At Kids Business, we are committed to supporting charities and non-profit initiatives that enrich the wider community. To do this, we nominate a different community initiative to be a part of each Bloggers Brunch influencer event we host, as a way to raise awareness and help spread the key message behind the charity and non-profit organisations.
By providing special guest speaking opportunities, a pro bono marketing campaign, donations and personal access to a group of Australia’s most influential mums, we aim to assist these community initiatives to reach a wider audience. Any charities or non-profit organisations interested in 2018 collaborations are encouraged to contact us
Kids Business also sponsors the “Happiness Inspires Happiness” series of presentations, which enable guests to share their personal involvement with wider projects dedicated to inspiring others.
Kids Business have supported the following community initiatives to date:
Standing Strong’s unique program is designed to work with parents and communities to help educate, motivate, and inspire girls to really live to their true potential. Through a team of health and wellness specialists including counsellors and psychologists, fitness, yoga and meditation instructors, as well as a team of trained mentors, Standing Strong take a positive, uplifting and non-clinical approach to supporting and empowering girls and families. Through Strong Mind, Strong Body, Strong Heart classes girls learn how to improve their confidence and self-esteem, build inner-strength and self-belief, grow friendships, improve their health and body-image, manage stress and gain the tools essential for living happy, healthy and inspired lives. Founder, Kim Smith shared her story and Standing Strong journey at the May 2017 Bloggers Brunch event.
Cancer Council and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Today, there are more than 1.1 million Australians who are either living with cancer or who have survived a diagnosis. Cancer Council is the leading cancer charity in Australia, uniting the community, creating hope, providing support and saving lives. Whether it’s helping people today, or being there for those who’ll need us tomorrow, we work across every aspect of cancer and rely on the generosity of community donations to fund our work and help us achieve our vision of a cancer free future. The money you raise from your morning tea will help fund vital cancer research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services for those affected by cancer.
Kids Business raised awareness for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at the April 2015 Bloggers Brunch. In addition, Kids Business facilitated 10 blog posts with high reaching Mum bloggers to raise awareness for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
The Cancer Council also presented at the November 2016 Bloggers Brunch to promote their ‘Gotcha Covered’ collection of sun protection products and bring awareness to the work of the cancer council in facilitating research and preventing skin cancer.
Our purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.
Our role in the community is to meet the direct needs of children with cancer and their families throughout the cancer journey. This starts with diagnosis, through treatment, into maintenance and hopefully remission. Unfortunately for 3 in 10 Australian families who have a child with cancer there follows the move to relapse, palliative care and bereavement.
Delivered in primary schools, paediatric oncology wards, recreational facilities and homes throughout Australia, our programs ensure that in a time of great upheaval, our families are connected to a community of people who understand what they are going through.
As part of the January 2015 Bloggers BBQ Kids Business presented Camp Quality with a $500 cheque.
The Nappy Collective
The Nappy Collective collects leftover unused disposable nappies and redistributes them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need. Nappies are a basic healthcare need and lack of sufficient nappies can lead to an array of problems for disadvantaged families. So when you donate your spare nappies, you help these families to focus more of their time and energy on getting their lives back on track.
As part of the November 2014 Bloggers Brunch, Kids Business collected leftover unused disposable nappies from attendees on behalf of The Nappy Collective, so they could be redistributed to organisations who support families in crisis or in need.
Look Good, Feel Better
Look Good…Feel Better is a free community service program dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects that can be caused by cancer treatment. The Look Good…Feel Better program is managed by the Cancer Patients Foundation’s small team of paid employees, with the fantastic support of 1,700 trained and certified cosmetic, beauty and hairdressing professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help deliver workshops across Australia.
TLC for kids
TLC for kids™ is Australia’s sole provider of immediate distraction and urgent relief for all children in hospitals and their families, nation-wide. Administered only by hospital and clinical professionals who refer families in need of assistance, TLC’s services (including the TLC Distraction™ Box and RAPID TLC) work to minimise the emotional, logistical or financial distress of any medical situation for children and their families, without having to wait. TLC for kids support sick children who have fallen through the gaps of the existing healthcare network – subsequently being used in over 400 hospitals across Australia, and in over 650,000 medical examinations and procedures, annually. As part of the January 2014 Bloggers BBQ Kids Business donated $10 for each blogger that attended to TLC for Kids.
Fitted For Work
Fitted for Work is the first not-for-profit organisation in Australia to help women experiencing disadvantage get work and keep it. They provide free business clothing, interview training, mentoring and transition to work programs. Through mutual respect, compassion, integrity and trust, Fitted for Work’s dedicated staff and trained volunteers help women gain the self-esteem and confidence to achieve their goal of sustainable employment.
St Kilda Mums
St Kilda Mums is a not-for-profit organisation based in St Kilda, Melbourne. St Kilda Mums collect donations of nursery equipment and recycle cots, prams, bassinets, clothes and other baby essentials, and make sure they meet safety requirements. St Kilda Mums support children and parents experiencing hardship in practical partnership with maternal and child health nurses and local social service agencies, and believe that by reusing and recycling much-loved babies’ and children’s gear, they not only share the joy of motherhood with each other, but save the earth’s precious resources too. As part of the May 2013 Bloggers Brunch, Kids Business donated $10 for every blogger attending to St Kilda Mums.
The Smith Family
The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. As a part of the March 2012 Bloggers Brunch, Kids Business donated $10 to the Smith Family for every blogger who attended the event. This donation meant that the Smith Family could help disadvantaged Australian children in need.
Stitch In Time
Stitch in Time is a Spotlight initiative designed to specifically empower women in communities through sewing, enabled via the public donation of sewing machines. Spotlight’s program helps to transform communities – ultimately changing lives one stitch at a time.
It is estimated that each sewing machine can sustain 150 people each year and through the Bloggers Brunch, Kids Business donateded funds for each blogger attending the event to Stitch in Time. With the bloggers’ support, together we made a small difference to the lives of 300 disadvantaged women in 2012.
Stars With Heart
Stars with Heart aims to provide financial support to all cancer patients to make it possible for them to be able to afford their best treatment options and to lessen the impact of a cancer diagnosis on their family and loved ones. Stars with Heart’s first initiative to reduce financial stress is to make it possible for all cancer patients to be able to access a financial counsellor to ensure that no matter what their present financial situation is that it is made as manageable as possible and no areas of financial assistance have been or are over looked. With bloggers support of the November 2012 Bloggers Brunch, Kids Business donated $10 to Stars with Heart for each blogger who attended to help those with cancer meet their bills.
Clown Doctors address the psychosocial needs of the child in hospital in a unique way. By parodying the hospital routine, the Clown Doctors help children feel less traumatised by medical procedures. They conduct ‘Clown Rounds’ through all wards including intensive care and oncology, and most clinics including emergency and burns. Children can forget their illness for a moment and return to a world of fantasy and play. With Social Mum’s support in the January 2013 Social Mums Say Day, Kids Business donated funds to sponsor two Clown Doctors
Dandelion Support Network, a volunteer run not-for-profit organisation and registered charity who help families in need. Dandelion’s volunteers focus on sourcing good quality preloved and new nursery furniture and items for babies and children for families in need.
As part of the May 2018 Bloggers Brunch, Dandelion presented to raise awareness about their network and how they support women and families in need.
Share the Dignity
Share the Dignity brings dignity to homeless, at-risk and women experiencing domestic violence, through the collection and distribution of sanitary items to girls and women in need. They believe that all women matter and all women deserve dignity and justice.
As part of the July Bloggers Brunch, Founder Rochelle spoke about her journey starting the charity to raise awareness on how to Share the Dignity. On the day, Kids Business collected sanitary items from attendees on behalf of the Share the Dignity, so they could be redistributed to women in need.