giving Circle?

  1. It’s free.
  2. Donating $5,000 feels amazing! 
  3. You can advocate for the 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

Are you a Charity supporting Indigenous Australians?

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

ICV believes that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people hold the keys to solving their own challenges. We provide the opportunity and support they need to make it happen.
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The Giving Circle FAQs

Can anyone join Australia's Indigenous Charities Giving Circle?

Absolutely.  Anyone with a passion for helping Australian Aboriginal and Torres Islanders 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 273 votes
SevGen Indigenous Corporation
SevGen is a grassroot Indigenous Charity. We exist to create wellness through Connection and Relationships. We do activities that have been called Justice, Health and Education reinvestment activities. SevGen has an innovative and creative model that we operate under. It is our uniquely sustainable model we call the 3E model: Enterprise, Education, Entrepreneurship. Because of it we are proud to say that we have taken control of our own destiny trusting in the Dreamtime to allow our success. To get started, as you may gather, our achievements have been hard won but we do what we must with what we have. We are amazed at the results and we think you will be too. Please give generously to our charity so that we can do what is needed to achieve positive social outcomes through positive social solution focused actions.and be the change we want to see in the world. It is time!
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With 101 votes
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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With 72 votes
Kapululangu Aboriginal Women's Law and Culture Centre
The Kapululangu Women’s Law and Culture Centre was established by Balgo Women Elders to assist them in fulfilling their obligations as the Senior Law Women (ceremonial bosses), healers, providers and protectors for their families and peoples. All funds raised are spent on enabling our Elders to continue to live at home at their Women's Centre on Balgo's Women's Law (ceremonial) ground so that they can enjoy their cultural practices and pass their cultural knowledge onto their younger generations so that they grow up strong, proud and resilient.
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With 55 votes

needs 18 votes
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Jimmy Little Foundation
The Jimmy Little Foundation is a not for profit charitable institution with DGR - (tax exempt) status, and is able to take donations from individuals, corporate sponsors and private companies. OUR VISION To improve the quality of life for Indigenous Australians. ​ OUR MISSION To strive for excellence in health care for Indigenous Australians. ​ OUR APPROACH We partner with federal, state and territory governments, statutory & peak health bodies, corporate, NGOs and non-profit organisations. ​ The Jimmy Little Foundation acknowledges the traditional lands and it’s owners and the contribution of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia both past, present and future. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain images of people who have passed away. The Jimmy Little Foundation constantly endeavours to ensure that information appearing in this site is correct at the time of collation, but accepts no responsibility for any mistakes, inaccuracies or mis-descriptions, whether by inclusion or omission and whether negligent or otherwise.
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With 42 votes

needs 31 votes
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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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With 29 votes

needs 44 votes
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Indigenous Community Volunteers
ICV exists to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop human and community capacity in order to improve their quality of life, health, social and economic well-being and participation in Australian society. We work with Indigenous communities that request support to raise their health, wellbeing and self-sufficiency. ICV Community Development Officers explore a community’s vision and assets through face to face engagement. If a project is approved by a regional manager, the scope of the project; its aims and objectives are prepared with the community. Next, we match a community with a volunteer who can meet the particular needs of a project. The best available volunteer from our skilled pool, for each project, is chosen in consultation with the community. The volunteer works with the community and is supported with transport and accommodation needs by ICV and the hosting community. The Community Development Officer monitors a project’s progress from start to finish. Projects vary in length. Donations allow us to fund the projects by supplying suitably skilled volunteers.
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With 4 votes

needs 69 votes
to make Top 3
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 3 votes

needs 70 votes
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Bushmob Incorporated
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With 1 votes

needs 72 votes
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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

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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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With 0 votes

needs 73 votes
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The Shack Community Centre Incorporated
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Uniting Care Werribee Support And Housing
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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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Knit4Charities Inc
Knit4Charities is an Australia wide group of people who knit, crochet and sew for charities around our Country. Members self-fund all materials and postage to get items to where they are needed most. We work to a yearly Calendar of Charities where we support various organisations, usually around 36 - 40 per year. Members are also encouraged to source needy charities within their own community to save on postage costs. All members are able to nominate a charity for our Calendar so that we cover the whole of Australia each year. We also have 3 dedicated State groups - SA, WA and Tassie - who give to charities within their own State. All monetary donations we receive are Tax Deductible (over $2). We also accept donations of yarn, postage stamps and prepaid postpacs. Anyone can also donated new handmade items such as beanies, fingerless gloves, scarves, blankets etc. etc. for us to distribute. There is a list of what is needed throughout the year on our website. We not only help those less fortunate in our communities, we support each other through close friendships and for those with medical problems often confined to home, the opportunity to chat with likeminded people on a daily basis.
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With 0 votes

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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 73 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 73 votes
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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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With 0 votes

needs 73 votes
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Orange Sky Australia
Orange Sky Australia is a world first started by two 20 year-olds. These boys put two washing machines and two dryers in an old van so they could wash and dry clothes for their new homeless mates. Starting in the streets of Brisbane, Orange Sky has now grown to over 12 mobile laundry vans servicing more than 76 locations with over 600 volunteers. Despite OSL’s rather early stage and the challenges facing the homeless we have expended every effort into further restoring the respect of homeless with a new branch of Orange Sky with mobile showers. Everyone has their own tears, marks, colours, imperfections but each deserves to be handled with the same respect as we place on the garments we put in our washing machines. As our younger volunteers found out, washing takes time. It’s this time we use to foster truely positive conversations. It costs us $6 for to clean a cycle of clothes and only $3 per shower. Help us by voting, volunteering or donating today.
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With 0 votes

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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 73 votes
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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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With 0 votes

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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 0 votes

needs 73 votes
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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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With 0 votes

needs 73 votes
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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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With 0 votes

needs 73 votes
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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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With 0 votes

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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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Manna Perth
Some of the Manna services to disadvantaged individuals and families include: Hot ’n’ Healthy Meals These are prepared and distributed to the homeless and struggling people of Perth six days a week at an inner city park. The meals distributed include freshly made soup, a main course with a vegetarian option and a dessert. These meals annually total: 90,000 soups with a bread roll 90,000 hot main meals 90,000 desserts That’s over 270,000 individual servings for the hungry and homeless every year. The meals are always made fresh every day by our large group of volunteers at the Manna Kitchen in the inner city Perth Suburb of Victoria Park. Healthy School Breakfasts The school breakfast program provides breakfast to disadvantaged students at 20 schools. Over 100,000 breakfasts are provided to these school children every year. Winter School Uniform Winter School uniforms are provided for children who and who do not have access to a winter uniform. In the past twelve months Manna has provided over 1,000 winter school uniforms to students in 43 schools. Special Lunch Functions for the Elderly Special luncheons each year are served to the elderly. Christmas food hampers These are provided to individuals and families in need.
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With 0 votes

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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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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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With 0 votes

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Peninsula Cat Rescue Inc
We rescue cats and kittens from council pound or vets, care for them in foster homes, feed and provide vet care, they are 100% desexed, microchipped and vaccinated. Forever homes are then found for them and the new owners pay to help cover costs. A caring society cares for its animals.
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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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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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Ruby Benjamin Animal Foundation inc
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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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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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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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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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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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Amnesty International Australia
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people. We're dedicated to ending grave abuses of human rights and getting justice for those whose rights have been violated.
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StreetMed Incorporated
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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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Oxfam Australia
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilising the power of people against poverty. Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
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Silent Ripples Incorporated
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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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Wesley Community Centre
Wesley Community Centre has been operating for over 35 years we operate on donations only and serve approximately 12000 clients per year. Our main service is our meals program in which we provide morning tea and lunch 5 days a week to the disadvantaged in our local community. We have a paid coordinator that provides advice and referrals to whoever may need assistance if we are unable to provide what they need they are referred to appropriate organisations. We also cater a Christmas Lunch for 300 people. This is achieved with donations only. We are located at 3 Court Lane Wollongong. Thank you for concidering us. In Unity Wesley Community Centre
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South Burnett Educational Wildlife Support Group Inc
South Burnett Educational Wildlife Support Group Inc. supports other wildlife groups in Qld, NSW,WA and Vic. Presently we are using a 2nd hand Sprinter Van for all our travelling and it is now costing us $1000's each year to maintain it. We are trying to raise $25,000.00 to buy a 2nd hand ambulance as we feel that best suits our needs for dingo and wildlife rescue work. We also travel to schools and public events to promote our work. As we are not funded by Govt or other groups we solely rely on the donations from the general public to finance trips, supply materials and food to sanctuaries, build enclosures, aviaries, buy snake nets etc
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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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Shining Stars Foundation
Shining Stars Foundation is a charity providing a mobile outreach service to help rough sleepers and people less fortunate. Our aim is to make a difference providing blankets, clothing, meals, daily hygiene and daily living needs with a focus on social or public welfare providing connections to multiple service in the Macarthur and Sydney region
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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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Darwin Wildlife Sanctuary
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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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The Thin Green Line Foundation Ltd
The Thin Green Line Foundation provides urgent aid, equipment, training and funding to Rangers and their families in low-income countries and conflict zones. The organisation also works with Indigenous Rangers in Australia and abroad. Rangers often work for little reward or recognition, risking and regularly losing their lives to protect the world’s wildlife and its fragile ecosystems. These brave men and women who stand on the frontline of conservation to safeguard our planet urgently need our help. A ranger is killed in the line of duty every three days – often violently at the hands, machetes and guns of criminal poachers. Without Rangers we stand to lose so much. The Thin Green Line Foundation (TTGLF) is the only organisation solely dedicated to providing Rangers with the assistance they deserve and need. As the official charity arm of the International Ranger Federation, TTGLF has unparalleled access to Rangers worldwide. The Thin Green Line Foundation is highly successful at delivering much needed support to Rangers, with a wide range of effective programs worldwide – from Kenya to Tanzania, Costa Rica to Guatemala, Thailand to Indonesia, and in many, many more places around the globe. In the sad circumstance of a Ranger losing his or her life in the line of duty, TTGLF helps to ensure the widows and families are looked after into the future.
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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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Wollongong Emergency Family Housing
Wollongong Homeless Hub, a specialist homelessness service that provides support, information, referral and advocacy to homeless people or those at risk of homelessness. Our target groups varies from those living rough on the streets, parent/s sleeping in cars with their children, those suffering from long term mental illnesses, young and old people suffering from the long term effects of drug and alcohol use, those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders, women or men with children escaping domestic violence. The Wollongong Homeless Hub is such an integral part of our greater community. We are a multi-service facility where a range of local community service officers are available to support and mentor the homeless. We provide shower and laundry facilities, storage bins and daily breakfast to further support the homeless. We provide an Internet Hub for clients to search and apply for properties.
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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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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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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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