Food supply – Helping our farmers in need
Australia is one of the driest countries on the planet, there will always be farmers who need assistance feeding their animals.
The Buy a Bale campaign is part of the charity Rural Aid, expanding services and support to rural communities not only suffering through natural disasters but communities that need help remaining in existence. An approach was made to One Light Charity and one of our premier donors, Bartercard, to participate in the hay drive. We made a contribution of T$100,000 towards the Buy a Bale Campaign.
One Light Charity Foundation is different because it accepts donations of trading stock, property, services, trade dollars and not just cash. Furthermore, it supports a wide cross section of Australian Registered Charities, particularly those that have great causes but struggle to gain national prominence.
The value of donations will be fully applied to those Charities that have lodged a grant application to support their cause.
Domestic and family violence – Friends with dignity
Domestic violence is now recognised to be a serious and widespread problem in Australia, with enormous individual and community impacts and social costs. Violence against women and their children takes a profound and long-term toll on women and children’s health and wellbeing, on families and communities, and on society as a whole. It is the single largest driver of homelessness for women.
In January 2018 One Light partnered with Friends with dignity. Friends With Dignity is a national not-for-profit community organisation providing assistance to men, women and children who have been displaced by domestic violence.
Under the new partnership, Bartercard is selling these unneeded donated goods through its South Gold Coast office in exchange for credits on its platform (known as ‘trade dollars’), which Friends With Dignity can use to redeem services from businesses. The arrangement provides Friends With Dignity with increased awareness and networking opportunities in the business community, as well as support from One Light Charity Foundation at major events, as the charity continues its national expansion.
Over 20 palettes of excess stock has been delivered to date. Friends With Dignity will use the trade dollars to secure a range of expensive services for clients that would otherwise need to be purchased with cash, such as garden maintenance, storage, transport, furniture removal and other professional services.