IAG 2019 Conference Gold Coast
 

 
 
 
We are proud to announce the following charities will be supported during the 2019 IAG Conference. 

Wednesday 20 November - The Pyjama Foundation 
Thursday 21 November - Community Canteen
Friday 22 November - Share the Dignity 
 
 
 


 
The Pyjama Foundation was founded in 2004 to give children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills, and confidence.

Alarmed at the statistics highlighting poor literacy and numeracy levels of children in care, and how this contributes to a lifetime of disadvantage, founder Bronwyn Sheehan made a decision – a decision to offer hope and a more positive outlook for these children.

Through a simple program known as the Love of Learning Program, volunteers called Pyjama Angels are matched with a child in care, and spend just one hour a week focusing on learning based activities. Pyjama Angels read books aloud, play educational games, and help children with their homework. In that time, they demonstrate that this child is valued and loved.

 

 
 
 
 
Community Canteen is a charity, which provides assistance to local community members who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Its dedicated volunteers prepare and serve nutritious cooked meals for up to 140 people every Sunday and on public holidays.

As a not for profit organisation, they partner with the Wesley Mission who provide a Brisbane Relief Club which supports people who are in financial stress, lacking basic necessities, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The Wesley Mission generously allows them to use their facilities and provides fresh food which supplements their meals. Much of this food comes from Foodbank and Oz Harvest through discounted foods and food donations.


 
Share the Dignity is an Australian Charity bringing dignity to homeless, at-risk and those experiencing domestic violence through the distribution of sanitary items and funding of funerals  Share The Dignity collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every YEAR for women experiencing homelessness and poverty to whom small dignities make a big difference.