MORE PAST RECIPIENTS
This month we will be supportingthe efforts & objectives of AIME – the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience.
AIME is a dynamic educational program that is proven to support Indigenous students through high school and into university, employment or further education at the same rate as all Australian students. AIME gives Indigenous students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to grow and succeed.
AIME students are also leading the way in closing the gap on post-school pathways into university, further education and training and employment. In 2014-15, 76% of AIME Year 12 students transitioned into positive post-school pathways
See more at their website https://aimementoring.com/about/aime/.
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope’’
– Barack Obama.
This month (Oct/Nov) we will be supporting the work of the Exodus Foundation ,http://www.exodusfoundation.org.au/page.aspx?pid=291 based in Sydney, whose Members provide assistance to the homeless and a wide range of disadvantaged individuals in and around Sydney.
Imagine if your son or daughter was sleeping rough tonight. That's the reality for many Sydney-siders. In fact, it's not just young ones, it's fathers and increasingly even mothers are finding themselves on the streets too. The desperate need facing all these people grow. With your generous support, The Exodus Foundation will give a hand to the most needy.
Hello again. Owing to illness our activities have had to take a back seat for the past two months however things are now back on track and most importantly donors contributions have continued to be received as usual and those funds have simply accumulated in the DA$AW bank account, so firstly a big thank you for your continued support. 100% of your contributions always go to a deserving cause.
Because of the temporary suspension of activities our combined donations we have accumulated a larger sum than usual and as result we have been able to donate $250 to two worthy causes:
Firstly a small donatioin of $125 towards the efforts of Water Aid Australia - http://www.wateraid.org/au in helping over 650 million people in the world who don’t have access to safe water (that’s roughly 10% of the world’s population). These people risk deadly waterborne disease each time they drink from a dirty borehole, a polluted stream or a dangerous well. Children are most vulnerable –tragically 315,000 children under five lose their lives each year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. Individually and as a group each of us can be proud of our contribution in helping to make a difference in the work that Water Aid (Aust) undertake.
In addition we have been able to make a small donation ($125) to The Alannah & Madeline Foundation - https://www.amf.org.au/who-we-are/our-story/.
On 28 April 1996 at the historical Port Arthur site in Tasmania, 35 people were tragically killed. Two small children, Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, along with their mother, died that day. Because of this terrible act of violence, Alannah and Madeline's father, Walter Mikac, and a small group of volunteers who survived Port Arthur, worked hard to set up the Foundation, a national charity with the belief that all children should have a safe and happy childhood without being subjected to any form of violence.
Until next time Cheers and please encourage your friends, family & aquaintences to become Members - Just $1.00pw! It will MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
During the month of June/July we will be supporting Wheelchairs For Kids,http://wheelchairsforkids.org/about-us/history/ a project of the Rotary Club of Scarborough, WA where a group of retiree volunteers use donations to make and distribute up to 300 wheelchairs per month to poor disabled children in developing countries. Millions of wheelchairs are needed. Every new wheel chair makes a difference. Every $200 raised gives a child the freedom of mobility and liberates a carer.
This month (May/June) our donations will be supporting members of The Thin Green Line Foundation by providing vital support to park rangers and their communities who are the front-line of conservation.
Every day, park rangers risk their lives to protect wildlife and habitats from poaching and other threats.
Sadly, it’s estimated that over 1,000 park rangers have been killed in the line of duty over the past 10 years. Seventy five percent by commercial poachers and armed militia groups.
Park rangers are generally under-equipped, underpaid, and often under-appreciated. We think they are heroes and wish to help in providing them with the support they need to continue to protect threatened species around the world. See more details at https://www.thingreenline.org.au/