WHY ARE WE RAISING FUNDS?
Our annual fundraising campaign addresses the general stigma around mental health, as well as the lack of understanding around how to support those suffering with it.
Harnessing the popularity of the arts in our community, our fundraising campaign is shared through all events and all networks, at community, business and government level, to help reach the largest number of supporters possible.
We kindly ask you to support our fundraising efforts to show your support for Foundation 61 and help them continue to build on the incredibly life-saving work they have done to date.
OUR 2021 FUNDRAISING MISSION
Our mission is to support charities that are working directly with communities who are implementing strategies to raise awareness of mental illness, while supporting the preservation of life. We are passionate about sharing resilience-focused messages in recovery and building community support through the delivery of fun, creative and educational experiences and events which then enable us to support important services like Foundation 61, a rehabilitation service for men and women with controlling issues.
Foundation 61 is one of those incredibly powerful local services. Founded in 2005, this service relies on the support of our community to continue to bring hope to those struggling with life controlling issues.
Based in Mt Duneed, Foundation 61 is a 15-bed facility for men that supports stays over 6 months if required in recovery from life controlling issues .Their House of Hope, currently under construction, will accommodate up to 8 women, of whom 2 can bring with them young children.
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $5000
$5000 provides sponsorship for one room for 12 months, providing much needed support and a safe space for two men for 6 months each. This is a very humble amount but will make a significant contribution to two lives wishing to live a life free from substance use and/or other life-controlling issues.
Remember, every man may be someone’s son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin who belongs to you.
To find out how Foundation 61 changed one man’s life, click here to read Jack’s story.