M4RNSW is a collective of women, carers and friends seeking change to laws, processes and structures that are intrinsically harmful.The goal of Mums4Refugees NSW is to dismantle Australia’s inhumane processing barriers and restrictive policy frameworks (at all levels of government and social sectors?), to bring about a fairer, humane and more inclusive and equal society where the strengths and benefits/contributions of People Seeking Asylum and Refugees are valued, and where they are safe and thriving.
We strongly believe that yogis standing together can create positive social change in this country.
Get Off Your Asana is held by a team of our most revered yogis in Australia.
Together they make the decision about where to distribute funds raised and which of the myriad of positive endeavours made by yogis in this country, would benefit most from the support.
The bigger questions such as how to best teach yoga on Aboriginal land, address the trauma within communities suffering domestic abuse, incarceration, ill health and disconnection and countless other questions are put forward for community consideration.
Our Get Off Your Asana website lists yoga programs in Australia striking out for positive communal change. By doing so we hope to inspire the community to work together strongly.
Through the provision of a participatory co-operative of yoga teachers we will build up discussion and momentum around Service throughout yoga in Australia.
We believe everyone has the right to a safe and secure place to call home.
Since 20003 we have been working to raise funds and awareness for smaller grassroots homeless services that deliver critical services but are often forgotten about when it comes to funding. To date we have raised and distributed over $5.6 million, funding 1888 projects and supporting 612 organisations across Australia.
When you support StreetSmart you will be joining other STREETFUNDERS. Each month we seek out and fund a different project responding to a different aspect of homelessness. We will be able to tell you where your funds have gone and the impact that has been achieved together.
Join Us and take action against homelessness.
Adam RobinsonFounder and CEO
Delta Therapy Dogs is a heartwarming program that brings the joys of animal companionship to those who need it most.
Delta’s amazing and devoted volunteer Therapy Dog Teams brighten the lives of an estimated 20,000 Australians in hospitals and care facilities every week.
Diamond Women is a warm, engaging community based not-for-profit organisation that provides holistic support to women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Diamond provides counselling, outreach, parenting and mentor support groups, material assistance and casework service referrals. These services are readily available for young, vulnerable, pregnant and or parenting women as well as their families who are in crisis.
Since its launch in 2006, Diamond has provided over 1,200 pregnant and parenting women and their families with thousands of hours of counselling, mentoring and support. Our service has always operated twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to ensure women can access the support they need any time. We support women from Greater Western Sydney, Central Coast, South West, Sydney CBD, Illawarra and surrounding areas. As of September 2018, Diamond Women’s Support, and Sara’s Place merged together to increase strength in numbers, resources and support for all women in need of help.
The women and families that we see at Diamond are some of the most vulnerable and at risk in our community. Without the care, counselling, practical assistance and support services that Diamond provides our clients and their babies would face a very uncertain future.
As the state-wide multicultural youth specialist organisation in NSW, we work to provide support and expertise to ensure young people from multicultural backgrounds are able to build the skills, knowledge and networks they need to be active citizens in Australian society.
Foodbank restores hope to people who are struggling by rescuing and sourcing food and groceries from farmers, manufacturers and retailers and distributing them to front line charities around the country to provide to individuals and families in need. In 2019, Foodbank sourced 42.8 million kilograms of food and groceries, equating to 77 million meals or 210,000 meals a day.
Additionally, Foodbank supports children through school breakfast programs nationally and play a crucial role in times of emergencies and disasters, providing critical supplies to support the work of emergency services as well as providing ongoing assistance to the affected communities.
Moreover, we are playing a critical role in tackling Australia's $20 billion food waste problem by collaborating with partners to redirect product from landfill.
We run free creative writing and storytelling workshops for young people aged 7 to 17, particularly those from marginalised backgrounds. Under the guidance of our expert storytelling team, young people work with volunteer tutors to write stories of all kinds, which we publish in as many ways as we can. Young people leave with the skills and confidence essential for future success.
Australia for UNHCR raises funds to support the work of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Australia. Our purpose is to provide life-changing humanitarian support to refugees and other displaced and stateless people who come under the care and protection of the UN Refugee Agency.
Our vision is to connect generous everyday Australians with people who have faced extreme adversity; so that they may create a safe warm home from which they can rebuild their lives and have a brighter future.
Our mission is to provide high quality donations of essential household items to people who are seeking asylum, fleeing domestic violence, youth at risk and those transitioning from foster care. We know that if you can sleep tight and eat right then anything seems possible. Delivering essentials (preloved beds, fridges, washing machines, sofas, chests of drawers, tables and microwaves) takes an empty rental and makes it 'my new home'.) While other agencies assist with clothes, food, toys and manchester, we concentrate on the big ticket, heavy items. We are different because we are fast - by working through caseworkers and advocates, we bypass lengthy assessment delays and preserve dignity. The reduction in unnecessary landfill is immense.
So when you hear of someone renovating, downsizing, moving back to their home country, redecorating, or helping their loved ones into aged care, see it as a beautiful opportunity for a win-win situation - a new beginning for someone in dire need, and a streamlined process for the kind donor. On the corporate side, office and hotel refurbishments, aged care facilities and construction companies are great referrals for us for larger-scale donations of durable high quality goods. Oh and it's incredibly good for the environment too with impressive reductions in landfill and less new items required!
To donate your lovely items, please log your offer at https://www.generousandgrateful.com.au/i-am-generous with a photo and basic info and a lovely volunteer will help coordinate the details, nice and easy.
#To Discuss joining our team of volunteers go to the 'join us' page on our website.
Welcome to Team Kindness - be careful, it's catching!
Show Me The Way (SMTW) is a not for profit supporting students experiencing disadvantage in accessing education. SMTW provides secure online mentoring, connecting students from First Nations and from a refugee background with e-mentors from corporate Australia. Show Me The Way focuses on providing opportunities for youth to continue education throughout high school and go on to tertiary studies at university and TAFE.During SMTW programs participants engage in video workshops to produce mini documentaries that focus on role models from similar cultural backgrounds.Educational support resources have been created in partnership with the participating schools to enable students’ additional cultural perspective on their school-based learning.
The Social Studio is a safe place of belonging that strives to create awareness and change public perceptions for people who have experienced being a refugee.
We operate as a non-profit Incorporated Association, which is managed by a Board of Management elected by the membership. Our Board is composed of design and business professionals, media and communications experts, community development workers and community leaders from refugee communities in Melbourne.
All income generated through the Studio is invested in creating social benefits for our students, staff and their communities. We measure this through education outcomes, employment outcomes, environmental benefits and social inclusion.
We believe there is a growing entrepreneurial spirit in community development. Along with participating in forums workshops and events that support the social enterprise sector, we have been mentoring other creative enterprises including The Social Outfit (Sydney), Twich Women’s Sewing Cooperative (Dandenong), No Sweat Fashions (Canberra) and The Global Studio (La Trobe Valley), among others.
We are a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation based in St Kilda, Melbourne. We rehome new and pre-loved baby goods and nursery equipment to families in need. We believe that by reusing and recycling much-loved babies’ and children’s gear, we not only share the joy of motherhood with each other, but we save the earth’s precious resources too.
'Walk For Phil' is a 23km walk, inspired by one, carried out by so many more. This year, Walk For Phil will take place on Friday 20th April, 2018.
Walking 23kms from Moonee Valley Racecourse to Caulfield Racecourse, via Flemington Racecourse, the walk encourages the generosity of the nation’s third biggest industry; to reach beyond it’s own participants, fans and supporters to embrace the general community to aid two of Phil Sly’s favourite charities - Pinchapoo and Very Special Kids.
Phil Sly was a larger than life character, thoroughly built around his passion for all of racing, from the punt, to ownership to camaraderie, but a man who valued life and giving to others.
Phil lost a staunch and rallying fight against “The Grub” of cancer in 2016 but not before inspiring others who were in sufferance along with many more who could make a difference and rally behind him and the cause.
And that is the idea behind 'Walk For Phil', something that he passionately drove before his passing, with a view to help his dear to heart life-changing charities, Pinchapoo and Very Special Kids.
This walk is to honour not just his life - one fully spent - but to work towards providing life-changing differences for others.
Registration is $65 including a Walk For Phil shirt, breakfast, BBQ lunch, and post-walk gala event with drinks, masseurs and more; the Walk starts at 8am sharp (registration from 7am) and concludes at 3pm.
The event is being run under the Pinchapoo ABN with all funds split evenly between Pinchapoo (ABN 21 603 724 018) and Very Special Kids (ABN 86 109 832 091).
KindNecessities is a charity working to better the lives of women and girls locally and across the globe. In all aspects of our organisation - our aid, educational services and campaign, we need your help and support to achieve our goal - to normalise the discussion surrounding female hygiene. Your kind donation towards the production and distribution of the female hygiene packs for the refugee women will better not just one life, but thousands.
en•act•usA community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
entrepreneurial - initiating business innovation with integrity and passion.
action - the experience of social impact that sparks social enterprise.
us - student, academic and business leaders collaborating to create a better world.
Enactus (formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE) is an international non-profit organisation with a global network of over 70,500 university students in 36 countries. Students collaborate with leaders in business and academia by taking entrepreneurial action to develop social enterprise projects which empower their communities. Each year, teams from various universities across Australia compete against each other at the National Conference & Championships by presenting their projects to a panel of judges, culminating with the winning team representing Australia at the prestigious Enactus World Cup.
Like in business, we believe that competition encourages creativity and rewards results. For Enactus, it means more lives impacted. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to showcase the impact of their outreach efforts and to be evaluated by executives serving as judges.
ISS Australia works to protect, defend and support the best interests and rights of children and families in Australia who have been separated by international borders. We work to ensure that respect for human rights is accorded to every individual.
ISS Australia is a leader in its field and provides a wide range of services such as:
Our offices are located in Melbourne and Sydney but we provide all services Australia-wide.
Contact us on 1300 657 843 (local call cost only).
We are available between 9am and 5pm (AEST), Monday to Friday.
Save the Children is one of Australia's largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. We work hard to protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services.
With more than 90 years working with children, we are at the forefront of saving children's lives when disasters strike and create lasting change for children and their families through our long-term development programs. Save the Children Australia is a member of Save the Children International, a global network of child-focused organisations supporting children in more than 124 countries.
In 2015, Save the Children Australia supported 160 projects in 31 countries around the world, reaching millions of people. Together with our donors and supporters, we are helping to make a positive change for millions of people who need it most.
Established in 1986, The Parramatta College Inc is a Registered Training Organisation and an adult education provider. We offers a wide range of short courses and accredited training in Business services, Information technology, Training and Assessment, Retail services, Customer Contact, and Pet Grooming and Styling. The College can also deliver customised training programs to best meet the local community needs. We specialise in assisting disadvantaged learners reengage in their community.
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to inspire positive change to overcome disadvantage for individuals and communities. With a focus on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and Culturally diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees, we aim to move people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, the arts, health, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with professional sports, engaging professional athletes to motivate change and inspire young people by providing access to 'out of reach' opportunities related to the world of basketball and other sports.
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is the national leadership organisation for the suicide prevention sector in Australia.We work with our Members, governments, businesses and the wider community to meaningfully reduce the number of deaths by suicide that take place in this country. Our vision is a world without suicide.
Nova for Women and Children are a specialist homelessness service in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas of NSW.
Nova assists women (with or without children) that may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness, or escaping domestic and family violence with temporary crisis accommodation, case management support and to maintain safe accommodation or to remain safely in their home.
Each day, Nova accommodates up to 80 women and children across 4 refuge sites - with most nights being at full capacity.
Over a year, that equates to providing over 27,700 nights accommodation for vulnerable women and children that may otherwise have simply no where else to remain safe.
RedR Australia’s mission is to build resilience and provide humanitarian relief – before during and after crises and conflict.We provide emergency assistance to communities devastated by conflict or major natural disasters by selecting, training and deploying competent and committed personnel to humanitarian relief programs worldwide.
We also maintain a Standby Register of highly skilled personnel for United Nations agencies and other established frontline aid organisations to draw on for short-term emergency and disaster relief work.
RedR Australia are the only Standby Partner in the southern hemisphere and are internationally recognised as a provider of quality humanitarian training courses and packages. These courses help equip potential and experienced aid workers with the skills and knowledge to maximise their effectiveness in the field.
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is the world's leading independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid. We provide urgent medical care in over 60 countries in conflict settings, natural disasters and emergencies.
Your support helps us reach people who need emergency healthcare most, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.
Every day more than 24,000 Médecins Sans Frontières field staff provide assistance to people caught in crises around the world. Médecins Sans Frontières field staff includes doctors, nurses, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, logistics and water and sanitation experts.
In 1999 Médecins Sans Frontières was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
To learn more please visit www.msf.org.au
The right to liberty is universal but the road is strewn with hardship for many. Together, let's strive to put LIBERTY first.
We are dedicated to freeing refugees and people who are stateless from onshore immigration detention.There are an estimated 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide and over 3.9 million people are stateless.Between 2009 to 2018, Australia recognized or resettled only 0.89% of the 20.3 million refugees recognized globally.*Just over a thousand refugees & the stateless are locked up within the confines of eight notorious Australian detention centres with limited legal representation.*
source - UNHCR 2020
HR4A is a charitable law firm that provides some of the most senior, dedicated and passionate legal minds in Australia, free of charge, to people being held in indefinite and long-term detention. HR4A seeks liberty for all, regardless of race, colour, religion or economic background. Most human rights organisations focus on those asylum seekers on Manus or Nauru. There are few, if any (apart from HR4A), which dedicate resources for onshore detainees.
We are driven by empathy. Operating pro-bono, many of our activities rely completely on volunteer support as well as donations from individuals and organisations who share the same passion for freedom.
HR4A takes on the “too hard” or “impossible” cases, which have often exhausted traditional legal approaches. HR4A actively looks for aspects of cases that have not been pursued fully or can be challenged in an alternative fashion.
We challenge the current narrative around people seeking asylum through the success of our cases, submissions to human rights organisations and media engagement. We push the system to ensure the basic human rights of people in detention are recognized and respected.
We believe that the current system of immigration detention needs to be brought to the attention of the Australian public along with the UN and other international human rights bodies, through public discourse and media focus. To advance our cause, we are training the next generation of human rights lawyers through our internship program.
Join us on our mission to eradicate global poverty by supporting local people to solve their own problems, their own way.
We connect everyday Australians with grassroots projects around the world that address poverty. All projects are designed and delivered by local people to ensure culturally appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
Your donation goes a long way to changing the life of another person, family or community around the world. Thank you for your contribution to making our world a more equal and just place to be!
PHOR is a not profit incorporated organisation. It aims to address the health issues of refugees. It has a number of programs including nutrition and physical activities holiday school programs for children
First Hike Project Inc. aims to make all newly arrived youth from refugee and migrant backgrounds feel welcome and involved in their new country by taking them on fully-funded overnight hiking and camping adventures.
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS
Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation operating in 190 countries. Red Cross is uniquely positioned as an independent organisation with no political, religious or cultural affiliation.
To improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and internationally by mobilising the power of humanity.
To be a leading humanitarian organisation in Australia, improving the lives of vulnerable people through the programs we deliver and the promotion of humanitarian laws and values
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We’re improving the lives of vulnerable people, saving lives and supporting people before and after disasters strike. We work to alleviate suffering during wars and conflict and promote humanitarian laws and values. We advocate based on direct experience and evidence, and empower people to speak out and take action to improve their lives.
We work with others to create an Australia that is caring, welcoming and allows everyone to thrive—even in the toughest of times.
Anglican Aid's mission is to "To excel in the provision of Christian aid to vulnerable communities throughout the world by breaking cycles of poverty, abuse, exploitation and neglect."We support activities supporting vulnerable children in Pakistan who are enslaved on brick kilns with their parents, vulnerable women fleeing ritual violence in India and sexual slavery in South Africa, children who requiring education in Tanzania, Zambia and Lebanon, children locked out of society because of a physical or intellectual disability in Thailand, South Africa, India, Tanzania and China and communities lacking access to safe water supplies in Jordan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan and other countries. In addition we support communities during disasters such as earthquakes, floods, fires and drought.
We work through Christian partners and churches in 30 countries and most projects we support are small and work directly with local communities.
CARE Australia is a leading international aid organisation that works around the globe to save lives and defeat poverty. We know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
We put women and girls at the heart of our work. Their access to equal opportunities represents a powerful and effective opportunity to end extreme poverty. When one woman escapes poverty, she will bring four others with her.
We share with our supporters the desire for everyone to have a fair chance in life, an equal opportunity. Your donation can help end extreme poverty and give people the means to build a better future for themselves.
Your donation will help save lives. It will fight poverty and create a more equal world for everyone. It could send a girl to school, help a woman start a small business, help families recover when emergency strikes or help install village water systems.
CARE Australia's impact last year:
We assisted over 2.1 million people across 28 countries
We responded to 13 emergencies across 19 countries
968,000 people received humanitarian assistance
85 cents in every $1 spent went to our programs
94% of our staff are local to the country they work in
Every Little Bit Helps is a registered charity. Established with the specific purpose of supporting people in need, our belief is that every Australian should have access to a toothbrush and a bar of soap, and that by providing basic toiletries to people in need we are providing them with not only the essentials, but also a little bit of dignity.
The catalyst for establishing Every Little Bit Helps was learning that while there are many facilities providing laundry and shower facilities, most are able to supply little more than running water and previously did not have regular and reliable access to basic toiletry products.
By receiving donated hotel toiletries, airline amenity kits, as well as make-up and cosmetic samples and sanitary items we are able to supply these products, packed into our care packages to the homeless, asylum seekers and victims of Domestic Violence as well as troubled youths through Women’s Refuge, Homeless Shelters, Youth Centres, Asylum Centres and Community Centres as well as via small Government and Community Groups
Beyond is a justice festival.
We believe that our world can be a better, more loving, more inclusive place where all have the opportunity to grow and flourish.
We believe we need to celebrate what binds us together: so Beyond is a genuine community that embraces a mixture of genders, ages, cultures and traditions.
We are committed to being people of justice and working for justice in Australia - Indigenous Justice, Gender Equality, Employment Justice, Housing Justice, Climate and Refugee Justice are just a few of the areas that we engage.
We work alongside some of our nation's most influential artists and thinkers: Katie Noonan, Archie Roach, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Tim Costello, Prof. Gillian Triggs, Shane Howard, Lior and many, many more to inspire us to greater involvement in our country's future.
Beyond Festival is a place of creativity, celebration, education and empowerment across the generations - because real change comes when regular people start living it out.
Stepping Stone House provides accommodation and personal development for homeless and in care children and youth so they can become the best they can be
Good360 is a matchmaker, helping repurpose items of value by directing them to the Australians who need them most. We bring together the people working to lift up Australian communities, and the spare new goods of businesses. We connect surplus with need.
Like any Not for Profit, Good360 relies heavily on the generosity of donors. Your donation can directly help restore hope and dignity for men, women and children going through a difficult time.
Every $1 donated delivers two brand new items to Australians in need.
The premier Child Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention Service in Australia. We focus on the prevention aspects by working with families before children are born into the family. We provide caring supportive programs based on attachment and relationships to enhance peoples lives. Our evidenced based programs are proven and tested to work to change the life trajectory of children, to enhance the next generation of Australians to Thrive, not just survive.
We provide specific relationship based parenting programs, and protective behaviour programs that work with the whole of the child's safety network. Prevention is better than cure. We prevent childhood trauma.
Research demonstrates that reducing Adverse Childhood experiences , such as child abuse can reduce Drug and alcohol addiction, reduce suicide attempts, reduce mental illness and depressions (Teicher, 2016) By giving your valuable contribution we positively effect society into the future, by prevention abuse and reducing childhood trauma. Help us now. .