Wednesday 10th August 2022

Charities in the spotlight

Good Friday Appeal: Dig deep for the kids

ISLA is one of the “Little Ambassadors” for the 2022 Good Friday Appeal. The eight-year-old is in remission after spending half her life in treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Isla’s parents knew something was wrong…

Deserving families receive greater access to books

ONE in five Australian children are not meeting the international benchmark for reading, the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) has revealed. To combat this concerning statistic, BIG W, one of Australia’s most loved brands…

Making mental health impossible to ignore

TALKING about mental and emotional well-being can be confronting. These conversations are often avoided in the workplace, especially in the blue-collar industry. Tradies Ed Ross and Dan Allen are turning this invisible and debilitating issue…

Sikh Volunteers Australia inspired by community gratitude

THE Premier’s Award for Community Harmony at the 2021 Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence, was awarded to Sikh Volunteers Australia (SVA) for the significant impact they have made during the bushfires and pandemic. The Award…

Health advocates

The Ripple Effect of Giving

What is possible if refugees are given greater community and government support? A story like that of Dr Linny Kimly Phuong and The Water Well Project is possible. Linny’s parents were Vietnamese boat people, leaving…

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Make-A-Wish grants pawsome experience for young girl with an Acquired Brain Injury

Make-A-Wish Australia has made unicorns fly, sent kids to the moon and recently granted a pawsome adventure for 16-year-old Sahara from Parmelia, Western Australia.  Sahara, who was diagnosed with an Acquired Brain Injury, is an animal enthusiast with over ten pets, including three dogs, five cats, two mice and budgies. Last week, Sahara…

The Nappy Collective Campaign launches to keep 1 million little bottoms clean

The Nappy Collective, Australia’s only not-for-profit solely focused on collecting and redistributing nappies to families in crisis, is launching its annual Collective Campaign today. Currently, 1 in 10 families in Australia can’t afford the nappies they need for their babies. Without access to nappies, little ones may be left in…

Environmental defenders

Opinions from changemakers

Women’s opinions matter

I HAD no idea and was horrified that a 10-year-old Australian child could go to jail. In July this year, I wrote my first opinion piece for the Advocate. It…

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