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MOBILE SHOWER VAN HITS THE STREETS OF BRISBANE
The Brisbane duo famous for launching the world's first free mobile laundry for the homeless are trialling a shower van as their latest charitable venture. Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett were honoured as 2016 Young Australians of the Year for their efforts ? which have now spread nationwide ? to help Brisbane's homeless. The Brisbane-born duo now has 11 laundry vans working across Australia and hope to expand the shower concept if the trial proves successful.?Known collectively as Orange Sky, they turned on the shower tap for the first time this morning, having built the van from scratch thanks to $100,000 from the Shine On Foundation and $50,000 from Queensland Urban Utilities.
26th August 2017 by gabrielle-low... 1 Comments
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Help for young people who need it to get jobs
By providing access to education, work placements, ongoing career support, mentorship, and the opportunity to hone critical job skills, Talent Rise enables young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed, against the odds, to get jobs in the technology sector and beyond, irrespective of their socioeconomic background or level of education. www.talentrise.org
26th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(4 vote(s), average 4.3 out of 5)
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Overnight accommodation for people sleeping rough
Sleepbus provides overnight accommodation for people who sleep rough. The bus fits up to 22 people each night. They're currently raising funds and you can find out more via http://www.sleepbus.org
26th August 2017 by wulffmcgmail-... 1 Comments
(9 vote(s), average 4.1 out of 5)
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Young dads in prison see their children on family days
Family days for inmates at a Perth prison are encouraging fathers to develop stronger bonds with their children. These days are arranged in conjunction with Save The Children and are a key part of showing the young men the positive side of family and community to help prevent them reoffending. I visited and was told that the only way these young men, largely from extremely difficult backgrounds, could survive in life was to appear tough, and the only time they could let down this guard was with their children, which was beneficial for both them and their children.?The prison, Wandoo Reintegration Facility is a minimum-security prison that houses 77 inmates aged between 18 and 28.
26th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 3 Comments
(9 vote(s), average 3.6 out of 5)
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A new way to give to charity that's cost-free to you
A new Australian startup allows you to donate to many charities, either collectively or individually, simply by shopping online at many retailers. After you register you pay the same price as you would if you visited the retailer's site directly. The money that's donated to your cause is a commission that the retailer pays Folo for directing a sale to their website. www.folo.world
26th August 2017 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(11 vote(s), average 3.5 out of 5)
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Leading startups pledge 1% to charity
Pledge 1 percent is dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. It encourages individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product, and employee time for their communities based on the premise that companies and employees today want to have a positive impact on the world. The Pledge 1 percent website enables visitors to pledge equity, employee time and/or product directly on the site. Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquahar wants every start-up business to commit to giving employee time, equity and funds to charity. He and a program backed by salesforce.com have signed up more than 600 businesses in the past 18 months. The easiest time to pledge is when companies are startups and their value is unknown. IdeaSpies has committed. www.Pledge1percent.org
26th August 2017 by ideaspies03 0 Comments
(13 vote(s), average 4.2 out of 5)