WHO ARE WE FUNDRAISING FOR?
Profits raised from Dangerous Females fundraising activities will be donated to Australian services that prevent and support women who are victims of abuse, assault and domestic violence. These services provide a range of support to our communities from women’s shelters, advocacy, domestic violence counselling and community education, emergency safety planning and re-homing from violence situations.
Dangerous Females selects Australia services every six months, with 100% of profits raised being donated to these services. We have written authority to fundraise for our past and current fund recipients. From July to December 2020 profits will be donated to the following service -
Lou's Place - Sydney
Started in 1999 at our terrace in Kings Cross, Lou’s Place is a unique, community-based refuge for women in crisis, feeling isolated or needing support.
Most of the women who visit Lou’s Place have experienced multiple traumas in their lives and the majority are facing issues of homelessness, domestic violence, mental health or addiction.
Lou’s Place receives no government funding and relies on the generous support of our friends, donors and corporate partners.
Brisbane Domestic Violence Service
BDVS’ goal is to support woman and children to reach a stage where they are safe and free from fear of domestic and family violence. They provide a range of services, including information and referral, crisis support, practical assistance, advocacy and emotional support. BDVS team members are specialists and have extensive knowledge and experience in the delivery of services, support and advocacy to people experiencing domestic and family violence.
Previous Fundraising Recipients
January to June 2020 - Total raised: $60, 340
From January to June we raised fund for Macleod Accommodation Support services on the Gold Coast and Djirra in Melbourne.
July to December 2019 – Total raised: $18, 976
From July to December 2019 we raised funds for Waratah in South Australia. Waratah provides free, specialised and therapeutic intervention, counselling and support services for people who have experienced sexual assault and/or sexual abuse and/or family domestic violence.
In our first year of fundraising - June 2018 – June 2019 - Dangerous Females raised a total of $52 047 that was sent directly to the following services:
From January – June 2019 funds were raised for Georgina Martina Inc. - Victoria and Ruby Gaea in the Northern Territory. Georgina Martina Inc. operates a state-wide family violence support and accommodation service via two high security refuges - Georgina and Martina. Ruby Gaea is the sole non-government provider of specialist post-initial trauma sexual assault counselling, education and training service in the Northern Territory. They provide free & confidential counselling for women and children who have been affected by sexual violence.
From July to December 2018 funds were raised for DVConnect Womensline in Queensland and Dawn House in Darwin. DV Connect is a state wide telephone services for domestic and family violence 24 hours a day. They provide practical assistance for women and their children who are in danger from a violent partner or family member. Dawn House provides services to women and children escaping violence, including a women's shelter, counselling and domestic violence prevention community education.