Charities we support

“Giving is not just about making a donation, its about making a difference”

Giving back to the community is very important to Act2.

We make sure we look outside the compliance square and give back to our communities through quarterly donations to the following organisations.

Brightside

Brightside is a not-for-profit Farm Sanctuary and Shelter for animals set on 50 acres in Tasmania's Huon Valley. Founded by Emma Haswell, and run by Emma and a small dedicated team Brightside rescues and rehomes hundreds of animals each year.

We educate, advocate and campaign for farm and companion animals. We provide education sessions to students in schools and at Brightside. We provide hundreds of abused and neglected animals with a permanent loving and secure home at our Sanctuary. Our mission is to raise awareness with regard to the plight of millions of factory farmed animals in Australia. We Rescue, we Educate and we Advocate for animals. We are a Voice for the Voiceless.

Burns Support Foundation

The Burns Support Foundation's charter is to provide direct and indirect support and assistance to anyone who has been burnt as well as their families. Support services include a parent/carer support group, a young adults group, a telephone help line and referral service, a newsletter and family camps which are run biannually.

Specific practical support includes meeting individual special needs (eg paying for high quality wigs) and also the provision of some financial assistance in circumstances of extreme hardship (eg for car repairs, telephone charges).

Camp Quality

Camp Quality's purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia.

  • We're for life
  • We're for creating a better life through the cancer journey
  • We're for helping families and kids at every stage, in many ways
  • We're for making a difference that has kids feeling on top of the world
  • We're for positive thinking, an optimistic attitude and the glass half full
  • We're for laughter and for helping kids believe that that world is a great place
  • We're for the resilience and self esteem that get kids out of bed and into life
  • We're for impeccable integrity and being honest to a fault
  • We're for hope
  • We're for fun
  • We're for life

Youth Off The Streets

Youth Off The Streets has been providing services to homeless and disadvantaged youth since 1991. To break the cycle of disadvantage, abuse and neglect, all young people need to be provided with the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Working in partnership with young people Youth Off The Streets is focused on developing their strengths and their ability to make positive life choices by providing education, rehabilitation, accommodation, counselling, early intervention and the opportunity to learn valuable life skills.

RSPCA Tasmania

The RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the voice for the animals of Australia. RSPCA defends their dignity and fights to stop cruelty. The offer shelter, education, medical attention and love.

We believe in animals because they make our lives better and remind us what it is like to live humanely.

Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation focuses on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health.

They are independent, non-profit, politically unaligned and secular.

The idea of anyone not being able to witness the glories of this world when they can be treated with a simple procedure at a small cost seems ridiculously unfair. Part of the appeal of this organisation is how many can be helped through each donation.

World's Greatest Shave

After the passing of Andy’s mother in late 2012 to cancer (of unknown primary), the team at Act2 raise money In memory of Pat Campbell through the World’s Greatest Shave

To raise money Helen got brave and shaved her head while Andy dyed his hair and beard blue. Being folically challenged, it was felt that shaving his hair just wasn’t a big enough sacrifice!

Cancer Council

Cancer Council is the only charity that works across every area of cancer, from research to prevention and support.

We won't stop until cancer does. And tomorrow, with your help, we'll continue our work. Find out how we're here for all Australians affected by cancer.

Every minute, every hour, every day, we're getting closer to a cancer free future.

Every day, we support people affected by cancer when they need it most, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer.

Ozharvest

Founded by Ronni Kahn AO in 2004 after noticing the huge volume of food going to waste, OzHarvest quickly grew to become Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Food is at our core, saving surplus food from ending up in landfill and delivering it to charities that help feed people in need. We are committed to halving food waste by 2030, inspiring and influencing others to do the same, and transforming lives through education.

Hobart City Mission

Established in 1852, HCM was the first City Mission in Australia and is the third oldest Mission in the world. HCM offers assistance to those who need it most in the Southern Tasmanian community by providing emotional, physical and financial support and guidance.

We pride ourselves on finding innovative programs and services that empower people and enable them to participate in community life with a sense of dignity, purpose and self-reliance.

Thread Together

Thread Together was founded in 2012, based on the simple idea to donate rather than dispose of unsold clothing.
Our founder, Andie Halas, saw the potential for unsold new clothing to be given to people in need, whilst also protecting the environment by saving these items from landfill.

Today, Thread Together clothes thousands of people across the country every week.

To achieve this, we partner with hundreds of fashion brands, a network of charities & social service agencies, and thousands of volunteers.

Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction is a long-distance cycling event for senior executives with a passion for cycling to raise money for sick children. In return, riders benefit from valuable networking opportunity and the immense satisfaction of directly helping children in need.

Chain Reaction concentrates on selected individuals who want the physical challenge. In return, they benefit from a valuable networking opportunity and the immense satisfaction of directly helping sick children.

Since its first ride in 2007 Chain Reaction has raised $38,930,558 on behalf of its charity partners.

MS Australia

We are MS Australia, Australia’s national multiple sclerosis (MS) not-for-profit organisation that empowers researchers to identify ways to treat, prevent and cure MS, seeks sustained and systemic policy change via advocacy, and acts as the champion for Australia’s community of people affected by MS.

Know One, Teach One

Know One, Teach One is teaching street youth and changing their life. KOTO is a not-for-profit restaurant and vocational training program that is changing the lives of street and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam.

While on honeymoon in Vietnam, Andy and Liz dined in the KOTO restaurant in Hanoi where the staff were all former street kids learning English and vocational restaurant skills (front and back of house). We highly recommend KOTO to anyone visiting Vietnam and we also recommend this organisation to anyone wanting to make a difference to disadvantaged youth.