Archive for November, 2011

Charities you have supported

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Three great events and three inspiring charities that are doing incredible work to help WA’s community in three different ways. Here’s a look at what they are all doing and how your time, effort and donations are helping.

Our first event, the 2010 Autumn Dinner raised money to help the Global Good Foundation whose purpose is to create a safe and joyful world for all people affected by domestic violence, through empowerment, opportunity and education.

The funds raised have gone to establishing Global Good Education Centers as a second step to crisis centres in the rehabilitation process. Each centre will house a small community of people and family pets affected by domestic violence in a rural environment, set in a community based design, and will offer conventional and therapeutic programs as well as business programs.

Here are some images of GGF’s vision of the educations centres for which building will soon get underway.

The 2010 Summer Dinner supported Samaritans Crisis Line who provide a 24 hour call line to individuals from all walks of life, who find themselves overwhelmed with their current life situation, no matter what that may be, and want to share their personal crisis with someone willing to listen. They are working towards a society in which fewer individuals die by suicide.

Your donations helped Samaritans Crisis Line create a marketing and awareness campaign on 6PR and 96fm. This campaign raised public awareness of the vital support that is available to anyone in their time of crisis as well as recruit more volunteers.

Have a listen to the two ad campaigns, Awareness Campaign Ad and Volunteer Campaign Ad.

And most recently our 2011 Spring Dinner allowed People Who Care establish their Power A Pensioner program that will enrich the lives of WA pensioners who are living below the poverty line. The money raised at this event is allowing PWC to deliver its first 150 food hampers in early December just in time for Christmas as well as paying some bills for those who aren’t able to do so themselves.

Thank you to all three charities for allowing us and the people of Perth help our communities in such important ways.

Join us on Facebook & Twitter for updates on what we are doing next!

It’s a wrap!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

After more than eight months of planning, preparing, arranging, freaking out, rearranging, getting excited and getting things done we held our third and biggest fundraising event yet. The Spring Dinner was a feat, spanning both Perth and the South West’s finest restaurants.

People Who Care were the recipients of the WA community’s generosity and through this generosity we raised a total of $21,360! All of which goes directly to their ‘Power A Pensioner’ program that has been established to help enrich the lives of WA’s struggling pensioners.

We would like to thank all the restaurants, all of the sponsors and our guests who donated to this important cause. Your efforts will be incredibly appreciated by those whose lives you will touch as a result of your kindness. Also a huge thank you to the time, effort and brain power of our incredible team, we could not have done it without you!

And now for the deep breath, time for a little break before the wheels start turning again.

Check out our Facebook page for all the photos from the event and be sure to stay up to date on where we are taking Dine for Life next. As always, onwards & upwards!