Charities Supported by The Fish Works

The Fish Works proudly supports a variety of local and international charities with monthly donations.

As a small business that has done alright over the years, we feel it only right that we do our bit and contribute to the people and organisations that are dedicated to making the world a better place for those in need.  

 

The Fred Hollows Foundation

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These guys are amazing, once we heard that these guys can restore someone's sight for as little as $25, we decided to support them.  What a great cause and great ambassadors for Australia abroad.  

We donate $75 per month to these guys, which gives us a great feeling, but more importantly, gives the gift of sight to people in need. 

Please click on their logo to go straight to their donations page.

 

Rough Threads

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A Sydney-based charity set up and run by Australian of the Year finalist, Carrie Deane.  

Since its launch, Rough Threads has grown from just being a clothing provider to a whole service community event. Support from local residents and businesses has meant that Rough Threads offers new services at every event. From food and clothes to haircuts or physio check-ups, Rough Threads isn’t just about a quick fix, it’s about showing people that they belong and are cared about.

Rough Threads are always looking for quality clothing and volunteer services in order to provide the excellent work within the homeless community in Sydney.  

The Fish Works is a proud sponsor of this worthy charity, bringing services, goods and dignity to those less fortunate within our community.  Please click on their logo to see their great work and support this charity today!

We donate $50 per month to Rough Threads, but it's the volunteers that contribute the most!  Get in touch and help out at their next event!

 

Access Industries

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Access Industries is a non-profit organisation that help people with disabilities to gain meaningful work and with developing their work skills, with a view to increasing their personal and financial independence and enabling them to take their rightful place as productive and valued members of Australian society. 

They run awesome raffles a few times a year with great prizes!  Check out their website and see how you can help by clicking on their logo!   We are always in the raffle, we will win the prize one day!  ;)  

 

World Vision

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Everyone know's what these guys do.  We sponsor a cool kid in Laos, who is doing great in school (and judging by his school work, trying much harder than I did!!)  ;)  Keep it up Phick!

 

 

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia

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In 2013, one of our dearest customers sadly passed away from a form of Motor Neurone Disease.  Science will find a cure for this one day but needs both dedicated scientists and funds to do this.  They have the scientists.

MND Australia works in collaboration with the state MND associations to help Australians impacted by MND live better for longer. They provide trusted information and raise awareness to promote the best possible care and support. They play an authoritative role in shaping government policies to empower the MND community. Every research project financed by MND Australia has been scrutinised and endorsed by their committee of experts to ensure that our supporters’ donations fund only the best research.

The Fish Works donates $50 per month towards the research arm of the MND.  We encourage you to visit their website to see if there is any way you can contribute too. 

 

Medecins San Frontieres - Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) is the world’s leading independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid. Every day more than 24,000  Médecins Sans Frontières field staff are providing assistance to people caught in crises around the world. They have offices in 19 countries supporting these teams, including our office in Sydney. Every year around one hundred Australians and New Zealanders are sent to and supported in the field by Médecins Sans Frontières Australia.

We believe that providing free medical treatment in some of the world's most dangerous and desperate places is such a worthwhile cause because so many innocent people get caught up in these places and are in need of medical treatment due to the actions of others.  A life saved, is a friend for life.  

The Fish Works donates $50 per month to this most important of initiatives.

 

UNHCR

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on 14 December 1950 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 428(V). The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and to find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

We contribute $50 per month to this agency that is more stretched than ever, due to the ongoing wars of our times and the human cost that comes with this.

 

Pandrillus Web Link

Pandrillus founders Liza Gadsby & Peter Jenkins began work in Nigeria & Cameroon in 1988.  They soon after embraced the challenge of preventing the extinction of the highly endangered drill monkey Mandrillus leucophaeus.  Since then, the mission of Pandrillus has expanded to include chimpanzees and other wildlife that share the drill’s habitat in the Cross-Sanaga region, a small area in the heart of Africa with exceptionally high primate diversity.

In the 1980s, drills were believed by the international scientific community to be extinct in Nigeria and on Bioko Island, in Equatorial Guinea. The only known population was in Korup National Park in Cameroon.  In reality, drills were still found across most of their original range from the Cross River in Nigeria to the Sanaga River in Cameroon.  They were being hunted relentlessly, their habitat was being fragmented and destroyed and they had been largely overlooked by the conservation community.  In zoos in Europe and the USA drills bred poorly and their population was also in decline.  No long term studies in the wild had been achieved and little was known of their biology, ecology or even where they could be found.  Drills were listed by the IUCN as the highest priority African primate for conservation action.

One of our guys Tunji, who some of you may have had the pleasure to meet, spent many years working as an integral part of this organisation.  He has some great stories! 

The Fish Works donates $35 USD per month to this great initiative and we encourage you to check out their website!

 

Shine for Kids

Shine for Kids Link

Whether that parent is in prison, has died or abandoned the family, the grieving process is much the same. There is the same fear, anxiety, sadness and anger. And often the same problems of financial hardship and disrupted care are thrown into the mix.

But some things are unique to the children of prisoners. Things like shame. A fear of being ostracised. And a terrible sense of isolation.

The isolation is frequently physical. A parent in prison often triggers a move to a new community and a new school – a severing of ties with existing social and support networks. But even more debilitating is the isolation that comes with guarding their terrible secret. One thing that makes these children so easy to overlook is that they make it their life’s work to stay hidden.

These young people deserve our help because none of us would choose for them to suffer. But, beyond the humanity, there ís also a more selfish motivation. When we help them we are also helping ourselves: children of prisoners are five times more likely than other kids to end up in prison themselves – a high price we all have to pay.

SHINE for Kids Co-operative Ltd is a registered charity supporting children with a parent in the criminal justice system, providing services in NSW, QLD, VIC and the ACT.