To fight apathy and engender a culture of giving

To fight apathy and engender a culture of giving

10×10’s mission is to engender a culture of giving and philanthropy in young professional and creative communities around the globe.

It was a nice way to see up and coming charitable organisations pitch their visions and gain some important funding from a room full of young professionals. It’s a hybrid between The Dragon’s den, Shark tank and Grill’d’s charity program.

The charities supported that night were Sands Queensland, the Modified Rugby Program and the MiniFarm project.

Sands Queensland supports parents whose baby has died at any stage during pregnancy or the newborn period. The death of a baby is a devastating experience whenever it occurs and Sands does not distinguish between losses. Every parent’s experience is individual, and every circumstance is unique. Yet there are many core emotions that seem to be common to parents whose baby has died.

The Modified Rugby Program (MRP) is a new, modified form of touch-only rugby developed by GingerCloud Foundation, where each boy and girl with a learning and perceptual disability has their own PlayerMentor on the field supporting them. Through the MRP, boys and girls experience the sheer thrill of playing rugby often for the very first time. The MRP embodies the essence and spirit of rugby, a sport which embraces inclusion and diversity.

The MiniFarm project team creates garden pods through a landshare program, to grow everything from vegetables, to greens, to herbs, to raising chickens for eggs.  These pods are then managed by the homeless and people at risk. Our not for profit organisation is using our garden pods to feed, train and support our Australian homeless and people at risk, directly and through various networks.