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Think+DO Tank Foundation Ltd

Think+DO Tank Foundation 2022


Since 2013, Think+DO Tank Foundation (TDTF) has been working within local communities in low-income parts of South Western and Western Sydney, co-creating artistic projects and social enterprises in which creativity and collaboration are a driving force.

At Think+DO Tank Foundation we start from a position of strength. We know our collaborators are among the lowest socio-economic and most marginalised people in Australia today. We know the severe COVID lockdowns in 2021 took their toll.

We also know there is an enormous wealth of lived experience, professional and cultural knowledge, languages, faiths and cultures that enrich and inform every project we co-create.

We create our programs together because they change lives for the better -  and for the long term.


What makes us different?

Think+DO Tank Foundation generates local solutions to big challenges by plugging into the strength of local communities with the offer of the Foundation's skills in building lasting and transformative arts, technology and social change initiatives.

We are expert experimenters, and we work alongside community members in everything we do. Your contribution fuels the engine for imaginative, joyful, community-led change.


We are currently raising funds for some of our key projects including

  • Welcome Books
    Remember the first time you got to choose a book of your own? How exciting that was?  The Think+DO Tank Foundation makes this experience happen for newly arrived and refugee families from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq. 
  • The Seed of Hope is a free community wellbeing and arts program that promotes creativity and connection for recently-arrived refugee and migrant women. Read more here.
  • The Writers’ Room is about cultural democracy (who gets to read, write and share stories) and cultural innovation (how these stories are told). Read more here.
  • Forked Tongues Multilingual Storytellers. We provide training to a group of bilingual women by internationally celebrated bilingual storyteller, Lillian Rodrigues-Pang. Following training we foster employment opportunities and cultural connections. Read more here.
  • Homework Club. At our Community House, students of all primary and secondary levels and their parents get regular help with homework in English or their own language.  Read more here.

About your donation
When the positive impact is big there is no such thing as a small donation - every contribution counts for a lot - including yours!
(All amounts of $2 and over are tax deductible, and you can even set up a regular monthly donation)

Here are examples of how your donation is applied:

$25 lets a newly arrived child or family choose a book from our beautiful bilingual collection through Welcome Books. This helps people  learn English and/or strengthens literacy in the language(s) people speak at home.

$50 lets a family choose a collection of new multilingual books through Welcome Books.

$100 funds a place for a child in our Homework Club for a term. The Club helps students of all ages with school work and to connect with their new community and adjust to a new way of life.

$250 pays for a Forked Tongues Multilingual Storyteller to participate in a masterclass offered by our skilled artists. Storytellers continue to develop and strenghten a growing repertoire of stories, folk tales and autobiographical vignettes to share with child, youth and adult audiences.

$500 provides a year of language learning for a student who speaks their mother tongue, but cannot write it. We offer a language writing academy to promote literacy and lyrical self expression in Arabic and Mandarin.

$1,000 pays for a community performance event featuring our Forked Tongues Multilingual Storytellers.

$5,000 supports a psychologist or an artist in residence (including resources) to work for a term with The Seed of Hope participants.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity. We're so glad you have chosen to be part of this incredible journey of sustainable strength and recovery!

To learn more about the work of the Think+DO Tank Foundation go here
To keep up with the latest on all our activities, follow us on social media here and here.

 

 

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2/40 Harris Street
FAIRFIELD NSW, 2165

0297273928

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

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Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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