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Uniting Care Singleton Disability Respite Services
http://www.sleepovercottage.org

We are UnitingCare Singleton Disability Respite Services (UCSDRS), a not for profit charitable organisation that operates under the auspices of the Uniting Church in Australia.

UCSDRS is a legally constituted body set down by the Uniting Church in Australia.
 
Our aim is to provide children with disabilities similar experiences to those of their peers.
 
Our mission statement is to provide, within a safe and happy environment, respite care and appropriate recreational activities for children with special needs and to offer this service to the community.
 
Our principle target group is children aged up to 18 years. We provide services for special needs children, their siblings, parents and carers through a number of outreach programs. 

The Harry Meyn Foundation is a not for profit organisation that is committed to helping children living with cancer and their families.

In 2012 the foundation opened Harry's House in Newcastle, a retreat for children living with cancer and their families.  These families often have lengthy stays away from home while receiving treatment.

Although some hospice accommodation is available, there is a shortage and families often have to find their own place to stay, the emotional and financial strain can be overwhleming.

Harry's House provides these families with a beautiful family home for their enjoyment at no expense.

Your donation will assist with the ongoing running costs of Harry's House and will support the Harry Meyn Foundation in helping sick children and their families.

Huntington's Victoria
http://www.huntingtonsvic.org.au

Huntington's Victoria (HV) is a not for profit organisation funded by the Victorian Government and public sources. We are the only specialist service in Victoria to support and assist people affected by Huntington's Disease (HD).
 
We aim to improve the quality of life of all people touched by HD in Victoria by connecting families to the vital support and services they need, while supporting people affected by HD to live meaningful and hopeful lives as valued members of the community.
We provide access to expert staff that assist in the navigation of the disability service sector, provide relevant information and connect people with respite and support services. We also work with Australian and global healthcare professionals, disability service providers and academics to increase awareness and understanding of HD, as well as the impact it has on individuals, families and communities.
 
Our Mission
To sustain a high quality of life for people affected by Huntington's disease, their carers and their family, while supporting/encouraging research towards a cure.
 
Our Vision
All people affected by HD live meaningful and hopeful lives as valued members of the community with equitable and timely access to resources and empowered choices for care and support of the highest quality.
 
Our Priorities
The key forcus for the organisation is:
  • Provide quality services to those impacted by HD including clients, cares and family
  • Support, understand and communicate high quality research that informs better care and leads to a cure
  • Advocate on behalf of HD clients, carers and family to ensure high quality services and research
  • Ensure Huntington's Victoria is a sustainable organization

 

Blake Street Hebrew Congregation Library Fund
http://www.blakestreet.org.au

 

Blake Street Hebrew Congregation is an independent, Modern Orthodox, Zionist Kehilla located in South Caulfield, Melbourne. 
 
Our Shule began at the family home of John and Ginette Searle. The first service, held on Parshat Yitro on 10 February 1996, was attended by nearly 100 people and even included a baby naming. The men and women were separated by a homemade mechitza in the lounge area, whilst the children played in another room or outside. Rabbi Levy Tennenbaum of the Yeshiva Centre volunteered his time, leading the Kehilla in its early months.
 
No one could have predicted the speed with which the Shule would grow and a few months after services began, a meeting to discuss Blake Street’s future was held and the Shule’s founding principles were formulated. These principles still guide the policy and decision making of the Kehilla. They include Modern Orthodox, Independent, Zionist, Family-Friendly and Consultative.
 
With the Shule fast outgrowing the Searle’s lounge room, new premises were needed and we moved into 936 Glenhuntly Road in time for Rosh Hashanah that year. This was followed soon after by the appointment of Rabbi Yirmi Garfunkel as the Shule’s first Rabbi. Reb Yirmi remained with the Shule for over ten years and, together with the Committees of Management, oversaw the further expansion of the Shule membership. 
 
In September 1998, the Shule took possession of its own Sefer Torah, which was donated by members of the community. By 1999, larger premises were needed and so began a six year project that resulted in the move to our current home at 868 Glenhuntly Road in November 2005.
 
As well as providing a place for prayer and study, Blake Street Hebrew Congregation is active in many other ways, including education, welfare and social activities. Our Kehilla has gone from strength to strength because of the vision of our founders, our dedicated presidents and committee members and the commitment of our members. 
 
The Library at Blake Street is a growing educational resource in its own right. With full sets of the standard Jewish works - Talmud (including the full ArtScroll translation), Rambam, Shulchan Aruch - as well as a full Encyclopaedia Judaica and over a two hundred other works of general and specialist interest, it is well worth a look.
 
Blake Street offers a friendly environment in which to explore your Jewish identity. Over the years, it has developed several unique features, such as tailored Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies, that take into account the wishes of the families. The Kehilla has also led in the development of proactive policies on issues such as Aguna (chained women). We also offer services on Shabbat, a morning minyan each weekday, and services on all Chagim. Please feel free to come and join us.
 
Rabbi Ian Goodhardt is the spiritual leader of our Kehilla. 
 

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Cancer Council Queensland
http://www.cancerqld.org.au/default.asp

Donations are made to The My Cause Gift Fund and will distributed to Cancer Council Queensland

The Cancer Council Queensland is a community-based organisation dedicated to serving the community in cancer control. The Cancer Council is dynamic, outcome focused, responsive to community needs, committed to volunteerism and the pursuit of excellence in all its activities. All staff and volunteers of The Cancer Council Queensland, through their work, are actively involved in cancer control.

The Cancer Council Queensland began as a voluntary organisation and, although it now employs staff, it continues to rely heavily on volunteers and depends on public goodwill and support for its research, programs and services. Headquarters were established in Brisbane and the first regional office in Townsville opened its doors in the 1970s. There are now six offices in the major regional areas throughout the state. There are more than 50 volunteer branches across the state - west to Mt Isa, north to Cooktown and south to Tweed Heads.

The Cancer Council Queensland is not government funded and relies entirely on public support through donations. It is a member of The Cancer Council of Australia (formerly The Australian Cancer Society) and is affiliated with the International Union Against Cancer.

Cancer mortality is now decreasing, but with the ageing of the Australian population, the incidence of cancer continues to rise and demand for the Cancer Council’s research projects, programs and services has continued to increase. It is with the support of the Queensland public the organisation has been able to increase its services to the community to meet the demand and committed itself to this task until a cure for cancer is found.

Cerebral Palsy League Qld
http://www.cplqld.org.au/default

The Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) is a non-profit organisation that provides vital support and services to over 5,000 children and adults with cerebral palsy and related physical disabilities because we believe everybody has the same right to a fulfilling life.

We provide services every day, at every stage of our clients’ lives and have been doing so for over 60 years in thousands of homes, schools, communities and workplaces across Queensland.

We work alongside our clients to achieve important life milestones like walking, talking, learning, working and living independently through a broad range of services spanning direct personal care, therapies, technologies, equipment and employment.

The individualised programs we provide equip our clients to fulfil their passions, participate in their communities, and express their creativity.

Our Vision

Our vision is an inclusive world for all people.

The Mary Potter Foundation
http://www.marypotter.org.au/

The Mary Potter Foundation was established in 1987 to provide palliative and end of life care and support for people with a life limiting illness and their families. The Foundation directly supports these areas:
 
The Mary Potter Hospice
The Mary Potter Foundation supports palliative end of life care for people for whom disease prevention, early detection and treatment programs fail, leading to the need for specialised care.
 
Patients and their families are provided care and support through the team in the Mary Potter Hospice located at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital and in their own homes through the community outreach program.
 
Cancer Care
The Mary Potter Foundation supports people with cancer through Calvary Cancer Services. Patients receive treatment through the team of oncologists in Kimberley House (at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital) or as in patients in the hospital.
 
Counselling, Support and Pastoral Care
The Patient and Family Counselling Service located in the Mary Potter Hospice consists of a Social Worker and five Volunteer Counsellors. As a team they work to provide emotional and practical support to patients and their families or friends.
 
The service is available and introduced during a patient’s admission and can extend to family members up to 12 months post bereavement.
 
The service can provide information about palliative care issues, grief and loss resources for adults and children, referrals to community organisations or just be available to listen.

 

RACQ CareFlight Rescue is a not-for-profit community-based rescue helicopter service which has been supporting the communities of southern Queensland for almost three decades.
 
The vital service has helped almost 17,000 sick and injured patients. A critical care doctor and QAS paramedic are on board every mission and the service is provided at no direct cost to patients.
 
After 30 years, RACQ CareFlight Rescue's biggest supporters are still the communities of southern Queensland, who provide almost half of the charitable service’s funding.

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Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault
http://www.barwoncasa.org

Specialist Sexual Assault and Family Violence Counselling & Support

Sexual Assault is never the fault of the victim/survivor.

Vision
To create a world free from sexual and family violence.

Statement of Purpose
To provide a quality service that is sensitive and responsive to the needs of victim/survivors of sexual assault and family violence, and to raise awareness that such violence should not exist.

What Is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual behaviour which makes you feel scared or uncomfortable. It is sexual behaviour that you have not agreed to, where another person uses emotional or physical force against you.

What is family violence?
Family violence encompasses any behaviour that causes family members to live in fear or feel demeaned. Family violence may include emotional, financial, physical, social, sexual abuse or the witnessing of violence.
Family violence is not acceptable in any community or culture!

Specialist services provided:

COUNSELLING PROGRAMS
Barwon CASA provides free and confidential specialist counselling to women, men, young
people and children who have experienced sexual assault and/or family violence either
recently or in the past and their non-offending parents, partners, family and friends
within the following programs.

- Adult Program (22+ years of age)
- Youth Program (13—21 years of age)
- Children’s Program (0-12 years of age)
- Problem Sexual Behaviours (under 14 years of age)

Each program is specifically tailored to the age group and focuses on their developmental,
familial, social and environmental needs. All programs provide specialised information,
advocacy, resources and support to individuals, professionals and the community.

AFTER HOURS CRISIS CARE
24 hour crisis care service for adult and adolescent survivors of recent sexual assault, and
non-offending parents/caregivers of children who have recently disclosed sexual assault.
Counsellor / Advocates provide support, information about medical and legal options and
advocacy with police and doctors, as required.

OUTREACH SERVICES
Outreach services are provided across the Barwon Region.

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION
Specialised information, training and consultation available to other professionals and
community agencies working with victims/survivor of sexual and family violence.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION & TRAINING
A variety of community education and training programs are conducted.

CONTACT US
PO Box 245
Geelong 3220

Business Line03 5222 4318
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24 hour service)1800 806 292
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (after hours)1800 015 188

Email:admin@barwoncasa.org
Website:www.casa.org.au

UNHCR - United Nations High Commission for Refugees
http://www.unrefugees.org.au

Established in 1951, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) provides and coordinates international relief for refugees and displaced people, offering them protection and assistance at every stage of their ordeal.

 

As well as providing emergency shelter, food, water and medical care, UNHCR strives to improve refugees' quality of life and future opportunities. The organisation provides infrastructure, schools and income generating projects in established refugee camps and communities.

UNHCR currently cares for more than 26 million people in 123 countries - 80% of whom are women and children - who have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict, disaster and persecution.

The current High Commissioner is António Guterres, who became the 10th UN High Commissioner for Refugees on June 15, 2005. A former Portuguese prime minister, Guterres was elected by the UN General Assembly to a five-year term. In April 2010, the General Assembly re-elected Guterres to a second five-year term.

UNHCR is the recipient of two Nobel Peace Prizes.

Donkey Shelter Inc. was founded by Dr. May Dodd to help orphaned, abandoned, suffering and mistreated donkeys.

 opened in August 1997, and is located on 28 acres in Diamond Creek, which is approximately 20 kilometres north of Melbourne. The land on which the Shelter is located is privately owned by May, and is provided by her at no cost to the Shelter.

Donkey Shelter is a non-profit, charitable organisation that receives no government funding, although from the 1st of July 2006 donations are now tax deductible. We rely totally on public donations, donkey sponsorship, fundraising events and the help of volunteers to continue the work.

Our Mission

  • Love and care for neglected, unwanted and abused donkeys
  • Assist people with physical, mental and intellectual handicaps through the calming, gentle influence of 'donkey therapy'
  • Enable the contribution of donkeys to the Australian community to be better appreciated and enjoyed

 

Implementation

Donkeys may be taken in by the Shelter for a number of reasons:-

  • They are rescued from situations of neglect and cruelty
  • They are surrendered by owners who are no longer able to care for them
  • They are bought at stockyards to prevent their being sold for slaughter for petmeat


As soon as they reach the Shelter, the donkeys are nursed back to health and rehabilitated if necessary.

When they have recovered, donkeys whose health and temperament allow it will be located to carer homes. Old donkeys, those with ongoing health problems, and those with an unsuitable temperament, will remain at the Shelter. Some donkeys are suitable to join the fundraising team, and these will also remain at the Shelter. All funds raised are used solely for the welfare of the donkeys.

Donkey Shelter Inc. does not sell or breed donkeys. The only donkeys born at the Shelter are those whose mothers were already pregnant when they arrived here.

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
http://www.headspace.org.au/

Mental Health is the single biggest health issue facing young Australians. But by catching problems early, headspace can help prevent them from becoming more serious and long lasting.

 

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Established in 2006, headspace is a world-first initiative that fills the gap in the mental health system by treating young people who have mild to moderate mental health issues.

To date, headspace has provided services to more than 100,000 young people. We reach them through a number of channels including:

 

headspace centres – with 55 centres across the country, any young person who needs support, advice or just someone to talk to about a mental health problem, drug or alcohol issue, general physical or sexual health problem or requires vocational and education support, can walk in and be treated with respect and compassion, within a confidential and safe environment.

 

eheadspace – our online and telephone mental health support service helps young people who don’t feel ready to attend a centre or who prefer to talk about their problems via online chat, email or phone.

 

headspace School Support - this newly-launched program is gearing up to assist school staff and students across the country deal with the complex issues they may confront in the aftermath of a suicide.

 

For more information or to find your nearest centre, please visit headspace.org.au

 

 

 

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Empower 4 Life
empower4life.org.au

Who We Are
Empower 4 Life is a community development organisation founded in 2010.
 
E4L was started with the vision to create and support sustainable community development projects to empower and strengthen families and communities, both locally and internationally, through network building and cooperative financial and practical support.
 
We are a registered charity with tax-deductibilty status.
 
To date, E4L has supported successful projects in India, Uganda (Africa) and Cambodia. These projects include:
 
INDIA
  • Group home for abandoned elderly woman
  • Rickshaws for small business owners
  • Sewing centre providing vocational training for women and micro-finance
  • Tuition centres for children

Uganda

  • 10 vulnerable women completing a six month sewing tuition course

Cambodia

  • Empower a mother with sustainable businesses
  • Empower a child to be placed in a family with the correct support
  • Empower a community. E4L support a partner working with the 'street economy' of Cambodia offering a holistic approach with the view of sustainable healthy work options.
Values and Vision
 
PARTNERSHIPS
We believe strong and functional partnerships are key to success in community development. It is a key value therefore for E4L to create and maintain successful supportive partnerships between:
 
E4L and existing stakeholders on the ground in the regions where we work. E4L partners with Mothers Heart, Children in Families, Aus Cam Freedom Project Cambodia plus COME Uganda and ACC International Relief
E4L and our funding partners and sponsors both locally and internationally
Our partners and sponsors in Australia and stakeholders in developing communities
 
SUSTAINABILITY
As exciting as is it to identify areas where E4L can become involved, the highlight of any project for E4L is the point at which we stand back and see a project become fully self-sustaining and capable of continuing without outside support or intervention.
 
Because self-sustainibility or a priority, the projects E4L supports are chosen carefully with consideration to how quickly and by what means that project can become self-determining and self-funded.
All donations are tax deducatible
 
FAMILIES
One of E4L’s core values is that of family. We believe the family unit and structure is integral to the strength and capacity of communities. E4L therefore seeks to support projects which bring and keep families together, restore and support relationships between family members, and allow parents to care for children within their local and immediate family and community structure. For this reason, we look for projects which are not primarily institutional, but which nurture familial health and financial, physical and psycho-social well-being.

 

Our Vision is to be Australia's most trusted rapidresponse critical care service.

Our Mission is to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community by providing the highest standard of rapid response critical care.

CareFlight employs critical care specialists and senior registrars who are specially trained in the pre-hospital and transport environment. These doctors, equipped with mobile intensive care units, bring a hospital standard treatment to seriously ill and injured people across New South Wales.

Our goal is to bring this care to the patient as quickly as possible, as time really can mean the difference between life and death.

CareFlight provides this service at no cost to the patient. While we receive significant funding from government agencies and corporate sponsorship, most of our funding needs are met through private donations from the community, including individuals, service clubs and businesses.

As a registered charity, we rely on the community to support our life-saving work.

 

Diabetes is the world's fastest growing chronic disease.
 
In Western Australia 30 people are diagnosed with diabetes every day. Over 1.7 million Australians are currently living with the disease, and worryingly, half of these people don't know they have it.
 
Being healthy is vital in maintaining an enjoyable life and Diabetes WA has been working to minimise the incidence and impact of diabetes in the WA community through education, support, advocacy and research programs.
 
Your support will directly fund Diabetes WA's work within the Western Australian community, educating those at risk of the disease, providing support to those who have diabetes and investing in clinical research toward a cure.
 
Support Diabetes WA today and help us to realise our vision of a future free from diabetes.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
http://www.guidedogs.com.au

When your name is Guide Dogs, everyone naturally assumes that you train Guide Dogs for people who are blind or vision impaired. Which, of course, we do. But it's not all that we do. We train people who are vision impaired to use canes, canines and electronic aids to improve their mobility, independence and quality of life.

  • We train companion dogs for children and adults who are disabled or disadvantaged owing to age, isolation or ill health.
     
  • We advocate on behalf of the people we assist to make the community an easier place in which to live and work.
     
  • We do not charge for our services. We do not receive government funding. Everything we achieve is made possible by the generosity of our donors, bequestors and volunteers.


In New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, there are around 100,000 people with a vision impairment severe enough to cause problems with daily living. Our services are there for all of them.

Last year alone, our instructors travelled over three quarter of a million kilometres to make sure that, wherever possible, mobility skills are taught in the environment in which they will be used.

We also work with local government, architects, transport authorities and businesses on ways to improve facilities for people living with blindness or impaired vision.

We believe all people have the right of respect for their human dignity. 

 

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Lions are about giving back to their communities.

 

Lions Australia supports medical research, people with disabilities, emergency relief and leadership , development through its projects and activities.

Lions Clubs are part of community life, in the cities and in the country. Clubs are easily identified by their distinctive Logo, the trademark of the Association, and the 'We Serve'; motto seen on road signs throughout the country.

 

Membership is open to all people of the community in good standing.
Clubs may either provide service or raise money for their community.
Most of the money raised goes back into the community, either directly or indirectly through National and International Projects.
 
Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities.
 
These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters.
 
Our men and women conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more. 
 
Join us in making our communities and the world better places to live.

Kids Under Cover
http://www.kuc.org.au

At Kids Under Cover, we believe every young person has the right to a secure and stable home and a sound education; we work to make this belief a reality.

We focus on preventing young people from becoming homeless and where possible keeping families together by raising funds to construct purpose-built demountable studios in the grounds of the family/carer’s home. In partnership with our Community Service Organisation members, young people receive the ongoing support they so desperately need.
 
Our ultimate aim is for young people to stay connected with family, school and community.
 
Young people living in a Kids Under Cover studio are offered the opportunity to pursue their educational and training goals via our Scholarship program. The program provides financial support to help young people continue their education and develop skills and knowledge in their chosen field so they may become contributing members of the community.
 
Recently we launched our Mentoring program which aims to provide the young people we support with regular one-on-one contact with a trained adult volunteer mentor, who will offer guidance and encouragement. Mentoring is proven to increase a young person’s confidence and self-esteem and as a result they are in a better position to make life-changing decisions.
 
Further information can be found at www.kuc.org.au.  
 

 

 

Law Enforcement Torch Run NSW
http://www.letr-nsw.org/

Law Enforcement Torch Run (NSW) is a charitable fund that comprises officers from the New South Wales Police Force, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, New South Wales Department of Corrective Services and the Australian Federal Police working together in support of Special Olympics New South Wales.
 
What is Law Enforcement Torch Run?
Law Enforcement Torch Run is a worldwide organisation that is committed to two primary objectives:
  • Raising awareness across the community for the good work done by the Special Olympics movement in assisting intellectually handicapped people through sport.
  • Fundraising to assist Special Olympics continue their good work.
This program started in 1981, when the Chief of Police in Wichita, Kansas, Richard La Munyon agreed to support a local Special Olympics group by authorising six of his officers to carry a Torch into the opening ceremony of an event. 
 
From those very small beginnings, Law Enforcement Torch Run now involves over 90,000 law enforcement officers in 44 countries. 
 
Aims and Objectives
  • To develop and maintain fund raising initiatives to provide continuing financial support to Special Olympics (New South Wales)
  • To raise awareness within the New South Wales Police Force and other Law Enforcement Agencies operating in New South Wales of the existence and nature of the Special Olympics movement
  • To raise awareness across the community of the work done by the Special Olympics movement through the conduct of Law Enforcement Torch Runs

Nikki's Place, Agape Home
http://www.nikkisplace.org

A Pool For The Agape Home
The Agape Children's Home, Chiang Mai, Thailand is home to 85 children, new born to 19 years, mostly orphaned and HIV positive. www.nikkisplace.org
 
In Northern Thailand, it is hot for most of the year. Like most children, the children at the Agape Home, would love to go swimming in a clean, refreshing pool.   There is only one problem.  These children are often faced with stigma in a public pool. Some are embarrassed and some refuse to go. The Agape Home Director, Avis Rideout, has waited patiently for a swimming pool to be built on their grounds for 15 years. The 85 children and HIV nannies can then swim in their own pool at any time.  
 
A MagnaPool  would be most beneficial for the children.  Magnesium chloridem,  the main mineral in MagnaPool water, has been known for its health and rejuvenating properties for centuries. Magnesium chloride detoxes the body of metals, relaxes and rejuvenates the body and relieves aches and pains.  Many health institutes use it when cancer patients finish chemo treatment to detox the body by just soaking in a bath of it. This mineral actually penetrates the skin to cellular level, helping the body internally to build healthy levels of this very important mineral. It is chemically synthetic free.  There is no chlorine smell and it is environmentally friendly. 
 
The benefits of the Agape Home having their own pool would be a wonderful addition to  improve their health and help build up their stamina. Your contribution would be a refreshing addition to their lives.
Thank you for your generosity!

 

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