St John’s Care free food charity out of stock as winter approaches and donations dwindle

St John’s Care free food charity out of stock as winter approaches and donations dwindle

Posted May 04, 2018 06:39:03 Photo: St John’s Care is running on empty, according to programs manager Sue Jordan. (ABC News: Mark Moore) Canberra’s largest emergency food charity has almost completely run out of food, and a jump in demand has left its storerooms bare amid dwindling donations. Sue Jordan …

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Posted May 01, 2018 06:32:14 Anglicare Australia is concerned that holiday letting is creating “proxy resort towns” in regional Australia and adding further stress to the housing crisis. This week the charity released its Rental Affordability Snapshot, which examined all the private rentals available in Australia over a weekend in …

Charity helps Defence families strengthen bonds and stay connected

Charity helps Defence families strengthen bonds and stay connected

Updated April 25, 2018 06:39:34 Photo: The Family Ties program looks for ways to help serving soldiers and veterans connect with their families. (Supplied: Soldier On) Family support is vital for many people, but what happens if that network starts falling apart? The pressures of working in the Australian Defence …

Disability charity manager stole $1 million to gamble, take holidays and watch TV, court hears

Disability charity manager stole $1 million to gamble, take holidays and watch TV, court hears

Posted April 24, 2018 12:07:49 Photo: The long-time charity worker spent about $2,500 a week on poker machines. (ABC News: Julie Hornsey) A long-time charity manager used most of the $1 million she defrauded from a disability respite centre to pay for her gambling habit, holidays, pay-TV account and her …

Charity wheelchair builders to ship old bikes to Africa for disabled kids

Charity wheelchair builders to ship old bikes to Africa for disabled kids

Updated April 22, 2018 09:39:50 Photo: Daryl Sanderson (right) and Des La Rance enjoy working together turning bikes into wheelchairs. Related Story: Volunteers seek old bikes to make homemade wheelchairs for disabled kids A plea for help by Gold Coast volunteers who convert old bicycles into wheelchairs has proven so …

Veterans’ charity Walking Wounded under investigation over alleged $1.3 million fraud

Veterans’ charity Walking Wounded under investigation over alleged $1.3 million fraud

Updated April 11, 2018 07:23:04 Photo: Army veteran and Walking Wounded founder Brian Freeman at the end of his trek from Far North Queensland to southern Tasmania. (ABC News: Lauren Day) Queensland police are investigating allegations that a charity set up to help Afghanistan war veterans was defrauded of $1.3 …

Veterans’ charity Walking Wounded under investigation over alleged $1.3 million fraud

Veterans’ charity Walking Wounded under investigation over alleged $1.3 million fraud

Posted April 11, 2018 06:10:36 Photo: Army veteran and Walking Wounded founder Brian Freeman at the end of his trek from Far North Queensland to southern Tasmania. (ABC News: Lauren Day) Queensland police are investigating allegations that a charity set up to help Afghanistan war veterans was defrauded of $1.3 …

Tiny houses up for sale for, thanks to Australian charity tackling homelessness

Tiny houses up for sale for, thanks to Australian charity tackling homelessness

Posted March 22, 2018 06:42:52 Photo: Profits from the sale of the houses will go to fund the children’s Kids Under Cover. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Would you buy a trendy micro-home with a starting price tag of $120,000? The tiny house movement has inspired lifestyle shows and social media …

How do you spot a fake charity collector?

How do you spot a fake charity collector?

Posted March 21, 2018 13:58:00 Donating to a worthy cause is something many of us do, but an incident in regional South Australia has prompted authorities to warn people to be careful when handing over their cash. Key points: You can check online whether a charity is properly registered Doorknockers …