Making a difference
Here's a little information on the worthy causes that we made a donation to in the run up to Christmas instead of sending out printed Christmas cards and corporate gifts;
Special Olympics (ACT)
Special Olympics ACT is a branch of Special Olympics Australia, a not-for-profit organisation which transforms the lives of people with an intellectual disability. Through regular sports participation, Special Olympics brings joy, pride, fun and friendship to people with an intellectual disability whilst at the same time improving their health and wellbeing.
Legacy Australia is a voluntary organisation of veterans, servicemen and women and other volunteers who are dedicated to the care of the dependants of Australian Defence Force members after the death of a spouse or parent during service, and to Australian and Allied families after operational service.
The Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services
The Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services Inc. (CAAPS) is the largest not-for-profit family-focussed residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre in Northern Australia. In addition to rehabilitation and withdrawal, they are also a Registered Training Organisation delivering nationally accredited courses in community services.
Help 'Em Solomon Islands
Help ‘Em Solomon Islands is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to working with and for children and their communities to help them reach their full educational potential. The organisation truly believes that providing quality education for children is the cornerstone of human progress. This project was formed to work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, gender inequality, ignorance and illiteracy place on the developmental phases of a child’s growth.
The Exodus Foundation
The Exodus Foundation is a registered charity that combats disadvantage in its many forms – by providing food, educational, and social health and wellbeing services without discrimination to those who need it most. Exodus operates in Sydney’s Inner West and works to provide real assistance to poor and needy Australians. Some of the Foundation’s activities include providing a night food van distributing hot meals to the homeless who live in Sydney’s CBD and a Literacy Centre primarily for needy Aboriginal children.