Since expanding to Australia in 2016, Logical have been keen to give back to the Australian community. The charity mission we have embarked on sees us donate $500 to a charity of our clients choosing every time we raise an invoice through providing services to them. Read more about our charity campaign here.
The charities we’ve supported so far include Grow Mental Health, the Melbourne City Mission and most recently supporting the ReadyTech team in their Oxfam Trailwalker fundraising event, read more about this here.
Some of our clients have been stuck on which charity to select so we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list of the top 10 Australian Charities we think are well worth a donation.
- Australian Wildlife Conservancy
We are so lucky to be surrounded by unique wildlife in Australia, and the team at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy are doing their best to protect them all. Their aim is to prevent the extinction of many different Australian species by establishing sanctuaries and effective land management strategies.
- The Smith Family
The Smith Family is an independent charity supporting disadvantaged children and young people in Australia. According to their research, one in six children are living in poverty, and they’ve made it their mission to break the cycle through education. They receive approximately 60% of their funding through donations, and almost 50% of this money is spent on education programs.
- Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)
AIME work with Australian Indigenous high school students to help them finish school and continue on to further study, training or employment. They also run a mentoring program based at universities. They want to improve retention rates of Indigenous high school students to Year 12 and post-school to connect Indigenous students to university and employment. AIME highlight that 40% of Indigenous people aged 18-25 are in university, employment or training compared to the non-Indigenous average of 75% for the same cohort.
Sisterworks is an incredible charity that helps women migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees to become financially independent and happily settled in Australia. Based out of Richmond, this non-for-profit currently supports no less than 171 women from 55 countries and provides a workplace, learning centre and sales channel that’s designed to help them overcome significant social and employment problems.
- Peter Mac Cancer Foundation
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation is an Australian public hospital solely dedicated to overcoming cancer. Around 600 laboratory and clinical researchers work at Peter Mac, searching for better ways to detect and prevent cancer in the early stages and treat patients using more effective methods with fewer side effects. When you donate to Peter Mac your funds go directly into the purchase of researcher resources, recruitment of new researchers, clinical trials, and the purchase of new technologies for treatment.
- Care Australia
As a globally-recognised development organisation, Care Australia provide humanitarian services and promote equal living standards for everyone, regardless of race, religion, or status. Their focus is on moving towards equal rights for women, providing education and access to clean water, and ending world hunger. Their 2017/2018 report indicates that 85% of donations were used directly for program funding.
- Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue is an Australian independent non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders, and other related mental disorders. They work in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media, and community organisations, as well as people living with anxiety and depression, their friends and family, to raise community awareness of anxiety and depression and reduce the associated stigma.
- Forever Friends Animal Rescue
Staffed entirely by volunteers, Forever Friends Animal Rescue (FFAR) saves animals from ‘death row’ and gives them a home, food and endless cuddles. The non-for-profit operates an incredibly generous fostering network of carers, transporters, trainers and behaviourists that help these animals find their forever homes.
- Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
Aspect are an Australian not-for-profit provider and supplier of services for people on the spectrum. They provide information, intervention, and services to meet the needs of people on the spectrum and their families. Autism lasts a lifetime and affects an estimated 1 in 70 Australians. The word ‘spectrum’ reflects the different challenges that people on the autism spectrum face and the degree to which they may be affected. Aspect wants to provide the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum.
- Share The Dignity
Share the Dignity is an Australian women’s charity offering support for homeless women and victims of domestic violence, by collecting and distributing packs of personal hygiene products. They accept product donations, which are first distributed locally, and excess items are then sent out nationally and internationally to women in need.