Bad Wallaby has been proud to support the following charities and we encourage people to continue to support these worthy causes:
The Devanahalli Project
The orphanage is situated near the town of Devanahalli. Children from 2 years old are brought from the surrounding villages when there is no one to look after them. The orphanage is managed by local couple Lazar and Prema who live-in full time along with their own young son. Other local people come to cook and help regularly. The children are loved, fed, cared for and provided with schooling, and they feel a sense of belonging that would otherwise be denied them.
We have developed various projects to help widows and destitute women including a micro-finance project, which aims to provide women with the financial means to improve their lives, provision of sewing machines which allow women to earn a decent living and recently we have funded a project to train women in tailoring. This entailed buying sewing machines, renting a space and providing teachers to run the program for 30 women. We would like this to continue and more.
Help us to support this vital organisation that supports women in our community
Hornsby Women’s Shelter exists to:
Provide temporary supported accommodation for women in times of crisis such as homelessness and /or domestic violence.
Provide a safe non threatening environment for women that will assist them through their emotional and physical crisis.
Inform and empower women to make active decisions about their lives and encourage them to seek alternatives and options using a participative management approach.
Create an environment where women can share skills, ideas and information and with support from Shelter workers help each other to work through their skills.
Provide services to all women who can self manage regardless of their age, sexuality, cultural and linguistic diversity or whether they have a disability or mental illness.
Advocate on behalf of women experiencing Domestic Violence ensuring they have access to resources and can live their life safe and free from fear.
Liaise and co-ordinate services with other non-government organisations and community agencies.
Raise awareness in government, other services and the community about homelessness and domestic violence and impact it has on women and their families.