ELES Donations Made (total to date, AUD$234,485)

 

As part of ELES' commitment to education, 5% of gross income (not net!) is donated to charities (often charities that help and assist children). We donate in particular to charities that improve children's lifestyle, education or opportunities, with much admiration and gratitude to those amazing people running these charities who dedicate their lives to making other people's lives better. We welcome recommendations from our customers of charities to support.

 

Donations Made in 2017 - $5800

Amount
Organisation
   
$5800 Cows for Cambodia http://www.cowsforcambodia.com/
   

 

Donations Made in 2016 - $25870

Amount
Organisation
   
$1000 Salvation Army Xmas Appeal https://www.my.salvationarmy.org.au
   
$1000 Wesley Mission Xmas Appeal https://www.wesleymission.org.au
   
$1000 Smith Family Xmas Appeal https://www.thesmithfamily.com.au
   
$1000 Donation to Queensland Ambulance Service
   
$700 Donation for the Italy Earthquake
   
$1370 Donation for the Firemen stair climb for Murdoch Children's Research Centre
   
$300 Money for Asylum Seeker Centre
   
$5000 The Hills Sanctuary Shelter
   
$2450 Giant Steps
   
$1000 St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal
   
$1000 Smith Family Winter Appeal
   
$1000 Everyday hero for children's heart research
   
$1500 Cancer Research through Humans of New York
   
$3000 Youth off the Streets - Father Chris Riley: http://youthoffthestreets.com.au/
   
$500 World's Greatest shave for Leukemia
   
$6000 Hills Sanctuary Womens Shelter
   

 


Donations Made in 2015 - $15410

Amount
Organisation
$1000 Canhelp
   
$1000 Reaching Thalia
   
$4500 Save the Children
   
$1250 Everyday hero, Cambodia appeal
   
$250 Dry July for Cancer
   
$500 Pallister-Killian Syndrome Foundation of Australia
   
$210 City 2 Surf for brain cancer
   
$500 Rotary for Nepal fundraiser
   
$2450 Money to guides in Nepal to help those in need.
   
$1000 CanHelp Nepal Appeal: http://canhelp.org.au/
   
$1000 Oxfam Nepal Earthquake Appeal: https://www.oxfam.org.au/
   
$1000 UNICEF Nepal Earthquake Children's Appeal: http://www.unicef.org.au/Donate.aspx
   
$1000 NSW SES: https://secure.nswsesva.org.au/donations.aspx
   
$500 Assist A Sista: http://www.assistasista.com.au/
   



Donations Made in 2014 - $24300

Amount
Organisation
   
$6800 Room to Read - to create a reading room in India. Click here for the report.
http://www.roomtoread.org/ 
   
$1000 Cancer Council: http://www.cancer.org.au/
   
$1000 Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.au
   
$1000 St Vinnies: https://www.vinnies.org.au/
   
$1000 Smith Family Xmas Appeal: http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/
   
$1000 Salvation Army Xmas Appeal: http://www.salvationarmy.org.au/
   
$1000 Youth off the Streets - Father Chris Riley: http://youthoffthestreets.com.au/
   
$1000 Exodus Foundation: http://www.exodusfoundation.org.au/
   
$1000 The Cambodian Children's Fund: https://www.ccf-australia.org/make-a-donation.html
   
$1000 Canhelp: helping the impoverished in Cambodia and Nepal. 4 wells in Cambodia and each well gives clean water to at least 20 people. http://canhelp.org.au/

 


   


   

$1000 Assist A Sista: http://www.assistasista.com.au/
   
$1000 Starlight Foundation: http://www.starlight.org.au
   
$500 Sydney Adventist Hospital
   
$2000 Beehive Foundation: http://www.beehivefoundation.org.au/
   
$500 Cerebral Palsy Association: http://www.cpaustralia.com.au/
   
$500 Starlight Foundation: http://www.starlight.org.au
   
$500 The Ocean Clean Up: https://fund.theoceancleanup.com/
   
$1000 St Vinnies CEO Sleepout: ceosleepout.org.au
   
$500 Giant Steps: http://www.giantsteps.net.au/
   
$1000 The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal: http://salvos.org.au/get-involved/help-us-fundraise/red-shield-appeal/

 


Donations Made in 2013 - $31625

Amount
Organisation
$22000 Room to Read, funding the construction of a 2 room school in Bardiya in Nepal. http://www.roomtoread.org/. Click here to see the first progress report.
   
$2000 Salvos Bushfire Relief Fund. https://salvos.org.au/donate/secure-online-donations/?appeal=relief
   
$150 The Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation. http://www.jdrf.org.au/
   
$200 Sponsorship 40 Hour Famine http://www.worldvision.com.au/40hourfamine.aspx
   
$500 Sponsorships: Dry July au.dryjuly.com and Katoke Trust for Overseas Education
   
$2500 Giant Steps http://www.giantsteps.net.au/
Giant Steps was founded to help educate children and families experiencing autism.
   
$1000 Kids 2 Kids http://kids2kids.com.au/
An amazing charity set up by a teenager from the south coast NSW.
   
$1000 The Cambodian Children's Fund - for a new bakery oven!
http://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org/
Founded to aid the most impoverished of Cambodia's children.
   
$275 CanHelp - http://canhelp.org.au/ building wells for Cambodians. "It is with great pleasure that I share with you photos of your Cambodian well. You have just made life so much easier for about 20 people. There are several benefits for such a well, the biggest is that the beneficiaries of your well will have less chance of being sick. It is surprising how many Cambodian children die of diarrhoea each year." See Pic below:
   


 


Donations Made in 2012 - $24300

Amount
Organisation
$1000 Exodus Foundation
http://www.exodusfoundation.net/
   
$1000 Smith Family Xmas Appeal
http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au?u=633
   
$1000 Salvation Army Xmas Appeal
http://www.salvationarmy.org.au/
   
$1000 Daniel Morcombe Foundation
http://www.danielmorcombe.com.au/donations.html
   
$1000 Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta Donations - Mercy Tree Gift Fund
http://www.olmc.nsw.edu.au/school/about/mercy-tree
   
$000

 

The Cambodian Children's Fund
http://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org/
Founded to aid the most impoverished of Cambodia's children.
   
$300 St Peter's Maitland Science and Engineering Challenge. Go Micheal Almond!
   
$500 CanToo
http://www.cantoo.org.au/
   
$500 The Cambodian Children's Fund
http://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org/
Founded to aid the most impoverished of Cambodia's children.
   
$15500 Sponsoring book publishing in local language for Room to Read with distribution of 10000 copies to local school libraries in Asia once published.
http://www.roomtoread.org/page.aspx?pid=282
   
$500 Photojournalism project for India orphanages
https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/115710225217640/
   



Donations Made in 2011 - $12250

Amount
Organisation
   
$2000 QLD Flood appeal 
http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html
   
$2000 Red Cross Japan Earthquake Appeal
http://www.redcross.org.au/japan2011.htm
   
$500 Cambodia charities: orphanage at Cham Chao in Phnom Penh  and for PovertyAid4Cambodia.
   
$500 Dry July Foundation (Support for Cancer Units in Hospitals)
http://www.dryjuly.com/
   
$250 Splash for Cash (Support for Royal Institute Deaf and Blind Children)
http://event.splashforcash.com.au/
   
$500 Forty Hour Famine (World Vision)
http://www.worldvision.com.au/40HourFamine.aspx
   
$5000 Room to Read's Girls' Education Program
http://www.roomtoread.org/page.aspx?pid=284
   
$2000 Red Shield Appeal
http://salvos.org.au/about-us/red-shield-appeal/

 


Donations Made in 2010 - $25,000

Amount
Organisation
   
$3000 Smith Family Xmas Appeal 
http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/
   
$3000 Salvation Army Xmas Appeal 
http://salvos.org.au/
   
$500 Day of Difference Foundation: to help provide facilities and care to critically injured kids and their families. 
http://www.entoure.com.au/
   
$1000 Contribution towards costs for Daniel Comber-Todd, a Year 12 student in Sydney, to represent Australia at the Research Science Institute in Boston this year hosted by MIT. His interest is in Physics, in sonoluminescence. Is great to see young Australian minds striving to succeed. To read about Daniel click  here and  here .
   
$1000 Contributing to funding a proper plumbed toilet and an extra room for a Cambodian family.
   
$1000 Mother's Day Classic - Breast Cancer Research 
www.mothersdayclassic.org
   
$13500 Room to Read - to convert and equip 3 reading rooms for schools in Nepal. 
http://www.roomtoread.org/ 
You can read about one of the completed rooms here.


   
$2000 The Cambodian Children's Fund
http://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org/
Founded to aid the most impoverished of Cambodia's children.
   

 


Donations Made in 2009 - $16,500

Amount
Organisation
   
$1500 Salvation Army Christmas Appeal 
http://www.salvos.org.au/
   
$1500 St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Appeal 
http://www.vinnies.org.au/home-act
   
$1500 Smith Family Christmas Appeal 
http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au
   
$2200 Blue Light Street Smart Handbook
http://www.bluelight.com.au
A Police initiative - a free book given to students re issues like drugs, violence etc.
   
$2000 The Cambodian Children's Fund
http://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org/
Founded to aid the most impoverished of Cambodia's children.
   
$2000 Nepcam
http://www.nepcam.org.au/
Changing children's lives in Nepal and Cambodia through education.
   
$2200 The Maitreya Universal Education Project
http://www.maitreyaeducation.org/
Benefiting students in Northern India.
 
$500 Kidney Health Foundation
 
$2000 Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal
   
$1000 Cancer Council 

 


Donations Made in 2008 - $23,000

Amount
Organisation
US$10,000
Room to Read - to build a library for a school in Cambodia.
http://www.roomtoread.org/
Click  here to read the completed report and view photos.
US$1500
The Maitreya Universal Education Project 
http://www.maitreyaeducation.org/
Benefiting students in Northern India.
US$1500
The Cambodian Children's Fund
http://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org/
Founded to aid the most impoverished of Cambodia's children.
AUD$2000
Nepcam
http://www.nepcam.org.au/
Changing children's lives in Nepal and Cambodia through education. 
AUD$2000
96 year old Jesuit Priest in Macau working in Macau since 1950s now working with children in leper colonies (yes leper colonies do still exist) http://www.jesuit.org.au/

 

On a trip recently, I bought a book in the airport 'Leaving Microsoft to Change the World' by John Wood ( http://www.leavingmicrosoftbook.com/ ). I could not put it down. It is about a guy who while on holiday in Nepal is appalled at the lack of resources in schools, the low attendance rate and literacy levels and sets about making a difference in a big way. He started a group called Room to Read ( http://www.roomtoread.org/ ). Room to Read partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational infrastructure as well as educational scholarships.

So I had to get involved. I have paid $10,000 US for the establishment of a free-standing library at the Wat Chi Kreng Primary School in the Siem Reap province of Cambodia. The library will be built in the traditional Khmer style, and will include child friendly furniture, flooring, shelving, maps, puzzles, games, and of course, books. Room to Read will stock the library with English and Khmer books totalling 500-1,000 over 3 years, and will provide 3 years of library management training to a designated teacher. Wat Chi Kreng Primary School is located in a poor rural area in Siem Reap where families rely on subsistence farming for their livelihood. After this library is built 664 children (in a 6 room school!) will have access to a new colorful and engaging reading room. If you'd like to see photos and more info about the school click here .

    

 


Donations Made in 2007 - $12,000

(minimum donation amount to each organisation $1000)

2007
Organisation
   
Dec The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal
http://www.salvos.org.au
   
Nov The Smith Family
http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/index.cfm
   
Oct The Cambodian Children's Fund
http://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org/
Founded to aid the most impoverished of Cambodia’s children.
   
Sept Starlight Foundation
http://www.starlight.org.au/
   
August Oasis Youth Services
http://salvos.org.au/oasis/
   
July Youth off the Streets - Father Chris Riley
http://youthoffthestreets.com.au/
   
June Childwise
http://www.childwise.org.au/
   
May MS Society of Australia
http://www.msaustralia.org.au/
   
April Oxfam Community Aid Abroad Walk Against Want
http://www.oxfam.org.au/walk/
   
March Red Cross Calling Appeal 2007
http://www.redcross.org.au/default.asp
   
February Reach Out
http://www.reachout.com.au a fantastic resource to support students in need, run by http://www.inspire.org.au
   
January
World Vision
http://www.worldvision.com.au

 


Donations Made in 2006 - $8,400

(minimum donation amount to each organisation $700)

2006
Organisation
   
December
Starlight Foundation
http://www.starlight.org.au
 
November
The Cambodian Children's Fund
http://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org/
Founded to aid the most impoverished of Cambodia’s children.
October
The National Breast Councer Foundation
http://www.nbcf.org.au/
I know this isn't exactly a charity that helps children but it does indirectly by helping the women and carers in children's lives.
September
The Australian Crohn's & Colitis Association
http://www.acca.net.au
 
August
SIDS and KIDS, The National SIDS Council of Australia
http://www.sidsandkids.org/
 
July
Lasallian Foundation
http://www.lasallianfoundation.org/
The Lasallian Foundation supports projects throughout the Asia-Pacific region that provide poor and disadvantaged children an opportunity to break the poverty cycle.
(suggestion for this charity from Oakhill College, Castle Hill)
 
June
The Cambodian Children's Fund
http://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org/
Founded to aid the most impoverished of Cambodia’s children.
 
May
The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
http://www.salvos.org.au
April
Starlight Foundation
http://www.starlight.org.au/
March
Margaret House, Respite Care for the Disabled
This charity operated by the St Vincent de Paul Society in Gymea offers respite care to disabled children and adults so that carers can have a break. Phone 9540 1762
(suggestion for this charity from St Patrick's College Sutherland)
 
February
Tabitha Foundation Australia
http://www.tabithafoundationaustralia.com
Students from SCECGS Redlands are traveling to Cambodia to help build housing for homeless Cambodians
 
January
World Vision Australia
https://www.worldvision.com.au/

 


Donations Made in 2005 - $6000

(minimum donation amount to each organisation $500)

2005
Organisation
   
December
Donation to SCEGGS Darlinghurst Antipodeans Team 1 to take to India to their community project
http://www.antipodeans.com.au/
 
November
Donation to SCEGGS Darlinghurst Antipodeans Team 2 to take to India to their community project
http://www.antipodeans.com.au/
 
October
Leukaemia Foundation, Australia
http://www.leukaemia.com/leukaemia-foundation/web/index.asp
(suggestion for this charity from MacMahan's Beach State School)
 
September
The Smith Family: Wallace Family Appeal
   
August
The Spastic Centre
http://www.thespasticcentre.org.au/
 
July
Camp Goodtime
   
June
Bear Cottage
http://www.bearcottage.chw.edu.au/
 
May
First Chance Program Newcastle Uni
   
April
Starlight Foundation
http://www.starlight.org.au/grownups/grownups.cfm
 
March
Sydney Children's Hospital Cancer Unit
http://www.sch.edu.au/
 
February
Sydney Children's Hospital Burns Unit
http://www.sch.edu.au/
 
January
Tsunami Disaster: Red Cross, CARE, World Vision

 


Donations Made in 2004 - $6000

(minimum donation amount to each organisation $500)

2004
Organisation
   
December
Donation to a disadvantaged school for academic prizes for prize night.
   
November
Salvation Army 
http://www.salvos.org.au/
   
October
Camp Quality  
http://www.campquality.org.au
   
September
CARE Australia  
http://www.careaustralia.org.au/
   
August
Autism Association of NSW 
Autism NSW
   
July
Kids Help Line 
http://www.kidshelp.com.au/
   
June
Royal Blind Society 
http://www.rbs.org.au/
   
May
Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal  
http://www.salvos.org.au/
   
April
Tabitha Foundation Australia
http://www.tabithafoundationaustralia.com
March
In Cambodia, many children are denied an education simply because they have no transport to school. Many families cannot afford a bicycle, even though two or three children can travel on the same bicycle. Tabitha has arranged with local schools to waive any fees if they provide children with transport. ELES purchased 17 bicycles which means 51 children will be able to have an education that otherwise would have been denied them.
   
February
Kids First Foundation (KFF): a national collaborative enterprise of child abuse organisations providing therapeutic services for abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families nationally. http://www.kidsfirst.com.au
   
January
Huntington's Disease Association  
http://www.ahdansw.asn.au/association/helping.html

 


Donations Made in 2003 - $5000

(minimum donation amount to each organisation $500)

2003
Organisation
   
December Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation 
http://www.christopherreeve.org/
 
November Medecins Sans Frontieres
https://www.msf.org.au
 
October Unicef
http://www.unicef.com.au/
 
September Youth off the Streets - Father Chris Riley
http://youthoffthestreets.com.au/
 
August Australian Heart/Lung Transplants Association 
http://www.redcross.org.au
 
July Fred Hollows Foundation 
http://www.hollows.org
 
June Royal Society for Deaf and Blind Children
http://www.rbs.org.au/contact/otherorg.html
 
May Salvation Army
http://www.salvos.org.au/
 
April Barnardos Australia 
http://www.barnardos.org.au/barnardos/html/
 
March 90 year old Jesuit Priest in Macau working with  children in leper colonies (yes leper colonies do still exist)
http://www.jesuit.org.au/