OzHarvest is the leading food rescue organisation in Australia, collecting quality excess food and delivering it direct to more than 1300 charities across the country. Every $1 donated allows OzHarvest to deliver two meals to people in need.
Founded in 2004 by Ronni Kahn, after noticing the huge volume of good food going to waste from the hospitality industry, she decided there had to be a better way. Starting in Sydney with one van, she delivered 4,000 meals in the first month.
OzHarvest now operates nationally, rescuing over 100 tonnes of food each week from over 3,000 food donors including supermarkets, hotels, airports, farmers, corporate events, cafes, restaurants, and boardrooms.
Founded in 2013 by veterinary nurse Rachael Parker, and the first of its kind in Western Australia, Greener Pastures Sanctuary located in the Peel Region, provides a permanent home to its more than 160 current animal residents. The Sanctuary strives for increased public understanding of the suffering of animals used for food, and the environmental impact of their production.
Greener Pastures work to restore dignity to resident animals, alleviate their suffering, and educate Western Australians as to their stories. They do this by providing visitors with an opportunity to spend time in the company of their residents and hope that this encourages people to extend their circle of compassion to all animals.
Mates4Mates supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members (and their families) who are wounded, injured or ill as a result of their service.
They offer national and regional support services including physical rehabilitation and well-being, psychological, employment and education, rehabilitation adventure and social connection activities.
Mates4Mates receives no government funding, so the support and donations they receive from the general public, community groups and businesses are essential to ensuring they can provide these free services to Mates and families in need.
Hello, my name is Owen. Mum and Dad call me their young warrior because every day I continue my battle against a condition I was diagnosed with when I was three months old. I have a rare genetic brain malformation condition called Lissencephaly. It’s quite a mouthful but it means that my brain is smooth like an egg and doesn’t have folds and grooves in it like most other people.
As a result of my Lissencephaly I also have spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, cortical vision impairment, epilepsy tendencies and global development delay. Despite my tough start, I’m a happy little guy. Every day I try my best at my therapy sessions and I’m working really hard on trying to roll, sit up and stand. I find these tasks really challenging but I continue to improve.
When I’m not at therapy I smile a lot and shower my mum and dad with love and laughter. My family is passionate about raising awareness of Lissencephaly and we need your help. Thanks for showing your support.
SAFE Perth is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, care, rehabilitation and rehoming of homeless and abandoned pets in Western Australia.
Pets who are rescued by SAFE Perth are placed with volunteer carers and live in-home with their families. Whilst in care pets are assessed, given basic training and any vet care or treatments.
SAFE Perth have a pro-life policy which ensures that all pets who can be saved are given the care they need, and our euthanasia rate is below 1%. Because of this high level of success in helping the very neediest pets, we are often called in to assist local rangers, vets and the state police.
In the 2016/17 financial year, SAFE Perth saved, rehabilitated and rehomed more than 1,000 pets.
Our animal care bill topped $250,000 last year, and we rely on the generosity of pet lovers like you to continue our vital work. Please help us to continue helping the companion animals of Western Australia by donating today.
The Perth Homeless Support Group is a registered charity and support network that believes that everyone can make a difference to a person’s day.
We take a hands on approach to meet the homeless and those in the risk of being homeless where they live be it on the streets in the parks, in their cars or other environments that are not what we would consider a home.
We believe in the pursuit of honesty, ethical practice, trustworthiness and accountability in all interactions with those we meet on our city walks and do so by assisting with care packs, blankets, sleeping bags when they are available, and through referrals to other organizations that also assist with the homeless and other services.
We have seen too many people needing help in our beautiful city and feel that this group can make a difference. We do our best to combine resources and meet the needs of those who have come upon hard times by collecting items to create care packages, pooling and distributing donations, and going on street walks to directly help the homeless people of Perth. We are not a big organisation, but we started with a small idea and we continue to make a difference – and you can, too.
Orange Sky Laundry is a volunteer-based charity that commenced in Queensland in October 2014 by two 19-year-old best mates, Lucas Patchett and Nic Marchesi.
They took an old van and installed two washing machines and dryers and went to parks and drop-in centres around Brisbane to wash and dry the belongings of Brisbane’s homeless. Today, we now have over 20 vans in almost every major capital city with 128 service locations.
Our work is completely funded by amazing sponsors and kind donations!
The Girls Academy works within the school system to drive community-led solutions aimed at reducing the common barriers that prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from completing their education and reaching their full potential.
Academy girls have the potential to be powerful catalysts for change in their communities. The Girls Academy equips them with the tools required to achieve their goals, reach their full potential and become leaders of the future.
Your support allows the Girls Academy to continue to deliver a program designed to increase school attendance, advance academic and personal achievement, improve year 12 graduation rates and facilitate post-school transition planning to thousands of young women across Australia.
We envision a world where every child and young person is educated and empowered to effectively deal with mental health issues, and mental illness is dealt with openly and treated as a normal part of everyday life.
We believe that through communication, mental health problems can be effectively dealt with and suicide can be prevented.
zero2hero is a WA-based charity dedicated to increasing the understanding of mental health issues and the awareness of mental health services among children and young people through innovative programs, events and education.
Our programs aim to unleash the heroes of today, to become the leaders of tomorrow in the campaign to promote good mental health throughout their communities.