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[bottledjayme]
Is there any charities/organisations that are very close to your heart?
Mind sharing them?
Why are they important to you?

I am very passionate about:

* ACT for Kids www.actforkids.com.au - This is "Abused Children's Trust", their aim is to provide children with the foundations to heal and lead a normal life, after abuse. They also aim to identify "high risk" families, to provide assistance and counselling to try and prevent and stop abuse in its tracks.

I started supporting them when I was at hospital with my son - There was a poster of theirs on the wall that read "With more than 31,500 reported cases of child abuse each year in Australia alone - It's everybody's business". I looked up on their website and they broke it down, to 1 child every 17 minutes is suffering from abuse or neglect, whether it be physical, emotional, or sexual - Usually by a trusted friend or family member. I look at my babies and think - Every child should be looked at like that and every child deserves to feel safe.

* I also do my best raising awareness for a charity called "Joshua's Fight for Life Inc". https://www.facebook.com/Joshuasfightforlife?fref=ts - Pneumococcal septicemia - This charity was started by a girl I know, after her 6 month old son became ill and consequently died from the disease. The JFL team's aim is to raise awareness about this disease - The signs and symptoms and why it's better to overreact than to not react at all. They also offer support for people who have been effected by this disease. They do a lot of fund raising to make money to provide talks in different parts of Australia, brochures for hospitals and Drs surgeries and for merchandise; which includes the "Joshy Bear" which was inspired by Skye sending Joshua's favourite teddy away to be made into a housing for his ashes. People can use them just as a bear, or in the same way Skye did.


I love supporting these charities because I love the feeling of giving to someone who doesn't know me and can't give back. It makes me feel like I am helping to make a difference.


Edit: Sorry apparently I really suck at doing HTML stuff on Livejournal =/
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[User Picture]From: firesidedog
2013-01-22 03:53 am (UTC)

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I wish I was better off financially to donate. I have a huge spot in my heart for less fortunate children.
[User Picture]From: bottledjayme
2013-01-22 03:57 am (UTC)

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I do as well. Children and the elderly, get me every time! Do you live close to them? If they would let you, you could go and read stories to the children etc, some of them don't really have many people to visit and they'd love stuff like that! =)
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[User Picture]From: bottledjayme
2013-01-22 03:59 am (UTC)

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When I went to edit it... It was a whole mass of codes, my eyes went blurry, so I went back copy/pasted the entry. I used to be able to do it pretty well, but these days every time I try, I do something that sends it crazy!

[User Picture]From: due27south
2013-01-22 04:06 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: opheliaheart
2013-01-22 04:09 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: chaostrophy
2013-01-22 05:53 am (UTC)

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I support DreamPower, Nine Lives and Dumb Friends League animal rescues because they had excellent in home training programs, I adopted my pets through them, and I volunteered at the other.
[User Picture]From: twentyfourhours
2013-01-22 06:47 am (UTC)

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http://www.kssairambulance.org.uk/ Surrey Air Ambulance. I was in an accident in May 2009 and they saved my life because they got me to hospital so fast- here in the UK air ambulance charities get no government funding, so they rely entirely on corporate and public donation. It costs them roughly £1000- maybe a bit more- each time they have to pick somebody up- hence I raised £1000 for them after I recovered from my accident by running in a few races.