ChildFund Australia

ChildFund Australia is an independent and non-religious international development organisation that works to reduce or eliminate poverty for children in the developing world.
As a member of the ChildFund Alliance we currently assist more than 16 million children in 51 countries, and are supported by over 55,000 sponsors in Australia alone.
We are a registered charity and fully accredited by the Australian Agency for International Development.

Barnardos Australia

Barnardos Australia is a non-government, non-denominational child welfare charity, with a 130 year history in caring for children and a focus on long term support. Barnardos Australia helps to stop child abuse by finding safe homes for abused children through foster care and adoption and also work with families to prevent abuse happening in the first place. Barnardos’ work with children is supported by extensive research, an army of dedicated case workers and carers, and a full suite of wrap-around services. Barnardos is well equipped to fully support, care for and nurture children in need.

United Way Australia

United Way is committed to strengthening communities across Australia and improving the lives of those in need. We provide vital resources to grassroots communities and organisations who are helping those in need every day.

Did you know:
• 1 in 5 children from low socio-economic backgrounds start their first day of school unprepared with the basics to succeed

• More than a third of all school-leavers aged 15-19 aren’t in further education or employment

• 1 in 4 young people have a mental health disorder and suicide is the leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24 in Australia

• Every night 22,000 young people in Australia are homeless

United Way is leading the way to social change in Australia but we can’t do this without our supporters.

Whether you want to give, advocate or volunteer we ask you to get involved to make a real difference.

Variety - the Children's Charity NSW

Variety - the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest – simply put, we help kids be kids.

Wesley Mission

Wesley Mission is a church and charity in NSW that can trace its roots back through the Methodist Church to 1812. We focus on helping the disadvantaged and vulnerable through more than 130 programs addressing mental health, suicide prevention, disadvantaged children and families, people with disabilities, addictions, financial stress, aged care, homelessness and job skills training. Wesley Mission provides the love, compassion and hope these people need for the future.

Guide Dogs Queensland

Guide Dogs Queensland is proud to be the state’s principal not-for-profit association providing training and support to Queenslanders who are blind or have low vision.

Thanks to community support all services, including Guide Dogs, are provided free of charge.

With help from you, an ‘Everyday Hero’, Queenslanders who are blind or have low vision can look forward to our support and seeing the world through the eyes of a Guide Dog.

Children's Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research

Every year more than 600 Australian children will be diagnosed with cancer.

Every week three Australian children will die of cancer.

Children’s Cancer Institute exists solely to put an end to childhood cancer through medical research. We don’t just hope to do it. We will do it.

It’s not if. It’s when.

For more information visit:

The Girls & Boys Brigade

Our aim is to support children & youth in need by providing recreation, education & life skills activities as a foundation for a brighter future.
This is achieved by:
• Providing a stimulating, safe & trusting environment for children & youth
• Providing a broad range of appropriate age, cultural & life skills activities
• Advocating for the proper care & protection of children & youth
• Being a service where cultural diversity, different family circumstances & individual needs are supported
• Providing parent education to assist families to support themselves
• Establishing appropriate community partnerships to enhance service delivery

The Smith Family

In Australia today more than 605,000 children* are living in jobless families. For these children, the effects of their family’s financial disadvantage go beyond the pressures of not having enough money for the basics; it can prevent them from accessing the same educational and life opportunities as their peers. The Smith Family believes that every child deserves a chance no matter their circumstances and the national children’s charity works with young Australians in need helping them to create better futures for themselves, by supporting their participation in education. For more information please visit

*Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011) Labour Force Australia: Labour force status and other characteristics of families

Hear and Say Centre

An early intervention program for children who are deaf/hearing impaired and their families. The Centre uses cochlear implants/hearing aids combined with Auditory-Verbal Therapy to teach deaf children to listen and speak with clear natural language with the goal to fully integrate these children with the hearing community

Cerebral Palsy League

Did you know that every 14 hours a child is born with cerebral palsy, making it the most common childhood physical disability in Australia? People with cerebral palsy have said it’s like being in a body you can’t fully control. Show the world you care by daring to be bold when faced with a challenge and raise vital funds to support people with cerebral palsy.

Starlight Children's Foundation

The Starlight Children’s Foundation transforms the experience of hospitalisation and treatment for seriously ill children and their families.

Every minute of every day a child is admitted to hospital in Australia. For thousands of these children, they are faced with a diagnosis that will change their life, and the lives of their families, forever.

While health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to lift the spirits of the child - giving them the opportunity to laugh and play, build resilience and improve their wellbeing.

For more information on Starlight, visit or call 1300 727 827.

The Children's Hospital Foundation

Each year, the Royal Children’s Hospital cares for more than 37,000 children from all over Queensland, northern New South Wales and beyond. Through the support of the community, the Children’s Hospital Foundation works wonders for sick kids by investing in groundbreaking research leading to faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures.

Our team of 500 friendly volunteers help deliver a patient care program which provides practical support to staff, sick kids and their families. Volunteers provide friendly information services, time-out for parents through playing with kids on the wards, and assist in clinical areas including operating theatres.

The Foundation also funds the Wonder Factory – a specially designed entertainment centre boasting game consoles galore, arts and crafts capers, an amazing book bunker...and so much more. It's a time and space in which our young patients can escape the demands of hospital routine and get back to what kids should be doing...playing, laughing and just being kids.

World Vision Australia

World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are committed to serving the world’s most vulnerable people, regardless of religion, race or gender. For more information, visit or call 13 32 40.

Australian Red Cross

Australian Red Cross is committed to helping vulnerable people across Australia and the region. Our work is focused on improving lives and reducing vulnerability: from reconnecting families and finding out the fate of loved ones torn apart by war, to providing over 750,000 nutritious breakfasts to school children each year. And when disaster strikes around the country, we are among the first to arrive and the last to leave.

Red Cross believes that mobilising the power of humanity can make a real difference to those in need. We invite you to join Red Cross and play a part in making the world a better place.

For more information about Red Cross programs and services and how you can get involved, visit


BoysTown supports children, young people and families to overcome the most severe disadvantages – problems such as abuse, homelessness, long term unemployment and mental illness.

We are committed to inspiring and enabling young people to reach their full potential.

Our services are solution focused, research based and designed to build on the resilience possessed by children and young people. These services include counselling, crisis care, out-of-home care, employment, education and training, parenting programs, youth justice, youth work, social development and life skills.

We exist to change young people’s lives.

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Our vision is an Australia free of poverty. We work with others to create a fair, compassionate and just society where all can fully participate in social and economic life, create and share prosperity and treat each other with dignity and respect.

The Brotherhood focuses on those people at greatest risk at the four life transition stages considered critical to future wellbeing: the early years, the transition from school to work, the shifts in and out of work, and retirement and ageing.

The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents.

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

Compassion Australia

Through partnership with local churches in more than 26 developing countries around the world, Compassion’s programs give children living in some of the world’s poorest regions the practical help they need, plus the love and support they so often lack. By fundraising for Compassion Australia, you are helping to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name and break the cycle of poverty for the next generation.

If you would like to make a regular donation to Compassion Australia or sponsor a child, please visit our website

Vision Australia

Vision Australia is the leading provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We provide essential services and support to children and adults, who are blind or have low vision, at every life stage, enabling them to participate in every part of life they choose.

For more information visit

Children's Hospital at Westmead, The

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest paediatric centre in NSW, providing the most advanced care and treatment options for children from NSW, Australia and across the Pacific Rim.

Established in 1880, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is a stand-alone public Hospital and registered charity with 3,000 staff working in 150 departments. Over 70,000 sick children and their families are cared for each year in a family-focused, healing environment.

Funded by the NSW Government, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead provides significant enhancements to services aided by the generosity of individual and corporate donors. For more information visit

Make-A-Wish Australia

Make-A-Wish® Australia grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish wishes can make a positive difference to the child’s mental and emotional health, and help increase their strength and willingness to overcome their condition.

By fundraising for Make-A-Wish® you are helping to make the life-changing wishes of seriously-ill children come true when needed most.

Donations to Make-A-Wish Australia solely benefit children in Australia and all donations $2 and over are tax-deductible.

Youth Off The Streets

Youth Off The Streets offers a continuum of care to young people between the age of 12 - 22 who are chronically homeless, abused, suffering from addiction or in general need of our help. We offer a range of programs including crisis and short term accommodation to long term residential care, counselling, secondary education and rehabilitation. We have extended our services to various communities and regional centres throughout NSW via our Outreach Programs. We also operate a volunteer run food van service each night in Kings Cross.

We have developed these programs in response to the growing needs of our city and regional communities over the past 20 years. Where our young people are in trouble, we will be there.

Please help us help our kids. Thank You.

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) provides a wide range of innovative services and educational programs for children with hearing and/or vision loss.

Over 1000 children with significant vision and/or hearing loss are benefiting from RIDBC’s broad range of tailored services. As well, RIDBC provides vision and hearing screening to more than 2000 babies and children each year.

Aboriginal Children's Advancement Society

Founder of the Kirinari Aboriginal Student Hostels, Aboriginal Children’s Advancement Society, supports Aboriginal children and youth in the areas of Education and Progress towards a worthwhile and productive future ensuring the fulfillment of ambition, talent and initiative. A tried and positive contribution to the process of Reconciliation

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)

NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) is Australia’s leading advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

NAPCAN’s vision is an Australia where children and young people are valued, nurtured and live free from violence, abuse and neglect.

NAPCAN partners with communities, governments, organisations and committed individuals across Australia and internationally to implement strength-based, community-led initiatives and practices to enhance the safety and well being of children and young people

NAPCAN influences policy and practice by developing frameworks to assess the impact of community-led initiatives and programs

NAPCAN promotes the well being and protection of children and young people - encouraging everyone to play their part in keeping children and young people safe from violence, abuse and neglect

Afford - The Australian Foundation for Disability

The Australian Foundation for Disability provides jobs, training and accomodation for over 1,500 people with disability. We operate on the core principle that values people and their differences and encourages all to attain their best in life.

AEIOU Foundation

AEIOU Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to providing a best-practice, fulltime early intervention and learning program for young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
High quality early intervention programs like those provided by the AEIOU Foundation are very effective and individually tailored. Since autism is a lifelong disorder and more prevalent than childhood cancer, diabetes and HIV infection combined, assistance from the community is needed to help more children and their families across Australia.

The charity was founded by Dr James Morton and his wife Louise in 2005 when they discovered a lack of effective early intervention therapy for their autistic son, Andrew. They recognised a need for at least 20 hours a week of professional assistance and worked together with other families to establish the award winning AEIOU learning program.

AEIOU’s vision is to ensure every child with autism is provided with the maximum opportunity to reach their potential.

Humpty Dumpty Foundation

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation has been providing support for children's services since 1996. Humpty buys essential and often life-saving medical equipment for Neonatal Units (Newborn Care) and Paediatric Wards (toddlers and children to 16 years) in hospitals and health service centres across Australia.

Humpty Dumpty is now supporting over 200 hospitals and health service centres across Australia.

We would all like to believe that our hospitals have all the necessary equipment they need to look after our children in an emergency, but put simply, they don’t.

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is a charity that helps the most vulnerable people in our community: our children.

Centenary Institute Medical Research Foundation

When you support Centenary Institute, you’re helping awesome, dedicated scientists fight and beat disease to improve our health.

We conduct fundamental research understanding the work of the body’s genes, cells and proteins.

Through our connection to RPA and the University of Sydney, we apply all we learn directly to better treat and prevent diseases that affect so many of us.

It is our dream to see people live better, longer lives.

Muscular Dystrophy NSW

Muscular Dystrophy NSW exists to improve the quality of life for people with neuromuscular disorders and their families and carers. We do this through information, support, and direct services. For over 75 years we have been building on the passion and commitment of our founders for improved outcomes for people with neuromuscular disorders. We have also more recently begun building partnerships with other disability service providers to enable us to meet the needs of a broader target group through our partners.

People with neuromuscular disorders and their families face unique challenges and have unique support needs due to the progressive nature of their condition and, in many cases, the certainty of their premature death. The frequent need for ventilators and vulnerability of clients to respiratory conditions also creates challenges for mainstream services.

Asthma Foundation NSW

Asthma Foundation NSW supports people living with asthma today and strives to free the community from asthma tomorrow.

The Foundation funds life saving asthma research, provides evidence based information and support to people living with asthma and their carers; and gives a voice to people with asthma by advocating for change on issues that affect them such as air quality.

Cystic Fibrosis NSW

A baby is born with cystic fibrosis every four days. Most won't turn forty.

At Cystic Fibrosis (CF) ACT & NSW we have a vision of people living lives unaffected by CF. A mission to improve the quality of life for people with CF and their carers, and a goal to provide support services, education and research that will help people with CF.

Delta Society Australia Limited

Over 850 Delta Therapy teams (trained volunteers and their Delta accredited pet dogs) visit children’s and adult hospitals, nursing homes, physical rehabilitation and mental health units in cities and towns from Adelaide through to Townsville.


Northcott is one of the state’s leading service providers for people with a broad range of disabilities, supporting more than 11,400 people with disabilities, their families and carers across NSW and the ACT for over 80 years.

A broad range of programs is provided, from support in the initial diagnosis period and early intervention, through to early childhood development and assisting adults gain employment and independent living skills.

For people with disabilities, the support and services Northcott provides can often mean the difference between a life of isolation and segregation and a life of greater self-reliance and confidence. Support and services are not only directly provided to our clients, but their carers, siblings and the entire family.

As an independent not-for-profit organisation that receives some Government funding, Northcott relies on the generosity of individuals, organisations and community groups to continue to provide services to people with disabilities, particularly in programs where non-government or limited support is available


StreetWork works to restore the lives of young people (mainly aged 13 to 20) at risk of homelessness, violence, abuse and substance dependency in the Northern region of Sydney. We offer a range of programs that help young people make positive life choices and provide practical support to build self esteem and put lives back on track

Children's Medical Research Institute (Jeans for Genes)

Today's scientists for tomorrow's children

The CMRI is an independent research institute which since 1958 has been committed to unlocking the mysteries of children's disease via medical research.

HeartKids NSW

HeartKids NSW supports children with Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) and the families who cherish them. Our support services focus on ensuring that ‘heart families’ are not alone on their journey with Childhood Heart Disease (CHD). We also advocate on behalf of the CHD community and work hard to improve public awareness about the disease, its impacts and the vital need for increased levels of support.

Importantly, we partner with leading cardiologists and researchers who are working to reduce the incidence of CHD and to decrease the unacceptably high mortality rate.

CHD affects 1 in 100 Australian children and is the greatest reason for admission of children into intensive care. The disease is the biggest killer of children under one – taking more young lives than all cancers combined.

We need you to be a HeartKids Hero…


Lifestart, a registered charity, provides early childhood intervention and school age services to children living with disability or delay. Lifestart provides a family centred approach to meeting the needs of children living with disability and their families. It is based on the concept of partnership with children, families and carers to assist and empower them to participate meaningfully and inclusively in our community.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance formerly The Spastic Centre

Every 15 hours an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is committed to enhancing the lives of people with cerebral palsy by offering a range of services for every stage of life. Become part of our mission; help us to build better futures for people with cerebral palsy and their families.

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the largest dedicated fundraiser for brain cancer research in Australia. Our mission is to increase five-year survival to 50% within 10 years.

Aboriginal Education Council

To provide educational opportunities for Aboriginal students

Down Syndrome NSW

Down Syndrome NSW aims for everyone with Down syndrome to reach their potential and lead full, active lives in the community. We support children and adults with Down syndrome, their parents and families, sharing our experiences, expertise, resources and networks. We provide guidance, social networks, education, camps and other services

TAD Disability Services

Who's TAD?

TAD Disability Services is the only charity in NSW which designs and builds personalised custom equipment to enable people with disabilities to lead more independent lives.

Thanks to our army of skilled volunteers (mainly retired engineers), children who have never walked can ride a bike and quadriplegic mums have special cots and prams to meet their exact needs. These are just some of the innovative solutions provided by TAD to people with disabilities. Find out more at


CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer.

We’re here for 12-24 year olds dealing with:
• having cancer themselves
• a parent, brother or sister being diagnosed with cancer
• the death of a parent, brother or sister

CanTeen provides specialist hospital care, counselling and individual assistance as well as information and peer support programs.

We get how tough it is to face cancer, because we were set up by young cancer patients in 1985 and still have young people affected by cancer guiding CanTeen at every level.

Mater Foundation

Mater Foundation is the philanthropic and community arm of Mater Health Services and Mater Medical Research Institute, harnessing corporate, community and individual support to Mater; to help ensure the half a million babies, children and adults treated in our hospitals each year, have access to exceptional care.

Donations to Mater Foundation fund the purchase of life-saving medical equipment and improve patient facilities, ensure Mater’s world-renowned research team continues to find better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately cure life-threatening diseases, and develops important health care projects which address unmet community needs.

The Infants' Home Child and Family Services

The Infants’ Home is a registered charity that creates opportunities for young children and their families so they can reach their unique potential.

Every year, we provide early childhood education, early intervention, and family support services to over 1300 children from birth to school age. One-third have additional physical, educational or emotional needs or live in vulnerable circumstances.

For 137 years we have challenged conventional wisdom in protecting children at risk and guiding families as they build the strength, skills and confidence to create a more positive future for themselves.

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

Every four hours an Australian child is diagnosed with autism and one in 100 Australians of all ages has an autism spectrum disorder. People may have trouble with social interaction, communication and have restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours. Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is the largest not for profit provider of autism services in the country. We work with over 10,000 people with autism and their families every year. Being on the autism spectrum is life-long. There is no cure but there is hope. Our evidence-informed approach is designed to help families achieve the best opportunities and help people with autism reach their full potential.

Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation is the principal fundraising body for the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, dedicated to working with the community to improve the quality of life for this and future generations of seriously ill children. We financially support the Hospital to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, support life-saving services, and undertake medical and child health research

Very Special Kids

Very Special Kids is a unique organisation that supports families throughout their experience of caring for children with life-threatening conditions.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

JDRF is the largest non-government funder of type 1 diabetes research in the world.

Epilepsy Action Australia

Epilepsy is the world's most common serious brain disorder. It is estimated that over 225,000 Australians are living with epilepsy. Approximately 3% to 3.5% of Australians will experience the condition at some point in their lives.

Epilepsy Action Australia provides vital and often life-saving education and support services to children and adults with epilepsy across Australia.

Our vision is that all Australians affected by seizures will have the opportunity to live confident lives.

Thank you for supporting Epilepsy Action Australia by making a donation. Your donation will make a real difference in helping us deliver our vital services to people with epilepsy throughout Australia.

To make fundraising for us even easier, we've partnered with Everyday Hero to give you the ability to create your own online fundraising page. In just minutes you can build and customise your page, then start sharing the link with your friends, family and colleagues and asking them to make a donation. Every donation is then recorded on your fundraising page along with a message of support from your donors. So what are you waiting for? Create your own online fundraising page today!

Learning Links

Learning Links is a not-for-profit charitable organisation helping children with disabilities and learning support needs and their families and communities to achieve their potential.

Leukaemia Foundation of Australia - NSW/ACT Office

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. The Foundation provides free support such as patient transportation, ‘Home-Away-from-Home’ accommodation close to major hospitals, practical assistance and emotional support. We also fund Australian Research projects who work to uncover new treatments and cures for all blood cancers.

Giant Steps Sydney - A school for children with Autism

Giant Steps Sydney is a world leading educational facility for children with autism. The program is trans-disciplinary which includes speech, music and occupational therapy. It is a high-level intensive program for children and young people aged 2-18 years of age. The team approach at Giant Steps Sydney provides maximum support to families through the provision of home programs and frequent consultation with parents and carers. All students engage in a full range of activities which are adjusted using a range of autism friendly strategies. As Giant Steps entered its fifteenth year of operation, it became clear that there was a need for autism specific service provision for young adults leaving school. As a result 2009 saw the opening of the GS Community College (GSCC) to address the need for an autism-specific post school options program. The GSCC is based on the principles of the adult community education programs which provide the mainstream adult community with a wide variety of courses for continued learning.

Giant Steps has had remarkable success teaching children with autism to communicate more effectively, integrating them into mainstream schools, helping them develop functional life skills and providing them the opportunity to reach their potential. The additional support offered at Giant Steps Sydney caters specifically to the needs of children with autism thereby enabling our children to achieve milestones previously thought unattainable.

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is the leading national not-for-profit organisation protecting children from violence and creating behavioural change in the community to address bullying and cyberbullying.

The Foundation was established in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged 6 and 3, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996.

The Foundation cares for children who have experienced or witnessed violence, and runs programs that help to prevent violence in the lives of children. Our vision is that every child will live in a safe and supportive environment.

For more information visit: or call 1300 720 747.

Baptist World Aid Australia

We dream of a world where poverty has ended and all people enjoy fullness of life. We believe this is God’s heart for every person on the planet and we praise God as this becomes a reality for children, families, and communities around the world.

You and your church can join with us to ‘be love’ to people living in poverty in Africa, South Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific by supporting our projects, which are facilitated by indigenous Christian organisations committed to sharing Christ’s love with people living in poverty. by Inspire Foundation

Tragically, the leading cause of death among young Australians is suicide. Our research tells us that only 30% of the young people who need professional help with their mental health get any kind of help at all. This leaves a staggering 70% of young people in need of support and information struggling to get through tough times by themselves.

To tackle this issue, the Inspire Foundation has worked directly with young people to develop leading online youth mental health service The mobile website provides young people with information, support and resources they need to improve their understanding of mental health issues, increase their help-seeking skills, and ensure they know they’re not alone.

Day of Difference Foundation Ltd

In Australia more than 6000 children are critically injured each year. There are 1000 children hospitalised each week, more than twice the number of diabetes, asthma and cancer combined. Following a serious accident, parents of these children suffer anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship challenges, while brothers and sisters are often left without parents for extended periods of time.

The purpose of the Day of Difference Foundation is to permanently reduce the incidence and impact of children's critical injury in Australia.

We are presently funding the Paediatric Critical Injury Research Program in partnership with the University of Sydney, - pioneering research into the causes, incidence and impact of paediatric trauma (including impact on families) which will deliver the evidence needed to inform interventions and better systemic care of these children and their vulnerable families.

The Shepherd Centre - Giving deaf children a voice

The Shepherd Centre has been helping children who are deaf or hearing impaired to learn how to listen and speak for 40 years.

Founded in 1970 with just five families, The Shepherd Centre now helps over 220 families in our five centres across NSW and the ACT. The organisation is recognised as a leader in the field of Auditory-Verbal Therapy, providing assistance to parents of children who are deaf and hearing impaired to develop spoken language, so that they can reach their full potential and be a fully contributing member of the community.

The Shepherd Centre has assisted over 1,500 children and their families over the last 40 years. Ninety per cent of children graduate from The Shepherd Centre and enter mainstream schooling and the vast majority have age-appropriate speech and language.

Support from the community provides almost 75% of the much needed funds to provide these programs to our students. Fundraising for The Shepherd Centre will help us to continue our life-changing work.

Sony Foundation Australia

Sony Foundation Australia is the charitable arm of the Sony Group of Companies in Australia. Its aim is to capitalise on the unique qualities of Sony to contribute to the Australian community by assisting youth and fostering their talents. Through fundraising and activities, Sony Foundation is affirming the global unifying vision that drives Sony: believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real.

DEBRA Australia

DEBRA Australia is a voluntary non-government funded support group that helps individuals and their families with Epidermolysis Bullosa, more commonly known as EB. An EB person has skin that is as fragile as butterflies’ wings so they are affectionately known as “Butterfly Children”. This rare genetically inherited skin disorder is incurable.

CFC ANCOP Australia

CFC ANCOP Australia (formerly trading as GK ANCOP Australia) is a non-profit non-government company established in Australia since 2002. It is involved in promoting self sustainable development in developing countries in the region. The company has an AUSAID accreditation for Overseas Aid Grant Distribution Scheme (OAGDS) and is a registered tax-deductible charity organization with the Australian TAx Office.

CFC ANCOP Australia has established 31 Villages in the Philippines and helped one in Papua New Guinea. It has undertaken assistance to nine (9) other villages in partnership with other organizations in Australia and around the world. It's main priority, currently, is to continue to sustain these villages by providing education and livelihood to its residents. To this end, CFC ANCOP Australia sends 480 students to school annually in the Philippines; 90 students in PNG; and 30 students for Rural Training Centre in Solomon Islands.

Couples for Christ and CFC ANCOP are worldwide organization in over 120 countries.

The Oaktree Foundation

Oaktree is young people leading a movement to end poverty. Extreme poverty has already been halved and together we can end it.

Breaking it down, Oaktree works in three ways. One, we raise awareness about extreme poverty in Australia, because movements need widespread public support. This is our social impact. Two, we fundraise to work with local organisations that directly tackle poverty overseas. And three, we influence policy change by ensuring Australia’s leaders take action to end poverty.

For us, change starts with a simple belief - that extreme poverty is unacceptable. Beliefs turn into action, and enough informed action will end extreme poverty in our lifetime.

Young people have the unique ability to build and lead this movement. Oaktree is Australia’s largest youth-run organisation with over 150,000 members.

Camp Quality

Camp Quality is the children’s cancer charity. Our purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.

The services we provide for children (0-13 years) living with cancer and their families help create a better life by building optimism and resilience throughout each stage of their cancer journey.

Right from diagnosis, throughout treatment and in remission or bereavement, our programs support the whole family; at hospital, at home, at school and at camp.

For more information on Camp Quality check out

Epilepsy Queensland Inc

For over 40 years, Epilepsy Queensland has been assisting Queensland families touched by epilepsy. Services include education, counselling, information services, children’s and family support programs, specialised training programs, support groups and advocacy.

Epilepsy directly affects around 2% (1 in 50) of the population and still remains one of the most misunderstood conditions in today’s society. Approximately 91,000 Queensland children and adults have epilepsy which is more than muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, and several others combined. Anyone can be diagnosed at any age and Epilepsy Queensland helps to replace the fear and uncertainty with knowledge and empowerment.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is doubtful there is any other medical condition so universally neglected due to a combination of social stigma, low profile and lack of resources. WHO recognises epilepsy as the world’s most common serious brain disorder.

Please help us to bring epilepsy out of the shadows and optimise life for people living with epilepsy. - Phone - 07 3435 5000


Through 25 programs, JewishCare supports older people to continue living intheir own homes, helps people with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives, supports people with mental health issues and helps families in crisis

KidsXpress Ltd

KidsXpress is a word-first therapy program for children 4-14yrs impacted by trauma or challenge. KidsXpress harnesses creativity and the healing potential of the arts to help children to develop positive, healthy coping mechanisms for life. Through the therapeutic use of music, art, play and drama KidsXpress supports children in need to find a healthy and safe way in which to cope with life both now and into their future

UNICEF Australia

UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, basic education for all boys and girls and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. In Australia, UNICEF works with government and advocate bodies to defend children’s rights and support international development programs. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Australian Childhood Foundation

Thank you for selecting the Australian Childhood Foundation as your charity to fundraise for via Everyday Hero. We greatly appreciate your commitment to helping children traumatised by abuse, family violence and neglect. Your support will help provide counselling to these children so that they can recover and go on to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

By supporting the Australian Childhood Foundation, you give back to children the childhoods that abuse and neglect have stolen from them, and show them that they are part of a community that wants them to be happy and safe.

CREATE Foundation

CREATE Foundation is creating a better life for children and young people in care. With almost 40,000 kids in care, CREATE Foundation needs your help now more than ever!

Most children come into care after being neglected or physically abused and through no fault of their own. They often grow up in a series of different foster homes, often missing out on a lot of school and finding it difficult to form close friendships. When they are older, they experience higher levels of homelessness, drug or alcohol dependence, justice system involvement and early parenthood. CREATE works to change all of this through its programs and support services.

You can help to make a massive difference to the lives of these young people and help turn around these shocking statistics:
• 34.7% were homeless in the first year of leaving care
• 45.5% of boys were involved in the juvenile justice system
• 65% of young people did not complete year 12
• 28.5% were unemployed (national average = 9.7%)

Support CREATE Foundation to create a better life for children and young people in care!


Sunnyfield enriches the lives of people with an intellectual disability by creating choice, opportunities and skills for life. We are a leading disability service provider that has assisted people with a disability and their carers for nearly 62 years and provide trusted, flexible, value-for-money support services across NSW.

- Supported Living in group homes and drop-in support in clients’ own homes, including speech pathology, physiotherapy, psychology and Behaviour Intervention,
- Community Services such as centre based and flexible respite, recreational programs and day programs, and
- Supported Employment and Transition to Work through our Enterprise division where we provide packaging, manufacturing and pharmaceutical business solutions.

We actively support and skill people with an intellectual disability for their daily lives including work, in partnership with families and communities, to facilitate opportunities for true inclusion.

Using a Person Centred Approach, we support over 1,700 people with disability and their families, across Sydney, Central Coast/Hunter and New England regions.

Please visit our website at for more information.


This year all proceeds raised by our wonderful City 2 Surf runners will be going directly to our Big Brothers Big Sisters Sydney program, to support kids with positive adult role models to boost their skills and confidence enabling them to reach their full potential.

YWCA NSW supports vulnerable people all across NSW at times in their life when they need it most, regardless of their age, religion or gender. We help individuals, families and whole communities develop behaviours and skills to not only get through times of crisis but become strong enough for it not to happen again.

Clarke Road School

Clarke Road School is a NSW Government school for students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities aged between 4 - 18 years

Watoto Child Care Ministries

Watoto is a holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Uganda. It is positioned to rescue an individual, raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life so that they, in turn, will rebuild their nation. Watoto partners with Global Development Group in several quality humanitarian aid and development projects.

Kids with Cancer Foundation

‘Kids with Cancer Foundation’ is an independent non profit Public Benevolent Institution. Our funds go to help the youngest sufferers of childhood cancer from newborn babies to young teens. We provide direct financial assistance to families with household bills, accommodation and flights etc. Funds are also provided to children’s hospitals for vital equipment along with salaries for: research, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers etc. and capital works to build new or modernize existing oncology day wards.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Childhood illness can have a devastating effect on families. On top of the fear and uncertainty come the practicalities of managing the family when the child is away in hospital, often for extended periods of time.

At Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), we provide help and support through a wide range of programs that stretch across the continuum of care – not only accommodation, but also in-hospital support, education programs, health initiatives and financial grants.

We’re committed to helping seriously ill children and their families across Australia. Together, let’s make the journey to recovery a little easier for everyone.

Kids Helpline

Every 60 seconds a child or young person reaches out to Kids Helpline.

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged up to 25 years.

In 2013, there were almost 390,000 attempts to reach our counsellors via telephone and online services (web and email). Just over 156,000 contacts, or 40%, went unanswered.

Help us answer these thousands of calls going unanswered, so we can be there for all children and young people in a time of need.

No other organisation speaks with as many young Australians.

Kids Helpline: We Care. We Listen.

For more information, visit

Crohn's & Colitis Australia

For more than 25 years, Australian Crohn’s & Colitis Association (ACCA) has been making life more liveable for more than 70,000 Australian men, women and children living with these chronic illnesses.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can be diagnosed at any age, though it is most commonly diagnosed in people aged between 15 - 35 years when education, career and family building are at a peak.

While we invest in research and wait for a cure for inflammatory bowel disease, CCA will continue to advocate for world best treatments and health services for those living with Crohn’s and colitis. Through our programs we offer education and support for Australia’s growing Crohn’s and colitis community. Importantly, our services are offered free of charge. As we receive no funding from government sources, we rely on the generosity of volunteers, donors and community fundraising to continue our work.

Please note that donations over $200 are normally acknowledged in our magazine and annual report.

Please advise us if you do not wish your donation to be publicly acknowledged by phoning us on
1800 138 029 or email:

Make a Difference

Helping those impacted by or at risk of mental illness, particularly children and young people in Sydney's south-west.

Between Bankstown and Bowral there are 26,000 children with a parent with a mental illness. We run camps, provide mentoring, and offer financial assistance to the young people in these families.

We are a small, grass roots organisation. We treat people the way you'd want your son or daughter treated. Everyone in our organisation is heavily involved at the coalface, running camps and volunteering their time to help young people in need.

At the same time, we are professionally run, with a high quality board and a track record of successfully delivering services over 13 years.

ParaQuad NSW

One second can change your life forever! Imagine one minute you are walking, the next you are told you will never be able to walk again.

ParaQuad NSW exists to support people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) in achieving their choices in life. Since 1961 ParaQuad NSW has provided specialised services and support that aims to meet the needs of people with a SCI and their families at every stage of life. Promoting and encouraging rehabilitation, getting back into the community and independence. ParaQuad NSW works to actively tailor services to individual requirements and cultural needs. Services include free primary health care for anyone with an acquired spinal cord injury, community education and training, daily personal care service for people with a high level disability, scholarships and return to work program and specialised long term, respite and transitional accommodation. For more information visit or call 02 8741 5600.

Our fundraising efforts support the Health Support and Wellbeing Team - a free service for people with a spinal cord injury offering occupational therapy, social work and spinal nursing. This service is only partly funded by government and with long waiting lists we know the service is valued and helps people in so many ways, by connecting them with accommodation, equipment and home assessments, to advising them on health issues, mental health and suicide prevention.

Coptic Orphans Australia

Coptic Orphans Australia cares for orphans and vulnerable children in Egypt by providing all basic needs, health care, education and housing.

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy provide the unique gift of music therapy to those in need, including children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Music therapy uses the power of music to help people attain health and well-being, and/or help them improve their quality of life

Sailability NSW

Sailability Australia's key objective is to encourage and facilitate sailing and boating throughout Australia for people with disabilities in social, recreational and competitive activities

Haemophilia Foundation NSW Inc.

Haemophilia Foundation New South Wales is a not for profit health promotion charity that provides advocacy, education, and support for people with inherited bleeding disorders,and their families within New South Wales.

World Youth International

Founded in 1988 by the late Robert Hoey, WYI is one of Australia's leading not-for profit international development organisations. With a head office located in Adelaide, the organisation has facilitated meaningful volunteering opportunities for more than 3,500 Australians of all ages, working in some of the world's poorest communities for more than 26 years.

At the very heart of WYI's mission is a commitment to community-led, sustainable development projects. WYI currently works in countries including Kenya, Nepal and Peru.

WYI has completed a number of major projects over the years including the building of a school in Gokarna, Nepal, which now has more than 500 children attending each year and is placed in the top 2% of schools academically nationwide; building the Sapana Dreaming Children’s Home in Nepal; supporting the construction of two other children’s homes in Western Kenya; and most recently the completion of a hospital in Kenya.

Opened in March 2013, The Odede Community Health Centre provides crucial health and medical services to people living in extreme poverty and has treated over 6000 patients in the first year of operation! The hospital services include general medical assistance, maternal and infant health services, a HIV testing clinic and support programs along with community health education outreach programs.

WYI also has a specific focus on the growth of Australia’s future leaders through their personal and professional development during their volunteering experience. These young people return with a new perspective and a wide range of new skills, but most importantly, for many it is an attitude shift which sees them becoming agents of change in their local and global community, evident in the success stories we hear for many of our program graduates.

Batten Disease Association

The Batten Disease Association (Batten Disease Support & Research Assoc. Inc. Australian Chapter) aims to assist and support children affected by the fatal, incurable and genetic – Batten Disease:
* To provide a parent communication network, information and emotional support to families of persons affected by Batten Disease;
* Act as a national registry for NCL researchers throughout the world and endeavour to support their work;
* Maximise the opportunities of persons affected by Batten disease;
* Educate all concerned about the special needs required.

Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation

Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation aims to raise funds to purchase paediatric medical equipment for the five paediatric units at Camden and Campbelltown Hospital. Funds are also used to support numerous children's community health programs and provide additional support for the region's community health centres. All equipment purchased is in addition to government expenditure. In some instances equipment purchased has eliminated the need for parents with sick children to travel outside the region to receive specialist care or treatment. Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation purchases equipment that allows local children to be treated right here in Macarthur - close to home. Our children - Our future.

Bear Cottage

"Where we cannot add years to life, we add life to years. But only with your help".

Bear Cottage is the only children's hospice in NSW and provide support, respite and end of life care for terminally ill children and their families. Located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Bear Cottage is a medically supported home away from home.

At Bear Cottage our special children find love, care, laughter, fun and support. This holistic approach is achieved through regular respite, specialised camps, end-of-life care, bereavement support and much more.

Bear Cottage is there for every child, parent, or family who needs us and they will never have to pay a cent. But there is a cost. It's currently costs more then $2.3 million a year to keep our doors open and this is raised entirely through the generosity of people like you.

Thank you for helping us to provide a little happiness today.

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland

Cystic fibrosis is the most common life threatening genetic disease in Australia and there currently is no cure. It is a degenerative condition that affects many of the body’s systems, including a person’s lungs and digestion.

CFQ was established over 50 years ago to help individuals and their families face these challenges and realise their full potential. Last year, CFQ provided education, support and services to more than 850 children and adults living with CF.

CFQ provides emotional support through counselling, family days, online interactive programs and respite programs. Our organisation gives CF sufferers, and their families, practical support through equipment, Brisbane accommodation for hospital stays, a physical activity subsidy and physiotherapy. CFQ also provides Boredom Buster Bags to children in hospital for CF treatment as a way of easing their boredom and loneliness during these often long stays. Finally, CFQ provides funding for research into treatment.

SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families.

We deliver on our vision through world class research; evidence based education and bereavement support; and advocacy.

I-India Project Australia

I-India Project Australia cares for some of the world's most unfortunate - India's street children. Through education and training, our project rescues children from abject poverty and hopelessness and gives them a brighter future. Please help us build "Jhag Children's Village". It will include a Shelter Home, School and Vocational Training Centre.

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy (The Centre) is a not-for-profit organisation which relies on the generosity of the Western Australian community and government agencies to fund extensive services and programs which help people with disability live life to the full. Your kind donation will ensure that The Centre can continue to provide quality, innovative services and support for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities and their families. Any donation, large or small, makes a difference and all donations are tax deductible.

Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal

Each year the Good Friday Appeal brings together people from all parts of the community to raise much needed funds for equipment, research and education to support the work of The Royal Children’s Hospital.

The strength of the Good Friday Appeal lies with the thousands of people who volunteer their time, expertise and creativity to organise fundraising activities throughout the year. Together they have raised more than $258 million for the benefit of the hospital since the Good Friday Appeal began in 1931.

The Good Friday Appeal is a non denominational, non political organisation that exists solely to raise funds for the benefit of The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Plan International

Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organisations that works to empower communities to overcome poverty. By actively involving children and working at the grassroots with no religious or political agenda, we unite and inspire people around the globe to transform the world for children.

Good Beginnings Australia

Not all Australian children grow up safe, happy and healthy. Good Beginnings is a national children's charity building better outcomes for children in vulnerable communities through effective early intervention and practical parenting programs, so that every Australian child has the opportunity for a good beginning in life.

Stewart House

Public school principals across NSW nominate 6-15 year-olds for a twelve-day stay at Stewart House. These children need a break from their regular schooling and family commitments for any number of personal reasons. 1800 children visit Stewart House each year. Stewart House has been providing this care since 1931. Stewart House relies on donations to continue to provide this vital service and needs $2.5 million dollars each year.

Cure Our Kids

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families by providing a range of practical support services and education resources to assist families presently confronting the challenge of children's cancer.

Variety - the Children's Charity QLD

Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn.

In 2013 alone, Variety – the Children’s Charity of Queensland was able to have a positive effect on the lives of over 55,000 Queensland children through granting in excess of $2.34 million dollars worth of equipment & services to those children in need.

Cystic Fibrosis SA

Cystic Fibrosis SA is dedicated to providing support and assistance to children, young adults and families affected by this serious genetic condition. We are not government funded, so we rely on donations and other fundraising activities to support our important work.

KIDS Foundation

The KIDS Foundation is a not for profit, health promotion charity dedicated to childhood injury prevention and injury recovery. Through KIDS Foundation programs we prevent injuries, save lives and support seriously injured children.

Life Education Australia

Life Education is a charity providing positive, preventative drug and health education programs which motivate, encourage and empower young people to make smart life choices for a healthy future, free from the harms associated with drug misuse.

Through our Mobile Learning Centres our programs reach over 600,000 Australian primary and high school students each year.

Muscular Dystrophy Western Australia

Everything we do at Muscular Dystrophy Western Australia is focused on improving the quality of life for Western Australians with muscular dystrophy and allied conditions, supporting those who care for someone with muscular dystrophy or an allied condition and funding research into treatments and ultimately, a cure for these devastating diseases.

Western Australians living with muscular dystrophy face daily challenges – their muscles waste away which steals their independence, they are confined to electric wheelchairs because they can no longer walk, and in many cases, each day, it becomes more difficult for them to breathe.

HeartKids Victoria / Tasmania

"6 babies were born with heart disease today in Australia"

HeartKids is a special charity solely focused on Childhood Heart Disease (CHD) which is the greatest killer of Australian children under the age of five.

Even though Childhood Heart Disease takes more lives than all other childhood diseases most people are unaware of how prevalent, and serious, it is.

HeartKids help care for the psychological and emotional wellbeing of the child and family, we work to create a positive healing environment in hospital; and we work to reduce the impact of heart disease enabling heart children the opportunity of the best quality of life.

We reach into every community to create a better world for children with heart disease by helping them to develop their skills, realise their dreams and reach their full potential. Many of the children we support have long term, life threatening illnesses relating to their heart. We provide direct support, understanding and information to children and their families to assist them in their life’s journey as they experience the many turbulent times and celebrate the milestones.

We provide a very wide range of support services. For heart children and families this includes:

-Emotionally supporting, advising and counselling parents. We employ experienced, trained staff in these roles, all of whom are from HeartKids families themselves.

-Ongoing communication/support before, during and following hospital admissions.

-Providing much-needed respite for families, many of whom are at the hospital for weeks or months at a time.

-Assisting with accommodation for rural and interstate families.

-Providing goods and services to heart children and families during hospital stay.

For more information please visit

Kids Under Cover

Kids Under Cover prevents youth homelessness by building homes and providing scholarships and mentors to at-risk young people.

Being homeless can happen to anyone.

On any given night there are 105,000 homeless people in Australia and nearly half of these are under the age of 25.
(Homelessness Australia, Homelessness in Australia, 2012 using 2011 Census Data.)

Research has identified that if young people are not properly supported when they first experience homelessness, they have a higher chance of becoming homeless in their adult lives. Around 40% of homeless adults were first homeless as young people.
(National Youth Commission, Australia's Homeless Youth: A report of the National Youth Commission Inquiry into Youth Homelessness, 2008, independent community inquiry funding by The Caledonia Foundation.)

Epilepsy Foundation Victoria

The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people living with epilepsy through information, education, advocacy, support services and research.

Our services include information, advice and support, epilepsy counselling, case management and practical assistance, as well as education and training, social and psychological research and advocacy for and with people with epilepsy.


We work in partnership with people living with disability, their families and the community, to create a better life.

We focus on people with significant and multiple disabilities and complex needs.

We assist people in their daily lives with support to live at home, to take a break, to get out and have fun, to learn and grow.

Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Foundation

RBWH Foundation is the charity arm of Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH) - Queensland's largest hospital. RBWH Foundation’s primary purpose is to help provide doctors, nurses, researchers and allied health professionals at the hospital with the tools required to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients. Money raised by the Foundation is used to fund clinical research, purchase key pieces of equipment and enable medical staff to attend specialist training programs and conferences – together giving patients access to the best and most up-to-date treatment methods.


Visit the web site at

Learning for Life Autism Centre

The Learning for Life Autism Centre aims to subsidise intensive early intervention (Applied Behavioural Analysis) programs for as many children as funds can be raised. Programs to teach preschool children on the autism spectrum to communicate, play, interact, develop independent life skills and "learn to learn".

Diabetes Australia - Vic

Diabetes Australia - Vic is the peak consumer body and leading charity representing all people with diabetes in Victoria.

Our purpose is to minimise the impact of diabetes in the community, to help all people affected by diabetes, and to contribute to the search for a cure.

For more info, visit


SIDS and Kids NSW and VICTORIA provides bereavement support to those affected by the death of a child who has died suddenly and unexpectedly during pregnancy, birth, infancy or childhood, regardless of the cause of death. Services are free of charge. We are funded primarily by the community, receiving approximately 4% of our income from government funding.

EW Tipping Foundation

The E.W. Tipping Foundation was created in 1970 by a movement of people deeply concerned by the disturbing state of supported accommodation and the outlook for people with disabilities when their parents could no longer support them.

We work with people with intellectual disabilities, aquired brain injury, autism and cerebral palsy, We also work with children and young people who are unable to live with their families. We provide supported shared accommodation; support for people living in their own home; and respite care. We provide residential care, and transition, education and disability support, for vulnerable young people.

EWTF works with more than 1,500 clients each year. Our vision is to achieve inclusive communities where everyone has a fair go by working together with people to meet their agreed goals. We exist to make a real impact in the lives of individuals, their families and their communities.

Donations help us to meet critical unfunded needs, to upgrade homes and equipment, and to innovate, to enhance the freedom and well-being of people with disabilities and vulnerable children.


Australia's CEO Challenge works for a world where homes are places full of love, peace and safety. We do this by working with corporate Australia to change our world and stop domestic and family violence through education, awareness and being involved.

One in three women in Australia experience violence in their relationship, and over 30,000 kids accompany their mother to a refuge each year. We create innovative partnerships between business and refuges to make sure these women and children get the care and support they need.

We target CEOs because they are opinion leaders who can instigate real change - what they think and do influences staff, suppliers, customers and the community to say no to violence.

Children First Foundation

Children First Foundation arranges life-changing surgery in Australia for children from developing countries, and provides gap funding for medical aids and support for disabled or chronically ill Australian children.

The Foundation's mission is to transform the lives of children who need us most by giving hope, exceptional care and pathways to a better future.

The Foundation was established in 1999 to expand the humanitarian work of Moira Kelly AO.

Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC)

CPEC is acknowledged as a world leader in providing specialist education programs for children with cerebral palsy. The CPEC professional staff who work at the Centre in Glen Waverley are renowned internationally as the best in their field.

It costs around $19,000 per child per year to receive eight hours of service per week for 40 weeks. CPEC receives nearly $7,200 per child for the year from the State Government. The $12,000 shortfall is offset by the families who pay fees, do fundraising and seek donations. Funds raised are for their babies programs and school children’s education services. CPEC has recently extended their existing building to provide their State Government endorsed education and training courses for teachers and therapists throughout Australia.

Since 2007, and including this year, CPEC will have provided over 1,100 volunteers to support the Melbourne Marathon and runners. For more information go to

Berry Street

Berry Street is the largest child and family welfare organisation in Victoria. Each year we help thousands of children recover from the devastating effects of family violence, abuse and neglect.
Berry Street never gives up doing whatever it takes for the kids in our care because we believe that all children should have a good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future.
For over 130 years we have been giving these kids a chance. We need your help to continue.

Variety - the Children's Charity SA

Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest – simply put, we help kids be kids.

bestchance Child Family Care

bestchance is a not for profit organisation whose programs assist children with learning difficulties, mums experiencing post-natal depression or isolated from family support, disadvantaged adults requiring retraining to secure employment, young children with social, emotional and behavioural problems and crisis support.


In partnership with families, other providers and the community to improve the linguistic, educational and social outcomes of deaf children by promoting innovative early intervention services, research and advocacy.

Variety - the Children's Charity VIC

Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest – simply put, we help kids be kids.

Broadmeadows UnitingCare

The Mirabel Foundation

The Mirabel Foundation was established in 1998 to assist children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family. Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and our mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction.

Kids Cancer Research Trust

Kids Cancer Research Trust raises funds to:

Support hospitals to purchase equipment;

Fund programs in scientific and medical research, fellowships and scholarships;

Provide financial assistance for better treatment options and therapeutic outcomes;

Provide quality accommodation for patients and families; and

Increase awareness of prevention measures.

Please note: Donations from South Australian residents cannot be accepted

Ronald McDonald House at Westmead

We are the home away from home for families of seriously ill children being treated at the Children's Hospital Westmead.

Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation

The Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation is the official charity of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

The WCH Foundation relies on generous corporate and community support to provide the very best care for babies, children and women at the WCH.

We strive to transform competent care into extraordinary care for the thousands of women, babies and young people treated there, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Your support helps to provide the best possible medical equipment, facilities and environment for patients, along with funding ground-breaking research to find new ways to prevent disease, cure illnesses and improve lives.

Thank you for helping us to change and save little lives!

Steve Waugh Foundation

The Steve Waugh Foundation is committed to a coordinated approach to the service, identification, treatment and research of rare diseases to improve the quality of life of children affected by rare diseases (0-25 years of age).

We strive to improve the quality of life for children and families affected by rare diseases.

The rare disease patient is the orphan of the health system, often without diagnosis, without treatment, without research and therefore, without reason to hope.

Families and carers of children with rare diseases experience significant psychological stress due to social isolation, unemployment, diagnostic delays, lack of information and difficulty accessing appropriate health care.

The Steve Waugh Foundation is working to help change things for children with a rare disease by giving hope, providing medicine, equipment and treatment, supporting education and research, partnering with other like agencies and organisations as well as supporting specific projects and programs. The Foundation has already supported over 400 families through generous donations from our Patrons, corporate partners and supporters.

We invite you to join the Steve Waugh Foundation to give our children with a rare disease and their families ‘somewhere to turn’.

Perfect Spirit Association

The goal of Perfect Spirit Association is to make a difference in the lives of families caring for a child with a brain injury. To achieve this, Perfect Spirit Association aims to increase awareness of alternative therapy options and support fundraising so these precious children can reach for the stars.

FSHD Global Research Foundation

FSHD Global Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to finding a treatment and cure for FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy), one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy. It is a misunderstood disease which causes irreversible weakness and wasting of the muscles in the body.

The Foundation has successfully implemented seventeen international FSHD scientific research projects since its establishment in 2007 and has funded breakthrough research which has achieved significant results.

In 2013, the Foundation funded a further five research projects, thanks to the ongoing support and donations from our community.

Our mission is to increase the rate of global research into FSHD as well as to encourage significant global fundraising to continually support these research projects.
Visit our website for more information about the Foundation, current research projects and how you can get involved


Redkite supports children, young people and their families through cancer by providing real and practical support through the cancer journey – from the very moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment and when families return home to their community.

Redkite’s vital services include emotional, financial and educational support for the whole family.

Learning Connections

Learning Connections is an initiative of The Children's Connection Ltd, to provide treatment for children with learning difficulties, attention disorders, behavioural problems and developmental delay.

Down Syndrome SA

Down Syndrome SA is a Not for Profit organisation enriching the lives of people with Down Syndrome.

Our primary mission is to promote &/or provide specific programs, services & resources which improve the health & well-being, education, personal development, employment opportunities, & recreational & lifestyle options of people with Down Syndrome.

HeartKids SA

Six babies will be born today with Childhood Heart Disease (CHD). It is the most common birth abnormality and the leading cause of death in young children in Australia under the age of 5, accounting for more than 30% of all childhood deaths. CHD takes more lives than all other childhood diseases combined. HeartKids SA provide support to children who are born with or acquire CHD, many of whom undergo life-giving heart surgery. We strive to bring hope and understanding to their families as they navigate their way through very difficult journeys.

Asperger Services Australia

Asperger Services Australia (Asperger's Syndrome Support Network Queensland Inc) is a volunteer not for profit organisation supporting families, individuals, schools professionals, and service providers.
• Free professional information and referral services.
• Large lending resource library is available to financial members.
• Regular conferences, seminars and workshops are held during the year
• Support groups in various locations hold regular monthly support meetings, including a 40+ group, young adult group and computer club.

Childhood Cancer Association

More than one child each week in South Australia is diagnosed with cancer. The Childhood Cancer Association is South Australia’s key childhood cancer support organisation, dedicated to providing ongoing and practical ‘hands on’ support to children with cancer and their families. A range of vital services and support is provided including: free accommodation for country families, respite accommodation for all families, daily hospital visiting, childminding services, financial assistance, educational assistance, sibling support, counselling services and bereavement support.

Ronald McDonald House Perth

Since opening in 1990, Ronald McDonald House Perth has provided ‘a home away from home’ to more than 3500 rural families with a child undergoing treatment for a serious or life threatening illness at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Our families view Ronald McDonald House as their haven, providing them with a safe and comfortable environment during their stay which enables them to concentrate solely on their child. Thanks to your support, we are able to continue to provide consistent levels of excellence in the accommodating these regional families.


HONKS! - Haematology & Oncology Kids- proudly supporting the Women's & Children's Hospital. HONKS! consist of a group of family, friends and community supporters of children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at the Adelaide Women's & Children's Hospital. We aim to support patients and their families by providing home comforts for the Brookman Ward, and research and training opportunities for staff.

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Today the health of our children is challenged by issues such as obesity, cancer, allergies, diabetes and depression. Researchers at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute are working towards finding preventions and treatments to these, and hundreds of other rare and common childhood illnesses, so that kids everywhere can have a healthy future.

When you support us you are helping our researchers take an extra step towards discovering cures and treatments and improving the health of children around the world.

SIDS and Kids SA

SIDS and Kids South Australia supports families who have experienced the sudden unexpected death of their baby or young child during pregnancy, birth and infancy, including the experience of stillbirth, neonatal death and the death of a child up to six years of age. Also, providing safe sleeping information to health care professionals and community organisations.

Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society is Australia’s first charity. We’re a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation and we’ve helped people, families and communities achieve positive change for 200 years.

Cora Barclay Centre for Deaf Children

The Cora Barclay Centre provides vibrant and innovative family focused services for infants, children and students who are deaf aged 0-18 years, forty percent of whom have additional disabilities. Highly qualified therapists provide auditory verbal therapy facilitating audition, speech and language development. Services include early intervention; support for school students; audiology and cochlear implant clinic, family counsellor and a youth mentoring and training program. The Centre has an international reputation for its service provision and has won national and international awards.

The Pyjama Foundation

The Pyjama Foundation is a charity that supports children in foster care through a learning based mentoring program, delivered by volunteers known as Pyjama Angels. Children in foster care are at risk of being left behind both socially and academically; that's where The Pyjama Foundation steps in to change this cycle of disadvantage.

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland

Formed in 1975, the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation focused on the care and support of patients and their families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.

The Foundation provides a range of practical support services including counselling, education, transportation, financial assistance and home-away-from-home accommodation near treatment centres for patients and their families. All services are provided free of charge.

After diagnosis, regional patients may need to receive immediate treatment in Brisbane or Townsville. The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has four purpose-built accommodation centres (three in Brisbane and one in Townsville), built especially to cater for the needs of patients and their families.

The Foundation invests more than $1 million each year towards medical research seeking better treatments, higher survival rates and hopefully cures.

The Foundation receives no ongoing government funding and relies on the generosity of the people and businesses of Queensland.


For 80 years MontroseAccess has been helping Queensland children with physical disabilities requiring ongoing therapy and care. With a multi-disciplinary approach to the support of children and young adults with physical disabilities, MontroseAccess is a vital presence in the homes, schools and communities of more than 600 families throughout Queensland; many of whom have nowhere else to turn for ongoing care.

We provide services such as physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work and occupational therapy which are tailored to each client’s individual need. These are complemented by additional services such as orthotics, family support, recreation, respite and a resource centre designed to supply clients with short to long term equipment loans.

We currently have four therapy centres located in the SE corner of the state (Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane North and Brisbane) and provide outreach services to all regional and rural areas around Queensland.

Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation

Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation is the official fundraising body for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH), providing the hospital with vital medical equipment and specialist services, as well as implementing capital projects. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all Western Australian children. Increased demand on the hospital’s
facilities, and the rapid advancement of modern medical technology, means realising this goal is a never-ending task. PMH Foundation is thankful to the community for helping them make this mission a reality.

Foundation21 Incorporated SA

Foundation21 seeks to enhance and support existing services and to raise the public's awareness of Down Syndrome in our community. At present, our focus is providing funding for speech therapy. We chose the name 'foundation21' to reflect that individuals with Down Syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome21.

Act for Kids

Act for Kids is an Australian charity that works to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Over the past 25 years Act for Kids has worked tirelessly to protect thousands of children across Queensland.

To learn more about Act for Kids visit or call 1300 228 000 today!

Little Heroes Foundation

Little Heroes Foundation raises vital funds for seriously ill children and provides valuable support to those children and their families after diagnosis.

We have raised more than $13 million dollars for lifesaving equipment and facilities accessed by thousands of children each year at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Our $1 million Little Heroes Care program has also spread its wings across Australia, helping families manage the unique challenges associated with their child’s condition.

SIDS and Kids Queensland Inc

SIDS and Kids Queensland provide bereavement and support services to families and anyone that has been affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby from pregnancy to early childhood.

Additionally we provide education into communities throughout Queensland on safe sleeping, facilitate support groups, provide advocacy on behalf of parents and lifesaving research into SIDS.

Novita Children's Services

Novita provides child development, rehabilitation and disability services to more than 2000 children and young people throughout South Australia, as well as support for their families and carers.

Through our broader work with families and communities, Novita’s life-changing services have a direct impact on thousands of South Australians.

Over the past 75 years, Novita has become a recognised and trusted provider of children’s disability and developmental services, enabling each child to discover their abilities and full potential.

Kids Cancer Centre

The Kids Cancer Centre at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick is an internationally recognised centre of excellence that has been caring for patients from Sydney, NSW and further afield for over 50 years.

Our team is dedicated to finding new ways of treating and curing children with cancer. We conduct vital research into novel anticancer drugs, making survivors healthier, and improving the psychological health of children and their families treated by us.

Childhood cancer is still the second most common cause of death in children. Whilst we can cure 80% of children with cancer, this comes at some physical and psychological cost to the child and their family. Our team remain dedicated to continuing improvements in both cure rates and the quality of life for affected children and their families, and continue to strive to reach our goal of 100% cure.

We need your help to reach our goals!

Cystic Fibrosis Association of the ACT

Cystic Fibrosis ACT is dedicated to providing support and assistance to children, young adults and families with CF living in the ACT and surrounding regions. We rely on donations and other fundraising activities to support our vital work in providing financial and emotional support to CF sufferers.

Bone Health Foundation

The list of ailments and conditions that can affect our bones is as long as the longest bone in your body, and any one of those ailments can affect you for life and sometimes with life-threatening consequences.

Since 1991, the Bone Health Foundation (formerly the Bone Growth Foundation) has funded research to identify treatments and cures for musculoskeletal conditions that include scoliosis, hip dysplasia, fragile bones and bone cancer. These conditions affect more than 6 million men, women and children in Australia.

TLC for kids

TLC for kids is Australia’s sole provider of immediate distractions and urgent relief for children in hospitals and their families. Administered only by clinicians who refer families in need of assistance, TLC’s services work to minimise emotional, logistical or financial distress in over 600,000 patients and their families annually.

Australian Children's Music Foundation (ACMF)

The ACMF is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free musical tuition and instruments for disadvantaged and Indigenous children and youth in schools, remote communities and juvenile justice centres across Australia.

We passionately believe no child should be deprived access to a music education. Music brings young children joy and hope and the chance to dream of a brighter future.

ACMF believes in changing young lives through music.

scosa, the Spastic Centres of South Australia

scosa provides services and support to people living with disabilities in South Australia. We create fun and engaging programs, leading to enhanced social and life skills, and we have done so for more than 60 years. scosa currently operates 12 hubs throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia, extending from Port Pirie in the North to Hackham in the South. Our hubs provide a place where we can offer support and programs for clients and their families.

State Schools' Relief

Growing up is hard enough, yet thousands of Victorian children go to school each year without basic clothing and good quality shoes.
Teachers have reported that inappropriate school clothing triggers a range of negative consequences from bullying through to children not attending school.
Our practical service ensures that every student, regardless of their background, can fully participate in education. Having a uniform and looking like everyone else ensures that all students feel included and valued.
State Schools' Relief is unique; no other Australian State has a similar organisation. We have supported tens of thousands of young Victorians and their families, clothing 1 in 60 kids for school each year. We remain the leading agency providing material support to young people in Victorian government schools.
Donations from companies, individuals, foundations and schools fund the cost of the footwear and clothing; since 1930 successive governments have funded the administration costs. This allows 100% of donations to impact positively on a child’s life. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.


The Channel Seven Telethon Trust is a charity whose philosophy is to financially support the medical and social welfare of children and young people as well as fund research into children's diseases.

Wesley Mission Brisbane

Wesley Mission Brisbane (WMB) is committed to furthering social justice by improving the lives of those on the the margins of society and assisting them to regain their independence, dignity and self sufficiency.

Established in 1907, WMB currently runs over 80 community programs across South East Queensland and helps people from right across the community including the elderly, youth and families at-risk of homelessness, those living with a disability and people struggling with disadvantage who have nowhere else to turn.

Ardoch Youth Foundation

Ardoch's vision is to ensure that every child and young person's potential is realised through full participation in education. We achieve this by:

* overcoming barriers to full participation in education
* empowering communities to support schools and pre-schools
* advocating for systemic change to make full participation in education a reality.

Asthma Foundation of Victoria

Since 1963, the Asthma Foundation of Victoria (AFV) has worked actively in the community towards reducing the impact of asthma on the day-to-day lives of Victorians. Over the last 50 years, AFV has been the leading consumer authority on asthma and anaphylaxis education, information, research, community advocacy and support in the state.

Nominated as a Federal Government health priority, Australia has amongst the world's highest rates of asthma. It is one of our most prevalent chronic health issues. Asthma is among the key reasons for childhood hospitalisation and school absenteeism but impacts across all age groups. Over 600,000 Victorians have asthma. It is a serious condition, which resulted in 378 deaths in 2011.

Recently AFV has expanded its services to encompass anaphylaxis, including peanut food allergy, to inform and assist people in ways to best manage this condition.

It is people like you that help make a difference. If your activity requires our support please call our office on (03) 9326 7088 or visit our website.

The Foundation for Young Australians

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is the only national, independent organisation in Australia dedicated solely to young people.

We believe that all young people have the courage, imagination and will to shape their education and create social change.

Our vision is for the future is one where no matter who they are, no matter where they are, Australia's young people:
- have a sense of purpose and meaning;
- are confident and connected; and
- have an optimistic vision for their future.

Our strategy is to create generational transformation. Over the next
ten years two million young Australians’ lives will be enhanced, ignited
and re-imagined because FYA provided them with opportunities to:
> Influence and shape their education and learning experience
> Transform their worldview by giving their time and talent to others
in Australia and overseas
> Lead their communities in innovative responses to the social,
environmental and cultural issues they currently face.

George Gregan Foundation

The George Gregan Foundation, established in August 2005, is a long term vision of George Gregan and his wife Erica. The idea for this Foundation was born in 2004 when their son Max was diagnosed with epilepsy. They spent time in hospital with Max and experienced firsthand the needs of many sick children and their families.The Foundation aims to raise funds for specific projects targeting children.The goals of the Foundation are to create outdoor specialised playgrounds in children's hospitals and to fund medical practitioners in their area of paediatric neurology. For further details visit

Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

Royal Life Saving Society - Australia works to prevent drowning and facilitate healthy, active lifestyles by equipping all Australians with water safety skills and knowledge.

For the past 119 years, Royal Life Saving has worked hard to harness the strengths of local communities to reduce drowning and turn everyday people into everyday community lifesavers.

As a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation our tangible areas of activity include Advocacy and awareness-raising, Education, Training, Health Promotion, Aquatic Risk Management, Community Development, Research, Lifesaving Sport, Leadership and Participation and International Partnerships.

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is a Public Company Limited by Guarantee.

For more information, visit

Christina Noble Children's Foundation Inc

The Christina Noble Children's Foundation is an International Partnership of people dedicated to serving children in need of emergency and long-term medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, vocational training, job placement and the protection of children at risk of economic and sexual exploitation. The Foundation seeks to maximize the potential of each child. This is accomplished within the context of the family and the community whenever possible and always with love and respect for the dignity of each child as an individual.


EMPART is transforming communities as we plant churches in Asia. Our goal is 100,000 churches by 2030. That’s 100,000 communities being transformed! Your involvement will change life and eternity for needy children, disadvantaged women and outcast communities. Come on - “Run the Good Race” and transform a life today.

Variety The Children's Charity Tasmania

Variety inspires hope and enriches the lives of Australian children in need, providing opportunities to increase their quality of life and fulfill their potential. We do this through the provision of equipment such as wheelchairs, Liberty Swings, Sunshine Coaches and communication devices, as well as scholarship programs and life experiences.


Established in 2008, Desert2Surf is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that aims to build the capacity of indigenous Australian youth living in remote and disadvantaged communities. Desert2Surf is guided by a health promotion framework and uses a community development approach to improve the health and well-being of its participants.

To achieve its aim, Desert2Surf endeavors to ‘make desert dreams come true’ by providing indigenous youth with the opportunity to participate in activities conducive to their physical and mental health and well-being. Desert2Surf uses the power of sport, with a focus on surfing, as a catalyst to engage, inspire and empower young indigenous people.

Desert2Surf trips enable small groups of youth aged 12-15 to participate in challenging and fun outdoor activities in Victoria. The trips facilitate the development of leadership and personal skills and provide the opportunity for cultural exchange.

Desert2Surf seeks to provide direct assistance to indigenous youth by way of advocacy and representation in their dealings with the wider community.

Mission Mexico (Australia) Inc

Mision Mexico is a children's refuge in the city of Tapachula, Mexico, established by Alan and Pamela Skuse, an Australian couple from QLD. Through fundraising and the help of volunteers we care for children who have been orphaned, abandoned, abused or are from extreme poverty.

Mision Mexico is a very small organisation and so currently does not have the ability to offer tax deductibility for donations. However, you will receive confirmation that your donation has been received and your generous donation will benefit the children immensely!

Cystic Fibrosis Victoria

Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) is the peak community not-for-profit organisation working with and for people with CF right across the state. Its mission is to assist everyone affected by CF to be well and live fuller lives. It provides information, support and guidance to people living with CF and their families. It advocates for services and systems that support the CF community and seeks to raise awareness, understanding and funds for services and research. Over 80% of CFV income is from fundraising.

Life's Little Treasures Foundation - "Improving the lives of premature & sick babies"

The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is Australia's leading charity dedicated to providing information, support, friendship and assistance to families of children born prematurely or sick. Our services are available in the hospital (neonatal & special care units) & in the community when families come home. It also actively works alongside, educating & providing assistance to key healthcare providers who support these families.
Ph: 1300 697 736

Our Mission
To improve the lives of premature and sick babies by providing information and assistance to families and supporting research

Global Concern

Global Concern, an Australian based charity is providing opportunities for disadvantaged communities to create for themselves a better way of life through education, health care, vocational training and micro enterprise in Asia and Africa. Far from being a handout, Global Concern aims to transform entire communities towards self sufficiency, and is effective in addressing poverty at its core. Global Concern is accredited with ACFID and AUSAID.

Challenge - supporting kids with cancer

Challenge provides daily support for children and families living with cancer from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. It operates The Challenge Family Centre where cancer patients and their families can access an extensive range of non-medical support services including playgroup, music therapy, massage therapy and a resource library. Challenge also provides support to kids undergoing treatment in hospital with iPads, gaming consoles, internet access, family activities and celebrity visits as well as camps, information seminars, tickets to concerts and events, holiday accommodation, parent retreats and social activities, home help and scholarship opportunities.

Ronald McDonald House Monash

Ronald McDonald House Monash provides accommodation to families with seriously ill children who require treatment within Monash Children's Southern Health Network. Our House primarily caters for families from rural or remote parts of Victoria and interstate. Some families stay just one night, others can be here much longer.

John Hunter Children's Hospital

The John Hunter Children's Hospital is a 114 bed specialised children's hospital. It is one of three children’s hospitals in New South Wales and the only such facility in Australia located outside of a capital city.

John Hunter Children’s Hospital cares for almost 70,000 children and young people each year through emergency, intensive care, inpatient admissions and outpatient services.

Staff at John Hunter Children’s Hospital treat children and young people from a wide geographical area stretching from Wyong, north to the Queensland border, and west to the New England tablelands, from birth to 18 years of age.

SBH Queensland

Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect - it affects the development of the spine and brain. Hydrocephalus is caused by spina bifida as well as a number of other medical conditions. There are no cures for spina bifida or hydrocephalus, but with proper support, especially in the developing years, children may live rewarding, fulfilling lives.

With over 40 year’s experience, SBH Queensland is well respected as the expert provider of services to children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in Queensland. SBH Queensland provides support from the moment that a pregnant mother discovers that her unborn child has spina bifida or hydrocephalus right through until the child’s adult years.

Our teams in Brisbane and Townsville provide school support, home visits, therapy and group programs, holiday camps and outreach visits throughout Queensland.

SBH Queensland receives no government funding for children prior to their entry into formal education. As the first five years of a child’s life is a time when many developmental milestones are reached, programs for this age group are vital for future independence. We ask for your support to continue these vital programs.

Touched by Olivia

Who is Touched by Olivia

In the darkest grief an adult might experience, two inspiring parents decided that their daughter’s death would not be in vain. Touched by Olivia was formed in Australia in 2006 by the Perkins Family, following the loss of their baby daughter, Olivia to a rare disease. With a strategy aimed at creating healthier and happier lives for children, our core focus centres on creating inclusive playspaces across Australia.

Side by Side, Hand in Hand

Through play we learn how to be part of society. Play is a fundamental part of childhood, and according to the United Nations it is a child’s right to enjoy play and leisure.

Touched by Olivia has created a unique model based on partnership by bringing together communities, government and corporate Australia to deliver special places that change the way our society plays. Through extensive research, advocacy and guidelines based on the Universal Design Principles, we assist communities to create special places that encourage and invite social inclusion through play.

Many playspaces in Australia do not meet the needs of their community. Physical disabilities, coupled with childhood disorders, and the ever- changing demographic of stay at home carers, means that every detail needs to be considered for a space to be truly inclusive. It’s not about installing a liberty swing and a few ramps up to a slippery slide. It means designing and creating custom made, accessible and intergenerational play equipment and amenities, incorporating accessible pathways, passive areas, sensory and tactile play and artworks, graduated challenges, points of recognition and visual cues, fencing, accessible parking and bus drop off zones.

Why Inclusive Playspaces?  

• 1 in 5 Australians have a disability.
• 61% of children aged 5-14 years with a disability have an intellectual disability.
• 1 in 100 Australian children have an autism spectrum disorder.
• Nationwide spread of high density living in units and apartments highlights the need for access to quality inclusive community spaces.
• 25% of children are overweight or obese
• Over 43% of working families use grandparents to care for their young children.

Bravehearts Inc

Bravehearts is Australia’s only children’s charity holistically dedicated to the issue of child sexual assault. We offer comprehensive counselling and education for children and young people plus parental support for non-offending family members along with advocacy for adult survivors. Bravehearts also invests in extensive training and research developing strategies better able to combat the complex issues associated with child sexual assault.

Founded in 1997 by Executive Director Hetty Johnston, Bravehearts aims to forge a “movement for change” in how paedophilia is dealt with by the criminal justice sector, government and the community at large and to provide survivors with a voice.

Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA) represents people with inherited bleeding disorders and their families. We are committed to improving treatment and care through representation and advocacy, education, and the promotion of research.

Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

The Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (AMDF) funds essential research into the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders, and supports sufferers and their families.

AMDF also works to educate the general public and the medical profession about mitochondrial disease.

One Australian child born each week will develop a severe or life-threatening form of mitochondrial disease.

There is currently no cure and few effective treatments.

Burns Support Foundation

The Burns Support Foundation's charter is to provide direct and indirect support and assistance to anyone who has been burnt as well as their families. Support services include a parent/carer support group, a young adults' group, a telephone help line and referral service, a newsletter, and biannual family camps.

Room to Read

Room to Read is a global organisation seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organisations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of more than seven million children in Asia and Africa and aims to reach ten million children by 2015.


Wellwishers Trust provides clean water for people in Ethiopia, where women & daughters currently walk & wait an average of 3 hours DAILY to collect polluted water from sources often shared with defecating livestock. Up to 20% of children under 5 die from waterborne disease. 50% of girls do not go to school.

A well costing $6,000 breaks this cycle of despair. Over 95% of all donations go to the project! And they are tax deductible.

Noah's Ark Resource Centre (Qld) Inc

Noah's Ark provides educational and specialised learning materials to support the the development and inclusion of children with a disability or additional needs into the school setting throughout Queensland. Early Intervention Playgroups are also provided to families with a child recently diagnosed with a disability or additional need.


Woodbury provides education for autistic children using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). ABA is scientifically proven as being the best treatment for children with autism. Unfortunately, educating a child using this method is very expensive for families. Please help us make Woodbury affordable for families and help those special children shine.

Life Education Australia (Queensland)

Life Education Centre Foundation Qld Inc is the federated state body of Life Education Australia. Life Education Queensland is a charity dedicated to a vision of 'Australians enjoying life free from harmful effects of drug misuse'. We implement this vision through a team of expert educators who visit schools teaching children the knowledge and skills to help them live safer, smarter lives.


Legacy is a voluntary organisation providing services to Australian families suffering financially or socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent during or after their defence force service. We currently care for over 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependants throughout Australia.

Wheelchair Sports NSW

Wheelchair Sports NSW, formed in 1961, is a non-profit organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW.

WS NSW is dedicated to enriching the lives of people with a disability through participation in sport.

Sport is a powerful rehabilitation tool for those who have suffered catastrophic injury, and a strong integrating force for those with a disability living in a predominately able bodied society.

For many individuals, participation in wheelchair sport is an important pathway to social connection, forming lifelong friendships, increasing confidence, social skills and education, and increasing overall motivation, determination and courage.

WS NSW provides sporting programs, wheelchairs, facilities, financial assistance and professional support staff for people with physical disability (ranging from spinal cord injury, spina bifida, amputation, paraplegia, quadriplegia to other similar disabling conditions), from 8-80 years of age to enjoy the benefits of involvement in sport at all stages, beginner to elite.

Some of these sports include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair track and road, wheelchair rugby (“murder ball”) and wheelchair lawn bowls.

For further information visit or call us on 02 9809 5260

Eddie Rice Camps SA

We run camps and activity days for children, young people and families in need.
Our camps are either mini-camps (weekends) or week long camps. We also provide training, experience and mentoring specifically targeting young adult volunteers. We also offer training workshops covering Child Safe Environments, Team Building and Change Management.

Children's Protection Society

The Children's Protection Society (CPS) opened its doors in 1896, a turbulent time in Australia's history which was reflected in high levels of addiction, homelessness and social alienation; a situation not dissimilar to that in which we find ourselves today.

CPS is an independent child welfare organisation with a mission to break the cycle of abuse and neglect in families and improve the life chances and choices for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. CPS provides child and family services and has a specialist therapeutic counselling program for children who have been sexually abused, children with sexualised behaviours and children with sexually abusive behaviours.

Kidsafe NSW

Kidsafe NSW is dedicated to the reduction and prevention of unintentional death and injury to children 0-14 years. We work with parents, carers and the community to raise awareness of risk factors that lead to unintentional injury and provide valuable advice on home safety; road safety; and safe, creative play.

Pathways Foundation

Pathways Foundation runs rites of passage father-son and mother-daughter programs that address the major social issues facing youth and their families today. These programs are proven by independant research to help boys and girls increase their self esteem, parent relationships, ability to set goals, finish school and give back to the community. Programs aim to see youth avoid the dangers of drugs, depression and unnecessary risk taking behaviour, leading to reduced community problems caused by crime, intolerance and substance abuse; to increased workforce participation; and increased family emotional and physical health.

Ronald McDonald House Adelaide

Ronald McDonald House provides support and accommodation for country families who have a child being treated at the Women's & Children's Hospital for a serious illness.

Women's & Children's Health Research Institute

WCHRI is an independent medical research institute committed to achieving positive outcomes for child and maternal health. We conduct high quality research spanning child nutrition,craniofacial abnormalities, cancer, genetic disorders, allergy and diseases of the immune system,

Ronald McDonald House Parkville

Ronald McDonald House Parkville is a not for profit accommodation facility that provides a home away from home for families who have children being treated for leukaemia, cancer and other life threatening illnesses at the Royal Children's Hospital. The house has 47 bedrooms including 2 isolation units, communal kitchens, dining, living areas, playrooms, outside play area and BBQ facility.

Wings of Hope Association

Wings of Hope Association, the voice of people bereaved by suicide is a not-for-profit organisation, supporting harm prevention projects, research and activities for people bereaved by suicide. The founders met by attending a bereavement group delivered by Dr Diana Sands, funded by Salvation Army Chatswood. WINGS of Hope is listed on the Dept of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs "Register of Harm Prevention Charities" and donations over $2 are tax deductible (as of 13/5/10).


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Ronald McDonald House North Queensland

Ronald McDonald House North Queensland (directed by Castle Hill Spinney Inc) provides accommodation and a range of programs for families going through childhood illness. Since 2004 we have helped over 1600 North Queensland families from across our region; north to Papua New Guinea and the Torres Strait Islands, west to Mount Isa and south to Mackay. With no government support, our services exist thanks to the support of individuals, businesses and community groups from across North Queensland.

War Child Australia

War Child is an international relief and development agency, dedicated to providing immediate, effective and sustainable aid to children affected by war. War Child believes these children have a right to security and access to quality health, educational and recreational facilities. War Child strives to alleviate the suffering of these children and focus public attention on their plight.

Elizabeth Bowey Lodge Inc

A disability service that provides respite for children and adults with an intellectual disability in the north and north eastern suburbs of Adelaide.


Every child has rights - observing these rights and ensuring the safety and protection of our children is at the heart of OzChild’s work. For more than 160 years OzChild has been protecting the rights of Australian children and making sure they have the best opportunities for a brighter future. The children we work with are often abused, vulnerable and disadvantaged and it is our role to protect them, nurture them, develop them and give them a voice.

Our programs range from foster care for children aged 0 – 18 who can no longer live at home; services for children with disabilities; support such as counselling for families experiencing difficulties; respite for families whose children often have complex needs; education and development programs and scholarships for disengaged and underprivileged youth.

Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc)

The Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) is a charity based in Western Australia. Our aims are to raise funds to promote medical research into childhood cancers and to encourage and advance investigation into the cause, prevention and diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses.

SIDS and Kids Western Australia

SIDS and Kids WA, through research, education and direct services, endeavours to save the lives of children during pregnancy and childhood and support people grieving the loss of a child.

The organisation was incorporated in 1979 and since then has provided support to thousands of bereaved families and has saved an estimated 8,000 babies lives. Despite this there are many babies that have not been so fortunate.

In 2010, there were 217 sudden and unexpected deaths in infants and over 3,000 perinatal deaths. SIDS and Kids WA through our fundraising programs deliver critical services, including the life saving Safe Sleeping education program, grief support to families and research into infant mortality.

SIDS and Kids WA needs your help to continue supporting the Western Australian Community.

Our Kids

Our Kids aim is to improve the health services for children in the Northern Rivers. Our Kids raises funds to purchase life saving technology for paediatric wards at Lismore Base Hospital and the surrounding hospitals in the Northern Rivers, so that children can be treated locally when needing vital medical care.

Livewire estimates that right now in Australia there are up to 50,000 young people experiencing social isolation, lower peer support and lower wellbeing as a result of living with a serious illness or disability; which ultimately impacts on their health outcomes., an initiative of the Starlight Children's Foundation, provides online peer support communities for young people living with serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their families. A place where teens and family members can make friends, gain support and share experiences with others who understand what they are going through.

Help support young people in need.

"There is an immediate sense of togetherness because even if we don't say it, we all have something in common. That means you don't have to hide anything and aren't somewhat alienated like you are around other kids".
Tamaryn, Livewire member

House With No Steps

House with No Steps (HWNS) is a leading organisation providing support to over 3500 people with a disability and their families and carers in over 200 locations thoughout NSW, QLD and the ACT.

We provide a broad range of support services to people with intellectual, mental health, sensory and physical disabilities.

Our focus is on people’s abilities and what they can achieve.

Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland Inc

Ronald McDonald House is the cornerstone program of Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a home-away-from-home for families with a seriously ill child undergoing treatment. When you're stuck in hospital, having family around you can make all the difference. Ronald McDonald House gives families somewhere low cost and comfortable to stay; rather than a hospital waiting room. Sometimes you just need the most important people around you.

McDonald’s Corporation and its licensees support RMHC in a number of ways including directly funding the national charities administration costs to ensure every possible dollar from community donations goes directly to the programs and services for the children and their families.

Cathy Freeman Foundation

The work of the Cathy Freeman Foundation is focussed on and committed to giving Australian Indigenous children a brighter future through education. The primary focus for the Foundation is on Australia’s fourth most disadvantaged community- Palm Island. You may not have known that this Island, just off the coast of Townsville, is home to Australia’s largest discrete Aboriginal community where 80% of the children suffer from mild to moderate hearing loss, which means they struggle with the basics of learning and communicating. Many children never catch up and, understandably, simply give up. Less than 10% of Year 7 students read and write at a minimum National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) standard and less than 10% of students graduate from secondary school on Palm Island.

The Foundation needs your help, the help of ‘everyday heroes’, to raise the funding needed to ensure the education of these children is supported and secured. By supporting us, you are showing your commitment to help these kids and to close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia.

Tasmania Police Charity Trust

We assist a wide range of people within the Tasmanian community; those who are finding life difficult due to disadvantage, severe impairment or illness.
Funds are raised through Tasmania Police personnel payroll deductions and events, like the Annual Bike Ride. 100% of donations are redistributed back to the Tasmanian community.

Autism Association of WA

The Autism Association of Western Australia is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of people with Autism and their families. We do so by providing services based on peer reviewed research in the field of Autism; and by providing support that makes a positive difference to the lives of people with Autism.


Our aim is to raise funds and provide materials to assist in the provision of education to children in underdeveloped regions of Nepal. We also assist in the construction of school buildings and raise funds to pay for additional teachers' wages through our teacher sponsorship program.

Botswana Orphan Project

Paradise Kids Brisbane

Hopewell Hospice Services Inc (Paradise Kids Brisbane) aims to "heal the heartache" of children affected by grief, loss or trauma. Through children's grief and loss support groups and individual grief counselling, Paradise Kids Brisbane helps children to express their feelings in a safe way and supports the healing process of both children and parents.

Be Centre DO NOT USE

Pierre Robin Australia Inc.

To provide information, support and education to those affected by Pierre Robin Sequence /Syndrome and associated conditions, to empower them in managing and living with the condition.

Manly Warringah Women's Resource Centre Ltd

Manly Warringah Women's Resource Centre assists women and children who have been affected by domestic violence or sexual assault. We provide crisis accommodation, counseling, court advocacy family support and short term housing.

The Wesley Hospital

The Wesley Hospital, owned and operated by The Uniting Church under Uniting Care Health, is one of Queensland's largest private hospitals and proudly services over 80,000 patients from Australia and overseas annually. With 538 beds, the Wesley is known as a 'magnet' hospital attracting and retaining highly qualified and caring staff.

As a private not-for-profit hospital the Wesley receives no government funding and relies on donations from the community to continue supplying vital community services.

Your gift will make a difference.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia

Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia Ltd provides young people, in need of additional support, guidance and friendship, with a caring volunteer mentor, who is a long term positive role model.

Mercy Health Foundation

Mercy Health Foundation was established to support Mercy Health fulfil its mission of providing compassionate care to those in need. The donations and philanthropic support we receive enables Mercy Health to advance the innovative care of women ,newborn babies, the elderly, sick and dying.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 5,000 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

The Kokoda Track Foundation

St George Foundation

St.George Foundation Trust helps build a secure future for disadvantaged children.

We do this by funding programs run by the smaller charities who are truly close to the families they help but who attract little recurrent funding from government and who aren’t big enough to generate significant fundraising income.

St.George Foundation. Helping the little Guys.

I Give a Buck Foundation of Australia

We’re a children’s charity like no other. 100% of every donation to a child's appeal goes to the child. Yep, 100%. Our admin costs are covered by the business community and other fundraising. We assist children from disadvantaged families who also suffer from a life-threatening or life-altering illness or condition - with a particular focus on terminally ill children.

SHINE for Kids

Losing a parent is the most traumatic event a child can face – family crisis often follows. When a parent is lost through arrest and incarceration – children not only grieve, they are stigmatised and isolated with the impact lasting a lifetime. SHINE for Kids provides services to support these children – after all, the purpose of a prison sentence is to punish the offender, not their children.

Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride

2014 Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride

This year we are aiming to raise in excess of $100 000 and with your help we are confident of achieving this goal.

The Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride is a unique event that not only sees riders battle the bitumen or dirt across Cape York but also ensures that monies raised by the event support the ‘bush kids’ who live in the very locations we ride through. Over the last 16 years this event has raised in excess of $850 000 that has been used to upgrade facilities and provide educational opportunities for students who live in some of the remotest parts of the state.

C’mon, it’s time to do something you’ll never forget – it’s time for the Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride!

Kidsafe Victoria

Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a common life threatening recessive genetic condition which mainly affects the lungs and digestive system. People with CF often need to take up to 40 tablets per day, maintain daily physio and visit the hospital on a regular basis in order to stay as healthy as possible. Money raised will help Cystic Fibrosis WA to provide essential services for people who are living with CF and to deliver funding for critical research projects. Please help us to achieve our vision of "lives unaffected by CF".

Tia International Aid

Tia International Aid is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve the futures of underprivileged and disadvantaged children and youth in Bolivia by working directly with community groups and organisations to create sustainable change. Working from a model of empowerment and participation, Tia (meaning 'Aunty' in Spanish) concentrates on working in collaboration with the community.

Founded in February 2009, we are based in Adelaide and all of our work is conducted entirely by youth in a voluntary basis. We have no religious or political affiliations, a philosophy which fosters and respects diversity within our team.

Renew Faith Organisation International

The Qantas Cabin Crew Team

The Qantas Cabin Crew Team (QCCT) is a registered charity made up entirely of volunteers from all areas of the Qantas network and general public. The Team helps those less fortunate, particularly children, throughout the world. It aims to help people obtain the ability to become self supporting without compromising their particular cultural and ethnic background.

Raize the roof

raize the roof is a charity founded by local young Canberrans passionate about improving the lives of children who are “less lucky” than most. Powered by inspiration, innovation and dedication, the raize the roof team along with the Canberra community will assist local children who are suffering from illness and also children of the world who are orphaned due to disease or circumstance.

Children's Hospital Foundations Australia

We are the national fundraising partnership of the five major children’s hospital foundations across Australia. Together the children's hospitals provide over 1,400,000 occasions of care for children in Australia every year: Our partner foundations are;
• Children's Hospital Foundation (QLD), • Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (WA), • Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation (VIC), • Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation (NSW) & • Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation (SA)

Funds donated to Children’s Hospital Foundations Australia are divided equally between the five foundation partners and directed into areas of highest priority or greatest need as determined by each hospital.

Your support will help to find cures for childhood diseases faster, invest in new treatments so children can heal quicker and with less pain and fund innovative equipment & technology that can save lives.

Abacus Learning Centre

Abacus Learning Centre is a not-for-profit company whose aim is to help children with an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) develop the skills they require to enjoy a happy and fulfilling life.

The Abacus program focuses on increasing the intellectual, academic, social, and emotional behaviours of children with an ASD so that they can more effectively learn in their social and educational settings and require less professional care in the future.

Compassion Australia Leadership Development Program

Compassion Australia partners with Compassion International, a Christian organisation helping to release children from spiritual, economic, physical and socio-emotional poverty in over 26 developing countries.

Through the provision of the Leadership Development Program, Christian young adults will have the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree and develop and enhance Christian leadership skills and abilities, to help bring change to their families, communities and nations

Southern Cross Kids' Camps

Trevor Barker Foundation (Challenge Cancer Support Network)

When former St Kilda captain and AFL legend Trevor Barker lost his battle with cancer the Trevor Barker Foundation was established, to help children and families living with cancer. In 1998 the Foundation purchased a property in Torquay on Victoria’s surf coast, as a place where children and their families could enjoy some much needed time out from cancer treatment. Trevor Barker Foundation was created in association with Challenge Cancer Support Network.

Hear For You

Hear For You is a non-profit organisation offering an award winning mentoring program for young people who are deaf or hearing impaired. The Hear For You mentoring program provides guidance and support to hearing impaired teens at a vitally important stage of their lives. A positive outlook, career advice and the skills to cope with the challenging adolescent years and beyond are given through a series of workshops. Our mentors help teens accept that deafness is not a disadvantage, just a difference. They lift self-esteem and provide a positive outlook for the future. Our strategic goal is to reach more young people by providing mentoring services in every state in Australia. To achieve this, we would love your support. Every dollar makes a difference to us!

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Australia

EVFA is a registered charity organisation in Australia and in association with Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation India and other global organisation provides holistic education including basic literacy and numeracy skills, health and hygiene, character building and ethical values to poor children in remote rural and tribal villages of India in low cost single teacher schools.

Donations made to EVFA Relief fund have full tax exemption status.

King Solomon Learning Centre Inc

King Solomon Learning Centre Inc. (KSLC Inc.) assists children in the Philippines who are living in poverty. KSLC Inc. provides these children the opportunity to break out of the poverty cycle through high quality education. KSLC Inc. is run totally by volunteers.

Help Talaya Appeal

At six years of age, Talaya Close was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Doctors intially thought she'd be lucky to make it to her 7th birthday, but she's still here and soon will be turning 8.
She has recently become a patient of Dr Charlie Teo, who is one of only three doctors worldwide that specialise in the total removal of this tumour in children. We have a small window of time before this tumour becomes unstoppable. The cost of the operation is $50,000 and we urgently need help to fund this life-saving surgery.

The Song Room

The Song Room is a national not for profit organisation that provides tailored, long-term music and arts-based programs for children in disadvantaged and high need communities.

The Song Room vision is that all Australian children have the opportunity to participate in music and the arts to enhance their education, personal development and community involvement.

Samuel Morris Foundation

Australia's only charity supporting children disabled by near drowning or other hypoxic brain injuries, and preventing future drowning deaths and disabilities through education and awareness.

Friends of Operation BobbiBear

Autism Awareness Australia Ltd

Autism Awareness Australia is the nation’s leading not-for-profit autism education and advocacy organisation, founded in 2007. We’re dedicated to increasing awareness of autism in the community by providing targeted educational programs for parents and professionals, and advocating for the needs of individuals on the spectrum and their families.

Our campaigns and events have reached millions of Australians. We are proud to have delivered all of our programs free of charge across the country, including rural and regional communities.

Our work has even been recognised by the United Nations, and we were invited to become a member organisation of their Department of Public Information in 2011. We’re the only Australian autism organisation associated with the UN and have been asked to present at their headquarters in New York in 2011 and 2013.

Our mission is to spark positive change by increasing awareness and understanding of autism in Australia. We hope our efforts will lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments, helping to reduce the impact autism has on a child and their family.

John Maclean Foundation

The John Maclean Foundation (JMF) exists to change the lives of young Australians who use wheelchairs. Our mission is to inspire, motivate and enable these great kids to chase their dreams. JMF provides financial assistance to purchase items such as new wheelchairs, vehicle and house modifications, surgery and medical assistance, computers, remedial aids or any item that improves the quality of life for the child and their family.

A Start in Life

A Start in Life is an Australian charity with over 89 years experience in providing support to thousands of disadvantaged families. We know that education is fundamental to breaking the cycle of poverty, so we financially assist these families to ensure their children have the access to the same learning opportunities as their peers.

Conductive Education Centre of Western Australia (CECWA)

Conductive Education Centre of WA (CECWA) is a parent-run charity and action group established to support the existing Conductive Education program in WA, which is a unique, holistic approach to educating the minds and bodies of special kids with motor/physical disabilities and associated needs. Visit for more info.

My Room

MY ROOM is a registered charity, which was established in 1993 to support the Children's Cancer Centre at the Royal Children's Hospital. MY ROOM was formed through three families who had children undergoing chemotherapy and wanted to support the Oncology Unit at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.The name originated from the desire to improve the physical environment of the ward, the chemotherapy unit and the out-patient areas of the centre; to create an environment that childhood cancer patients and their families could call "my room".

The PKU (Phenylketonuria) Association of NSW Inc

The PKU (Phenylketonuria) Association of NSW Inc is a voluntary support group of individuals and families living with phenylketonuria (PKU). Activities undertaken include:

Providing information and support to families affected by PKU;

Actively re-establishing contact with adults who have PKU and do not attend the Adult Metabolic Clinic

Supporting research into the treatment of PKU, including fundraising for the purpose of research into the treatment of PKU

By Lobbying Government bodies where appropriate


KYDS aim is to improve the health and well being of young people in Northern Sydney and to provide professional and accessible counselling services, youth development and education to promote positive change for young people and their families. We offer a free, confidential counselling service for 12 to 18 years old young people and their families.


NSW Police Legacy Ltd- Do not use

Sammy D Foundation

Formed after Sam Davis lost his life to violence, the foundation’s mission is to encourage youth to reach their maximum life potential. The emphasis is to empower youth to make safe and positive life choices.
The harm prevention activities cover awareness, education and funding for disadvantaged and disengaged youth.


Autism Advisory and Support Service

Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) is a not for profit charity run by volunteer parents of children with ASD. We receive no recurrent Government funding so we rely on donations to provide our services for free to families affected by ASD. Our services include the only 24 hour Autism Hotline in Australia 1300 222 777, unbiased telephone guidance and support, respite services and a social group for young adults. Our mission: Empowering children with autism and their families through knowledge and support. We appreciate your generosity.

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland supports people and families living in Queensland with Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular conditions through: client services including information and referral, community and personal networks, advocacy, equipment loans, assistance with costs related to equipment, modifications, mobility and access, no interest loans, respite, both state and national based awareness raising activities, support of Queensland based research and various fundraising programmes.

Childhood Cancer Support Inc.

Childhood Cancer Support helps keep families of a child with cancer together as kids can't fight cancer alone.

Childhood Cancer Support has a unique and essential job providing much needed practical, financial, social and emotional support to help families cope with the challenges of having a child with cancer. More than 600 Australian children being diagnosed with cancer each year, three children will die from cancer every week and 1/3 of children diagnosed will relapsing in their first 18months of treatment.

Childhood Cancer Support is the only nonprofit organisation working throughout QLD, NSW and NT that specialises in working with families who have a child with any form of cancer. For 37 years Childhood Cancer Support’s mission has been to offer families accommodation at no cost while their child receives treatment, and provide friendship and support during and after their cancer journey - their home away from home with others who are travelling along the same journey.


Hear the Children

Max's House Pty Ltd

HeartKids WA

HeartKids began in Western Australia in 1979. HeartKids was born of the passion of a few families who had experienced the kaleidoscope of emotions associated with having a child with congenital heart disease. Today, HeartKids WA is dedicated to offering support, encouragement and hope to families of children with congenital or acquired heart defects whilst raising awareness and generating funds for children support programs, parent/patient comfort items, medical equipment and research into the causes of chronic heart disease in children. Please help us so that we may help them.

Nutrition For Africa

The Hudson Maher Foundation

Fair Go Australia

The Fair Go Australia Foundation seeks to bridge the gap between privileged and underprivileged children in Australia by providing financial assistance and mentoring programs. Fair Go Australia aims to alleviate personal poverty so that children across Australia can achieve success in Arts, Education and Sport regardless of their geographical location.

Committee Assist Australia

Gawura School

Gawura is a unique Primary School for disadvantaged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Sydney. A "school within a school" located at St Andrew's Cathedral School in the CBD, Gawura provides places for 28 Indigenous students in a multi-stage classroom, focusing on literacy and numeracy acquisition in an environment that celebrates Indigenous cultures as a pre-eminent part of the learning environment. Close collaboration with parents and families is critical to the success of this program and to the continued engagement of the students. As students "graduate" from the Gawura Primary program, they are offered scholarships at St Andrew's Cathedral School for their Secondary education. Gawura students live at home with their families, whom are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's educational journey. For more information, visit

Children's Restoration Care Centre (Australia)

Children’s Restoration Care Centre Australia is a non-profit charitable organisation in partnership with Children’s Restoration Care Centre Uganda. We are a group of volunteers with the aim to help those in need in Jinja town Uganda to become self sustainable. Through projects such as
• Community Development
• Foster Care & Sponsorship
We are working to ensure a better future for vulnerable children and their families.

Paradise Kids Gold Coast

Paradise Kids is a Gold Coast based charitable organisation established in 1996. The founders, Deirdre Hanna and Rev. Dr Ian Mavor OAM wanted to create a place where children could come to ‘help heal the heartache’ in their little lives when faced with traumatic situations, such as a death of a parent or sibling or their own terminal illness. Children also suffer grief through separation or divorce as one in two families break up in Australia. Paradise Kids provides group support and individual counselling to these children and their families.

Food Water Shelter Inc

ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group DONT USE

Purple Lion Inc DO NOT USE

Oasis Africa Australia

Oasis Africa Australia is proud to partner for project J489 with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian Non Government Organisation carrying out humanitarian projects with approved partners. Our combined goal is to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions through the provision of quality aid and development projects.

Oasis Africa Australia exists to support the children, parents and caretakers at St John's Primary School. We are reaching the poorest of the poor in a heavily populated inner city slum, Kibera, Nairobi.

Offering education, meals, medicals, secondary school scholarships, advanced teacher training, secondary school scholarships and vocational and micro-enterprise opportunities.

Stones Corner Community Kindergarten Inc

Stones Corner Community Kindergarten is a community kindergarten for pre-prep children. We follow a play based curriculum which allows for learning in a variety of ways. We believe learning should be fun and meaningful. The teaching team are dedicated, highly qualified staff.


Firstchance believes in investing in the potential of children and young people with a disability to provide them with a bright future.

Firstchance provides support for children and young people with a disability and their families through a range of early intervention and school aged programs. We operate in the New Castle, Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie areas.

Windermere Child & Family Services

Windermere works with families in crisis and helps them rebuild their lives. We do this with social workers, psychologists, early childhood experts, family therapists and welfare workers. Specifically, we may find them a place to live, help them survive the aftermath of a serious crime, teach them how to manage family violence, or help a family to care for a disabled child, nurture and support a child that has been abused or neglected.

SSR Queensland Back to School Floods Appeal

Help us to help young Queenslander’s get back to school.

In addition to the support that State Schools’ Relief (SSR) already provide to Victorian students, SSR have launched an appeal to help flood affected Queensland Government school students adversely affected by the floods.

Through the SSR Queensland – Back to School – Flood Appeal, students that have been affected by the recent floods will be given financial assistance to purchase clothing, footwear, books and any other items needed to help them return to school. SSR will be working closely with principals in Queensland to determine which schools and students require SSR’s support.

Ride 2 Riverstone Bike Ride

Ride 2 Riverstone Bike Ride (Lions Club of Riverstone and Districts Inc), raising funds for the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.

Did you know 3 children die each week from cancer? Our vision is 100% survival for kids with cancer!

Shining Future Foundation Australia

Cure4CF Foundation Limited

A research team in Adelaide has discovered a potential cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) airway disease.

The research being undertaken is both innovative and cutting edge, having already delivered a number of world first outcomes. The team has shown their gene transfer approach works in animal models and are now scaling up their work and modifying techniques to make them suitable for use in future human clinical trials.

Cure4CF, along with expert research institutes such as the USA Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the UK CF Trust, believe that gene therapy has the potential of curing cystic fibrosis because it addresses the cause of the disease (the faulty cystic fibrosis gene) and not merely the symptoms.

The technique being developed by the Adelaide CF Gene Therapy Research Group has the potential to cure, or at minimum provide a long-lasting and effective treatment for cystic fibrosis airway disease, transforming the lives of the 3,000 people living with cystic fibrosis in Australia and more than 70,000 worldwide.

The Cure4CF Foundation was established to support and help fast-track the gene therapy research to the stage of clinical trials in CF patients.

ToyBox International

ToyBox is dedicated to supporting Australia's sick and disadvantaged children.
To do this we purchase needy children vital equipment and therapy to conquer the challenges life has brought them, fund incredible escapes so they can enjoy welcome distractions and inspiration to make their journeys easier, fill essential grants that support their family and allow them to be by their child’s side for comfort and fund necessary research so that future generations will not face these challenges.

Green Gecko Project

Green Gecko provides security, education, love and opportunities to 70 children who previously lived and begged on the streets of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The project also supports their families and community through long term health, education and training initiatives. Thanks to the Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund for their generous support.

Legacy in WA

Founded in 1928, Legacy in WA provides care and welfare for the families of WA's deceased and incapacitated military veterans. The organisation currently looks after 6,000 widows and children who have lost a loved one on military service or subsequently.

Cottage by the Sea

Cottage by the Sea is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation that supports disadvantaged children by providing leadership and outreach programs in a positive, healthy, seaside environment. Our vision is that every child deserves a happy and a healthy life.

One of the oldest Australian Children's charities, Cottage by the Sea is committed to empowering disadvantaged children by supporting them in developing their self-esteem, health and well being. We offer programs in a safe, enjoyable and relaxed seaside holiday environment, encouraging children to celebrate their own success and that of others.

Koorana Child & Family Services

Koorana Child & Family Services

Koorana Child and Family Services is committed to supporting positive learning opportunities for children and strengthening families through the provision of inclusive and family-focused services delivered through a diverse range of early education, intervention, and family support programs. We are a not-for-profit, community-owned, multi-purpose and multi-site service. Services are delivered across the Sydney regions of the Inner West, Canterbury and Bankstown.

TAMCare Australia

As an organisation, TAMCare Australia is committed to providing charitable and social services to less privileged children in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. As a passionate organisation, we strive to deliver financial assistance to support programs and services designed to benefit children.

Legacy QLD

For over 80 years Legacy has provided financial, social and emotional support to Australian defence force families suffering after the death of a loved one. Legacy’s vision is that these families will never face the challenges of life alone. We believe that they deserve our care in view of the sacrifice and disadvantage they must endure. The Legacy Fund of Brisbane (Legacy QLD) is a registered charity in Queensland.

Churches of Christ Care

Established in 1930, Churches of Christ Care is one of the largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations in Queensland, operating more than 150 care services throughout Queensland and Melbourne, Victoria, with the support of approximately 3,000 staff and almost 650 volunteers.

A division of Churches of Christ in Queensland and working with Churches of Christ in Vic/Tas, Churches of Christ Care is active in the areas of early childhood services, child protection, community housing, retirement living, community aged care, residential aged care and dementia care, providing Christ-inspired care and compassion to vulnerable persons at different stages of their life journey.

Churches of Christ Care is built on a foundation of Christian values, commitment to quality care, trust, and respect for clients and the community. Services are offered to all those in need regardless of religious background.

Edmund Rice Camps

Edmund Rice Camps Inc (ERC) is a Melbourne based charity that connects kids and families who are doing it tough with volunteers who want to contribute to their community.

We operate up to 12 recreation based camps for kids and families living in disadvantaged situations, staffed with a 1:1 ratio by our young (or young at heart) trained volunteers.

Our residential camps create powerful opportunities for kids to spend time with positive role models and to building self confidence. The 1:1 ratio means that every child is seen and heard, every success is celebrated and every challenge supported.

Our volunteers are inspirational. We train and support our mostly young volunteers to gain personal insights into social justice issues and to become leaders of their peers. It is their passion, energy and generosity that is the heart of our organisation.

Visit our website

Team World Vision (Australia)

Team World Vision is a community of runners and sporting enthusiasts from across Australia who participate in sporting events, fundraising for World Vision Australia.
Taking part in a sporting event of any kind can be life-changing in itself. But when you join Team World Vision and dedicate your event to helping others, the impact is even greater. Whether you are running, trekking, swimming or cycling, you are part of something big.
Through your fundraising, World Vision is able to help change the lives of the world's most vulnerable people. For more information, visit or call 13 32 40.

MacKillop Family Services

MacKillop Family Services is a leading provider of services for children, young people and their families in south eastern Australia. The programs we deliver include home based and residential care, disability services, youth support, education and training, family support and support for women and men who as children where in the care of our founding agencies.

By donating today, YOU provide the committed care that will help these children learn to trust again.
To learn more visit our website at:

Sunrise Children's Villages Cambodia

Sunrise (Australia Cambodia Foundation Inc) is a non-religious organisation. Founded in 1993 by Geraldine Cox (also known as "Big Mum" to the childen) Sunrise Children's Villages in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap provide a loving, safe and secure home to over 200 orphaned or disadvantaged children. We provide the children with an education, quality food and drinking water, medical and dental care and training in traditional Khmer music and dance. They are also taught English, independence, the ability to adapt to change, honesty, integrity, tolerance and respect for others. We have also built a third centre in Sihanoukville, approx. 200 kms south of Phnom Penh for children suffering with HIV-AIDS. Your support will help us to continue our goal of assisting in the development of these children to grow into happy, healthy, independent adults.

Association for Children with a Disability

The Association for Children with a Disability (ACD) provides information, support and advocacy to families of children with any type of disability in Victoria. Our Parent Support Line provides free information and support to families about any disability issue. We have over 3000 members and welcome new members and supporters.

Les Explorateurs Scout Group

Monash Children's

Monash Children's Hospital is Victoria's second largest, and Australia's third largest provider of integrated children's health services, with over 30 specialist services programs.

Monash Children's Hospital provides the highest levels of care right where it is needed in the growing south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. With approximately 330,000 young residents aged 0-19 years living in our catchment area - a quarter of the state's child population.

Monash Children’s Hospital is part of Monash Health, Victoria’s largest healthcare service. It’s a network of paediatric healthcare services across Monash Medical Centre, Dandenong and Casey Hospitals. We deliver specialised, innovative, family-centred care across the south eastern region of Victoria. Our dedication and passion is evident in the individualised care we provide to our children and their families.

In addition to providing excellence in clinical care, Monash Children’s Hospital also leads the way in paediatric research and education. It is our endeavour to integrate emerging research and knowledge to produce the highest standards in paediatric clinical care. We see young people as our precious future and we will continue to care for them when they need our help.

We are excited about our new Monash Children’s Hospital, which is set to open in 2016.


Taldumande Youth Services Inc

Taldumande Youth Services is a community based Not for Profit charity organisation, based in Neutral Bay. For 37 years we have been providing quality accommodation options and direct tailored services to young people (14 yrs & 9 mths-22 years), who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Kids Camps

Kids Camps runs camps for children and young people who have an intellectual disability. Camps are a fantastic opportunity for both our kids and awesome volunteer camp leaders to get out there in the community, meet heaps of new friends, learn new skills and try new experiences. Camp also provides a vitally important service for the families of our campers. That respite time allows them to reconnect with other friends and families and take some time to recharge.

International Children's Care Australia (DO NOT USE)

SIDS and Kids Hunter Region

SIDS and Kids Hunter Region is an association which provides ongoing 24 hour bereavement support for those affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child during pregnancy, birth, infancy or childhood. This includes deaths such as Miscarriage, Stillbirth, SIDS, fatal sleep accidents, sudden onset illness, accidents etc.

Pedal Against Poverty

The Right Start

Mission Possible - Cambodia

Fair Go For Kids

Fair Go For Kids is an initiative aimed at delivering much needed assessment, treatment, therapy and equipment to children who are disadvantaged or living with a disability. With limited government funding many children end up on waiting lists for years. With your help we can provide money for treatment, equipment and support for kids in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

HeartKids Queensland

Six babies will be born today with Childhood Heart Disease (CHD). In Australia, it is the most common birth abnormality and the leading cause of death for children under one.

There is no cure, and sadly each week 4 young Australians will die from CHD. HeartKids Queensland provides support to children who are born with or acquire Heart Disease, many of whom undergo multiple life-saving heart surgeries. We strive to provide high quality, caring support, information and advocacy and to give hope to these families as they undergo their difficult journey.

Lotus Outreach

Lotus Outreach Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of the poorest, most vulnerable women and children in Cambodia. Working with government registered local partners, we enable girls to attend school, and support families to ensure the girls don't fall into child labour or trafficking. Within one generation we are seeing real change - girls are graduating high school and going on to vocational training or university.

Lawamena Inc.

Property Industry Foundation (NSW)

Cambodian Children's Trust

Cambodian Children’s Trust (Australia Cambodia Foundation Inc) is a non-profit NGO running projects to help break the cycle of poverty in the Battambang region of Cambodia. We provide practical, long-term support to some of the most vulnerable people in Cambodia.

CCT was created in 2007 when Tara Winkler and her Cambodian team rescued 14 children from a corrupt orphanage. CCT is now home to more than 46 children. We help the children overcome their backgrounds of abuse and neglect by providing quality health care and educational opportunities.

CCT has also established a range of community development programs. We work with street children, orphans, abandoned children, people with HIV/AIDS, victims of landmines, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, the physically and mentally disabled and families living in abject poverty. We work with these families to improve their housing and provide vocational training and small business support in order to keep family units together.

Your support will help us to continue and expand our work.
For more information go to CCT Website:

New Hope for Cambodian Children (NHCC)

New Hope for Cambodian Children is a project of the Australian Cambodia Foundation Inc. Founding in 2006, New Hope for Cambodian Children (NHCC)'s mission is to collaborate with the Royal Government of Cambodia and Non-Government Organizations in order to assist Cambodian children living with HIV/AIDS, and their affected families. In doing so, NHCC adopts a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the provision of home-based social support to underprivileged children currently receiving ARV medication, and the provision of full-time holistic care to particularly vulnerable children. Your support will help us to continue and expand our work.

Noah's Ark Centre of Shoalhaven

Noah's Ark is a not-for-profit charitable organisation committed to the provision of high quality professional and developmental support for children with a disability or additional needs.
Noah's Ark is also a centre of excellence in early intervention services for children and families in the Shoalhaven, currently in its 30th year.

Property Industry Foundation

The Property Industry Foundation (PIF) is the charity of choice for the property and construction industry raising funds and awareness for marginalised youth and kids at risk living rough on our streets.

PIF not only engage Senior Management through our restricted CEO Forums but also offers networking and volunteer initiatives for young professionals through our PropertyBlitz and PAExclusive programs.

The Arnott's Foundation

The Arnott's Foundation believes Australia's future is in our families.

Working together, we aim to create positive environments that allow families to build, maintain and enjoy a better quality of life.

Felicity's Wish Foundation

Righteous Pups Australia Inc

Righteous Pups Australia Inc, is a not for profit organisation who trains Assistance Dogs to help children wrestling with Autism. A Righteous Pup can find a child that has wandered away and has no sense of danger; interrupt repetitive behaviours to avoid or reduce the intensity of a behavioural meltdown; accompany the child out into public settings and act as a buffer for anxiety, stress and over stimulation; act as a social bridge for the child with peers and family members to help reduce social isolation and be a best friend to the child by providing unconditional love and companionship.


Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) DO NOT USE

International Children's Care Australia

International Children's Care Australia is a Christian international development organisation based in Australia that raises funds and works with international partners to alleviate poverty and build a brighter future for destitute children in developing countries.

Australians for Cambodian Education

Australians for Cambodian Education (ACE) is a non-profit, non-government, voluntary organisation whose vision is to “support the right of a child to learn and play”. ACE aims to raise resources to support The Happy School Project and create awareness among Australians about the school and life in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Beyond the Orphanage

Clovelly Childcare Centre

National Centre for Childhood Grief

NCCG provides a unique bereavement support service, free of charge, to children grieving the death of a parent or sibling. Services include individual counselling, group counselling programs and extensive support for the children and their families.

Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc

For over 110 years Parkerville Children and Youth Care has cared for the most vulnerable children and young people in Western Australia. Today, we strive to protect, care for and treat children, young people and their families who have been affected by trauma from abuse.

Country Hope

She Rescue Home DO NOT USE

24//7 Cycling Safety Fund DO NOT USE

24//7 Cycling Safety Fund DO NOT USE

Alyna & Friends

School For Life Foundation

At School for Life (formerly United Future Foundation), we’re focused on “breaking the cycle” of poverty through education and the construction of a combined primary school and vocational training centre called ‘Katuuso’ in rural Uganda.

We strongly believe that education is the key to creating lasting change. Education increases literacy and improves employment prospects, which is why we’re ensuring it is accessible for Ugandan youth in poverty stricken, rural and remote areas.

St Lucy's School

St Lucy's is a co-educational Catholic primary school providing excellence in education for children with disabilities and is based at Wahroonga with satellite classes on the Northern Beaches. We reach out to children with special needs who we recognise have the right to enjoy a rich education that will give them the same opportunity as other children to lead a fulfilling life. Our Dominican tradition encourages a love of learning and embraces the values of truth, justice, inclusion and joy. St Lucy’s inspires academic development through intensive literacy and numeracy instruction, along with expert speech and occupational therapy. As a creative arts school, St Lucy’s curriculum features classes in drama, dance, music and visual art, taught in many cases by professional artists. Our educational approach is informed by the Reggio Emilia philosophy which emphasises exploration, discovery and an enriching learning environment.

St Laurence's Old Boys' Foundation

St Laurence's Old Boys' Foundation raises money for the education of boys at St Laurence's College, Brisbane, who through no fault of their own, are unable to afford a good education. The Foundation provides bursaries for single parent families, families enduring financial hardship, non English speaking and indigenous families and refugees.

LyceumGroup Foundation

The LyceumGroup Foundation is a charitable organisation providing financial assistance to people with disabilities, mostly in the form of supplying equipment.

Every cent raised from our efforts will be used to assist children with disabilities.

BabyTree Projects

Asian Aid

So They Can

So They Can works to alleviate poverty. We invest in communities in need through education and building the local economy.

Currently So They Can has a school, children’s home, business school, clinic and educational farm in Nakuru, Kenya and a teachers’ training college and social businesses in Babati, Tanzania.

So They Can seeks to join the business and philanthropic worlds so they can both improve the way they live.

Operation Stitches

Jude's Story

Jude was born healthy & developing beautifully. At 8 months of age life radically changed. The result, damage to his brain in the area that controls movement. Jude has many challenges but despite this he has the most overwhelming spirit and determination.

Monies raised will enable Jude access to the best specialist & rehabilitation care, initially in Philadelphia (USA), elsewhere as needed. For the provision of specialist equipment.

'Help Kids Thrive' (Home-Start Family Services Australia)

Blaire Bears DO NOT USE


Blair's Wish

Wheelchairs for Kids DO NOT USE

You Are My Sunshine (YAMS) Foundation

You Are My Sunshine (YAMS) Foundation has been created to fund research into Neuroblastoma, the most common solid malignancy in children not involving the brain.

Inspired by Kahlilla's courage and strength, people from all over the world were forever changed for the better as they learned from Kahlilla's love and zest for life. This is her legacy.

Please continue to honour this beautiful child by donating to YAMS Foundation

Kids Cancer Project

The Kids' Cancer Project is an Australian charity dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancers with the lowest survival rates. Almost half of children with these types of cancer lose their battle. This is an outcome that The Kids' Cancer Project is determined to improve by funding some of Australia’s best childhood cancer researchers.

We are committed to giving every child with cancer the opportunity to grow up and live their dreams.

Find out more information at

NSW Police Legacy

NSW Police Legacy is a strong and compassionate charity that cares for and supports past and present police and their families to ensure that they thrive in times of tragedy and need.

For 26 years, NSW Police Legacy has been providing emotional and financial support to the widows, widowers and dependent children. We don’t discriminate. Regardless of whether the police officer was serving, retired or the circumstances of their death, our obligation is to the partners and children they leave behind – our legatees.

Northern Beaches Interchange (NBI)

NBI provides respite, recreation and support services for families living with a child with a disability
We take a whole of family approach; providing fun, friendship and entertainment for young people with disabilities as well as their brothers, sisters, parents and other carers.

We need your help with fundraising so we can improve the range and breadth of our services to create new opportunities for our clients. Together, we are creating a vibrant community within the community on the Northern beaches of Sydney.

Daniel Morcombe Foundation Inc.

CLAN (Caring & Living As Neighbours)

The Junction Works

The Junction Works is a not-for-profit organisation which has been offering a broad range of innovative services for people with a disability and their families and carers, young people at risk, and disadvantaged communities in Western Sydney since 1987. The four service areas are Disability, Youth, Community & Children’s Services.
The Junction Works has a great pool of experienced and dedicated staff as well as an exceptional group of volunteers and supporters.

Angels for the Forgotten

Sunrise Children's Association Incorporated

SCAI aims to provide children with a safe, loving, family environment where they have the opportunity to reach their full potential, free from discrimination, violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and poverty.

Oz Kids International Inc.

Oz Kids International are a Townsville organisation committed to helping the most needy first. With our primary long term focus on community capacity building, we took our first step in 2009 by openning a orphanage in Zambia, in a rented home. We are well on our way to building our own home.

Oz Kids International inc. DO NOT USE

Blaire Bears

Blaire Bears provide bereaved parents with a handmade, personalised teddy bear for the storage of their child's urn.

Interchange Outer East

Interchange Outer East is an innovative, community based, non profit organisation which supports families of young people with disabilities. Our programs and services provide opportunities and choice to over 850 families. Services offered include respite, holiday programs, camps and day activities, family support programs, teenage volunteering opportunities and more. We are creative in our approach and believe strongly in working with all areas of the community to develop opportunities for all people.

Satellite Foundation

The Satellite Foundation provides support to children, young people and their families where a parent has a mental illness by delivering programs that foster peer support, increase access to services and de-stigmatise mental illness. The Foundation is run by volunteers and is dependent on support from donations and organisational grants.

Lilli's Wish of Hope Inc

Lilli's Wish of Hope is a not for profit organisation offering commfort and support to grieving families through the provision of support services and the opportunity for time away to grieve privately following the loss of an infant or child through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS and childhood accidents or illness up to and including the age of 18 years.

Scripture Union NSW

Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational movement of Christians founded in 1867. We are driven by volunteers, and in NSW alone over 3000 people of all ages are involved in Scripture Union’s ministries every year.

The Arthur Shakespeare Foundation for Scouting

The Arthur Shakespeare Foundation for Scouting was established in memory of Arthur Shakespeare, the founder of The Canberra Times and a man who strongly supported the principles of Scouting. The Foundation's aim is to assist ACT Scouts financially to help current and future young people achieve their full potential.

Sylvanvale Disability Services

Sylvanvale Disability Services was formed in 1947 by a group of parents who wanted to provide a better quality of life to children with an intellectual disability. As an accredited provider of intellectual disability services we deliver a broad range of ongoing options for children, adults and the elderly. We support over 600 people, providing high quality, safe and individualised services to clients, families and communities across Metropolitan Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Our focus is to achieve personalised, positive outcomes for individuals and their families.

Sylvanvale provides a wide range of services including: accommodation, education, employment assistance and early intervention. These services are delivered by dedicated staff and volunteers including teachers, therapists, community health professionals and child-care workers. We are actively involved in local communities and have strong networks with partner organisations, businesses and residents. Our services equip individuals to respond to life’s challenges and be active members of their community.

Our support goes beyond the confines of individual services, working alongside families and carers to identify elements of a service that can make a real difference.

SOS Pakistan - Feed The Children

SOS Pakistan - Feed The Children is dedicated to the women and children in Pakistan. Our mission is to provide dignity to the under privileged by giving life to every dollar donated. Clean Water ~ Education ~ Health Facilities and Compassion. There IS a "Silent Emergency" in Pakistan and we are there helping!

Variety - the Children's Charity WA

Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest – simply put, we help kids be kids.

Gong Shi Project (Working Together)

The Gong Shi Project helps orphaned and abandoned children by increasing the carer's knowledge of how to support the children's emotional needs. Helen has been inspired by her work in Chinese orphanages and is currently working with China Little Flower Project in Beijing. By raising more donations she is hoping to expand the Gong Shi Project to Nepal and India in 2014.


Baptcare proactively responds to human need to create positive change through advocacy, a diverse range of services and community engagement. Baptcare supports children, families, people with a disability, financially disadvantaged people, asylum seekers and older people. For further info, go to

CINI Australia, Child In Need India DO NOT USE

Friends of Autism

Founded in 2005 by the Marlow family, Friends of Autism is an independent organisation dedicated to supporting the changing needs of families affected by Autism. Friends of Autism maintain the largest Autism-specific toy library and resource centre in WA and offers families support groups, therapy sessions and much more.

Cody's Angel Heart Foundation Incorporated

Childhood Kidney Support Network

Kidney Support Network Inc, CKSN aims to enhance the well-being of children, teenagers, young adults who have Kidney Disease and their parents. We provide resources, Parent Support, Chat Forums, Resource Library, Ambassadors/Mentors Program, Kidney Kids Activities. CKSN, a branch of the Kidney Support Network, is run by volunteers; all monies raised supports our programs.

Edmund Rice Camps, Brisbane

School in the Sky Foundation

The School in the Sky Foundation was started by students of Sydney Law School and Kathmandu School of Law to provide support for children in a remote area of Nepal. Current projects include provision of educational infrastructure for 400 children in Melamchi, Nepal.

Harry's House

Harry Meyn Foundation operates Harry's House Family Retreat at Stockton (Newcastle). Harry's House provides respite, emergency and holiday accomodation at no cost to families of children living with cancer . Harry's House is also available to families grieving the loss of a child to cancer. The house is named in memory of Harry Meyn who passed away from a brain tumour at the age of 7.

Lasallian Foundation

Australian Lasallian (Asia/Pacific) Foundation Limited supports education and related programs for the empowerment of children, youth and their communities in the Asia Pacific. Millions of children and young people around the world are denied access to basic human rights. The Lasallian Foundation works to make a sustainable difference by giving them the opportunity to realise their full human potential.

The Butterfly Movement Ltd.

Soles4Souls Australia (The Butterfly Movement Ltd.) collect and re-distribute gently worn and new shoes for children, women and men in need around the world, helping to improve health and provide opportunities for education, sport and employment.


Community SEEDS Inc.

Community SEEDS Inc. is a newly created organisation, which focuses on enhancing the capabilities of small, community-driven groups to create sustainable change.

Change begins at a grassroots level. By utilizing local people and giving communities the tools they need to develop, they can be empowered to make a difference. They know what needs to be done; they are in the best position to do it. They might just need support to live this change.

Dunkeld Adventure


Ronald McDonald House Hobart Do Not Use

inTouch, Multicultural Centre against family Violence

Familia Moja Children's Home

Everyone Can Dance


Monash Community Family Co-operative

Keystone School Limited

Keystone School will be Australia’s first primary school for children diagnosed with autism or with sensory needs using the DIR / Floor time approach.

Our vision is to help children live successful and enriching lives emotionally, behaviourally, academically and vocationally whilst supporting, educating and empowering their families.

Children's Cancer Centre Foundation DO NOT USE

Shine for Thomas Foundation

Yarredi Services Inc

Yarredi Services provides a range of support and accommodation to women and children who are affected by or at risk from domestic and family violence in the Port Lincoln and Lower Eyre Peninsula region. This includes crisis, and short through to medium term accommodation, counselling, and practical supports, and therapeutic interventions for children who have witnessed dv.

Project KidSafe

Project KidSafe is dedicated to protecting Aussie kids from childhood abuse. Currently abuse affects 1 in 5 Aussie kids - we believe, with YOUR help, we WILL make a difference!

Montessori Children's Foundation as trustee for Montessori Indigineous Children's Trust

The Montessori Children's Foundation trustee for Montessori Indigenous Children's Trust has been established to Champion the Cause of all Children and to:
- Uphold the rights of the child in society and make known the child’s importance for the progress of civilisation
- Promote the Montessori approach as a means to achieving peace and social reform
- Raise funds and allocate them to projects that are designed to alleviate hardship faced by children and provide opportunities for children to develop to their full potential

Lions Youth Emergency Accommodation Centre (Pine Rivers) Inc

Metabolic Dietary Disorders Association

Childs Vision

Rotary Club of Emerald and District Inc

Incorporated in 1980, the Rotary Club of Emerald and District based in Dandenong Hills, Victoria raises funds to support local, national and international projects. The signature event of the club is the annual Kids Fun Run With Thomas which raises funds for a local children's cause each year.

Special Olympics Australia

Special Olympics is a worldwide movement that inspires people with an intellectual disability to reach their personal best through regular sport and competition.
While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a family. Whatever their motivation, we cater for them by providing meaningful sports programs delivered within a supportive environment.

Edmund Rice Camps WA

Edmund Rice Camps WA is a not-for-profit community based organisation that serves the needs of kids, aged 7-16yrs and their families. We provide camps and recreational and developmental opportunities for kids who would not otherwise have such opportunities, supporting kids who are ‘at risk’ or experiencing some form of disadvantage.

Bali Street Kids Home INC

Daisy Hill Family Day Care Scheme

The School Volunteer Program

The School Volunteer Program supports children and young people at any stage in their educational pathway, from kindergarten, pre-school, primary school, to senior school through the support of our core one-on-one mentoring program. This support gives young Western Australians the assistance they need to develop vital life skills, stay engaged in their education and have the best chance to realise their potential.

Hagar Australia

Hagar restores the lives and hopes of women and children devastated by human trafficking, domestic violence, rape and sexual exploitation. We are an international organisation committed to the recovery, empowerment, and reintegration of those who have suffered extreme human rights abuses.

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria aims to prevent family violence and promote respectful relationships. We provide training for professionals, undertake research and produce a range of information and materials for those who experience violence, community workers, and the broader community.

Beyond the Orphanage


Un Ltd

The vision of UN LTD is to empower the consciousness of the media, marketing and advertising community in support of Australia’s young people in need.

Our goal is to raise awareness, generate funds and build sustainability programs to assist organisations and individuals who are committed to developing the potential of disadvantaged young people.

Kids Cancer Support Group (Perth) Incorporated

We support the children who are diagnosed with cancer, their families and the Oncology Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital. We raise funds for many resources and programmes, therapeutic camps and financial help at such a difficult time. We also provide practical support throughout the cancer journey.

Impact Humanity Incorporated

Variety - the Children's Charity NT

Variety – the children’s charity NT is part of a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live laugh and learn. By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences. Variety NT helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest and all funds raised in the NT stay in the NT.


Kidmania mission possible

The Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc


Ronald McDonald House Hobart

At a time when they need it the most, Ronald McDonald House Hobart is there to help by providing a place for families to stay when kids are sick and need to be in Hobart for treatment. We do this because we know that families are stronger when they are together.

At The Ark

At The Ark Inc, we support families and individuals dealing with the after affects of child sexual abuse. We run FREE Speaking The Unspeakable seminars in church and school organisations to further support through education those who care for children.

Pathways to Resilience Trust

Together for Cambodia

Support for Mums and their Families Inc

Weave Youth Family Community

Autism Tasmania Inc

Autism Tasmania provides education, support, referrals and training for people affected by Autism

Pony Riding for the Disabled Association Trading as McIntyre Centre

"Simple Pleasures, Amazing Benefits"
Every week, 180 children and 25 young adults with a disability benefit from the equine-based therapy supported by 30 equine staff, 10 coaching staff and over 100 volunteers from the McIntyre Centre.

Autism Action

Southern Cross Kids Camps

YMCA Australia

We are making a positive difference, by providing each and every person with opportunity to be healthy, happy and connected.

Apex Club Of Sandon County Inc

PanWakema Inc.

Tomorrow Foundation

Tomorrow Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Canberra

Ronald McDonald House Canberra provides a home away from home for the families of seriously ill children and their families that simply can’t go home. From a shoulder to cry on, to a kiss goodnight, when you’re stuck in hospital, having family around can make all the difference.

Camp Autism W.A. INC

Camp Autism WA is a unique family respite. Families with a member/s on the Autism Spectrum are invited to join and attend out camps. A lot of activities are run on these weekend camps and the the whole family is encouraged to participate. Friends are made and new experiences had. Camp Autism WA is a not for profit organisation run completely by volunteers. We rely completely on fundraising and funding to continue our wonderful camps.

Napranum PaL Group Ltd

We are an Indigenous organisation that implements and manages an early learning parent engagement program known as Parents and Learning (PaL). PaL supports parents to participate in their young child's early literacy learning by providing resources and training delivered to family homes. The program is currently operating in 20 communities across Australia including remote communities in the Kimberley and Cape York Peninsula as well as other parts of Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Silent Integrity

L'il Aussie Prems Foundation DO NOT USE

Project Opportunity

Domestic Violence NSW

Domestic Violence NSW is a peak body in NSW, working to eliminate Domestic & Family Violence through leadership in policy, advocacy, partnerships, service delivery & the promotion of best practice.
Our Vision: A world where women & children live free of violence, are respected & have equal rights & opportunities.

Anglicare Victoria

Anglicare Victoria provides support to 70,000 children, young people and families every year.
We work towards strengthening families and communities so they can protect and nurture the children within them.
We offer services including emergency food and crisis accommodation, and offer programs like foster care, financial counselling and parent education.

The Mandalay Projects

Preventing the trafficking of Children into the worst forms of Child Labour. We do this by working with existing orphanages and safe houses in the Asia Pacific region to ensure they have what they need to provide a safe and healthy environment for the children and also provide them with educational and vocational training opportunities.

Life Aid International Fund

Life Aid International is an Australian-based charity that is committed to transforming the lives of people in disadvantaged communities around the world. Our mission is to make a significant difference at a grass roots level in the areas of education, health services and social enterprise development. We are currently supporting projects in Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vanuatu.


Carrie’s Place is a not for profit domestic violence service supporting women and children who have experienced domestic violence and homelessness in Maitland and the Lower Hunter.; and operating for over 33 years, and being a community organisation which delivers services to women and children pre, post and during crisis.


Mission: The prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies in Australia and an improved quality of life for those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Information and support for individuals, parents and families; education and training; advocacy and referral.

Kalparrin DO NOT USE

Little Souls Taking Big Steps Limited

Little Souls Taking Big Steps is a childcare centre aiming to enrich the lives of children diagnosed with Autism and their families, and ultimately help these children reach their full potential. It is the only centre of its kind in Australia, providing innovative one on one therapy and vital social inclusion with their neuro-typical peers. Little Souls is a not for profit charity organisation. Visit for more information.

Purple Lion Inc

Purple Lion is a not-for-profit organisation that supports quality, evidence based education programs for children with autism. Purple Lion achieves this through the provision of financial support for the educational needs of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Purple Lion actively supports the Little Learners Autism Program.


Kalparrin helps families of children with disabilities and special needs to carry their load by providing practical information and support, and connecting them with the services that they need. Kalparrin helps families connect with other families in similar situations through Parent Connect, and provides regular respite activities.

DSF Literacy & Clinical Services (DO NOT USE)

DSF Literacy & Clinical Services

The Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation (DSF) is a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation committed to ensuring that children and adults with learning disabilities are supported adequately and appropriately, and that all students are provided with the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Gondwana Choirs

We change lives every day through music! Gondwana Choirs is Australia’s national choral education and performance program for young people. Internationally renowned for our artistic excellence and innovation, we are Sydney Children’s Choir®, Gondwana National Choirs and Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir. Our Indigenous Choir is run at no cost to the participants and we offer bursaries to ensure that no suitably talented child is excluded from our programs due to financial or geographical barriers.

One Mission Cambodia

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation

Kookaburra Kids provides respite, education and support for children that live with mental illness in their family. We organise programs and camps to give these young children the opportunity to take a break from the stresses they face in caring for a family member that is suffering from mental health issues.
We support kids to be just kids.


SunnyKids Inc is a children's charity which has been working with at-risk young people and disadvantaged families for over 13 years. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Brainchild Foundation

The Brainchild Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organisation established in 2010 with the aim of helping children who are affected by brain and spinal cord tumours, and their families. The Foundation is a community of medical professionals, dedicated parents and friends of children affected by tumours of the brain or spinal cord who volunteer their time to make a difference.

Our vision is to provide support and better tomorrows to the children and families affected by brain and spinal cord tumours, and to strive for a cure for these diseases.

There are 5 key objectives of the Foundation, each represented by one of the stars in our logo: Awareness, Support, Research, Treatment and Funding.

Together we can make a difference.

Association for Children with a Disability NSW ( ACD NSW )

ACD NSW is a non-profit organisation run by parents of children with a disability seeking to help other parents.
Our aims are:
• to provide information and support for all parents, carers and families of children with any type of disability.
• to raise awareness of the issues facing parents ,carers and families of children with a disability and to advocate for improved services.
Funds raised assist us to do this and keep our information books, Through the Maze and Helping You and Your Family up dated and in print.

Credit Union Foundation Australia

Himalayan Children's Education Foundation

Founded by Duncan Chessell and Greg Perks in 2012, the purpose of the Himalayan Children’s Education Foundation (HCEF) is to raise funds to support projects that educate the children of Sherpas who live in remote locations of Nepal.

Anchor Inc

Anchor is a non-profit organisation operating in the outer east region of Melbourne. Anchor exists to create a community where every individual is informed and empowered to achieve their full potential. Partnering with local communities, Anchor supports individuals and families who become vulnerable to reach out to them, restoring and equipping them to take charge of their lives again. Programs include: Foster Care, Kinship Care, Youth at Risk and Homeless Services.

Little Wings Do Not Use

UnitingCare NSW.ACT

UnitingCare NSW.ACT is responsible for the Uniting Church’s ministry for older people, particularly those who are disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated. With more than 14,000 people in our care, UnitingCare NSW.ACT is the single largest provider of aged care services in New South Wales and the ACT. Find out more at

Appealathon DO NOT USE

Magical Getaway Foundation

The Magical Getaway Foundation provides holidays for children and families living in poverty, and in return, we gather their stories of courage, resilience and determination to share with others, to make a difference and to bring hope.


Love Angel Foundation


Smiles & Hugs, Food & Rugs

Brisbane Arts Theatre

Aunties and Uncles (Queensland) Limited

Aunties and Uncles Queensland (A&U) is an early intervention and prevention mentoring program helping vulnerable and socially disadvantaged children aged 1-12 years, within the greater Brisbane and Gold Coast areas.

Mentors have an immense long-lasting impact on children by helping them to experience stability and the benefits of an extended family plus give them access to an environment where they can be assisted to reach their full potential and develop skills to grow into healthy and happy adults.

Despite its worthwhile and important role, Aunties and Uncles Queensland receives no government funding meaning we need to raise 100% of the funds to run our program. This limits the number of children and their families that we are able to help.

With a waiting list that continues to grow, your support will enable A&U to continue to build better lives for children.

Youth Advocacy Centre

Youth Advocacy Centre, known affectionately as YAC, is a legal and social welfare agency for young people generally aged 10-18 years living in the Greater Brisbane area. It provides more limited services to young people in other parts of the State. YAC is dedicated to delivering social justice for young people, and to transforming the lives of those caught in the youth justice and/or child protection systems.
We do this in a number of ways – by providing free legal services to young people in trouble with the law, and by providing free youth support and family support to help address the issues which caused a young person to offend in the first place. YAC also delivers community legal education across the State to people working with young people, and advocates for youth rights.
At YAC we believe that young people in trouble with the law are not “bad kids”. We know that it is much more complex than that – from our own experience and from the wealth of research about young offenders. We know that young people entrenched in the criminal justice system often have significant social, welfare and relationship problems. And we believe that positive intervention while people are still young can help transform lives, for the good of the whole community.

Community Liaison Officer

Breakaway Camps Inc

KU Starting Points - Macarthur

KU Starting Points - Macarthur is an educational support program for families with young children (0-6 years) who have a disability or developmental delay. The program is family centred and aims to meet the needs of individual families as identified by them. The program includes integrated play groups, early intervention preschool, home visits, speech pathology, behavioural management strategies, psychological services, autism specific program, father's nights and holiday programs.


Galbiri Child Care & Preschool Centre

Galbiri Child Care and Preschool Centre Inc. is a not for profit community organisation in its 35th year of providing long day care services to Townsville families in a safe, nurturing and secure learning environment.

Therapy Focus

Everyone Can Dance

Central Domestic Violence Service


Karitane is an affiliated health service and registered charity that provides support to the parents and carers of young children. Karitane are leaders in parenting services and provide education and consultation to health professionals that work with families, in addition to engaging in a strong research program.

Bahay Tuluyan Philippines Australia Inc


Child & Family Services Ballarat (CAFS) is a community service organisation providing a range of programs and services to children, young people and families who are vulnerable or in need of support. Our goal is to give every individual the optimal opportunity to live in a safe and nurturing family.

Junction Australia

Junction Australia builds inclusive communities through an integrated approach to the provision of quality housing, community development and social support services. We work with people who are subject to social or economic disadvantage, other agencies, groups and individuals to overcome barriers and develop resilience.

Time for Kids DO NOT USE


Walk With Wings

Bethany Community Support

Bethany is a non profit organisation that works with vulnerable people to build better individual and family relationships, supports parents caring for children, assists people who are homeless or at risk and those affected by problem gambling. Our work is frequently provided to vulnerable people living in the most disadvantaged Victorian communities.

For more than 144 years Bethany’s Mission has been to support and strengthen communities, our aim is to improve lives and improve communities.

For more information visit

International Social Service Australia

Kidsafe Victoria

Connecting Hands Limited

United Way Ballarat

United Way Ballarat, within its focus on the effective impact of Education, Income and Health on the community, is bringing the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Ballarat, with the aim of mailing a free, age-appropriate book to every child every month for the first five years of their life.

Hope for Children Organisation Australia Ltd.

Hope for Children Australia is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2002 to support orphans, vulnerable children and families severely affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty in Ethiopia. Working with partner organisations and the poorest communities in Addis Ababa and Babile, Hope for Children aims to help orphan and vulnerable children reach their full potential through education, family and health support, community saving and micro-enterprise initiatives.

The Big Umbrella

Gateways Support Services

Gateways Support Services is a responsive community organisation that empowers and supports children and adults who have a disability/additional need and their families.

Gateways currently assists more than 1300 children and adults, and their families, in the Western division of Victoria operating from Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac, Camperdown, and Hamilton.

"Cops'n'Kids" Program"

Wombat's Wish

Wombat's Wish is a community based grief support service for bereaved children, adolescents and their families. We assist bereaved children to find ways to live with loss and grief, to build on their resilience, to move forward and take the next steps on their berevement journey.

Foundations Care

Family Life

Australian Life Skills Foundation

Suneden Special School


KOALA Kids is a volunteer-driven program to complement major funding programs of Children's Cancer Centre Foundation.

KOALA Kids provides engaging, educational and entertaining activities and resources to distract and entertain children, adolescents and their families from the pain and trauma associated with the cancer journey.

Breakthrough Houses Inc


IDF Life for a Child Program

Children with diabetes in developing countries frequently die or develop devastating complications due to lack of insulin, medical care and diabetes education. The IDF Life for a Child Program is helping over 40 countries to improve care, with the vision that no child should die of diabetes.

As above

Aussie Clubfoot Kids

Knowledge to Action (A sub fund of the CAF Community Fund)

The Knowledge to Action Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation committed to positively improving the quality of life of children around the world. Focusing on education, life skills and youth leadership initiatives, the foundation strives to equip young people with the essential building blocks of life. The Foundation's mission is to provide children regardless of background, with the tools, strategies and emotional confidence so that they can reach their full potential and realise their ultimate destiny.

Scoliosis Association of Australia


Kaleidoscope - Children, Young People and Families is the term linking all children and young people's health services throughout Hunter New England Local Health District. Kaleidoscope services provide speciality medical care for children and young people throughout Hunter New England.

Mahboba's Promise

Future of the children Ministry Inc

Kids Plus Foundation

Kids Plus Foundation is a small charity providing over 3600 hours of early intervention therapy each year for babies and children with Cerebral palsy and other similar physical disabilities, across Geelong and the Barwon Region of Victoria. Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in Australia.

Kids Plus Therapy Program focuses on helping children achieve the daily functional activities the rest of us take for granted; co-ordination, mobility, eating and drinking, self care and communication.

YWCA of Canberra

The YWCA of Canberra is a feminist, non-profit community organisation that has been providing community services and representing women’s issues in the Canberra community since its establishment in 1929. We currently deliver 28 quality programs, across 20 physical locations, in the areas of children’s services, community development, housing, youth services, personal and professional training, and women’s leadership.

Moerlina School

At Moerlina we love a challenge! Participation in the Adidas School Fun-Run is part of our commitment to being healthy and active - helping us to be better learners. We are a small school with a huge heart and thank you for your support. Follow us at

The Robert Connor Dawes Fund

The RCD Fund is in memory of Robert Connor Dawes. We support brain matters in the areas of Research, Care and Development. This involves contributing funds to Australian brain tumour Research, supporting families with rehabilitation therapies and home Care assistance, as well as providing young brain tumour sufferers with educational Development support. We do this because brain cancer which is the leading killer of children after accidents.

The Treehouse Initiative Inc.


Rose runs for Nathan

Nathan Hau is an inspirational young boy with a very rare condition of AADC deficiency who also suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Nathan is one of only 100 diagnosed children around the world and the only one in Australia. We want to raise funds to sponsor Nathan's treatment in 2014 which will hopefully enable him to hold up his own head, possibly swallow or even allow him to speak.

SU Qld

SCARF - Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families

Two Little Boys To Avene

Harry and Matthew are 4 year old twins who have known little other than discomfort and pain, all their lives, due to severe allergies and eczema. The boys lust for life and love to entertain everyone around them and even though they are in a lot of pain, they just get on with it – they know no different! They live off prescription formula, have an EpiPen with them at all times and require constant and high level care. We are seeking assistance to raise funds to provide help and support to the boys, to include treatment at Avéne, France.

CASPA - Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation

Miss Teen Galaxy Australia 2014 - Make a Wish Fundraiser

Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Supporters of Conductive Education

Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre

Children with type 1 diabetes need strong and supported families to thrive. The Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre is a groundbreaking new facility which will offer emotional, educational and psychosocial support for families of children with type 1 diabetes. You can be a part of a bright future for a child with diabetes.

Seville Primary School

Seville Primary School is situated in a semi-rural area of the picturesque Yarra Valley region of Victoria.
We have a strong commitment to student wellbeing, including the whole school adoption of our values program that aims to create a “Can Do” atmosphere and develop greater resilience in all students.

Wind of Change Nepal Program

Wind of Change Nepal Program is a Global Development Group approved aid & development Project (J338) in partnership with Wind of Change International. Wind of Change has been running various projects in Nepal since 2008. including Onni Children's House, Hearing Project Nepal and an educational scholarship program.

Little Wings Ltd

Childhood Cancer and serious life threatening illnesses are a traumatic event for any child & family. Little Wings is a not-for-profit organisation supporting children and families from rural and regional NSW by providing a free flight service for children undergoing treatment at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

The Queen Of Hearts Fundraising Event

Family Life

Feel the Magic

Feel the Magic's mission is to brighten the lives of kids who have lost a parent or sibling, we do this by raising funds to send them and their immediate family to Disneyland. It is our vision that families reunite in a magical way in a magical place like Disneyland.

Brainwave Australia

Supporting children with brain illnesses and injuries through the provision of rehabilitation and mobility equipment with the aim of getting children out of hospital and back in the home environment as well as a program of events providing fun and respite which include family days, camps, parent nights and Christmas parties.

The Children's Sanctuary

The Children's Sanctuary Incorporated provides a loving and secure home and a quality education to Cambodian children who have been orphaned, abandoned or have come from disadvantages backgrounds.
100% of donations go to the causes. Expatriate staff work as volunteers.

Classroom of Hope

Schools for Excellence is a Global Development Group (GDG) approved aid and development project J759N in project partnership with Classroom of Hope which since 2012 has been creating Child-Friendly-Schools in rural Cambodia with a purpose of providing access to life-changing education for underpriviledged children.

Uni Camp For Kids

Kidsafe Western Australia

Kidsafe is the leading Australian, non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with childhood "accidents" in children under the age of 15 years through education, research, advocacy and environmental and legislative change.
Injuries are the leading cause of death in Australian children aged one to fourteen, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in this age group. More children die of injury than die of cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined

Parkhurst State School

Parkhurst State School is a Prep to year 7 learning community on the
outskirts of Rockhampton. Highly regarded for its technology across all classrooms. The school has successfully won several awards for its contemporary curricullum offerings and distinct approach to learning.

Foster Care Angels

Raise A Smile Foundation Ltd

Jellis Craig Foundation

Little Feet BIG Steps NSW

Very Special Kids DO NOT USE

Very Special Kids Treadmill Challenge

Very Special Kids is a unique organisation that supports families throughout their experience of caring for children with life-threatening conditions.

Radio Lollipop Australia Ltd

Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play - providing smiles and laughter to children at a time when they need it most.

One in four children are admitted to a hospital before reaching age 14. Though some patients are short-stay, many have a recurring need for care and return repeatedly to hospital. Some who are terminally ill spend much of their short lives in hospital.

Radio Lollipop gives young patients a voice and a choice during their stay. While they can't say "no" to taking their medicine or receiving treatment, they can request their favourite songs, win prizes and hear their own voices on the radio. Those activities give youngsters a haven of normality in the hospital day which in other respects is strange, different and often scary. For more information see

Frontier Services

Emerikus Land Foundation

Altona Swimming Club

Hope Warriors LTD