As a not for profit organisation, the Family Care Friendly Society makes donations to charitable community organisations. Membership support to the Family Care Friendly Society ensures ongoing and regular donations supporting a number of charities including:
Cerebral Palsy League
The Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) is a non-profit organisation that provides vital support and services to over 5,000 children and adults with cerebral palsy and related physical disabilities, because they believe everybody has the same right to a fulfilling life.
The Cerebral Palsy League provide services every day, at every stage of their clients’ lives and have been doing so for over 60 years in thousands of homes, schools, communities and workplaces across Queensland.
CPL works alongside their clients to achieve important life milestones like walking, talking, learning, working and living independently through a broad range of services spanning direct personal care, therapies, technologies, equipment and employment. The individualised programs they provide equip their clients to fulfil their passions, participate in their communities, and express their creativity.
Their vision is an inclusive world for all people.
The Family Care Friendly Society has supported the Cerebral Palsy League by purchasing vital equipment for CPL Clients. The Society also supports the Cerebral Palsy League by providing two year complimentary memberships to QLD based members within the Family Care Friendly Society coverage area. This is an ongoing partnership with the Cerebral Palsy League, with complimentary memberships also on offer to members in the future.
For more information on the Cerebral Palsy League, visit: www.cplqld.org.au.
Spinal Injuries Association
The Spinal Injuries Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with a spinal cord injury. The Association has a passionate commitment to rebuilding lives by promoting and celebrating independence after a spinal cord injury, and by preventing future injuries.
The Spinal Injuries Association provides a range of services to empower individuals and families affected by spinal cord injuries in their homes, at the workplace and in the community. Supporting over 1,500 people with spinal cord injuries in Queensland, the Association supports both newly-injured persons in hospital and existing persons with spinal injuries, providing assistance and advice as required.
The Spinal Injuries Association provides support through a wide range of services including personal assistance in the home, employment assistance, advocacy on a wide range of issues, healthcare and lifestyle advice.
The Family Care Friendly Society supports Spinal Injuries Association members in South East Queensland through complimentary lifetime memberships.
For more information on the Spinal Injuries Association, visit: www.spinal.com.au.
The WANTZ Committee was established in 2003 in response to a need in the community for help in a very practical way. Every year the WANTZ Committee chooses a charitable organization to support, and fundraises to purchase equipment the chosen charity has on its 'WANTZ Wish List'.
From 2003, support through the WANTZ Committee to charitable organisations has grown to over $900,000 donated to date.
In the last few years, the WANTZ Committee supported the Cerebral Palsy League, the Hear and Say Centre and the Spinal Injuries Association by purchasing and donating vital medical equipment. The Family Care Friendly Society is proud to be supporting the work of the WANTZ Committee.
For more information on the WANTZ Committee, visit: www.wantzcommittee.com.
The Australian Liver Foundation
The Australian Liver Foundation was established in response to the huge and ever-growing need for more research into diseases of the liver and bile ducts.
The Foundation fosters collaboration among research institutions, universities and hospitals nationally so that every effort may be put into sharing information and finding solutions to devastating diseases that afflict so many nationally and internationally.
The Family Care Friendly Society supported The Australian Liver Foundation with a sizeable donation in the 2011-2012 financial year.
Other philanthropic activities of the Society include:
The Friendly Society sponsored three individuals who made the brave decision to shave their heads for the Leukemia Foundation's World’s Greatest Shave in March 2012. The Friendly Society supported a Call Centre Operator from the Family Care call centre, a staff member from the Australian Surgical Assisting Group and the Practice Manager of a medical centre that subscribes to Family Care Medical Services.
The Friendly Society has supported the family of Kobie, a young boy with cerebral palsy. The Society helped contribute towards purchasing a wheelchair accessible van for Kobie and also gave the family a complimentary membership to the Family Care Friendly Society.
Also in 2012, the Friendly Society sponsored a Family Care staff member in the Oxfam 100km Trailwalk held in Brisbane. Our staff member finished in an amazing 28 hours and the Society was very proud to support her in her achievement!
The Family Care Friendly Society donates all excess funds towards charitable and philanthropic organisations. As such, the Society welcomes suggestions for sponsorships towards charitable causes and organisations.