VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED – THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING.
Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for their favourite charity! The poll was open for a week and in that time we had over 400 votes! An amazing effort! The top 3 have been decided and now it’s time to vote for the finalist! Poll will be open for one week. Once the finalist has been chosen I will contact them regarding fundraising on their behalf. Once we’ve got all our shoes in a row, I’ll be posting about the event. Happy Voting! (Read the original post regarding ‘what a virtual run is’ here).
Click on the names to read more about each charity.
James & Kristy Thomas are the founders of Feel The Magic Foundation. It’s their mission is to brighten the lives of kids who have lost someone they love.
They both know first hand how hard it is to deal with the loss of a loved one, which is why they are both so passionate about their cause.
Dealing with grief is always a difficult and challenging time for anybody, however through the eyes of a child it can be a devastating experience. Feel The Magic has been created to lift the spirits of children who have lost their parent/parents or even a sibling due to illness or unfortunate circumstances completely out of their control.
Feel The Magic is a non-for profit organisation, which raises money to send bereaved children & their immediate family to the happiest place on earth Disneyland. We know that this is not going to bring back their lost loved one however It’s here where families can create magical experiences that they will remember forever. It’s also an opportunity for them to reunite as one and honor the memory of the deceased. Feel the Magic also offers ongoing grief education and support to help kids and their families move forward in life without their lost loved one in a positive way.
It is Feel the Magic’s vision that the whole family will unite in a magical way in a magical place like ‘Disneyland’.
Based in Sydney Australia, we are a local community group with volunteers from the Hills District (Castle Hill to Quakers Hill area) wanting to make assistance available where there seems to be a gap in the current system offerring help to families.
Some families do not meet the criteria at the local welfare and community centres for help and we want to try to help those that fall through the cracks of the current welfare, charity and community system.
We are 100% non profit community group that relys 100% on volunteers and the community gifting our families we are helping.
When we have supplies available to us, we help families needing food, care packages, baby goods, clothes, toilletries, toys, books, furniture, white goods, electricals, appliances, homewares, shoes, tradesmen and assist with medical requirements.
We can also assist in finding meals for families in need and referring them to agencies or centres that can assist them with support or referrals to other resources.
Give and Take not only help with “needs” items but also with “wants” items. We pride ourselves on being unique and modern with assisting families with everyday items that keep up with society. (For eg. to prevent bullying)
We have many volunteers that can help with deliveries and transport and have access to alot of suppliers for items of basic needs necessary for everyday life.
NOFASD Australia is an independent not-for-profit charitable organisation. We are the national peak organisation representing the interests of individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Our Vision is the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies in Australia and an improved quality of life for those living with FASD.
NOFASD Australia has a strong commitment to FASD prevention at a primary, secondary and early intervention level.
NOFASD Australia is working towards ensuring FASD is recognised as a disability in Australia, promoting social inclusion by advancing the rights and interests of people living with FASD, and providing the necessary supports to individuals and families at a grassroots level. This advocacy work is fundamentally important in preventing the social, health, economic and justice consequences of this condition for all Australians.
In addition to delivering support to families living with FASD, NOFASD Australia also provides education and training workshops to parent and carer groups, government and non-government service providers and school communities throughout Australia.