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Dads4Kids Foundation works to promote excellence in fathering through Community Service Announcements on TV, Social Media, Radio, and Print Media. Dads4Kids also hosts fatherhood success seminars, conferences and national summits, has developed the online Courageous Fathering Course, and the high-level Good to Great Fathering Course. Dads4Kids has campaigned against child sexual abuse, and in 2008 helped pioneer a National Men’s Health Policy in government. Through their efforts, the lives of over 2,500 men have been saved.
CBM Australia works alongside people with disabilities living in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion, and transform lives. For 115 years, CBM has been creating a living legacy of providing life-changing eye health services - now to more than 300,000 individuals. Each year in August, they hold Miracles Day, and throughout the month, everyday Australians are invited to change a life through the provision of eye surgery, made possible through a donation of just $33. Click on the link below to visit their website and help CBM reach their target of 40,000 donated eye surgeries.
Lost Children of Jonglei Scholarships is a project run by founder, Aduk Dau. It provides secondary school education to vulnerable South Sudanese youth displaced by civil war and living as refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Click on the link to find out more through the Anglican Aid website.
KYUP! Project is an initiative led by founder and CEO, Mel Thomas. Through her school, community and corporate workshops, Mel teaches girls and women how to recognise the signs of domestic violence and empowers them to know how to defend themselves should the unexpected happen. Click on the link to find out more at their website.
Thornleigh Community Garden is a volunteer-based member-run garden for the community in and around Thornleigh. It is one of several listed on the Hornsby Shire Council website. To find out more about this community initiative and to seek advice about how you can create a community garden in your local area, click on the link:
The Wentworthville Op Shop is run by volunteers at Wentworthville Uniting Church, 115 Station St, Wentworthville, NSW. They are open 9.30am - 1pm every Friday and Saturday morning.