Sudsy Challenge hones in on homelessness

Orange Sky’s Sudsy Challenge

COURTNEY THOMAS Charity Orange Sky kicks off their month-long Sudsy Challenge tomorrow, challenging participants to wear the same clothes for three days in a row to draw attention to homelessness.   Orange Sky, which provides a free … [Read more...]

Park goes red for domestic violence awareness

Tom Tate Red Bench Mudgeeraba

LILY NOLAN AND STAFF WRITERS The Gold Coast’s Mudgeeraba Rotary Park has become the newest recipient of a brightly painted red bench as part of the Red Bench Project, which aims to start an important dialogue about domestic … [Read more...]

South East takes on 35km walk for mito

Sunshine Coast Bloody Long Walk

YUAN LIU & STAFF WRITERS Thousands of fundraisers in the South East are putting their best foot forward this month to take part in the Bloody Long Walk, in order to help find treatments and a cure for mitochondrial … [Read more...]

Charity thinks outside box on homelessness

Maddy Jones and Gali Blacher The Good Box

JADE MACBETH Brisbane-based humanitarians Gali Blacher and Maddy Jones have made it their mission to challenge misconceptions around homelessness through their innovative social enterprise, The Good Box.   The Brisbane-based … [Read more...]

Op shops adopt COVID-safe procedures

Red Cross Shop Annerley

LILY HIRST Op shops around Brisbane are up and running post-lockdown, and have implemented new health and safety regulations to keep volunteer staff and customers COVID-safe.   Many of the thrift stores that were forced to close in late … [Read more...]

Charities struggle to cope during pandemic

Homeless in Southport

SAMARA MCRAE Charities on the Gold Coast have been struggling to provide valuable services to people experiencing homelessness since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.   Some of the charitable organisations had to close down when … [Read more...]

Animal shelters adopt new virtual approach

Bull Arab foster dogs

MADISON COSKERIE The coronavirus pandemic has forced Queensland animal shelters to adapt to social distancing regulations by cancelling or amending fundraising events and shifting animal adoption procedures online.   The RSPCA … [Read more...]

Dignity needs more help this August

Dignity Drive at Woolworths August 2020

LILY NOLAN  National charity Share the Dignity is partnering with Woolworths again this month for their Dignity Drive, but this time around they need even more help due to the impact of COVID-19.   The charity, which is partnering with … [Read more...]

Animal sanctuary opens gates to public

DRU founder Kate Bijkerk

KAYLA SYLVESTER Many industries are facing an uncertain future thanks to COVID-19, but one industry that has been largely overlooked during the pandemic is that of animal rescue.   Deathrow Unchained (DRU) is a not-for-profit … [Read more...]

Brisbane gets daggy to help homeless youth

Brisbane Youth Service’s Daggy Jumper Day

IRIS ZHANG AND TRISH KETELS Brisbane residents will be in for a fashion treat today as workers and students around the city put on their daggiest jumper to help support homeless youth. Daggy Jumper Day is the brainchild of the Brisbane Youth … [Read more...]