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Philanthropy


Libero strives to make a positive, enduring impact upon the community it serves. That is why Libero donates annually to those charities whose actions and philosophy are consistent with Libero’s – to set free and to liberate. By supporting Libero you are directly helping to financially empower these charities and in turn help create an ongoing legacy.

Current organizations Libero supports include:

 

Arthritis Australia
Arthritis Australia is the peak arthritis organization in Australia. It is supported by affiliate offices in every State and Territory. Arthritis Australia provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends – promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community and to leaders in business, industry and government – funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis and – aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed.

Arthritis Australia
Level 2/255 Broadway
GLEBE NSW 2037
Tel: (02) 9518 4441
Fax: (02) 9518 4011
Freecall: 1800 111 101
Email: info@arthritisaustralia.com.au
Site: http://www.arthritisaustralia.com.au/


The National Stroke Foundation
The National Stroke Foundation is dedicated to reducing the impact of stroke on the Australian Community. Stroke is Australia’s second biggest killer and a leading cause of disability. Our challenge is to save 110,000 lives from stroke over 10 years. The National Stroke Foundation works with governments, health professionals, patients, carers, stroke survivors and all Australians to minimize the impact of stroke.

National Stroke Foundation (National Office)
Level 7, 461 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Tel: +61 3 9670 1000
Fax: +61 3 9670 9300
StrokeLine: 1800 STROKE (1800 787 653)
Site: http://strokefoundation.com.au/


The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is one of the world’s leading brain research centres. They employ more than 500 staff and educate in excess of 100 post-graduate students each year.  Their scientists comprise the largest neuroscience research team in Australia.

Their teams work on a range of serious diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, motor neuron disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, depression, schizophrenia, mental illness and addiction.  They are world leaders in imaging technology, stroke rehabilitation and epidemiological studies.

Over the past 10 years research of the brain and its diseases has gained considerable momentum internationally.  Many scientific and technological advancements have been made, and much of our work has been centre stage.  Their scientific home is a hive of activity with researchers coming from around the globe to work at the Florey.

State and Federal Governments, major philanthropic foundations and many generous private benefactors have recognised the importance of neuroscience as the final frontier in medical research, and they are helping the Florey and its partners build two state-of-the-art research facilities, one at the University of Melbourne in Parkville and the other at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg costing in excess of $200 million.

Head Office
30 Royal Parade (corner Genetics Lane)
Parkville Victoria 3052
Tel: +61 3 9035 6789
Fax: +61 3 9035 3107
Site: https://www.florey.edu.au/support-florey/give-online


Indigenous Community Volunteers
Indigenous Community Volunteers (JCV) is a not for profit organisation providing Indigenous Australians with new skills. Communities, organisations or individuals identify their skill needs then ICV matches the projects with volunteers to address those needs. Volunteenng with ICV is about sharing skills and knowledge and learning together. Skills transfer projects can lead to employment, self employment and community development.

Level 4 Novell Building
71 Northboume Avenue
ALT 2601
Australia
Attr: Anthea Cahill
Tel: 02 61226469
Fax: 02 61226470


Summer Foundation
The Summer Foundation is dedicated to overcoming the concerns of a section of our society that is overlooked; the issue of young people living in nursing homes. Our foundation seeks to provide workable solutions that improve the health and well-being of this group.
The Summer Foundation have instigated a state-wide capital raising campaign – ‘Building Better Lives’ to raise sufficient capital over five years to facilitate the construction of accommodation altematives for 150 young Victorians who are either in nursing homes, or at risk of entenng nursing homes. These developments will enable young people to live in the community, in state of the art, age appropriate accommodation.

PO Box 208 Blackburn
Victoria 3130
Australia
Attn: Di Winkler
Tel. 03 9894 7006
Fax: 03 8456 6325


Greenfleet
Greenfleet is a registered environmental charity, encouraging people to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and then offset any remaining emissions by planting native forests.
With the help of Greenfleet’s voluntary offset program, you can easily reduce your car’s impact on the environment. For $51 (tax deductible), Greenfleet will plant 17 native trees on your behalf. These trees will help to create a forest, and as they grow will absorb the greenhouse gases generated by driving the average Australian car for one year. The resulting forests will also tackle salinity, reduce soil erosion, improve water quality and provide essential habitat for native wildlife.
Greenfleet also plants native forests to offset the emissions generated by air travel, household and business energy use.
Greenfleet is an Approved Abatement Provider under the Australian Government’s Greenhouse Friendly initiative. This means the methodology behind our offset program has undergone independent scrutiny and meets appropriate standards.

Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted over 8 million trees on behalf of Australian motorists and businesses. These trees will capture more than 1.6 million CO2-e tonnes as they grow, forming permanent forests and creating an investment in rural Australia for future generations.

For more information about Greenfleet and tips on how to avoid, reduce and offset your greenhouse gas emissions, visit their website.

PO Box 16011
Collins Street
West Victoria 8007
Tel: (03) 9642 0570 / 1800 032 999
Fax: (03) 9642 8786
Site: www.greenfleet.com.au


IFAW
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitat and assisting animals in distress. IFAW seeks to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people.

8-10 Belmore Street
New South Wales 2010
Australia
Tel: 1800 00 4329
Fax: +61 (02) 9288 4901


Australian Association for Humane Research Inc.
The Australian Association for Humane Research Inc is a non-profit organisation that works toward the abolition of animal experiments. We highlight the ethical and scientific flaws in animal use, and we promote more humane and scientifically-valid alternatives. We maintain that if we are ever to see a genuine improvement in the health of our society it will be through focusing on our own species and not by extrapolating misleading data from other animal species.

Suite 234, Toorak Corporate Centre, 29 Milton Parade
Victoria 3144
Australia
Tel: 03 9832 0752
Fax: 03 9832 0753


Animals Asia Foundation
Animals Asia Foundation {AAF) is a Hong Kong-headquartered charity that runs a number of projects aimed at finding long-term solutions to problems of animal cruelty, including the rescue of 10,000 Moon Bears from cruel bile farms in China and Vietnam.

AAF’s Moon Bear Rescue project involves rescuing suffering and endangered Asiatic black bears from cruel bile farms in China and bringing them to its sanctuary in Chengdu, Sichuan province, The bears (known as Moon Bears because of the golden crescents on their chests) can spend up to 20 years in coffin-sized cages where they are milked daily for their bile, often through crude, filthy catheters. They are also milked through permanently open holes in their abdomens. This is the so-called “humane” free-dripping technique. It is the only legal method of bile extraction in China, but soil causes constant pain and the slow death of the bears.

The bile is used in traditional Chinese medicine, even though cheap and effective herbal and synthetic alternatives are readily available.

The ambitious bear rescue project was hatched in 1993 when Animals Asia’s Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson, a Briton working in animal welfare in Asia, walked onto a bear bile farm in China. “It was a torture chamber, a hell hole for animals. They literally couldn’t move, they couldn’t stand up, they couldn’t turn around, “she says.

In July, 2000 after years of lobbying and negotiating, Robinson signed a landmark agreement with the Chinese authorities to rescue 500 Moon Bears and work towards ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming. To date, more than 240 farmed Moon Bears have been rescued and brought to AAF’s Moon Bear Rescue Centre. The farmers are compensated financially so they can either retire or set up in another business. Their licences are taken away permanently.

Animals Asia has also signed an agreement with the Vietnamese authorities to rescue 200 bears there and is currently completing construction of a sanctuary near Hanoi.

The foundation is working towards an eventual ban on bear farming throughout Asia.

P0 Box 275, Blackwood SA
All Australia 5051
Australia
Attn: Jude Siekmann
Tel: 1800 666 004
Fax: 08 8270 5176
Mob: 0419 827 180