We are hoping to help our school and our outside community by running 2 fundraisers in the year. We want you to help us decide what we should raise money for, and have created a survey on a site called Survey Monkey. There are 3 questions- Question 1 asks you what charity you think we should raise money for. There is a description below of each of the charity choices so you can decide which you think would be best. Question 2 asks what you would like us to raise funds for our school community, and question 3 asks what activity you would most like to do for a fundraiser.
We would like to hear from all members of our school community, so this survey is open to all students, teachers and parents to have a vote. We’d love it if everyone joined in…but please remember each person should only vote ONCE to make it far.
Survey’s Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MXNVJZW
Below is some information and links for the organisations that are on our charity survey.
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. Greenpeace takes action to protect our natural home, now and for the future. If you want more information you can jump onto http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/
The Smith Family
The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
When a child grows up in disadvantage, the effects go beyond the pressures of not having enough money for the basics. It can also hold them back from accessing the same educational opportunities as other children – leaving them with fewer options for their future. The Smith Family are committed to providing long-term educational support to disadvantaged children. In the last yearthe Smith Family has helped more than 106,000 disadvantaged children and their families in 97 communities across Australia:
A better future for young Australians in need.
Every child deserves a chance.
To create opportunities for young Australians in need by providing long-term support for their participation in education.
If you want to learn more about The Smith Family, click on the link below.
World Vision a Christian relief and community development organization that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people in need worldwide. World Vision has been engages people to work towards eliminating poverty throughout 96 countries.
World Visions projects embody:
- The needs of children.
- Long-term viability and sustainability.
- Education and skills training.
- Gender equality.
- HIV and AIDS education and prevention.
- Affordable technology solutions.
If you want to learn more about World Vision, click on the link below.
Royal Children’s Hospital
The mission of The Royal Children’s Hospital is to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents through leadership in healthcare, research and education.
- Developing innovative treatments and therapies for our patients, using our state of the art facilities.
- Performing high quality clinical trials, both investigator and industry-led.
- Developing novel and improved diagnostics for our patients.
- Understanding and preventing the development and progression of childhood illnesses.
The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from other states around Australia and overseas. In 2011–12 the RCH treated 34,784 children.
If you want to learn more about the Royal Children’s Hospital, click on the link below.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) is a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
The RSPCA operates ten animal welfare shelters in Victoria, providing refuge and care and where possible, offering more than 35,000 animals each year a second chance. A team of RSPCA Inspectors works to protect animals from cruelty, investigates 14,337 estimated reports, prosecutes offenders and rescues animals from dangerous situations.
RSPCA is also has a strong science and campaigns team, with a particular focus on farm animal issues, representing the interests of animal welfare with Government and industry across all areas.
If you want to learn more about the RSPCA, click on the link below.
The Cancer Council Victoria
Cancer is a disease of the body’s cells. Normally cells grow and multiply in a controlled way, however, if something causes a mistake to occur in the cells’ genetic blueprints, this control can be lost. If these cells spread into surrounding areas, or to different parts of the body, they are known as malignant – commonly referred to as cancer. Lots of people are affected by the different types of cancer there are, and scientists don’t have a cure. The Cancer council is working on a cure and to help people with cancer and their families. Find more information at http://www.cancer.org.au/
Helping Aged Care
Helping aged care is a foundation that focuses on helping old people. They spend there funds on carers for the old people or even teach them how to use smart phones or phones. The foundation was established in 1953 is still going today. If you want you find more information at http://www.helpinghand.org.au
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
The key mission of Make-A-Wish Australia is to grant the wishes of children and young people with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Australia has granted over 7,000 wishes to children in Australia with life-threatening medical conditions.
If you want to learn more about Make A Wish Foundation, click on the link below.
AMAZE (AUTISM VICTORIA)
Autism Victoria is now called Amaze and is the peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Victoria. Autism is a disease that can not be cured, but we can most certainly understand it better. Autism isn’t a deadly disease, but if you are Autistic you may find it hard to communicate, hard to socialize and you may think a little differently. But if you have autism, it does not mean you can’t have a happy life. In fact, people with Autism are often fantastic at things they enjoy. Lots of people in our school community know somone who has Autism, so it would be great if we knew more about it- Check out AMAZE’s website to find out more:
We are here to help:
▪ Individuals with an ASD
▪ Parents, families and carers of individuals with an ASD
▪ Parent support groups
▪ Autism professionals and practitioners
▪ Medical and allied health professionals
▪ Schools, principals, teachers, teachers aides, welfare staff
▪ Employment and residential service staff
▪ Government employees
▪ The research community
▪ The general public
If you want to learn more about Amaze, click on the link below.