Wednesday
Feb252015

SUPPORT SERVICES

Australia-wide

  • Partners in Recovery - Helping clients with mental health concerns get connected with the right services.

Brisbane Only

  • Centacare - Catholic Support Services for the entire community with a range of programs for individuals and families.
  • Communify - A multi-service organisation that provides a range of programs and activities for families and individuals to enhance their quality of life. Their primary concern is the health and wellbeing of socially, physically, intellectually and emotionally disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
  • Hoarding in Brisbane - Information on Hoarding and how to get help in Brisbane.
  • Making a Difference – Brisbane - Making a Difference is aimed at helping individuals and families in crisis.
  • Moreton Bay Housing and Homelessness Network - Providing a network for agencies and individuals to work collaboratively towards better, fairer, more affordable, appropriate, accessible housing, accommodation and related services for people in the Moreton Bay Region.
  • North Brisbane Partners in Recovery - Helping clients with mental health concerns get connected with the right services.
  • Open Minds - Open Minds works with people to enhance mental health and wellbeing. They offer a range of programs and tailored support services including lifestyle, employment and health streams.
  • Redlands Centre for Women – Empowering, connecting and educating women in the Redlands.
Tuesday
Aug132013

Links and Resources

  •  Local councils directory – Search for local council contact details; links to local laws; area, housing and population statistics and employment opportunities.

Collaborative Consumption

  • Story of Stuff Video – The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
  • Open Shed – Why buy when you can share? We can make use of the latest gadgets, still have exciting life experiences and de-clutter our lives at the same time through sharing what we have with other people. We CAN make a difference through being smart about our consumption.

Eco-friendly Resources

  • Green Painters - GreenPainters is the sustainability initiative of the National Institute of Painting and Decorating. It is the national eco-certification program for painting contractors; providing training, consumer information and skills to promote environmentally preferable coatings technology.  

Hoarding and Chronic Disorganisation

  • Children of Hoarders - a not-for profit organization made up of volunteer COH, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the unique challenges facing children of hoarders™ while helping them to support themselves and each other.

Shop Ethically & Sustainably

  • Fair trade Australia – Find out more about fair trade and where to buy fair trade products within Australia and New Zealand.
  • Lillypilly Silk – Fair trade 100% silk products hand-woven and sewn in Cambodia supporting impoverished families in the Takeo Province. 
  • Oz Giftz – Fair trade, unique and handmade Australian and New Zealand souvenir gifts made in South Africa, supporting impoverished communities. Order custom-made beaded gifts for your brand or business.
  • Wishbone Design Studio – Designs and creates bikes that transform and can be used for children aged 1-5 years. They are committed to social, ethical and environmental sustainability in everything they do – through raw materials to where and how they manufacture, office systems and support for other interests.
  • Zeega – Australian-made organic clothing aiming to bring ‘The Passion back into Fashion’. They have very passionate ethics regarding supporting Australian industry, sustainability, environment, fair trade and transparency. 
Wednesday
Jun192013

Where To Donate

Australia-wide

  • Australian Charity Guide – A comprehensive list of Australian Charities.
  • Endeavour Foundation – Donate your second-hand clothing to a store near you or shop online for guilt-free shopping.
  • Fitted for Work – NSW and VIC only - Fitted for Work is committed to assisting women experiencing disadvantage gain financial independence, and the dignity that comes from having gainful employment. They help by providing interview preparation, personal outfitting, and a range of transition to work and mentoring programs. 
  • Freecycle – Keep your unwanted items out of landfill by joining your local Freecycle Group. An online community of eco-friendly users offering free items and wanted items. 
  • Givit – Connecting donations with deserving charities. Pledge your items to a good cause.
  • Global Interaction – Send your used stamps to your local State Office to help raise $65 000 each year for supporting international mission and aid work.
  • Habitat for Humanity – Donate building goods or volunteer your time. Habitat for Humanity Australia (HFHA) is an independent non-profit organisation working to reduce housing poverty and be a recognised voice on the right to shelter. HFHA supports projects in both Australia and overseas.
  • Lifeline – Crisis support and suicide prevention. Donate your second-hand clothing to a store near you to help fund these vital programs.
  • St Vincent de Paul – Find your local Vinnies shop to drop off your donations as well as a list of items accepted. Pick up of furniture is also available in most metropolitan areas.
  • Zi!lch – Give away and find free stuff. Declutter, reuse and repurpose your unwanted items.

Brisbane Only

  • Making a Difference – Brisbane - Making a Difference is aimed at helping individuals and families in crisis. Donate your unwanted items to needy families in Brisbane.
  • New Life Orphanage – Over 200 children and staff live across four locations in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Each year containers filled with clothing, medical supplies, education items, books, backpacks, shoes and building materials are sent from Brisbane, Australia. New Life Orphanage not only receives donations for their orphans, but also gives freely to the poor communities throughout all of Myanmar. (Click here for their website or to donate please contact us).
  • Redlands Centre for Women – Donate pamper items for their Pink Pamper Packs or baby clothes and accessories for the Young Parent Program.