About Build-a-Bear Workshop
TLC FOR KIDS
TLC is Australia's most inclusive, widest-reaching and fastest responding children's charity, providing emotional, practical support to help sick kids and their families cope with the challenges of everyday life with illness.
They are the only charity of its kind that does not have any criteria that children and families need to meet in order to be eligible for help, and no waiting lists. If they hear of a child or family within their network that needs support, they are there to support them.
Their services are used almost a million times each year.
You can read more about them at www.tlcforkids.org.au
AUTISM AWARENESS AUSTRALIA
Autism Awareness Australia is a national-based not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2007. Since then, we have grown into the nation's leading autism education & advocacy organisation.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 100 Australians making it a significant public health issue. We are dedicated to education programs that promote understanding of ASD throughout the nation, and supporting and advocating for the needs of individuals on the spectrum and their families.
Our campaigns and events have reached millions of Australians. We are proud to have delivered all of our projects free of charge to families and professionals across the country.
In fact, the United Nations found our work so inspiring we were invited to join their Department of Public Information (UNDPI) in 2011 and asked to present at their headquarters in New York in 2011 and 2013.
Our mission is to spark positive change by increasing awareness and understanding of ASD in Australia. It is our hope that increased education of ASD within the community will lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments, helping to reduce the impact autism has on a child and their family.
Since 1877, Berry Street has chosen to work with children, young people and families, with the most challenging and complex needs, including those for whom they are often the last resort. Berry Street is the largest independent child welfare organisation in Victoria, and last year, they helped over 27,000 of the most disadvantaged children, young people and families across our community.
Berry Street believes all children should have good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future. They never give up on children and young people who have suffered great distress and significant harm. Many of these children have grown up in families where violence, chronic neglect, substance abuse, mental illness and poverty have prevented them from having a good childhood. Berry Street runs the following programs:
- Education & Training
- Family Services
- Family Violence
- Foster & Kinship Care
- Residential Care