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April 30th

Let’s give away $5,000 to Homeless and Disadvantaged Charities

Being Funded by Australia's Homeless and Disadvantaged Giving Circle


Click here to vote for your favourite Charities helping Australia's Homeless and Disadvantaged.

On April 30th 2017 we give $5,000 to the 3 Charities with the most votes + $500 in spot prizes thanks to UBank.  Vote now!

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Australia's Homeless and Disadvantaged Giving CircleThis Giving Circle has 3587 Members supporting 149 Charities
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On April 30th, 2017 we give $5,000 to the 3 Homeless and Disadvantaged Charities with the most votes!

Join Australia’s Homeless and Disadvantaged Giving Circle and vote for your favourite Charities. On April 30th, 2017 we donate $5,000 to the 3 Charities with the most votes thanks to UBank, Australia’s online only bank.  We’ll also be awarding 5 x $100 prizes to the Charities that come in positions 4th – 8th.

By voting today you can make a difference for the 100,000+ Australians living rough on any given night, and the 11% of Australians living below the poverty line.

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Our Giving Circle can support those living rough

How it Works:

 Join for free and nominate up to 3 Charities.

Spread the Word.  Tell people your favourite charity and why you want them to share in $5k.

On April 30th, 2017 we give away $5k.  The charity with the most votes gets $3k, 2nd and 3rd get $1k each.  Positions 4th – 8th each get $100

Donate for more votes.  Donate to your Favourite charity when you join or via our leaderboard and we’ll add an extra vote for each dollar you donate.

a_pressure_builds_on_crisis_accommodation_19n5m9n-19n5m9r-copyOur Giving Circle can support charities providing crisis accommodation

Are you an Australian Charity helping the Homeless or Disadvantaged?

Register your charity for free here .  Once you’re registered tell your supporters to vote for you and you could be sharing in $5,500 on April 30th 2017.  And it doesn’t matter how big or small you are, we’ve set aside prizes for grassroots charities.

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Our Giving Circle can support families doing it tough

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

When life hangs in the balance, CareFlight flies to the side of critically ill and injured Australians
Did you know 1 in 10 Australian Children are living in jobless families? The Smith Family helps disadvantaged children create brighter futures.
Vision Australia’s Seeing Eye Dog division provides mobility dogs nationwide and free of charge. It costs approximately $50,000 and up to two years to train a Seeing Eye Dog.
Did you know that since the Fred Hollow Foundation began they have restored sight to more than 2 million people. Hear how you can help
Did you know that 1 in 6 Australian children are living below the poverty line?

The Giving Circle FAQs

Can anyone join Australia's Homeless and Disadvantaged Giving Circle?

Absolutely.  Anyone with a passion for helping those Australian's less fortunate is invited to join this Giving Circle

How are the winning charities determined?

The winning charities will be determined by the votes made by the members of this Giving Circle.  The charity with the highest number of votes, regardless of size will receive $3k.  The next 2 prizes of $1k each will be reserved for the charities with the most votes AND annual operating income of less than $1m.  The Charities ranked in positions 4th - 8th will each get $100 as long as they have posted on social media about this Giving Circle and received at least 1 vote and 1 donation.  In situations where 2 more charities have the exact same number of votes the prize will be split.

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 I make a donation?

All donations are processed securely via stripe and sent to your charity of choice each month.  When you donate we add an extra vote for every $ donated.  You can make a donation when you join, or via our leaderboard at anytime

How often can I vote?

You can vote once a week for your Favourite Charities and nominate up to 3 each time.   Votes cast more often than once a week are disregarded.  You can donate as often as you want and we add an extra vote for every $ donated, no matter how often you donate.

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 1 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 1 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.

Positions 4th-8th receive $100 each

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
1
With 5071 votes
The Movement
The movement help all people struggling, homeless, families less fortunate, anyone facing poverty, we also have outreaches in Bali and Philippines helping homeless children, we help with food, clothing and furniture.
2
With 4840 votes
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.
3
With 3354 votes
Pets Of The Homeless Ltd
At Pets of the Homeless (POTH), our mission is to aid in the wellbeing of people who are facing homelessness by helping them keep their pets. The healing power of companion animals is immeasurable and the strong bond created between a person and their pet is especially important to their homeless guardians as they are often marginalised and lack emotional security and support. Through donations, we feed and provide veterinary care to the animals to help relieve the heartache for those who are unable to care for their pets.
4
With 1331 votes

needs 2024 votes
to make Top 3
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.
5
With 1252 votes

needs 2103 votes
to make Top 3
Hunt4Homeless
Our charity has been in operation for over 20 years working feeding the homeless and disadvantaged in fortitude valley .We work out of the Wesley Mission emergency relief centre in Warry st feeding up to 150 clients per week on a sunday and public holidays .It costs us about $350 per week .Our directors and volunteers receive no renumeration for our efforts and all money raised go to the purchase of food items ,its always a struggle for us and we would really appreciate any assistance toward our goal of providing a good healthy home cooked meal for those in need . Kind Regards Mike
6
With 1083 votes

needs 2272 votes
to make Top 3
KOGO
kogo (Knit One Give One) is a not for profit organisation that was established in 2004 to knit warm winter garments to help those in need. In 2016 kogo distributed 70,000 warm winter woollies to the most vulnerable in our community. Our volunteer knitters make a whole range of items – including scarves, beanies, blankets, toys, children’s and babies’ clothing. We distribute to over 250 Community Partner organisations. We need money to be able to cover the expenses of freight to regional and country areas.
7
With 1063 votes

needs 2292 votes
to make Top 3
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.
8
With 934 votes

needs 2421 votes
to make Top 3
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"
9
With 824 votes

needs 111 votes
to make Top 8
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.
10
With 603 votes

needs 332 votes
to make Top 8
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.
11
With 496 votes

needs 439 votes
to make Top 8
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
12
With 457 votes

needs 478 votes
to make Top 8
The Movement Wollongong
13
With 449 votes

needs 486 votes
to make Top 8
Mama Lana's Community Foundation
Mama Lana’s Community Foundation (MLCF) is a wholly not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping our often forgotten homeless and underprivileged community in the greater Penrith region, to advance their wellbeing and prospects for future independence. The foundation offers hot meals six nights a week, supplies food and toiletry packs, as well as providing clothing, sleeping bags, swags and blankets to keep the homeless and underprivileged warm during cold nights. We want to let these beautiful patrons know that there are people out there that truly care and want to help them get back their self respect and dignity so that they eventually get back on their feet. MLCF also help with catering and personal care packs for our emergency services during times of emergency disasters as well as proving a lunch sponsorship program to high school kids that go to school without.
14
With 354 votes

needs 581 votes
to make Top 8
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.
15
With 298 votes

needs 637 votes
to make Top 8
Avalon Centre Incorporated
Avalon's aim is to help people who have slipped through the cracks , including homeless persons, people with mental health problems, disabilities and/or drug and alcohol addition ,refugees and asylum seekers. A large part of Avalon's activity is the homeless clothes distribution program. Clothes, bedding and shoes are collected from donations then sorted and then distributed weekly to homeless people in Melbourne, St Kilda, Brunswick and North Melbourne .Clothes are also distributed to refugees and asylum seekers. We also found there was a ongoing need amongst the homeless for personal items such as socks and underwear. Through donations we are able to buy new socks and underwear and assemble packs to be distributed with our clothes distribution program . Avalon is run entirely by volunteers and survives on grants and donations from the community . We need donations so we can buy the socks and underwear and also to help with running costs ( e.g. fuel, registration ,servicing ) of the van called the "Moving Heart of Gold".
16
With 276 votes

needs 659 votes
to make Top 8
The Movement Crew Orange
Helping with the needs of the community.Supporting homeless and less fortunate
17
With 221 votes

needs 714 votes
to make Top 8
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
18
With 200 votes

needs 735 votes
to make Top 8
Walk With Us
Our aim is to bring joy on Christmas Eve by playing host to a Free Gold Coast Community Lunch for those that without the support and love would miss out on a warm meal and someone to talk to. We invite families and people of all ages to join us on the 24th of December for Christmas lunch with some fun entertainment for everyone and if we’re lucky a visit from Santa with gifts for the children. Let’s all support each other and join together at this time of year when no one should be alone. We also run a weekly dinner in the park that caters for the homeless and disadvantaged but everyone is welcome to attend. We run a sleeping bag/blanket drive and hand these out at a fun filled night full of food, entertainment, barbers, Orange Sky Laundry. Plus help out within in the community at DV refuges, finding work and accommodation for our friends on the streets
19
With 185 votes

needs 750 votes
to make Top 8
Blessed be Bags
Blessed Be Bags provide homeless persons and others in need a non judgmental 'hand up' by distributing food and personal essentials for 2-3 days. Our social media initiative assists those who are primarily residing within the Penrith Local Government area and its surrounds. Our organisation was founded by a single mum who knew the humiliation of asking for assistance and wanted others to not have this same negative experience. While we receive generous donations from 2nd Bite and Oz Harvest, other items that are considered essential are purchased with our own funds. We want people to assist us to continue assisting others.
19
With 185 votes

needs 750 votes
to make Top 8
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.
21
With 175 votes

needs 760 votes
to make Top 8
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.
22
With 168 votes

needs 767 votes
to make Top 8
A.OK Acts of Kindness
We are a group but we prefer the term family, that don't believe anyone should be going without food or simple hygiene products no matter what the reason they are in this predicament. Every fortnight we join another group and feed the homeless in Parramatta and every 3 weeks we walk the city streets of Sydney looking for those that other charities have missed. We provide them with clean blankets, hot prepacked meals and toiletry and snack care-packs.we also give food hampers to struggling families up to 4 days a week. Everyone that helps does so as volunteers and all goods used are donated or purchased from our pockets. People should donate to us because we can only provide so much from our own funds and if they do it means that we can care for more. Please help us to help others.
23
With 167 votes

needs 768 votes
to make Top 8
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
24
With 161 votes

needs 774 votes
to make Top 8
Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) is Australia’s longest-running HIV charity. Founded in 1984, BGF undertakes a range of support and interventions that address key determinants of poor health outcomes for people living with HIV (PLHIV) – ie long-term social and economic poverty. BGF provides direct financial and practical assistance, emotional support, financial counselling, housing, study and employment support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people living with HIV in New South Wales. From January 2016, BGF will extend financial assistance for health related issues to PLHIV on low incomes in South Australia. Working holistically with clients to limit the challenging circumstances that are often detrimental to physical and emotional well-being: BGF has provided care and support to thousands of PLHIV and operate a range of programs and services to address issues of social isolation, stigma, medication adherence and positive healthy living.
25
With 150 votes

needs 785 votes
to make Top 8
Carries Place Domestic Violence & Homelessness Services Incorporated
26
With 148 votes

needs 787 votes
to make Top 8
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.
27
With 145 votes

needs 790 votes
to make Top 8
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.
28
With 144 votes

needs 791 votes
to make Top 8
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.
29
With 142 votes

needs 793 votes
to make Top 8
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
30
With 130 votes

needs 805 votes
to make Top 8
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.
31
With 122 votes

needs 813 votes
to make Top 8
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.
32
With 104 votes

needs 831 votes
to make Top 8
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.
33
With 97 votes

needs 838 votes
to make Top 8
Share the Dignity Ltd
Early in 2015, an article by Mia Freedman published on Mamamia caught our attention. We were shocked to learn that in Australia many homeless women and women in domestic violence shelters had to face unthinkable indignities during their monthly period. For these vulnerable and at risk women, each month brought a shameful and traumatic experience, suffering indignities such as having to clean themselves in public toilets and use paper towels or newspaper to create makeshift sanitary pads. Reading it from the comfort of our homes, with the knowledge that many Australian women couldn’t take hygiene for granted during menstruation, we knew we couldn’t allow it to continue. We believe that sanitary items should be a right NOT a privilege. In April and August we hold our collections for sanitary items, Collection points around Australia help us in our mission to ensure every woman has dignity when dealing with her monthly period.
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With 92 votes

needs 843 votes
to make Top 8
Borderless Community Services
Borderless Community Services is based in Sydney Australia. Our vision is "building strong families for life". At present we are supplying 70-80 families per week, every week with food hampers from donated and rescued food. We are a Not for profit Organisation and operate solely from the generosity of its Members and Partners We would like your votes and donations, to help us purchase a chiller vehicle to store and/or transport food. Thank You
35
With 82 votes

needs 853 votes
to make Top 8
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 77 votes

needs 858 votes
to make Top 8
V360 Australia Ltd
V360 Australia Ltd is a veteran centric charity that provides a first responder model of assertive outreach nationwide. When we receive a report of a veteran sleeping rough or otherwise experiencing homelessness we immediately despatch to them. We provide expert assistance in medical and mental health referral, immediate accommodation and work with the veteran to source and place them into permanent affordable accommodation. We work closely with DVA and various other stakeholders to ensure the veterans we encounter are supported throughout their transition. We also operate one three bedroom house for medium to long term accommodation and manage another three bedroom home for crisis and emergency accommodation in Perth.
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With 74 votes

needs 861 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 71 votes

needs 864 votes
to make Top 8
Goodna Street Life inc
We Feed homeless 2 times day 7 days week we supply our own funds thru our OP Shop We have at present 2 houses we rent we take homeless people of the street who wish to be re integrated back into society by way of skills, addiction help we then find them jobs and housing with support Those on the street are free to eat , shower and wash clothes at the center
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With 67 votes

needs 868 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 66 votes

needs 869 votes
to make Top 8
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 65 votes

needs 870 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 61 votes

needs 874 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 57 votes

needs 878 votes
to make Top 8
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 52 votes

needs 883 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 48 votes

needs 887 votes
to make Top 8
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 47 votes

needs 888 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 47 votes

needs 888 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 46 votes

needs 889 votes
to make Top 8
Homelessness NSW
Homelessness NSW is a peak not for profit organisation that works with its members to prevent and reduce homelessness across NSW. Our members include small, locally based community organisations, multiservice agencies with a regional reach and large State-wide service providers. Key services that we provide include policy development and advocacy in working to end homelessness, public education about the changing faces of homeless people and those at risk, information about the diverse mix of initiatives operating in NSW and elsewhere and advice and support for member organisations and others about organisational change and improvement.
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With 44 votes

needs 891 votes
to make Top 8
Burrumbuttock hay runners
In 2014 Brendan ‘Bumpa’ Farrell heard about a farmer in Bourke (NSW) that was struggling in the drought. He contacted the farmer and offered to bring him a truck load of hay to help him out. From that the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners was born. Since that date in 2014 they have completed 11 successful hay runs to help drought affected farmers all over NSW & QLD.
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With 43 votes

needs 892 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 41 votes

needs 894 votes
to make Top 8
School of Hard Knocks
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With 40 votes

needs 895 votes
to make Top 8
Soul Soup Patrol, S.O.U.L. Care
Servants of United Love Incorporated is a Non-Profit Organisation who relies on the generosity of people and organisations to enable us to continue the work that we do. Our aim is to serve those who seek our assistance with kindness and compassion. Within S.O.U.L. Inc. we run the Soup Patrol, and S.O.U.L. Care. S.O.U.L. Soup Patrol is a voluntary group established to serve food, basic necessities and information on the streets to clients who seek them. Inspired by Mother Teresa of India and Pier Giorgio Frassati of Italy we attempt to reach out in Christian love to those in need in Rockingham, West Australia. The soup run goes out twice a week on a Thursday and a Sunday to six stops in the Rockingham area. We also do a Home Run to homes on a Thursday for those who are unable to get to the Soup Run stops. We have approximately 50 volunteers who donate their time to the soup run once a month. We also hand out care packages during the week for people needing assistance and are unable to afford food. The demand for food parcels has skyrocketed in the past year, and we are stuggling to keep up with the demand as we rely on donations from the public and local businesses. S.O.U.L. Care is another branch of Servants of United Love Incorporated, and is also a non-profit organisation. St, Pio's House of Hope is a safe house for homeless pregnant women and provides a loving, safe family environment. We aim to encourage and enable women to pursue positive lifestyle choices and gain strength and independence.
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With 40 votes

needs 895 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 40 votes

needs 895 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 37 votes

needs 898 votes
to make Top 8
Blessing Bags Inc
Can you imagine living without a toothbrush? Not being able to shave for a job interview? Getting your period and not having access to sanitary products? These are the types of situations that we strive to prevent from happening. Blessing Bags provides basic essentials to those in need all over Victoria. This can include people experiencing homelessness, domestic violence victims, refugees and anyone else who is disadvantaged. This comes in the form of a Blessing Bag which contains shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a muesli bar, tissues, deodorant, sanitary items for women and an extra item such as lip balm, ear buds or a razor. We aim to partner with other organisations such as shelters, food vans, outreach groups and community centres to support the work that they are already doing by adding to the support services they can practically provide. By donating to Blessing Bags you are not only supporting one organisation, but many, you are not only supporting one demographic of people in need, but many. For more information on what we do, check out our website or social media pages.
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With 30 votes

needs 905 votes
to make Top 8
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 30 votes

needs 905 votes
to make Top 8
FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY CARE
FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY CARE is an independent, grassroots, not-for-profit charity focusing on the Dandenong Ranges and Foothills area of Outer Eastern Melbourne offering Hospitality and Community to individuals and families experiencing disadvantage, homelessness, addiction, mental illness and isolation. Over the past 15 years we have been gathering people around food, to provide a place for people to belong, connect and experience genuine hospitality. We do this through our 2 weekly community meals in Upwey on a Monday night and Ferntree Gully on a Wednesday night. Over the past 15 years we have also run our Ferntree Gully Christmas Day Lunch on December 25 for over 230 people each year, to gather together and celebrate, on what for many is a lonely and isolating time. Through our Community Casseroles Co Op we provide home cooked delivered meals for people who need some extra support for a little while, more than food it lets people know they are not alone. We provide over 7,000 meals per year, and behind every meal is a story of local humanity. We believe healthy community is only possible when we all come and share together, and what better way to do this than through hospitality. We rely heavily on volunteers and donations to continue to support our local community.
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With 29 votes

needs 906 votes
to make Top 8
Halo Team Inc
We provide a homeless shelter, a free soup kitchen, an outreach service and welfare assistance to anyone who is in need. We are not government funded and rely on the support from our community. We run an op shop 6 days a week which is what funds our services.
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With 28 votes

needs 907 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 24 votes

needs 911 votes
to make Top 8
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women's Shelter Incorporated
The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter provides temporary supported accommodation for women who are victim of domestic violence and/or homelessness. We provide a safe, non-threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis. Our Board also works with local, state and federal politicians to bring about policy change. The shelter receives no government funding and is entirely dependent on donations. Every dollar received benefits the shelter directly. Our board and supporting committees consist of dedicated, unpaid volunteers. We aim to keep running cost to the absolute minimum, but keeping the shelter open is a costly affair though. Without boring you with the details, it costs $109 per day to house and feed one woman.
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With 23 votes

needs 912 votes
to make Top 8
OzHarvest
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia that collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 800 charities. We provide much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth as well as regional areas through our regional food rescue program, REAP. OzHarvest is the only food rescue organisation in Australia collecting surplus food from all types of food providers including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms.
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With 23 votes

needs 912 votes
to make Top 8
Access Street Vans
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With 22 votes

needs 913 votes
to make Top 8
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 18 votes

needs 917 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 18 votes

needs 917 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 16 votes

needs 919 votes
to make Top 8
Brisbane Motorcycle Street Feed
Your donation would help us directly help those in need. Brisbane Motorcycle Street Feed is a community organisation which is passionate about helping the homeless and disadvantaged. We provide meals, fruit and sandwiches twice a week as well as blankets, clothes, books and hygiene products as donations allow.
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With 13 votes

needs 922 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 13 votes

needs 922 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 12 votes

needs 923 votes
to make Top 8
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 12 votes

needs 923 votes
to make Top 8
Street Swags
The mission of Street Swags is to provide temporary basic bedding and shelter to those who are homeless, vulnerable or needy in order to reduce the amount of illness and the number of deaths in Australia attributed to homelessness and sleeping outdoors without adequate protection from the elements. And to promote community awareness and education concerning the homeless, vulnerable and needy and the dangers and disadvantages they face sleeping outdoors.
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With 11 votes

needs 924 votes
to make Top 8
Single Mums PIF Domestic Violence Support
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With 11 votes

needs 924 votes
to make Top 8
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 11 votes

needs 924 votes
to make Top 8
The Wayside Chapel
At The Wayside Chapel we’re not interested in fixing people; we’re interested in being there when people need us. Those we help are often at their lowest point, with a perception that they are all alone in the world. They may be people who have burned all their bridges – who have no contact with former friends or extended family. The people who turn up at the Wayside are not always easy people. Some have had such appalling experiences that their opinion of their fellow humans is at an all-time low. Many live on the streets or in circumstances that are far from safe. Some have mental illness, addictions, or vices they have become dependent on. Others are ready to turn their lives around and all it takes is a kind word and a sympathetic ear for them to ask, ‘Where do I start?’ The Wayside Chapel values every one of these people, and judges no one. Everyone is worth our time. Each person deserves to be loved. Wayside is a place where people who feel they have nothing left to live for can find a community. And when they are ready to move forward, someone who cares to walk alongside them. Wayside is swamped with people who have exhausted all their options and literally have nowhere to go and no one to turn to. We need your help to keep our doors and our hearts open to the most vulnerable people in our community.
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With 11 votes

needs 924 votes
to make Top 8
Guide Dogs WA, Association for the Blind of WA Inc
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With 10 votes

needs 925 votes
to make Top 8
The Shack Community Centre Incorporated
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With 10 votes

needs 925 votes
to make Top 8
Essentials for Women of Perth
Essentials for Women was ‘accidently’ founded in October 2014 by Lenny Jacoby, following a conversation with a friend around the need for sanitary items and basic toiletries for homeless women in Perth. Lenny set up a Facebook event to invite 60 of her friends to donate women’s underwear and sanitary products. Within 48 hours, the event had gone viral and had been sent out to over 67,000 people. To date, Essentials for Women has provided over 102,000 items to women in need in Perth and regional WA. In Perth there are 9592 homeless people every night. Forty-four percent of these people are women who are in need of this support. All items collected by Essentials for Women are distributed directly to women in need at events for homeless and through other not-for-profit organisations in Perth. At Essentials for Women, we believe that: Every woman has the right to access sanitary product; Essential toiletry items are exactly that, essential, not a luxury; By making essential items accessible to women in need, their dignity as a woman is protected.
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With 10 votes

needs 925 votes
to make Top 8
Shalom house
75
With 10 votes

needs 925 votes
to make Top 8
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 10 votes

needs 925 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 9 votes

needs 926 votes
to make Top 8
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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With 9 votes

needs 926 votes
to make Top 8
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 9 votes

needs 926 votes
to make Top 8
Living Ruff in SA
Living Ruff in SA run two programs, we keep people and pets together via a number of support and outreach services. We enable people to leave crisis situations like domestic violence and homelessness by fostering their pets in private homes, which means we reduce the amounts of animals going to shelters needing rehoming and reduce the number of healthy animals being euthanised. we preserve the magical, loyal bond between a family, reducing the stress on both animal and human through an already stressful time.
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With 9 votes

needs 926 votes
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Melbourne City Mission
Melbourne City Mission is one of Victoria’s oldest and largest community services organisations, with a broad service platform encompassing early years, education and employment, homelessness and justice services, early childhood intervention, disability and palliative care services. Melbourne City Mission Melbourne City Mission walks alongside our clients, providing services and support that you choose and control. To them, we're a friendly, capable and respectful partner. And we want to see them achieve the safe, independent and empowered life you desire.
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Ruby Benjamin Animal Foundation inc
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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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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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Berry Street Victoria Incorporated
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The Salvation Army Southern Territory
The Salvation Army is one of the largest and most visible providers of care and social service to the Australian community, assisting more than one million people every year. When people are feeling despair, facing economic hardship or in need of emotional support, The Salvation Army is there to help.
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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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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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Healing Hooves Inc
We bring Horses with Special Needs ( blind, disabled, traumatised, rescued ),and People with Special Needs together to find a sense of purpose. Via equine interactive sessions.We also offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to Children, Teens and Adults suffering Trauma, In Foster Care, Autism, PTSD sufferers,Social and Emotional Disorders. These programs are facilitated by Registered Psychologist and Certified Equine Specialist.
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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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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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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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Youth Futures Wa Inc
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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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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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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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StreetMed Incorporated
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Starting Over Support Association Incorporated
Our service has become essential to approx. 40 refuges, government and non-government agencies. We are funded through donations from the public and need the support of everyone in the community to keep the service going. All our workers, including our manager, are volunteers, who give up their spare time to help others.
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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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Foodbank Victoria
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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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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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Campsite Rescue
Campsite Rescue are a small group of volunteers whos intention it is to relieve the hardship homeless and low income people experience when living in campsites on the Sunshine Coast. Providing humanitarian supplies linen blankets towels toiletries clothing and pet food beds and leads.
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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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White Ribbon Australia
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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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FareShare Australia Incorporated
FareShare rescues surplus food and cooks free, nutritious meals for Victorians doing it tough. Every year, two million Australians will experience hunger. But, over the same period, we’ll also waste 200kg of food for every man, woman and child in the nation. This doesn’t make any sense. Melbourne food charity FareShare is doing something about it by rescuing surplus, quality food from supermarkets, farmers and other businesses. With the help of 800 regular volunteers, FareShare cooks this food into 25,000 free nutritious meals a week for Victorian charities – such as soup vans, homeless shelters, food banks and school breakfast programs. We do this in Australia’s largest charity kitchen, based in Abbotsford. FareShare does not receive regular government funding to cover the costs of our operations. Your donation will help us to collect surplus food from supermarkets, farmers and other food businesses. It will also pay for the cost of running our kitchen, and then distributing food to hundreds of Victorian charities. We are fortunate to receive pro bono support from many businesses – helping to cover the costs such as maintenance of commercial kitchen equipment, packaging and offsite food storage. However, we need to raise money to keep our six refrigerated vans on the road every day, pay for electricity to run our ovens and coolrooms and employ chefs to oversee nearly 100 volunteers a day.
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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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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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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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The Restore
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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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Uniting Care Werribee Support And Housing
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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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The Compass Institute Inc
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Silent Ripples Incorporated
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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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Carry On (Victoria)
When the small group of ex-servicemen met in Melbourne on 12 July 1932 to form what was later named the Carry On Club, they could scarcely have imagined that their group would still be flourishing at the end of the century. Carry On is still providing support and assistance to many ex-service personnel and their dependents who are in needy circumstances and who are not eligible for support from government Departments or other Welfare Agencies.
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Janes final gift to emily
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The Not Forgotten Ones Inc
The Not Forgotten Ones Inc. is a not for profit community organisation that helps street kids, foster kids and fur kids find hope and a better life. There is nothing more rewarding than to see children and animals help each other out of their very sad existence than by sharing love and compassion for each other. Any money that is donated to us, or the adoption fees, goes straight back in 2 the next cat and kitten, however does not leave any money left over for emergencies. Any donations over $2 are also tax deductible and you will be issued with a tax receipt.
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Encircle Ltd
We are a not for profit community owned and operated organisation for individuals and families in the northern suburbs of Brisbane.
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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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Open Canvas
What if you could empower someone who has experienced homelessness, a disability or other adversity by helping them exhibit art they've created and show it to the world? What if they could earn an income by selling products with their art on it, such as phone covers, tea-towels, puzzles or greeting cards? There are significant barriers faced by such artists which affect their ability to exhibit, promote and sell their art. The cost of exhibiting art in reputable galleries is significant, as is getting art online. Other barriers include accessing art supplies and mentoring opportunities with professional artists. Open Canvas was created to empower disadvantaged artists and help them with these issues. Some have lived on the street, some have disabilities, others have experienced substance abuse and addiction. We've got a website with artwork created by artists. We tell their stories, raise awareness of the issues they've experienced, and get their art out into the world for others to enjoy. Our catch-cry is for people to buy "art with heart". You can make a difference to someone's life by buying original artwork and other merchandise with art on it, such as phone covers, puzzles, tea-towels and greeting cards.
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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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Pinchapoo
Pinchapoo is proudly responsible for creating a cheeky hotel toiletry ‘pinching’ movement seven years ago… and for good reason! Using this concept, we have redistributed more than 900,000 personal hygiene products to thousands of disadvantaged men, women and children around Australia. Pinchapoo works with over 70 leading organisations nationally as a total hygiene solution, providing products to people in need through via homeless shelters, soup vans, family violence refuges, community shower programs, refugee support centres, short term housing, crisis accommodation, hospitals, schools, jails and emergency relief efforts for bushfire and flood victims. Each year we reach countless thousands, however there is still so many who need our help! Make your donation count today!
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Discovery Community Care Inc
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JESUS4 U CHARITY
Jesus4 U CHARITY, is a smal charity held at whalan Community shall every Friday. Our main purpose for this Charity is to reach out to the Community and help out all disadvantaged Families in the western suburbs. Just as JESUS Christ told us to do, reach out to our Brothers & Sisters in need. We are a non-Funded charity which mean the Church pays for everything, which is why this could help out a lot with our Feedings.
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Friendleigh Soup Warriors Geelong
It is the mission of Friendleigh Soup Warriors Geelong to be able to create a pop up soup kitchen in Geelong's CBD. Along with offering a hot cup of soup, care packs, blankets, and a friendly chat will be available. We hope to assist where we can and to bring other agencies and support services together for this cause.
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Redlands Centre for Women Inc
The Redland Centre for Women (RCW), incorporated in 2011 as a not for profit organisation, relies upon a powerful volunteer base to deliver core initiatives to Empower women to take charge of and improve their lives, Educate and provide opportunities for women, and Connect women with people, services and programs that support them in the Redlands area.
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QMHR ARK MISSION
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Association (QMHR) was established in 2011 A not for profit organisation , our desire is to help the poor, sick and underprivileged in the world. QMHR represents, serves and “helps those who cannot help themselves”. Our mission put simply is to make a difference in people’s lives no matter how small that change may be. The association’s primary objective is to provide vital resources in the way of funds, food, clothing or care to those in need. It has now been active for the past 5 years. Upon researching various charities to support and donate to, it became very evident that a portion of the donations (and their intended donation as well) does not reach the under privileged but is allocated to Charity Admin Costs (inc. wages), Operating Expenses of the Charity, Advertising & Marketing collateral development for the Charity. As a result of this, the rationale to establish an association of global compassion were 100% of all donations (financial, perishable items and non-perishable items) entirely reaches the poor and under privileged was developed and struggling families. QMHR is set up to help and benefit the poorest of the poor being ,the relief of poverty, the sick, those with disabilities, the misfortunate (orphans & abandoned children), the helpless and underprivileged, mentally Challenged Children and Adults and minorities and Refugees and struggling families.
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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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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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Taralye
Imagine the world of children who are born unable to hear their parents’ voices, listen to soothing music, learn nursery rhymes, or use language to communicate. There are approximately 20,000 children and adolescents in Australia today who have a hearing impairment, and every year, around 500 Australian babies are born with a hearing loss. Taralye supports children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and in 2016, we supported 6,500 children and their families. Our work in audiology, early intervention, and early-childhood development are all aimed towards realising our goal of giving these children the opportunity to learn, listen, and speak to their full potential. Your donation can change the world of these children and their families. Early intervention enables children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn language and social skills at par with their hearing peers by the time they start school. A 2017 Deloitte study shows that every dollar invested on early intervention for deaf children yields a $2.20 return in terms of social, educational, vocational, and economic benefits. This means that they achieve well in school and grow into productive and gainfully employed members of society. So donate now to get the kids talking.
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Perth Veterinary Bill Assistance Inc
We are the only charity of our kind in Western Australia. We help people who have pets in need of medical attention due to illness or accident that cant afford veterinary treatment. We raise the money for the bill via crowd funding and pay direct to the vet only. We have arrangements with certain vets for discounted billing to make it affordable and so that we can help as many pets as possible. We promote responsible pet ownership and aim to keep families together, prevent unnecessary euthanasia and suffering.
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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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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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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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SMART Recovery Australia
SMART Recovery is a free group program assisting people with any problematic behaviours, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.
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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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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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Zonta House Refuge Assn Inc
For more than 30 years, Zonta House Refuge Association Inc. have supported women who have experienced family and domestic violence, mental health, homelessness and other life crises. Zonta House provides refuge and transitional accommodation, holistic support services and education to women over the age of 18.
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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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YWCA Perth
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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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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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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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iDareU Limited
iDareU (Inspiring people with a Disability through Awareness, Empowerment Resources and Unity),is a not for profit charity based in Melbourne supporting carers of family members with disabilities and special needs. Unpaid carers are often forgotten in the community so we are extremely passionate to not only support people with disabilities but also the people behind the scenes who sacrifice so much caring for their loved ones. We are passionate about getting local communities and families with disability naturally working together. When this happens, these families isolation and burnout are reduced and the communities see people;e with a disability as people first. It is a holistic give and take from both side - just like in the old days of natural community!!! So, come on, iDareU to step up and become a part of making your local community diverse, tolerant and vibrant!!!!!
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