Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
In late January, Madeit seller Tammy Boorer was fatally injured in a Sunshine Coast car accident that tragically claimed the life of both her and her unborn child. Tammy’s husband Nathan is sadly still in a critical condition. In response to the tragedy, the Madeit community from all corners of the country have rallied together to hold a fundraiser for the family – including Tammy’s two children, aged 3 and 9, who survived the crash with only minor injuries. Taking place from 8pm tonight on the Madeit website, sellers will be offering up an array of handmade clothing, craft, artwork and accessories for public sale with all proceeds donated to the Church Fund for the Boorer Family. If you’d like to be involved, sign up to the site and search ‘madeit with love’ from 8pm AEST this evening to find eligible items. In the meantime, you can browse some of the donations from generous sellers here.
Friday, January 18th, 2013
Did one of your Christmas presents not quite hit the mark this year? Well don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to eBay, about 16 million unwanted gifts are received every year – which could translate to millions of items sitting dormant and unused around houses everywhere, or a perfect opportunity to make a much-needed donation to the Australian Red Cross. Donate to one of the Red Cross’ 164 shops across the country and help raise vital funds for their work with disadvantaged youth in the process. Whether clothing, homewards, bric-a-brac, or another kitchen appliance you just don’t need, Red Cross will accept donations with open arms. And what a perfect opportunity to finish your Issue 16 Helping Hand Assignmint! Don’t forget to share your re-gifting experience on social media using the hash tag #assignmint.
Monday, January 7th, 2013
Today is a day for thoughts and prayers for our Tassie neighbours as bushfire continues to devastate their island. All around the country people are doing their bit, including our friends at Cultiver who are running a Handmade Blanket Drive, calling for much needed donations of bedding, blankets and other comfy things for bushfire victims. Drop your donations off at Cultiver’s Ipswich store from today, or make a direct donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief and help support Tasmania to get back on its feet.
Friday, November 9th, 2012
Furry friends take pride of place in the whimsical illustrations by Australian artist Brigitte May. With plans to print these hand-drawn designs onto silk scarves, Brigitte is currently collecting the funds to kick start her accessories label. And with 25% of proceeds going to PETA, there’s something good in this project for Brigitte’s muses, too. Visit her online store to see the full range.
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
For the third year running, iconic footwear brand TOMS is teaming up with Movember to raise awareness for men’s health. An exclusive line of grey aviator classic shoes will soon be available through selected stockists and on the TOMS website. The range caters for both men and women, with proceeds from the sale of the shoes going to support men’s health initiatives. By encouraging men to grow ‘mo’s’ each November, the Movember movement aims to raise vital funds and awareness of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and mental health. It’s no surprise TOMS has lent their support, as the company already has a strong social conscience – providing a pair of new shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased. Their exclusive Movember range will be easy to spot with each pair marked with its own signature mo’!
Friday, October 5th, 2012
It’s hard to imagine a world without our furry friends and the creature comforts they bring to us. Celebrating the animal kingdom and raising awareness about those in need, Off the Kerb gallery in Melbourne’s Collingwood is hosting an exhibition dedicated to our four-legged friends. Each local and national artist exhibiting in The Truth about Fur and Whiskers takes inspiration from the animal world – portraying anything from the humble tabby to the elusive red fox. Proceeds raised will go to the Lost Dogs and Cats Home, as well as donations of blankets, toys and pet food collected from exhibition visitors. Pop in between October 5 and 19 to check it out.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Haven’t popped-in to your local Salvos for a while? Well if you’re a South Australian local, you should take advantage of the Salvos’ pop-up store, happening on September 28th at Adelaide Train Station. Bursting with quality clothing, accessories and bric-a-brac, the store will be open for one day only from 1pm till 6pm. If you can’t make it to the pop-up shop, why not visit one of the 38 permanent Salvos stores in the Adelaide area. Rush in and grab a spring bargain from the original trend setters!
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or a great big chunk of iron ore, perhaps), you’ll know that there’s a huge mining boom in Western Australia at the moment. While we won’t go into what we think about the mining industry, we will say that the boom has not been of benefit to everyone. Housing prices are skyrocketing, leaving disadvantaged people with little bidding power – in particular, refugees. But that’s where one Perth couple come in. (more…)
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Winter is a great time for big coats, woolly jumpers, fancy scarves and cosy mittens. It is not a great time to be sleeping rough, especially across Australia’s chilly southern states. But thanks to Salvos, you can indulge in some quality vintage winter essentials while directly helping the country’s homeless just by shopping at their special Flinders Street Pop Up Shop in Melbourne this Friday, where 100% of proceeds go to The Salvation Army’s important community service work. And if you want to help further, Salvos are still on the hunt for more volunteers for their 213 stores across Australia, and always appreciate your donations of unwanted clothing and goods. But, warns Salvos’ CEO Allen Dewihirst, “if you are going to donate something, please bring it to our stores when they are open so things don’t get stolen or ransacked”. In the meantime, see you down at Flinders Street and let’s help make this Friday the 13th a good luck day for those who need it most!
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Do you have a couple of spare hours up that brightly-coloured sleeve of yours? Then we can’t think of a better way to spend it than by volunteering at your local Salvos Store. The Salvation Army are busily recruiting new volunteers all throughout June to help with the daily running of their 213 stores, so if you’ve ever thought about joining the already 2,500-strong community of Salvos volunteers, what better time than now! This is a great way to get amongst your community while helping out a very worthy organisation (and maybe even getting first dibs on all those great pre-loved Salvos finds!) For more information on where and how to get involved, contact Wendy via email or call 03 9210 5107.