Category Archives: Community

Toothbrushes + slippers = Christmas kindness

My friend Ali, who has been an incredible supporter of many causes, recently collected and distributed 279 pamper boxes to go to women in domestic violence shelters on the Gold Coast.  Pretty amazing – check out her recent fb post … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Community, GIVING, Homelessness, KINDNESS, Pay it forward, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Attention 80s Gold Coast party people!

Do you live on the Gold Coast and want to step back into an 80s disco?  Well here is your chance!  The 6th fundraising Back to the 80s singalong is on again, organised by Dominique Lummus and friends at Helensvale … Continue reading

Posted in Brisbane Events, Community, Homelessness, Pay it forward, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GLAM It Up For Charity supporting Orange Sky Laundry #GLAM16

My annual charity dinner GLAM It Up For Charity is on again!  A little charity dinner I started when I was on maternity leave with my son, who is now TEN YEARS OLD! I never imagined this little dinner would … Continue reading

Posted in Australian charity, Brisbane Events, Community, Homelessness, Pay it forward, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

One of a kind speakers. Great sound. Incredible cause.

It is funny how the world works.  You might remember a few posts ago, I wrote about social enterprise Substation33 that recycle and reuse electronic waste to create jobs and training opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers in Logan?  (Here is the … Continue reading

Posted in Community, CSR, Environment, GIVING, Recycle or upcycle, Social Enterprise, Uncategorized, youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ECOPADS = environment, education and empowerment

I recently learnt about an amazing lady,  Freeda Thong, a Brisbane based social entrepreneur passionate about women, the environment and equality. Freeda recently ran a crowd funding campaign to raise $15,000 for her new, innovative, environmentally and socially impactful product – Ecopads. … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Environment, Ethical Shopping, GIVING, Pay it forward, Recycle or upcycle, Social Enterprise, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Give some words with heart

Do you think it would be possible to run a company that educates girls in developing countries, helps the environment AND makes a profit? Meet Lauren Shuttleworth, a Brisbane based social entrepreneur who is doing exactly that with her eco-friendly … Continue reading

Posted in Causes, Children, Community, CSR, Environment, GIVING, Social Enterprise, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Uplift Project – recycling bras to women in need

UPDATE 25/05/16: An urgent update to this post, I spoke to Liz the founder of Uplift Project, and she currently has 40,000 bras in storage in Melbourne and desperately needs help funding the shipment of these to PNG.  For $10 … Continue reading

Posted in Australian charity, Community, GIVING, Pay it forward, Recycle or upcycle | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday 19th May is Suit of Change Day – fellas, it is time to clear out the wardrobe

Mark Ferguson, a basketballer, who at 6’5” had always struggled to find a suit that fitted him properly. So in 2005, Mark set up bespoke men’s tailor Wil Valor, and he has been helping men of all sizes from his … Continue reading

Posted in Brisbane Events, Community, GIVING, Homelessness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Random Hacks of Kindness

I recently learnt about Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Australia, part of a global community of technologists and changemakers who ‘hack for good’. Did you know that the word ‘hack’ in technology circles is more often used to describe a way of coming … Continue reading

Posted in Brisbane Events, Community, KINDNESS, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Go on, Chuck in ya Towel

What is Chuck in ya Towel? Chuck in ya Towel is a project between 139 Club, Brisbane’s ‘Soul Stylist’ Avra Velis and YOU to help raise 500+ clean towels for the homeless of Brisbane by March 31, 2016. The OFFICIAL … Continue reading

Posted in Brisbane Events, Causes, Children, Community, Homelessness, Pay it forward, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment