June 2017

 

 

In June sales and subscriptions help children in need to build positive childhood experiences through Berry Street’s Positive Memory Bank

Established in 1877, Berry Street is focused on protecting children and strengthening families. Today, Berry Street is the largest independent child and family services organisation in Victoria, helping over 15,000 children and their families each year.

More information on Berry Street can be found at berrystreet.org.au

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May 2017

 

In May sales and subscriptions contributed to Greenfleet’s reforestation program to offset carbon emissions and restore habitat for native wildlife

Established in 1997, Greenfleet was the first to plant biodiverse forests to offset carbon emissions in Australia. As a non-profit, their mission is to protect our climate by restoring our forests. To date Greenfleet has planted more than 8.7 million native trees in over 425 native forests across Australia and New Zealand.

More information on Greenfleet can be found at greenfleet.com.au

April 2017

 

 

In April sales and subscriptions provided professional attire for people facing barriers to employment

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Wear for Success Photo

Wear for Success is dedicated to helping disadvantaged men and women prepare themselves for work. By providing free quality clothing and styling services, as well as qualified employment training and advice the volunteers of Wear for Success give underprivileged job seekers the confidence they need to secure employment.

More information on Wear for Success can be found at wearforsuccess.org.au

 

March 2017

 

 

 

In March sales and subscriptions supported research for new Type 1 Diabetes treatments

 

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Type one diabetes is a life-threatening and currently incurable condition that affects more than 130,000 Australians. YLC Victoria is dedicated to supporting and advocating for people affected by type one diabetes, while raising funds for medical research to achieve better treatment and – eventually – prevention and a cure.

More information can be found at ylcvic.com

February 2017

 

 

 

In February sales and subscriptions provided resources for the Reef Check Australia 2017 survey season on the Great Barrier Reef

 

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Reef Check Australia - Reef Survey Photo

An innovative environmental charity dedicated to hands-on citizen science and research, Reef Check Australia coordinate annual reef health surveys conducted by trained volunteers. These surveys help determine how reefs may be changing, give community members a better appreciation of their local dive sites, and encourage understanding and protection of marine habitats.

More information can be found at reefcheckaustralia.org

January 2017

 

 

 

In January sales and subscriptions provided resources for the Take 3 school education program

 

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Take 3 Promo Card

 

Take 3 asks everyone to simply take 3 pieces of rubbish with them when they leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere. Their mission is to reduce global plastic pollution through education and participation. Take 3 deliver education programs in schools, surf clubs, communities and online to raise awareness of plastic pollution and help protect oceans and wildlife. Pick it up. Bin it. #TAKE3FORTHESEA

More information can be found at take3.org

December 2016

 

 

In December sales and subscriptions provided nature excursions for at-risk youth

 

Soxy Beast Charitable Partner - Port Phillip Eco Centre

Eco Centre Girl with Lizard photo

Port Phillip EcoCentre protects our environment and reconnects people to the natural world. The EcoCentre’s innovative programs and partnerships inspire, educate and empower community through hands-on action with all sectors, ages and backgrounds. You may spot them in schools, on beaches, on stages or in snorkels.

More information can be found at ecocentre.com

November 2016

 

 

In November sales and subscriptions provided small loans to help families free themselves from poverty

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Opportunity International Family

Opportunity International Australia takes a unique approach to fighting poverty in developing countries. By providing families in need with small loans to purchase the basics and supplies they need to start a business or send their children to school, microfinancing can provide a hand up to transform a family’s future for generations. Working with families living in poverty for more than 40 years, Opportunity International Australia have helped millions leave poverty behind.

More information on Opportunity International Australia can be found at opportunity.org.au

October 2016

 

 

In October sales and subscriptions supported mentoring for Indigenous high school students in the Theatre of Education program

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AIME is the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience. AIME’s goal is to help more Indigenous students be successful in their education and beyond. Through structured mentoring programs, AIME sets kids up with the self-belief to imagine what’s possible and achieve their dreams. Their Theatre of Education program inspires Indigenous students to engage in education through creativity and performance.

More information on AIME can be found at aimementoring.com

September 2016

 

 

In September sales and subscriptions provided tooth brushes for children in poverty

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Compassion Australia image

Compassion Australia works in partnership with local churches in 26 developing countries to release children from poverty. With unique child development programs that cover the entire period of a child’s development, from pre-natal care through to adulthood, Compassion’s holistic approach to child development seeks to release children from spiritual, economic, socio-emotional and physical poverty.

More information on Compassion Australia can be found at compassion.com.au

August 2016

 

 

In August sales and subscriptions provided new aviary enclosures for rescued native birds

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Native Animal Rescue bird

Since 1982, Native Animal Rescue have been dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native animals. With 3 sites around Western Australia, NAR care for over 3,000 native birds and animals every year.

More information on Native Animal Rescue can be found at nativeanimalrescue.org.au

July 2016

 

In July subscriptions supported the construction of a sensory garden to connect youth and mental health practitioners through sensory therapies.

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National youth mental health foundation headspace helps young people who are going through a tough time. Through a range of therapy solutions, headspace Collingwood connect and communicate with those seeking help. As part of the Collingwood Community Centre, headspace staff and members of the Youth Advisory Committee are constructing a new Sensory Garden. It will become an alternative therapy space for young people to use with mental health practitioners.

More info on headspace Collingwood can be found at headspace.org.au/collingwood/

June 2016

 

 

In June sales and subscriptions provided rehabilitation and vet care for beagles rescued from laboratories

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Beagle Freedom Australia works to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for beagles and other animals used in laboratory research. Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly and trusting, temperaments. Under current Australian law, the majority of healthy animals are terminated following experiments. Beagle Freedom Australia works with labs to secure the safe release of lab animals for rehabilitation and rehoming so they can experience what life is really about, and not just the inside of a cage.

More information on Beagle Freedom Australia can be found at beaglefreedomaustralia.org

May 2016

 

 

In May sales and subscriptions provided ties and jackets to men returning to the workforce after experiencing hardship

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Wear for Success Photo

Wear for Success is dedicated to helping disadvantaged men and women prepare themselves for work. By providing free quality clothing and styling services, as well as qualified employment training and advice the volunteers of Wear for Success give underprivileged job seekers the confidence they need to secure employment.

More information on Wear for Success can be found at wearforsuccess.org.au

April 2016

 

 

In April sales and subscriptions provided art therapy sessions for patients undergoing cancer treatment

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ONJ Cancer Welnnes & Research Centre profile photo

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre is a world-class facility dedicated to providing the very best in medical care and treatment to stop cancer from destroying the lives of so many. With a variety of wellness therapies and programs available to patients undergoing treatment, the Centre aims to provide peace of mind and support for those battling cancer and their families.

More information on the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre can be found at oliviaappeal.com

March 2016

 

 

In March sales and subscriptions helped support community arts programs

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The Social Studio Student Photo

The Social Studio is dedicated to improving the lives of young Australians who come from a refugee or migrant background and who may have experienced barriers to accessing education and/or securing employment. Using the vehicle of a fashion and hospitality, The Social Studio involves students in fashion design and manufacturing, digital printing, and cuisine to create meaningful social change.

More information on The Social Studio can be found at thesocialstudio.org

February 2016

 

 

In February sales and subscriptions helped provide clean clothes and conversations for homeless Australians

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Orange Sky Laundry Socks

Since launching in 2014 Orange Sky Laundry has raised health standards and restored respect by providing weekly washing to those sleeping rough in 36 locations around the country.

More information on Orange Sky Laundry can be found at orangeskylaundry.com.au

January 2016

 

 

In January subscriptions provided hay bales to drought affected farmers

Buy a Bale purchase bales from hay growers and donates them to drought affected livestock farmers. Each donation supports farmers that grow and rely on hay, truckies that transport it, and the rural communities they all live in.

More information on Buy a Bale can be found at buyabale.com.au

December 2015

 

 

In December subscriptions provided Emergency Medical Bags to RFDS crews

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RFDS Emergency Medical Bag

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is the largest aeromedical organisation in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, it delivers extensive primary health care, non-emergency patient transfer services and 24-hour emergency services to people living, working and traveling throughout Australia.

More information on the Royal Flying Doctor Service can be found at flyingdoctor.org.au

November 2015

 

 

In November subscriptions helped The Song Room bring music education programs to kids around Australia.

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The Song Room School Group Photo

The Song Room brings music to disadvantaged children around Australia. By partnering with schools to develop evidence based arts and music programs, The Song Room enhance kids’ education, personal development and community involvement.

“The Song Room has helped more than 350,000 Australian children feel better about themselves and their futures. In fact, each week our work touches the lives of more than 15,000 children across the country.”

More information on The Song Room and their programs can be found at songroom.org.au

October 2015

 

 

In October subscriptions provided group support sessions for men who have been victims of child sexual abuse, or adult sexual assault.

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Living Well was formed in 2008 to provide information, counselling and group support to men who were sexually abused as children or sexually assaulted as adults.

“The profound impacts that sexual abuse can have on the lives of boys and men can lead to an overwhelming sense of isolation, damage and disconnection. We provide information, counselling and group support to men and their loved ones to enhance personal and relational well-being.”

More information on Living Well and their services can be found at livingwell.org.au

September 2015

 

 

In September subscriptions provided 28 Cub Care packs for rescued bear cubs via Free the Bears.

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Since 1995 Perth based charity Free the Bears Fund has provided support to a wide range of projects across the globe to protect, preserve, and enrich the lives of bears.

“One of our biggest challenges is rehabilitating rescued bears and providing care for their entire lives, which can be up to 30 years.”

Free the Bears received 11 bear cubs last year alone – all of whom need rehabilitation, food, living space and medical provisions.

More information on Free the Bears and Cub Care can be found at freethebears.org

August 2015

 

 

In August our subscriptions provided training for Birdie, therapy dog at headspace Collingwood.

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Birdie Profile Photo

National youth mental health foundation headspace Collingwood helps young people who are going through a tough time. By engaging clients through therapy dog, Birdie, staff at headspace Collingwood can better connect with young people who come to them seeking help.

More info on headspace Collingwood and Birdie can be found at headspace.org.au/collingwood/

July 2015

 

 

In July our subscriptions contributed to AWC’s protection of the endangered Gouldian Finch.

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Gouldian Finch photo from AWC

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy have been protecting our native wildlife for nearly 15 years. As the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, AWC’s programmes protect endangered wildlife across 3 million hectares, including some of the largest remaining populations of Australia’s most threatened species.

More info on the Gouldian Finch and AWC can be found at australianwildlife.org/

June 2015

 

In June our subscriptions helped Sock it to Sarcoma distribute 2000 awareness brochures during WA Sarcoma Awareness Week.

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Sock it to Sarcoma! was the vision of Abbie Basson, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at the age of 17. Abbie saw Sarcoma as a disease that needed to be fought, and believed we could all “sock it” to this condition through greater awareness and prevention. Sock it to Sarcoma! is committed to saving and improving the lives of those afflicted with Sarcoma, primary bone and soft tissue tumours.

May 2015

 

 

In May our subscriptions contributed to offsetting 20 tonnes of carbon emissions through Greenfleet’s reforestation program.

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Greenfleet takes an active approach to combating climate change by restoring Australia’s natural forests to directly offset carbon emissions. Their reforestation efforts increase biodiversity across the country in over 400 natural forests. Since 1997 they’ve planted over 8.5 million native trees, offsetting over 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions.

April 2015

 

In April our subscriptions helped The Orangutan Project plant 150 trees to provide biodiversity for the Sumatran Orangutans.

The Orangutan Project

Sumatran Orangutan

Based in Perth, but positively impacting the environment and community in many countries, The Orangutan Project is committed to saving the world’s two remaining species of Orangutans. Their dedicated work supports orangutan conservation, rainforest protection, local community partnerships and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orangutans back to the wild.

March 2015

 

In March our subscriptions provided 15 pairs of new dress shoes to help Wear for Success clients suit up for employment.

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Wear for Success Volunteers

Wear for Success is dedicated to helping disadvantaged men and women prepare themselves for work. By providing free quality clothing and styling services, as well as qualified employment training and advice the volunteers of Wear for Success give underprivileged job seekers the confidence they need to secure employment.

February 2015

 

In February our subscriptions donated water testing kits for EarthWatch Institute’s fieldwork expeditions.

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Earthwatch institute australia natural capital expedition

EarthWatch Institute’s Natural Capital expeditions immerse participants in fieldwork to demonstrate the true economic value of our natural world. Experience firsthand the impact and importance of human decision making on our limited resources, and the opportunities and implications for modern Australian businesses.
Corporate group bookings now available. Info available at au.earthwatch.org/

January 2015

 

In January our subscriptions provided Eco Centre with 50 new nesting habitats for St. Kilda’s little penguin colony.

Eco Centre Little Penguins

The Eco Centre runs a variety of educational and direct action programs focused on sustainability and bio-diversity. January’s design (“The Purp”) was inspired by the waters of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, so we were super excited to work with the Port Phillip Bay Eco CentreOur partnership in January helped to protect some of the little creatures that call the bay home. More information on the Eco Centre and their current programs can be found at www.ecocentre.com.

December 2015

In December our subscriptions helped donate 350 pairs of socks to children in need.

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It may seem like a small contribution, but one less worry for a family struggling to adjust to life in a new culture can make a big difference.

Everyone needs socks! We here at Soxy Beast strongly believe everyone deserves basic human rights and think the lucky country needs to step up its game when it comes to refugees. In December we partnered with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre to help make things a little bit easier for refugees and their families. More information on Australia’s national asylum seeker debate and details on how to get involved can be found at www.asrc.org.au.