Who we support
Braveheart Freedom Fighters (BFF)
Braveheart is an initiative to help reduce the rise in men’s mental health issues through providing education and support in key areas which affect the state of mind.
The BABES Project
The Babes Project began with one story. Now many stories begin with The Babes Project.
Not For Sale
Not For Sale protects people and communities from human trafficking and believes in creating a world where no one is for sale.
REBBL is a beverage company with a social conscience.
Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty.
World Vision is an organization working to help communities lift themselves out of poverty, for good.
Connecting people with their dreams from relief from poverty of body, mind and spirit.
Braveheart is an initiative to help reduce the rise in men’s mental health issues by providing education and support in key areas which affect the state of mind. Organisers behind the Braveheart men’s events believe a proactive approach to improving health and wellbeing is needed to deal with issues before they grow into something bigger.
The initiative recognises that men have specific mental health issues as a result of attitudes, lifestyle behaviours and social and cultural norms that require a better informed and planned response.
To address the challenges, the organisers host quarterly Braveheart men’s nights focusing on 4 key areas – financial literacy, health and nutrition, purpose and communication. The event features a guest speaker who specialises in a specific topic area, providing insight and different strategies and techniques that can help with the issues men face today.
While the Braveheart men’s nights are a Melbourne eastern suburbs initiative, content and resources to help prevent the occurrence of mental health issues are available to all.
The Babes Project
The Babes Project works with women who are seeking additional support during pregnancy. It provides all the information and support women need during the perinatal period to make great decisions about their lives and those of their children.
Trained volunteers deliver a program which:
- assists women to address challenging circumstances and engage with other healthcare and supporting agencies,
- provides workshops where women can learn life skills and baby care, and
- allows females the space to begin to plan a different future for their family.
Not For Sale
Not For Sale protects people and communities from human trafficking and believes in creating a world where no one is for sale. Not For Sale’s work provides survivors and at-risk communities in eight countries with safety and stability as well as education and economic opportunities.
The organisation’s goal is to identify, sustainable market-based solutions to address and prevent the root causes of human trafficking around the world. Not For Sale creates enterprises borne out of a mission to stop human trafficking before an individual is trafficked. The organisation does this through collaboration with successful serial entrepreneurs and innovators, creating and supporting enterprises that live and breathe the Not For Sale mission. Not For Sale counts REBBL, Dignata – a restaurant with an on-premise training program for women vulnerable to exploitation – and luxury home textiles supplier Boll & Branch, among its successes.
Since 2007, Not For Sale has directly supported over 20,000 survivors of human trafficking. Not For Sale’s direct services include: long-term housing, education, extensive medical care, legal services, counselling and therapy, job readiness and training. Its aim is to support individuals and communities to lead healthy, dignified lives.
REBBL is a beverage company with a social conscience. It was borne out of a collaboration between global thought leaders to identify an innovative, sustainable market-based solution to prevent exploitation in the Peruvian Amazon.
The company’s organic beverages are made with herbs and other natural ingredients such as roots and extracts and are sourced directly from local suppliers in the communities that it works with. REBBL’s commitment to sourcing is demonstrated through its use of sustainably-farmed and organic products from people who provide fair labour practices.
Today, REBBL is the number one selling organic beverage in the USA. Revenues this year are expected to reach $15.5 million, and REBBL is growing nearly 20 percent month-to-month. In terms of impact, REBBL now sources ingredients in 39 countries from cooperatives that benefit poor farmers.
REBBL is committed to fighting human trafficking through impact sourcing and supply chain in partnership with Not For Sale. REBBL donates 2.5 percent of revenue to Not For Sale to support communities vulnerable to exploitation and human trafficking.
Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. Children are often the hardest hit by poverty’s effects, yet they are the least able to do anything about their circumstances. Compassion takes a holistic approach to child development through sponsorship. Its Child Sponsorship Program connects one sponsor with one child living in poverty, so they can invest in that child’s future.
The organisation has been serving children living in poverty since 1952 and today is helping to transform the lives of more than 1.8 million children in 25 developing countries around the world.
Some organisations focus on developing a community or a region. Compassion believes that one of the best ways to eradicate poverty is through the development of individuals. Changed environments may assist children but transformed children will inevitably change their environments.
Compassion runs a complimentary program, Critical Needs that provides customised solutions to issues facing children, their families and communities that prevent obstacles to a child’s development.
World Vision is an organisation working to help communities lift themselves out of poverty, for good. World Vision works with the poor and the oppressed to promote human transformation and seek justice.
Connecting people with their dreams for relief from the poverty of body, mind and spirit. The foundation partners with community organisations to provide direct assistance to those in need.