We believe strongly in supporting the community in which we live and work, and as such Australis College are proud to support several local charities, such as Suit of Change, and the Make-A-Wish Australia foundation as well as supporting initiatives such as Roses in the Ocean, the Kokoda Youth Charity, The Cancer Council and other worthwhile initiatives.
Suit of Change is a unique not for profit organisation that provides a range of services to men at risk. It was created to become a facilitator of clothing donations for our non-profit partners, Suited to Success and St Vincent de Paul.
Suit of Change’s role is to:
Suit of Change restores the confidence of at risk men and contributes to reducing the risk of domestic violence and is proudly supported by Australis College.
For more information about the 2016 Suit of Change campaign click here.
Charity Fundraiser David Ogg
Australis College is proud to be a supporter of charity fundraiser David Ogg.
David has actively raised over $28,000 for MS, Miracle Babies and now Nambour and Currimundi special schools.
David is fundraising through the website gofundraise (link to http://swim.gofundraise.com.au/page/DavidOgg ) for the upcoming, The Island Charity Swim – Mudjimba to Mooloolaba.
The Island Charity Swim is on Saturday 14 May 2016 an participants will swim from Mudjimba beach, out around Old Woman Island and then back in to Mooloolaba beach to finish.
To donate to David and support his swim visit http://swim.gofundraise.com.au/page/DavidOgg
CEO Sleep out
Australis College, through the participation of Managing Director Andrew Hetherington, is a proud supporter of the Vinnies CEO Sleep Out.
This year on 18 June 2015, Andrew will join CEOs from around Brisbane and sleep out in the cold. Experiencing for one night what over 100,000 homeless Australians experience every night.
St Vincent de Paul Society’s commitment has increased the profile of homelessness and raises crucial funds for Vinnies homeless services. The College’s fundraising efforts will provide immediate and emergency assistance and pathways to a brighter future for many homeless people.
The Make-A-Wish foundation grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and we couldn’t think of a better cause than this. If you would like get involved and support this wonderful organisation, visit their website at www.makeawish.org.au
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, and in a lot of cases, with the right education and advice, it can be preventable. Roses In The Ocean is a charitable organisation aimed at preventing suicide through education and shared experience.
Bronwen Edwards, CEO and founder of Roses In The Ocean, recently spoke to our community services and counselling faculty students about suicide prevention. Click here to watch her talk.
As part of our ongoing commitment to helping people transform their lives through education, Australis College is extremely proud to sponsor the PCYC Hill’s Districts ‘Time 4 Kids’ fund raising activity in 2015.
Each year during the month of April Time4Kids events are held across Australia. Hundreds of participants from all walks of life – community members and leaders, business leaders and owners, celebrities and sporting heroes come together to support PCYC and Do Time to Stop Youth Crime. Volunteer detainees are locked-up in mock gaol cells, under the supervision of a Police Officer and must raise bail through donations to be set free.