After more than a year of trekking around Australia to raise money for childhood cancer, Jimmy Harrington has less than a fortnight of his epic journey remaining.
Jimmy, who celebrated his 21st birthday during the walk, is planning to finish the 18,000 kilometre journey in his home town of Adelaide on June 1.
‘Jimmy’s Walk for Cancer’ has raised about $115,000 through GiveNow for the Brainchild Foundation, which aims to help children who are affected by brain and spinal cord tumours, and their families.
At least another $65,000 has been donated directly to the Brainchild Foundation, with Jimmy hopeful of reaching a revised $200,000 fundraising target before the trek ends.Read more...
A Brisbane social enterprise that provides jobs for previously long-term unemployed people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues has been shortlisted in this year’s Social Enterprise Awards.
Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative is one of five organisations shortlisted as the Australian Social Enterprise of the Year, in the small (employing less than 25 people effective full time) category. The winner will receive $5000 in prize money.
The cooperative creates sustainable employment opportunities for more than 20 members with an intellectual disability and mental health issue, through their Espresso Train Cafe and Parks and Maintenance Crew.Read more...
The fundraising Pozibilities for not-for-profit organisations have just received a major boost thanks to a groundbreaking new partnership between donations portal GiveNow and crowdfunding platform Pozible.
The organisations today announced the partnership, which they say will slash red tape in the sector by streamlining not-for-profits’ access to crowd-based fundraising income and donations.
Groups already registered on GiveNow now have immediate and automatic access to Pozible, without having to supply their fundraising credentials separately, providing an alternative income source.Read more...