For many people giving is an uplifting experience. To experience this feel good factor it is important to understand who and how your money or time is helping. Our links offer you the opportunity to get up close and personal to some of the good causes that directly effect our community. Spend the time to see why your donation of time or money is so important to these charities!
Abused Child Trust
AIDS Trust of Australia
Australian Bush Heritage Fund
Cerebral Palsy League
Clean up Australia
Diabetes Australia – Queensland
Guide Dogs Queensland
Heart Foundation Of Australia
Humane Society International
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
OXFAM Community Aid Abroad
Royal Children Hospital fund
Surf Life Saving
The Australian Koala Foundation
The Wesley Breast Clinic Kim Walters Choices
The Wilderness Society
Why Support Surf Life Saving?
Volunteer surf lifesavers have been patrolling beaches in Queensland
for more than 90 years. What began as fragmented groups of surfers
saving lives of people in the unfamiliar environment of the ocean,
has grown into one of the nation's proudest and most effective organisations
serving the community and keeping Queensland beaches safe. The first
Queensland Surf Life Saving Club was founded at Coolangatta Beach
on 21st February, 1909.
Why support the Abused Child Trust?
is a sad fact that thousands of Queensland Children suffer some
form of child abuse every year. But the Abused Child Trust can help.
Trust provides prevention and treatment programmes for families
experiencing, or at risk of, child abuse or neglect. These programmes
offer the specialised help of a social worker, psychologist, occupational
therapist, speech pathologist and nurse to assist individuals and
families to resolve the issues that maintain destructive patterns
of thought, feeling and behaviour - helping them break the cycle
Abused Child Trust needs your assistance to continue this work.
Why Support The Royal Children Hospital fund?
One of the top priorities for the RCH Foundation this year is to
expand clinical research at the Royal Children's Hospital. In addition
to laboratory research, many studies at the hospital have a clinical,
or "hands on" focus. Current research covers a wide range
of children's illnesses and injuries.
But research is expensive! And much of it wouldn't happen without
the backing of our generous community. You can become part of the
team that helps us to CARE FOR KIDS by making a donation to research.
Listed below you will find some of the important research carried
out at the Royal Children's Hospital in our Prime Research Centres
and other areas.
Support The Wesley Breast Clinic Kim Walters Choices
1 in 11 Australian women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It
is an issue, which affects us all. The Wesley Breast Clinic Kim
Walters Choices Programs provide free support services for women
with breast cancer and their families. Your gift will help us to
continue providing these women and their families with the vital
information, care and support they need.
support Guide Dogs Queensland?
Since 1961 Guide Dogs Qld has provided services free-of-charge to
blind and vision impaired Queenslanders. Although the most visible
aspect of our services is Guide Dogs, they represent approximately
15% of our services. The association provides orientation and mobility
training, special programs to blind and vision impaired children
and counselling services. These services are provided statewide.
The Association receives no government funding but does receive
a fee for service payment for a number of programs.This equates
to around 3% of our service funding requirements.
Why Support Clean up Australia?
restoring, and cleaning up the Australian environment requires the
effort of each and every Australian. Finding the money to fund this
work is an on-going challenge. In addition to helping on Clean Up
Days, supporters can now make financial gifts to assist Clean Up
Australia continue its work.
Why support the AIDS Trust of Australia.
KWAIDS stands for Kids With AIDS. It was set up as a project of
the AIDS Trust of Australia in 1989 in conjunction with the HIV
Paediatric Service of the Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick.
Its purpose is to increase awareness of paediatric HIV/AIDS issues
in the community and raise funds to be used for education, medical
support and research, and to provide financial assistance for children
living with HIV/AIDS. Glen Horder (02) 9310 1066
support The Heart Foundation Of Australia?
Every 10 minutes another Australian dies of heart and blood vessel
Seventy per cent of Australians know someone who has had a heart
attack or stroke. (Roy Morgan Research, 1993)
You have a one in three chance of early death from heart attack
This tragic toll can be reduced through medical research and health
promotion programs. Significant gains have been made in the past
thirty years, but heart and blood vessel disease remains the biggest
killer in Australia.
The Heart Foundation is one of Australia's most respected health
Heart and blood vessel disease is Australia's single biggest health
Walk Against Want?
Walk Against Want is Australia's longest running outdoor fundraising
event. The Walk Against Want has been running since 1967. Over that
time we have raised more than $10 million dollars to help communities
help themselves. We channel funds directly to local partner organisations
working with poor communities. We work closely with these partners,
who are accountable to our head office. Less than 10 cents in the
dollar is spent on administration and reserves. A further 15 cents
is used to increase donated income through marketing and fundraising.
does taking a nice leisurely Sunday afternoon walk along Brisbane's
scenic river with friends and family sound? Give a voice to the
farmers, labourers, and factory workers who are being disadvantaged
by the blatantly unfair rules of world trade. Help make a difference.
our website https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/walk-against-want/
to find out more details.
support the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation?
than 7000 Aussie kids have insulin dependant diabetes - and at the
moment there is no cure. This insidious disease, will for the majority,
reduce their quality of life through the development of devastating
complications. Our mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its
complications through the funding of medical research. JDF is focused,
lean and efficient and its proven by the fact that no other private
organisation provides more money to diabetes research than we do.
you should support Diabetes Australia?
Diabetes Australia - Queensland (DAQ) raises money to continue education
programs and activities around the state and to provide funds for
the Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART) which allocates grants
for research into a range of diabetes related issues. 100 years
ago diabetes was a death sentence…
Today it is a life sentence
Tomorrow….we may have found a cure!
Why you should support The Wilderness Society?
was 25 years ago that Australians came together and fought for the
protection of the Franklin River in Tasmania from a massive hydroelectric
dam. This is when The Wilderness Society was formed and 25 years
later with the help and support of thousands of volunteers we still
have a campaign center in every state. Queensland campaign center
for the Wilderness Society is currently running a number of campaigns
including: The protection of Wild Rivers in Queensland, Cape York
Peninsula, Landclearing (of which Queensland is the highest clearer
in the nation) and Indigenous partnerships in joint management national
Wilderness Society is an independent, self-funded, non-profit, community-based
organisation that relies heavily upon volunteer activists. Our Queensland
campaign center essential funding is derived from membership fees,
donations and bequests and from community activities such as raffles
The best way to support our campaigns to protect Australia's wild
places and endangered plant and animal species is to become a Wilderness
support the Australian Koala Foundation?
Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is the international organisation
whose prime focus and aim is the long-term conservation and effective
management of the wild Koala in Australia.
AKF is totally non-government funded
AKF is politically neutral, unbiased and dedicated entirely
to the preservation of the koala.
AKF's mission is to be a highly credible, respected and compassionate
international scientific organisation that will diminish the
threat to the survival of koalas.
The AKF further serves as an example of how to reverse the rapid
degeneration of all the world's flora and fauna.
support the Humane Society International?
Society International envisions a world in which people meet the
physical and emotional needs of domestic animals; protect wild animals
and their environments; and change their interaction with other
animals and their environments, evolving from exploitation and harm
to respect and compassion.
Society International seeks to create a humane and sustainable world
for all animals, including people. Through education, advocacy and
empowerment, particularly in developing countries worldwide, we
seek to forge a lasting and comprehensive change in human consciousness
and behaviour; to relieve animal suffering; to prevent animal cruelty,
abuse, neglect, and exploitation; and to protect wild animals and
support the Endeavour Foundation?
Endeavour Foundation is one of the largest non-government organisations
in Australia supporting and providing opportunities for people with
make a donation, buy a ticket in Endeavour Prize Homes or volunteer
your time, please visit www.endeavour.com.au
Why Support The
Australian Bush Heritage Fund?
Australian Bush Heritage Fund is a national, independent not-for-profit
organisation that acquires and manages land and water of outstanding
conservation significance. It selects vegetation communities which
are under threat, and poorly represented in public reserves.
Heritage currently has 13 Reserves throughout Australia, protecting
over 60,000 ha of land. About 60 vegetation communities are represented.
Thirty one of these are of high conservation significance. They
include 49 plant species of conservation significance, and habitat
for 29 bird and animal species which are listed “at risk”.
Why Support the Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland?
you know that one child is born with cerebral palsy every 18 hours
in Australia? It is not genetic, so it can occur in any family, and
there is no cure. Cerebral palsy is the name given to a condition,
which affects the brain’s control over muscles of the body. This
results in difficulties in movement and posture. The Cerebral Palsy
League of Queensland supports and empowers people with cerebral palsy
to create and access opportunities to lead valued lives as equal members
of society. Your financial assistance will help to provide education,
therapy, and support services to over 1600 children and 1000 adults
Why Support Camp Quality?
We believe in building resilience in the lives of every
child living with cancer and their family in Australia. We create
an optimistic community for our families through fun therapy and
We are committed to
- Ensuring we exceed the needs of everyone in the Camp Quality
- Being an open and transparent organisation
- Ensuring the highest standards of safety and ethical behaviour
to protect children
- Enhancing the opportunities for development of our staff and
Why Support HAND?
is a not for profit organisation in North Brisbane supporting people
with intellectual disability by enhancing leisure and lifestyle
opportunities. As part of its services to people, HAND manages the
Leisure Access Program, the HANDS UP! Program and the Day Respite
is sponsored by the Catholic Church through Centacare and is funded
by Disability Services Queensland and the Home and Community Care
Aims of HAND are to: Provide support which promotes opportunities
for individuals to develop skills, access the community and become
more independent. Promote inclusive opportunities for people with
disability. Promote awareness of the value and needs of people with
Why Support Open Minds?
Minds is a not-for-profit and charitable organisation with a mission
to support people with mental illness, intellectual disability or
acquired brain injury to live independently and well within the
Based in Woolloongabba, we have been part of the community since
1912 and were formerly known as the Queensland Wattle League. Our
150-plus staff believe in the right of people with disability to
receive equal access and opportunity within the community, and this
principle guides the support we provide to hundreds of people throughout
Brisbane and south-east Queensland. With almost a century of experience
and recognition we like to think we know a thing or two about supporting
individuals, families and the community with the highest quality
Our range of services includes:
Disability Employment Services
Lifelong Planning Support Program
Acquired Brain Injury Support Service
Personal Helpers & Mentors Program
Lifestyle Support Service
Residential Support Service