One of our core differences whilst you shop at EthicalDeals is that every deal you purchase is also part donation to worthwhile charitable causes. Here you will find a range of humanitarian, environmental and animal charities that we feel passionate about helping, and we hope that you do too.
The Wilderness Society
The Wilderness Society is an Australian, community-based, not-for-profit non-governmental environmental advocacy organisation. Its vision is to transform Australia into a society that protects, respects and connects with our natural world.
The Wilderness Society spent considerable energy in its first decades of existence arguing that wilderness was a specific quality in parts of Australia's environment that was vital to preserve for future generations. The political response in most states of Australia is that there are now wilderness inventories and acknowledgement of areas of wilderness.
The Wilderness Society's campaigns have included the stopping of logging in old growth forests, the prevention of the destruction of endangered species habitats, to the protection of Queensland's Wild Rivers and Cape York Peninsula. With the support of over 30,000 Australians, they advocate for conservation, climate action and a movement for a sustainable future.
For more information visit: www.wilderness.org.au
Australian Marine Conservation Society
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia's only national charity dedicated exclusively to protecting ocean wildlife and their homes. The key focus of AMCS is to create large marine national parks (marine sanctuaries), sustainable fisheries and protect and recover our threatened ocean wildlife, such as our sharks, seals and whales. the AMCS also works to protect Australia's coasts from inappropriate development, including along the Great Barrier Reef.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia's oceans for fifty years.
For more information visit: www.marineconservation.org.au
Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. It provides emergency and primary health care services for those living in rural, remote and regional areas of Australia. It's a not-for-profit organisation which provides health care to people who cannot access a hospital or general practice due to the vast distances of the Outback.
Within the first year of operations, the service flew approximately 20,000 miles in 50 flights, becoming the first comprehensive air ambulance service in the world. The service persisted through difficult first years, dealing with postwar Australia and the Great Depression of the 1930s.
During its first few decades, the service relied heavily on community fundraising, volunteer support and donations. Nowadays, the charity is supported by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, but still relies heavily on fundraising and donations from the community to purchase and medically equip its aircraft, and to finance other major capital initiatives.
For more information visit: www.flyingdoctor.org.au
The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation was founded on 3 September 1992, by Fred Hollows shortly before he died. Hollows was an eye doctor (ophthalmologist), a skilled surgeon and a social justice activist. Hollows was committed to improving the health of Indigenous Australians and to reducing the cost of eye health care and treatment in developing countries. He had already started project work in Eritrea, Nepal, Vietnam and Indigenous Australia. His work in Vietnam was only in the early stages when he died. However, his widow, Gabi Hollows, followed through on the commitment that she had made to her late husband and ensured that his work in Vietnam (and other countries) continued through the Foundation.
The charity focuses on treating and preventing blindness and other vision problems. It operates in Australia, The Pacific, South and South East Asia, and Africa.
More locally they work in many Indigenous communities throughout Australia, including the Jawoyn community of the Northern Territory. It is there that the foundation not only focuses exclusively on eye health but also with literacy and nutrition work.
For more information visit: www.hollows.org/au
SANE Australia is a national mental health charity working to support four million Australians affected by complex mental illness. SANE’s work includes mental health awareness, online peer support and information, stigma reduction, specialist helpline support, research and advocacy. Guided by their vision and mission, values and behaviours, they help people improve their lives and reduce the risk of suicide.
They have a number of resources and services available for free that SANE maintains and provide. Most notably their help centre provides a national online and Freecall service, providing information, support and referral to people concerned about mental illness. Their actions rely on the support of people like you to help them continue to provide educational resources, support structures and healthy communities.
For more information visit: www.sane.org
Save the Children Australia
Save the Children Australia is an aid and development agency dedicated to helping children in Australia and overseas. It's an independent, not-for-profit organisation that focuses on responding to humanitarian emergencies, reducing infant and child mortality, protecting children from violence, and ensuring all children have access to a quality basic education.
A large part of Save the Children Australia's work is responding to emergencies in Australia and overseas, providing humanitarian aid such as water, food, shelter, temporary learning spaces and emotional support for children.
To give an idea of how effective the organsation operates, in 2014 the organisation responded to 18 humanitarian emergencies, ran 149 projects that reached 12 million people in 29 countries reaching a total of 808,000 people. In 2015, Save the Children Australia has responded to Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu and the Nepal earthquakes, as well as continuing its response to longer-term emergencies such as the South Sudan Crisis and the Syria Crisis.
For more information visit: www.savethechildren.org.au
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