Charities we’re supporting in 2017

Raise Foundation is a charity that improves the wellbeing of youth in Australia, aged 13-24 years, who are at risk of disengagement, mental ill-health and isolation in schools and across the community. Raise does this by providing structured and evidence-based mentoring programs managed by qualified counsellors. Raise programs have created a sustainable difference for 2,438 young people, their families, their mentors and the communities they live in.

Established in 1998, Mirabel is the only organisation in Australia specifically addressing the needs of children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel supports children aged 0-17 years and works at restoring a child’s sense of self-worth.

Since 1970, The Shepherd Centre has assisted close to 2,000 children who are deaf or hearing impaired, to improve their quality of life. The organisation is recognised as a world leader in the field of early intervention Auditory-Verbal Therapy, providing families with assistance to develop their child’s spoken language.