Causes SFF GEEK Supports

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Below is a list of causes we at SFF GEEK support. These causes are close to our heart in one way or another and would mean a lot if you could become familiar with each one, and if possible, donate. Any amount counts!

Ukraine Crisis Appeal

The Ukraine Crisis Appeal – a collaboration between the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO), Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and Caritas Ukraine – is the largest Australian tax-deductible fundraising effort for Ukraine.

At every stage of funding use, the Ukraine Crisis Appeal provides clear reporting to demonstrate how your donations have made positive support and change. 

Note: These reports are from previous funding programs focused on Veterans. In light of the latest developments, funds are being focused on critical humanitarian aid.

January – Leprosy Awareness Month

We can end the suffering caused by leprosy with your support.
With the right resources, we believe we can be the generation that defeats leprosy, a disease that has tormented millions of people for thousands of years.

There are 200,000 people who are diagnosed with leprosy each year and our aim is to bring that number to 0 by 2035.

February – Cancer Awareness Month

At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. If you’ve been recently diagnosed, or know someone who has, we’re here with answers, guidance, and support.

March – Ukraine Crisis Appeal

The Ukraine Crisis Appeal – a collaboration between the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO), Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) and Caritas Ukraine – is the largest Australian tax-deductible fundraising effort for Ukraine.

At every stage of funding use, the Ukraine Crisis Appeal provides clear reporting to demonstrate how your donations have made positive support and change. 

Note: These reports are from previous funding programs focused on Veterans. In light of the latest developments, funds are being focused on critical humanitarian aid.

April – Malaria Awareness Month

May – Nurses Awareness Month

Nurses are the backbone of every healthcare system, supporting patients around the clock, provide primary care in rural areas, and ensuring patients are looked after. Nurses often deal with distressing scenes or situations that plague and stick with them for years.

While nurses will often have access to professionals that can help them process and get through these distressing scenes or situations, it isn’t enough!

64.9% of nurses and midwives in Australia experience at least one chronic disease, which included depression, hypertension and asthma. The most commonly reported health issue included bodily pain, severe tiredness, stiff joints and sleep issues (Perry et al 2016).

June – MND/ALS Awareness Month

July – Hepatitis Awareness Month

August – Overdose Awareness Month

September – Suicide Awareness Month

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34. At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make a decision about her health with few options.

After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

NBCF offers free, innovative programs that other organizations aren’t providing to women facing breast cancer so that no one faces breast cancer alone.

NBCF is one of the most recognized and respected breast cancer charities in the world. NBCF has received the highest 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, for 14 years. On average, over 80% of our revenue is directed to our life-saving programs.

November – Men’s Health Issues Awareness Month

Mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer – we’re taking them all on.

Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.

We exist to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives – this is what drives every single one of our 1,250 men’s health projects.

In everything we do, we strive to be transparent and accountable. We report thoroughly on each project so that our Mo Bros and Mo Sisters can see how their support is changing the lives of men around the world.

December – Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

Christmas is meant to be a time of celebration and joy, but if finances are tight, it can be challenging, stressful and isolating.

Every year, local Salvation Army centres and churches give hope to individuals and families in need at Christmas by providing free Christmas food hampers, toys, gifts, and gift cards. Christmas hampers are prepared with care using both purchased and donated goods and shared with those in the community who have fallen on tough times. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, please note your local Salvation Army might provide help differently, for instance, distributing vouchers instead of food hampers, or help only over the phone.

COVID-19, illness, family crises and other challenging circumstances may have you facing unexpected financial difficulties. If you are unsure whether you have enough food for Christmas, or you don’t know how you will afford presents for your kids, please contact your local Salvation Army. We want you to experience kindness and joy this Christmas. We are committed to giving you non-judgemental and confidential support to help you through this season.

Please note: We are not associated with any of these organisations.