Women’s Network Australia (WNA) is not just an organisation, it’s a community. Since our inception, Women’s Network Australia has taken a leadership role in inspiring and encouraging our members to use their lives to make a difference.
Our members are successful businesswomen with competing demands on their time. Nevertheless, charitable and community support remains high on their agenda. Giving back is in our DNA here at Women’s Network Australia. It’s something we think (and act) on every single day. We know that when a woman helps another woman, everyone wins. And never is that more evident than when we’re able to back the women who are less privileged than us.
Over the years, we’ve used our platforms to help countless organisations raise money for the people who need it most.
Women’s Legal Service Queensland
Women’s Legal Service (Qld) is dedicated to creating safer futures for Queensland families impacted by domestic violence. Our small staff team and over 100 volunteers provide free legal and welfare help to women and their children who are often living in fear. Our State-wide Helpline, drop-in sessions, outreach and hospital programs provide over 30,000 vital services each year. However due to increasing community need, 40% of calls for help can’t be answered. Everyone deserves to live in safety and our aim is to ensure help is there when it is needed most. Thank you for your important support.
Mummy’s Wish understands the REAL LIFE impact of the words ‘you have cancer’ and know that when a mum is diagnosed with cancer it affects the entire family. Every day around Australia, 13 families have their lives turned upside down when mum is diagnosed with cancer. The Mummy’s Wish support program has been designed to alleviate the pressure on mum and most importantly enable families to spend precious time together during what can be a distressing and traumatic period. We do this through provision of healthy ready made meals or house cleaning and therapeutic resources to help families talk to their children about mum’s diagnosis.
Drought Angels provides a unique service for which it is has become well known for within the rural sector. Drought Angels is a small charity run by big hearts, who offer a listening ear, a warm hug and personalised support given to each family. We like to tell our farmers that this is not a handout but a Thank You. “Thank you for all you do to put the food on our tables because without you we would all go hungry”. Through direct personal contact with the farmers, Drought Angels has earnt a reputation for providing personalised, heartfelt and discreet assistance. We help those who would not normally reach out but prefer to battle it alone, which can lead to severe depression and in some cases suicide. One-on-one support aides in ‘breaking down the barriers’ of a proud demographic who quite often have never received a hand up.
SHARE THE DIGNITY
Share the Dignity is a not-for-profit charity, founded by Rochelle Courtney, providing homeless and at-risk women Australia-wide with sanitary items to alleviate period poverty. More than 4,100 volunteers and some of Australia’s biggest corporates support the charity, which has collected in excess of 1.9 million packets of sanitary items since forming in 2015. Courtney designed a world-first Dignity Vending Machine, known as the Pinkbox to dispense a free period pack of sanitary items. Pinkboxes are being installed in at need areas nation-wide. Share the Dignity now also runs a Christmas appeal called #Itsinthebag where women are asked to donate a pre-loved or new handbag filled with sanitary items, some of other life’s essentials plus any other gift they may wish to donate.
Rape and Domestic Violence Australia
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is a not-for-profit organisation working to put a full stop to sexual, domestic and family violence. We provide free 24/7 telephone, online and face to face trauma counselling to Australians impacted by sexual, domestic or family violence. We also advocate with governments, the media and the community to prevent and end violence. We believe it is every person’s human right to a life free of violence, and when violence occurs, it is their right to receive compassionate, professional assistance in their recovery and full redress for the crime through the criminal justice system.
Support The Girls Australia
Support The Girls Australia is built on integrity and focussed on engaging and connecting with any disenfranchised woman/girl whether she be homeless, impacted by loss of a partner, a refugee, rural woman, indigenous woman or transgender. Founded by Jane Holmes, her strong ethos of conversation and connection with each person creates an opportunity to create change. Spaces are created for women from all walks of life to foster relationships with other women in the community regardless of income, creed, age, or cultural background. This call to action starts by ensuring women have dignity and respect by providing them with professionally fitted bras and underwear along with toiletries and menstrual hygiene products. Support The Girls Australia has donated face to face over 40 000 bras in its 4.5 years of operation.
Neuroblastoma Australia is a national registered charity focused on raising funds to improve the survival rates of neuroblastoma childhood cancer. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer affecting primarily babies and toddlers. Current survival rates for aggressive neuroblastoma are just 50%. Neuroblastoma Australia started due to the inspiration of one little girl, Sienna Hoffmann. Sienna’s Mum, Lucy Jones was compelled to start fundraising after she lost Sienna to this disease when she was just two and a half years old. In 2012 the charity was registered and received GDR status in 2014 and has since raised over $2.3 million for specific neuroblastoma research projects. The charity has a world-class Scientific Advisory Board that ensures only the most promising research is funded. In addition to research, the charity provides support to families affected by neuroblastoma. The charity generally raises most of its revenue, for research through three annual events – Sienna’s Gala Dinner, Run2Cure (fun run in the Domain, Sydney), Golf2Cure as well as online charity shop.