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Envision Bottle Tops for Artificial Limbs

  • By relsforum
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I am saving my bottle top lids (Numbers 2 and 4 under the lid) and giving them to Envision who are grinding them up to make artificial limbs for children. They have collection centres...

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Donation to charities

  • By Robie
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I am a regular donor to multiple charities, but it getting to the stage where I will have to reconsider my support. There are just too many. I was shocked to read that we as a small nation have...

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Op Shops

  • By bigred
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  • 34 replies

I live in a country town with 6 op shops, they have all got quite expensive, 2 in particular look up ebay and put expensive prices on items that are donated, the same 2 have paid managers and have...

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Relay For Life

  • By H
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Relay For Life is one of my charities of choice. Cancer is an awful, horrible disease and we need to do everything we can to find a cure. I am a member of our local RFL committee and also a member...

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Should companies get involved in non-related business issues?

  • By looklively
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  • 98 replies

Lately there seems to be more and more companies taking a stand on issues they believe in. Qantas and Ben & Jerry's have both been in the news in the past few weeks for supporting marriage...

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Wayside Chapel

  • By K13
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Many years ago I was homeless and quite lost. I discovered the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross and found the most beautiful people there. I rarely asked them for help and on the occasions they...

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Charity begins at home

  • By suz
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Being a disabled pensioner I give to a few charities that I can identify with personally. If only we all had more money to donate to the causes, but I think there comes a time when the gov't should...

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Local charities

  • By Roz
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I always support local charities and causes. My next rule of "thumb" when it comes to donations is to contribute to whatever cause have affected my family, friends or myself. This has ended up...

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I give to several

  • By frilly
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I give to a number of charities but I am seriously thinking about reducing the number. They seem to want more and more each year they say their costs are going up but so are mine and we are on...

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Nursing Homes

  • By matty
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Do u think nurseing homes should be given more finacal support of aus goverment ?seems 2 me only people getting more money is those who work in parliment

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Have anyone find treasure in the charity shop?

  • By beachhut
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  • 7 replies

Would like to hear your shopping at charity store?! any big yet famous brand you have obtain..

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cost

  • By snooky
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you dont mind helping charieties but i hate when they give you a choice of how much you are willing to donate then the lowest they reckomend is $20+ like who has spare cah anymore just to give $20...

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intelligent

  • By intelligent
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  • 12 replies

how can we select which charity to help when there are hundreds of them seeking help?

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PETA

  • By Jade Simpson
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  • 10 replies

Does everyone realise that some of the big beauty companies still do Animal Testing on Cats, Dogs, Monkeys etc. Especially when there are modern alternatives that work better anyway. They can grow...

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Profits

  • By Gerry
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  • 12 replies

Too many charities, not enough regulation by the government. 90 cents goes to the charity coffers an 10 cents goes to the charity if it is lucky.

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the wombat

  • By Idiotlad
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  • 15 replies

On every occasion one goes to a shopping centre these days some collector is there collecting for a worthy cause but there is a limit to how much one can give (especially pensioners) .One cannot...

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children with special needs

  • By pammy
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  • 24 replies

parental support for parents with live with children who have special needs. This can put so much stress and pressure on family, relationships, Schools, support groups. Where is the government in...

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A few of each

  • By Jabucat
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We support people who volunteer (surf lifesavers), seeing eye dogs, many of the various cancer organisations, - the list goes on. Door knock appeals get their share too. When tax time comes, we...

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KIVA - not a charity but an amazing way to help people

  • By AdeLady
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I dont give to charities now, I put money into my KIVA account and choose who I want to help. The people I help are borrowing the money to set up a small business or for study expenses or community...

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Thrift Shop

  • By Jojo1
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  • 4 replies

Save the Children is my favourite store, lots of great things to chose from, very cheap prices and great staff.

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sponcering a child

  • By butterfly
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we have sponsered a child for about 12 years, and now world vision have given us a new child who is only 4 years old. Madalitso our other boy no longer requires help. We are pensioners and if we...

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Harrassment on telephone to sell raffle tickets

  • By Tricia
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  • 43 replies

Am i the only person who finds it offensive to constantly be spoken to in a rude manner for saying politely no I don't wish to have a raffle book. This year particularly when my father has had 8...

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Guide Dog

  • By bluegirl
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I am a Puppy Sponsor for the Guide Dogs but the amount of mail I receive from them is amazing. Surely the money could be put to better use.

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Who do your kids see as their hero and are they a good role model?

  • By annacathryn
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  • 48 replies

Who are your kids' heroes? Are they sports stars, fictional characters like Ben 10 or Barbie, or pop stars? Do you think your kids' heroes are a positive role model for them? Or do you think heroes...

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Animal Welfare, R.S.P.C.A. and other Dogs Homes Management/ Funding Problems

  • By simla
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Recent headlines in the news in Tasmania highlights the age-old problem of dogs homes. What methods would work best to limit the numbers of animals needing to be re-homed? A Commonwealth Forum...

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No need for Charities!!

  • By havalaugh
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We pay enough tax to keep all the Charities in this country a float. Why doesn't the Government take some of this mining tax and give it to the Salvo's & Smith family on behalf of the working...

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Destiny Rescue

  • By Wessex
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Saving young girls from sex slavery throughout Asia.

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charity isnt about money its about giving and helping

  • By cherrywatts
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at the age of 11 I realised its not just me who has to live with cancer its many others but we all are trying our hardest to survive and with your help its possible ,because its not just me and...

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Lung Cancer Awareness

  • By wendiau
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I would like to make People aware... Lung Cancer is not only from Smoking... I have Lung Cancer, and had my left lung removed along with 17 Lymph nodes...1 with Cancer. Back a little...

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Charities on a budget!

  • By moreta
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I'm on a disability pension and barely have enough to live on. So I have to be choosy and creative. There is a site called i-donate which sends you emails and donates money to your chosen charity...

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Donate Blood!!

  • By giznjack
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  • 67 replies

Everyone should donate blood, if they are able, obviously ther are a few people who are not able to donate, so the rest of us should step up for them.! About 5 years ago, I needed an operation...

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International Lions Club

  • By Opa
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I have recently joined the local Lions Club because all the money raised is used for needy causes. As all members are volunteers,no money raised through various activities like Fairs,Barbecues etc...

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cancer council

  • By tom
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everyone should donte, cancer needs to be put to an end! for everyone with breast cancer, i feel so sorry.. i hope you get better and i love you all <3

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Charity is NOT all about MONEY

  • By JustSmile
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So many people think that charity is all about money, at 17 years old I believe this to be very untrue...to me charity is about giving what you can to help others...be it money, clothing, toys,...

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world vision

  • By breahd2013
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I strongly support world vision because seeing people that are blind or partly blind that don't get to see the beautiful world we live in.

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CARE Australia

  • By cathrynberlin
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I donate $35/month direct debit out of my account, it is a good feeling to know that you are helping children in need. There is also ways to become more involved in the foundation, as in the...

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Somalia Famine

  • By florel
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After seeing the Foreign Correspondent report on the famine in Somalia the other night I feel convicted to spread awareness of the plight of these people and encourage those of us who are better...

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Boots for Bali

  • By EileenW1
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I am a pensioner who equips poor village soccer teams, supplies educational items and funds to a village kindergarten and takes clothing out to remote impoverished villages. I live on a pension but...

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Call to Carers/disability support workers what are your view/stories

  • By april789
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Hi I would really like to hear from people who work in disability houses, day programs and aged care about their experiences. I have experienced and have heard so many stories regarding the way...

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Streamline Charities

  • By ToniW
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There are so many charities today, covering so many causes, I wonder whether funds are being wasted in duplication of services. ie Many charities setting up with own admin and infrastructure to...

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Our Road to Strength

  • By antonoka
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Greetings everyone, I'm been fundraising along with two other friends, to raise funds to buy uniforms in order to achieve our goals. We are from New Zealand where we are training in the art of...

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Organ & Body Donors

  • By Lynstar59
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I heard on the T.V. this morning that we have had the highest number of organ donors ever at 145 donations up to the end of November. it is so good to see organ donors (organ or body) wishes being...

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MR. ISAAC KAZI

  • By R I O
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WELL, CHARITIES MUST BE KNOWING THAT HUGE FUNDS ARE ' EARMARKED ' FOR CHARITABLE CAUSES BY GLOBAL CORPORATE GIANTS LIKE MICROSOFT , COCA-CLOA , CADBURY ETC ETC. SO WHY NOT SOLICIT THE HELP OF...

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helping hands

  • By bj
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  • 47 replies

If everbody who worked in Aus put $1 a week into a special bank, poverty, or special help could be there when needed

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Supporting.

  • By mummy
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I try to support the PCYC and the RSPCA when ever I can, because i love animals and our children, and i know charity starts at home but some times our community needs a helping hand when big days...

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The Animal Welfare League

  • By Jade Simpson
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They do great work at rehoming animals and encouraging law changes. I volunteered there for 2 years.

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qhvsg

  • By queenie
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this is a very needy charity and needs public help so y dont we all dig deap and help this needy group ph 1800774744 if u can donate this group supports familys of murdered victims so please no...

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Suicide in Nz

  • By Teehee
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okay people i believe it is a major topic here in NZ and all over the world teen suicide. i believe we don't have enough information out there to show what the signs are for parents an familes to...

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charities

  • By Mick
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  • 29 replies

Most Charities are funded mainly by the Government, but love to take all the credit, let all charities give credit where that happens

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breast cancer

  • By trudyking
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breast cancer is a terrible thing. donating money helps alot so together we can make a difference.

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kids hospital

  • By mike
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ok i dont have money i am on the penison but my little grandson went to the john hunter kids ward for an opp wile i was there i asked if i could give them a fish tank 4ft long set up for tropical...

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Organ transplantation and donation

  • By bobskey
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  • 39 replies

Please consider and talk it over with your family the live saving gift of life. Organ donation can mean the difference between life and death for so many on the waiting list. I was most fortunate...

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Scouting....

  • By seapad
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Not sure what catergory to put this in but Scouting is an awsome cause to put your kids into. Ive been involved for the past 15 years and all 4 of my kids have and are going through it....

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Human and Animal Charities

  • By suzieq
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I have been supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society for the past 5 or so years, after having a family member suffer from this disease. I also support the RSPCA because I have a love of animals. ...

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WOW-Wildlife Ou West

  • By blue-mystical
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wildlife out west are based in Werribee Victoria and cover over 700 square kilometres of land. they care for hundreds of sick injured and orphaned native animals a year. this group is totally...

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Helping Young Women In Africa

  • By Johnny Gee
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Over the Last 5 months I have been on a messenger service called Skype, it is on the internet, I have met many good people on this network but I have been discovering some very disturbing things...

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japan tsnuami and earth quake.

  • By david
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after this terrible act of god in japan.and all the charitable organization which i think would be in the dozens,who can you really trust with the donation.their have been many scams trying to...

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Live Below the Line

  • By Haylz
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Has anyone participated in the Live Below the Line campaign run by the Oaktree Foundation before? I would love to hear your experiences. I am currently the Co-manager of this campaign in Western...

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Am I being unfair?

  • By Goulah
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With most charity collectors getting paid a hefty "wage", where is the money really going? Which charities actually give all the money to the people they are collecting for?

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Water related Rescue Charities

  • By Surfer401
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Being a boatie of old, I have three charities I have supported unwaveringly for many years - the Coastguard, the Westpac Rescue Helicopters and Surf Lifesaving. The crews of these 3 charities all...

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needy

  • By debeli
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  • 9 replies

this x-mass think about people in need for food, so when you sit at the table loaded with food. don't dump all your food ,you can't consume, give to charities ,and thay will pass it to our poor...

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Animals Australia

  • By CAT17
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I support this cause with conviction. I am so against the trade in live animals to countries who do not treat them with respect and in fact slaughter animals in the most inhumane way. It took...

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Monthly income turns to charity greed

  • By mermaid
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Some time ago I volunteered for a local charity believing my support of those in need were met. In our weekly meeting the manager shared an email from upper level management for all stores to...

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Door to Door Chariety

  • By Tricia
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In a age were we all financially have to be discerning about how we spend our money. I like to choose how I will donate and to whom. I find it extremely annoying to have peaple knock at the door...

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Homeless people in our cities

  • By CAT17
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  • 28 replies

WHY isn't there a charity set up to support the homeless in our cities> We all seem to be able to donate to "popular/well known" charities and yet dont think of the people who are sleeping in our...

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Teens in need

  • By nanab
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I have many charities but always donate to the Teens in Need..many young people who live on the streets..

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Girls Night In

  • By CAT17
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Did you attend a Girls Night In last week? My Curves gym in Glenelg SA put on a fantastic night. Four of the Curvettes 2011 (I am one) got to model beautiful clothes from TS14+ had our hair and...

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Freemasonary

  • By Bauldie216
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  • 23 replies

Why is it when a online charity comes on. they mention just a few charities? I am a Freemason. I donate to it by the way of the Festive Board, and other means. Sometimes, there is a requirement...

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Clown Doctors & The Humour Foundation

  • By The Fog
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The only worthwhile Charity that I now support on a regular basis is The Humour Foundation & its core project, the Clown Doctors. A couple of years ago, I saw a couple of the Clown Doctors...

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Special Olympics

  • By cheffeete
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  • 5 replies

I support them as they are trying to get on with life and generally live a full life as best they can with what they got.

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medical research

  • By 19chris51
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  • 25 replies

My son is disabled with sca (Spina Cerebella Ataxia) there is no medical research going on for this as so few are diagnosed with it in Australia, so please medical research

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Help for people on low incomes for wigs I

  • By pauline50
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Alopecha for 19 years now and am on parenting payment and have tried every were to get some sort of help with buying wigs to no avail ,as at $200 every 3 months i am finding it harder and harder...

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The Human Heart

  • By RainbowSpirit
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I am so proud of the human race. So many of us open our hearts up to those less fortunate than ourselves without wanting anything in return. This truly shows our human spirit and what it means to...

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S.I.D.S and Kids

  • By Phoenixarizona
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This is a charity I support with my whole heart. I fear they are often overlooked because nobody thinks that the death of a child could ever happen to them. S.I.D.S and kids are a wonderful charity...

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CTP INSURANCE QUEENSLAND

  • By DEBOCO
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If anyone has had any problems pursuing a CTP claim in Queensland, I'd like to hear about for a research project. Be as long-winded and critical as you like. Thanks,

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The Margaret River coal mining debate!

  • By Karen
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I'm absolutely appalled at this Liberal Government (Colin Barnett) for trying to force this on the residents of Margaret River. The area is known for it's pristine wine region and to even consider...

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Victorian bushfires

  • By HJW
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how to mobilise everyone to give the right sort of help,with dignity & respect, towards all who are suffering loss.

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Cystic Fibrosis

  • By Nik Nik
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Wow, how few people know about CF. I remember in the Kennet days when he shut down hospital wards and the patients with CF had to tend to eachother. This debilitating disease effects so very many...