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One Light Charity Supports Extreme Poverty

by OneLightCharity Foundation

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Campaign Story

Extreme Poverty

Poverty in Australia

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One in eight adults and more than one in six children in Australia live in  “extreme poverty”—a staggering $135 per week below the poverty line on average. Moreover, a new report revealed that poverty is growing in Australia.

Extreme Poverty

2021 will be the sixth year that we support this great Cause. We believe that there are two key things governments can do to unlock poverty for families and children and all affected by pandemic poverty: raise income support above the poverty line and invest in social housing.

Private rents are too high and rising

Income support payments and Commonwealth Rent Assistance are staggeringly inadequate, and there is a crisis in social and affordable housing availability.

The Federal Government could fix most homelessness in Australia overnight if they made renting affordable. By increasing income support and building more social housing, more Australian families could have the security of a safe, affordable home instead of being squeezed into homelessness by the pressure of skyrocketing rents. The poverty rate for people over 65 who rent privately is over 40% – four times the rate of 10% for people who own their homes.

Social housing investment is the most effective way to reduce homelessness due to its affordable rents, security of tenure, and other supports that are not available to people in the private rental market.

Financially vulnerable people in social housing are less than half as likely to become homeless as a similar group renting privately. However, over 1/3 of new tenants in social housing were previously homeless.

But there is not enough social housing to support everyone who needs it.

There is a national shortage of 433,000 homes for people in the lowest 20% of household incomes who are homeless or in rental stress and at high risk of becoming homeless. Over the next three years, constructing 30,000 social and affordable homes would generate a steady pipeline of jobs for tradies that would otherwise run out of work. There would also be extra work for scaffolders, planners and surveyors.

House of Change shop counter

House of Change convenience and coffee shop creating jobs and income opportunities

We invite community members, builders, tradies, estate agents, local councils, parliament members, business leaders, corporate sponsors and not-for-profit organisations to partner with the One Light, House of Change community project.

One Light Charity Offers A Variety Of Impact Gifting

We made it so easy for you to support your favourite Cause.

  1. Donate cash, products, trade and crypto.
  2. At the checkout page, choose your Cause.
  3. We will apply all of your funds to the Cause selected by you.
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  • Christmas Hampers

    3 people standing infront of a church carrying boxes with donations

    Donation: St John’s Crisis Centre

    An impromptu appearance of a community member on the steps of the St John’s Crisis Centre, Surfers Paradise.
    The larrikin had us all in stitches when he inspected our gift of Christmas hampers and toys.
    Australia is the second-wealthiest country in the world regarding wealth per adult, but its poverty rate has become entrenched at a high level. One in eight adults and more than one in six children live in poverty.

  • School Shoes Mozambique

    Thank you to the Bartercard and Qoin staff for the generous response to our call over the festive season for good quality shoes for the students at the King of Kings School, Mozambique.

    After hearing that soap is very difficult to obtain in Beira, we added bars of soap, toothpaste and socks into the shoes instead of using mothballs.

    One Light volunteer standing infront of box full of shoes

    Mission Educate encourages Australian schools, students and teachers to stand with the Mozambican children to help them obtain the education they deserve.

  • 100 pairs of school shoes

    Young One Light Charity volunteer handing over school shoes

    Mission Educate

  • Variety

    Image of a young man in a suit and a young lady in an evening dress in front of Variety banner

    Gerard and Cara represented One Light Charity at the Variety Glitz and Glam Gala. We donated three Holiday packages, raising funds for their silent auction. All funds raised at the Glitz and Glam Gala event will go towards the Variety Heart Scholarships.
    Phantom car
    The iconic Variety Bash is Australia’s largest and most successful charity motoring event, taking place annually in every state. One Light Charity is sponsoring the Phantom car in the 2019 Bash from Mackay to Gold Coast!

  • Shoes for a worthy cause

    𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐮𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬
    Lauren from Baby Give Back tells us more about providing judgement-free support to thousands of children each year.
    Because of our generous donors and small business supporters, we were able to donate kindy school shoes to this worthy cause.

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    One Light volunteers in grey shirts donating school shoes

    One Light volunteers Androa and Anthoni with Lauren, Baby Give Back Gold Coast Manager.

  • Toys for Christmas Hampers

    One Light Charity donating toys

    Once again this year the Newlife Care Inc. Christmas Project, will help 550 families and individuals celebrate Christmas with food for a Christmas lunch or dinner as well as two to three gender and age appropriate gifts for children up to 16 years of age and one gender appropriate gift for those over 16.

  • Princess for a day

    Basket with gifts

    Thank you to the One Light donors, suppliers and supporters for donating pamper products.

    Princess for a Day is a unique free personalised pampering service for ladies going through physical, emotional, mental and financial hardship.

  • Salvation Army

    Our fantastic One Light Charity donors, Bartercard Australia and Qoin staff joined forces, gave the gift of giving on Christmas, donated toys, teen and adult gifts to The Salvation Army Australia.

    Collage of Christmas photos donating items to charities

  • Shoes for kids

    𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞
    The end of the year isn’t just a holiday season; it’s also charity season. Businesses are recognizing that we need to give back.
    Our volunteers donated 400 pairs of kid’s shoes to ACT for Kids and Baby Give Back charities.

    Boxes with colourful kids shoes

  • Gifts for Christmas Hampers

    One Light’s Anthoni delivered:
    150 pairs of kids shoes, adult gift boxes and children’s toys to Newlife Care’s Christmas Project 2022.

    Four ladies standing in front of toys donated

  • St Vincent de Paul's letter of appreciation

    In-kind donations of clothes and household itemsLetter from St Vincent de Paul thanking One Light Donors

Name Donate Amount Date
One Light Charity Donation Account Bartercard Donors $176,125.00 May 17, 2023
One Light Charity Donation Account Bartercard Donors $3,078.00 January 20, 2023
One Light Trade Account Bartercard Donations $2,428.00 January 20, 2023
Bartercard Australia Small business donors $2,580.00 October 29, 2021
Bartercard Australia Small business donors $3,000.00 October 08, 2021
Bartercard Australia - Donations received from Members $3,100.00 December 18, 2019
Troy Star Training $50.00 December 09, 2019
Koste Pty Ltd $130.00 December 09, 2019
One Light Charity Foundation $3,789.00 July 29, 2019
$1,000.00 June 22, 2019