Posts Tagged ‘charity’

YES Week has arrived

Joel you’re doing a great job.

If anyone would love to sponsor me to do a dare of your choice, feel free to send me a message 🙂

Peer Pressure

My best friend has conned me into attending this..

Only time will tell how it pans out..

FROCKtober

According to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF), “one woman dies every ten hours from ovarian cancer in Australia.”

Currently there is not a screening process for Ovarian Cancer, and by the time women discover they have Ovarian Cancer, it’s already too late.

So my response is FROCKtober.
This month I’ll be wearing a frock/dress to work EVERY single day to work this month(now some of you know how inappropriate this is a lot of the time) to help raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research

Sponsor Me!

If you could take the time to donate some money, be it even a dollar or two, to help this worthy cause, it would be greatly appreciated.

All you have to do is go to this address
http://frocktober.org/donate/

And when you reach the “add in additional information” section. ..just type in my rego number

611534

Otherwise if you see me this month, feel free to hand me your change/donation in person..

YES WEEK

24th October – 31st October

Say YES to say NO

Join the fight against child prostitution and trafficking. Want to know how? It’s as easy as saying YES.
During that week, a group of young adults will be saying yes to a range of dares, in order to raise money for HAGAR International

Kate Miller Hiedke said “YES”, how about you?

This is the brainchild of my dear friend Joel Parke

Love Everyday

This year, whilst being involved in the Skate 4 Cancer skate across Australia tour, I met the very amazing Mike Mendes.

He really hardly ever sleeps, although when I first arrived to meet my new van mates, Mike was in fact asleep. It was a rare occassion indeed.

Love Everyday is a not for profit organisation which Mendes established two years ago.
‘Love Everyday’ aims to increase awareness about poverty and under privileged people in our communities

He does this through non-profit art workshops as well as educational talks & discussions for schools and youth groups.
All the money made through Love Everyday goes right to the people on the streets of the city that they are currently located for purchasing things like clothing, blankets & food.

“I can’t sleep so I draw, paint, tattoo and wander the planet instead. Love everyday ” Mike Mendes

Check out his facebook page here

Dinner Date with a Twist

So I got asked about 3 weeks ago by a male friend who I am very close with, if I would like to go to dinner with him, and meet some people who he really looks up to, namely his mentor and the mentor’s wife.

This dinner finally came around yesterday and it was so not what I expected.
Turns out it wasn’t a quiet dinner with the four of us, it was a sit down function with the whole restaurant booked out, with a set menu and a guest speaker or three.

The dinner was held at a Chinese Seafood Restaurant, and myself being Vegan, there was nothing on the set menu that they brought out that I could eat.
EVERYTHING was a meat dish!

All my girlfriends after were like “How was your date?”
Hmmm… You mean how was it like being a date?

When I had walked in, I had some brief conversation with an elderly man in a jacket with the world map on it.
Thought nothing of it, besides his American accent.

Turns out, he was the guest speaker, and was actually pretty good. I was just tired, and stressing about all the work I had waiting for me at home.

He talked about Operation Mobility, a worldwide organisation.
One of the things that caught my eye was this..

Interesting night, in all aspects.

Being a light in a world of darkness..

Good causes.

There’s so many out there, and they are all always on the look out for some willing hands and bodies to help get involved.

Too many of us focus on themselves, and not enough on others, their community or the world in which they live in.

Living in Australia, we truly are blessed.
We truly are in the minority of people who actually have a good shot at life.
In saying that, there are still so many needs within Australia that need to be met.

What are you doing about?
What can you do about it?

I’m a firm believer about trying to help others to the best of my ability.
I know that I’m pretty busy, and that I don’t have loads of money I can donate, however that still doesn’t stop me from trying to get involved and help.

In most cases even an hour or two of your time a week, is regarded as a life send for many of these organisations, and greatly appreciated.

In the past year I’ve aligned or aided the following organisations in numerous ways.
Either donated money regulary, going on fundraising trips, holding bake sales and donating the proceeds, going on awareness missions etc..

I’d appreciate it if you took the time to look into some of these worthwhile causes.
Beyond Blue – The National Depression Initiative
Paws People and Animal Welfare Society
Riverview Children’s Foundation Providing options for the world’s forgotten children
The Royal Flying Doctors An aeromedical health service for those who live, work or travel in outback and regional Australia.
Safe -Saving Animals from Euthanasia
Skate 4 Cancer – Creating awareness and preventing Cancer
World Vision Addressing the causes and consequences of global poverty.

As well as supporting friends who took the challenge of growing a mo for Movember
Recently a guy I know, went even one step better and has created his own company, Home is where the Heartaches which is going to help address those in need. It’s an amazing thing that Tyson Daniel is doing and I’d love it, if you took the time to check out his website, and even one step better, help support him in the form of buying a t-shirt of which proceeds will be used to help educate and aid those who are dealing with/experiencing Depression.
I got this shirt in the mail yesterday, and will be wearing the hell out of it, to get this awesome cause out there.

It’s not hard to make a difference. and it doesn’t cost a fortune either.
Every cent and minute counts!