The team members of Empower Change Consulting are big advocates of supporting good causes.

Next to helping organisations with capacious budgets, we are also committed to helping the ones with little to no budget. Below are the charities supported and why these specific charities were chosen.

Gold Coast Homelessness Network Gold Coast Homelessness Network

The GCHN Inc continues to focus on and address the lack of emergency and short-term housing on the Gold Coast, raising awareness of homelessness issues and advocating for improved support for homeless people, as well as providing direct services.

The GCHN Inc has worked with innovative and technology savvy companies to deploy the 7Care Connect Homelessness platform - a navigational tool to help the homeless community discover and access the services they most need in a timely manner.

"Connecting those in need with service providers assists with supporting dignity and security" - Frank Yarsley

Starlight Children's Foundation Starlight Children's Foundation

Because sick children are still kids at heart... When a once-bright life becomes dulled by needles, hospital visits and painful treatments, Starlight helps sick kids forget their illness and re-discover the joy of childhood.

"Being sick is terrible, especially for young kids. We believe the Starlight Foundation is a great cause to brighten up the little ones and make them forget about their illness and pain." - Frank & Kerri Yarsley

Animals Australia Animals Australia

Animals Australia is Australia's foremost national animal protection organisation, representing some 40 member societies and thousands of individual supporters.

Animals Australia has an unprecedented track record in investigating and exposing animal cruelty and for conducting world-first strategic public awareness campaigns.

"I am a huge animal fan and I believe this foundation is taking all the right actions to protect the ones without a voice." - Marlie van Doorn

Surf Live Saving Queenland Surf Live Saving Queenland

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is the state’s peak beach safety and rescue authority and is one of the largest volunteer-based community service organisations in Australia. Throughout Queensland, the organisation’s six branches and 59 Surf Life Saving Clubs now comprise of close to 36,000 dedicated individuals. From humble beginnings, when the first recorded rescue on a Queensland beach was made in 1909, SLSQ is now an efficient and vibrant organisation that boasts almost 36,000 members and growing.

"We donate to the Qld Surf Live Savers as they are the unsung heroes on our beaches. They provide a service which not only prevents accidents but saves lives." - Paul Dempsey
"I like to support Surf Live Saving as most people are voluntary and donate a huge amount of their personal time and effort to helping keep our beaches safe for all swimmers." -Kerri Yarsley

Salvation Army Australia Salvation Army Australia

The Salvation Army is about people finding freedom

It's a pretty broad statement, but we're a pretty diverse bunch. Across the country we're engaged with every demographic and every age group.

We're active in the big cities, the country towns and even outback cattle stations. You’ll find us involved in national issues and you’ll also find us one-on-one in your local cafe.

Regardless of where we are or what we're doing, one thing always remains true: we're about people finding freedom. Freedom to live life to the full.

"I give to the Salvation Army because they provide support to those in need and are always there for the ones experiencing difficult times." -Matthew Riles

Youngcare Youngcare

Providing choice and improving the lives of young Aussies in need.

Our work: Accommodation Solutions, Grants , Youngcare Connect, Research and Policy work.

"I personally know some young people (between 17 and 50) who have high care needs - Youngcare can help them and their families and partners. My wife has worked much of her working life with disabled children or young disabled adults. I am aware that there are many more people in our communities needing the sort of support Youngcare provides." -Wilfred Brimblecombe

Sire David Martin Foundation Sire David Martin Foundation

Sir David Martin Foundation is a non-profit organisation created in 1990 by the late Governor of NSW, Sir David Martin, who had a dream of "safety, hope and opportunity for all young Australians".

"David was an Admiral in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and someone I greatly respected. On retiring from the RAN, David was appointed Governor of New South Wales. David’s foundation provides assistance to troubled youth. The program has had remarkable success due to the wonderful work of the team at Triple Care Farm. Please see the website below for more information." -Neville Marshall

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