CURRENT CAUSE

1. Sep, 2019

 

The Bali Children’s Foundation 

Bali Children Foundation (BCF) helps thousands of children to complete school, to find employment, and to improve their lives and the life of their community. 

Commencing in 2002, BCF has worked one village at a time to help a total of 76 villages. After identifying a village with disadvantaged families, our local staff members work together with the village leaders to introduce families to BCF and the opportunities our scholarships and curriculum provide.

In areas of disaster, such as in the village of Songan, which suffered severe landslides at the beginning of 2017, or in Lombok with the devastating earthquakes in August of 2018, BCF moves in to assist after disaster responses are finalised. BCF facilitates funds for our partner charities, who deliver health and dental care, disability management and environmental protection solutions during disasters, and afterwards BCF awards scholarships, English, computer programs, and ongoing education opportunities.

Educating Future Leaders

While Indonesia has experienced steady economic growth in recent years and achieved substantial development progress, development across the entire country is unbalanced and inequality remains a pressing challenge for the government. More than 72 million people in Indonesia continue to live under the World Bank’s $3.20 per day poverty line.

When viewed from this perspective, BCF’s work in Bali and nearby islands becomes even more important, providing educational dividends for Indonesia’s futures leaders. Sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia benefits Australia and contributes to regional growth and stability.

For more information check out their website at https://balichildrenfoundation.org/

join us at DA$AW Inc. today in pooling our funds to help this and similar worthy charity causes. A minimum monthly, donation of just $4.33, the equivalent of just $1.00 pw is all we askDONATE NOW

1. Aug, 2019

Orange Sky

There are 116,000 people in Australia experiencing homelessness.
Orange Sky are helping to positively connect our friends in need through free laundry, showers and conversation.

There’s no doubt that clean clothes make all of us feel better about ourselves, but the major impact of Orange Sky does not rely on washers spinning or dryers tumbling. It happens through the hours of conversation that take place on their six orange chairs, which are pulled out at every shi...ft location.

Each week, all over Australia, thousands of volunteers put other parts of their life aside for a few hours to positively connect with those on the street, through genuine and non-judgemental conversation. Orange Sky always partner with service providers such as food vans or drop-in centres, and make sure that they set up at locations where our friends feel most comfortable. The Orange Sky community is made up of people who treat others how they want to be treated.

Orange Sky operates 249 shifts from 27 vehicles in 22 cities every week around Australia. To date, they have provided 110,387 loads of washing, 10,003 warm showers and most importantly, 176,784 hours of genuine and non-judgemental conversation.
Join us at DA$AW Inc. today in pooling our funds to help this and similar worthy charity causes. A minimum monthly, donation of just $4.33, the equivalent of just $1.00 pw is all we ask. Why not  DONATE NOW

1. Jul, 2019

Water for a Village - a small Australian-based charity that provides clean fresh water to villages in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia.

In 2014 Dr Catherine Wheatley fell in love with Ethiopia while walking through the Simien Mountain National Park (SMNP) in the north of the country. She wanted to make a difference to the people who live there in complete poverty and under very challenging conditions.

She decided to install a hand dug well in a village where the women walked many hours a day to fetch water, and where the children were ill from water and hygiene related illnesses. So Water for a Village was born.

Fresh, clean water - one village at a time.

Access to clean drinking water is vital for all human beings. It’s essential for health, education and community and to break the cycle of poverty. 

The United Nations Declaration on Human Rights considers clean water is essential to be able to realise all other human rights, but too many people in our world still lack access to it. 

The vision at Water for a Village is clean water for everyone. One village at a time.

For more info. Go to  http://www.waterforavillage.net/ and importantly, join us at DA$AW Inc. today in pooling our funds to help this and similar worthy charity causes. A minimum monthly, donation of just $4.33, the equivalent of just $1.00 pw is all we ask - DONATE NOW

3. Jun, 2019

This month we have selected another Melbourne based charity – the  Moira Kelly - Creating Hope Foundation https://www.creatinghopefoundation.org.au/

Moira is renowned for her work in bringing children with serious health problems to Australia whom local doctors were unable to treat. Her Foundation continues this work by providing support for children and families from overseas and from our own community here in Australia, who have not been able to receive help elsewhere. Moira takes on causes that everybody says no to and she says of her work, “There’s no saying no to hope.”

Moira Kelly’s (AO) work is funded almost entirely by charitable donations. She has been able to give hope to countless children and families who were unable to receive help elsewhere, because of the generosity of others. 

Please remember that 100% of all donations to DA$AW go to charity. No salaries, No paid marketing, no fun runs or anything to do other than arrange a direct debit by card or through your bank now at http://www.givenow.com.au/donate-a-dollar-a-week– Monthly or quarterly preferred. A minimum of Just $1.00 pw or $4.33 pcm.  Still less than the cost of a cup of coffee/latte!

Do feel free to contribute more if you can and do remember that One-off donations are also welcome.

For more info. Go to  https://www.creatinghopefoundation.org.au/ and importantly, join us at DA$AW Inc. today in pooling our funds to help this and similar worthy charity causes. A minimum monthly,  donation of just $4.33, the equivalent of just $1.00 pw is all we ask. DONATE NOW @ http://www.givenow.com.au/donate-a-dollar-a-week

1. May, 2019

One Voice -

One of the challenges when living on the streets is personal hygiene. Some people shower at shelters and others in public toilet blocks, either way people are constantly worrying -

‘Who is around’ or ‘Am I safe’

In 2014 One Voice launched Australia’s first Mobile Shower Service in Melbourne and provided the following service

- A safe environment to shower, shave and get clean.
- Referral services to organisations that provide support and assistance.
- Distribution of free hygiene products and clothes.

The pilot was so successful with an average of 18 people using the service each night that in 2015 One Voice launched a World first Mobile Shower Bus. The service is fully self contained and has on-board water tanks, instantaneous hot water and generated electricity. Basically the bus could go into the desert and provide showers for up to 40 people.

One Voice now have a fleet of Mobile Shower Services in the following states:

ADELAIDE - BRISBANE - MELBOURNE - PERTH & SYDNEY 

For more info. Go to https://onevoice.org.au/about/