DONATIONS TO CHARITY

The mission of the Pollys Club is to raise money for charity. We having been doing this since 1964 by organising GLBTIQ+ themed dances, which are safe, all-inclusive, cost effective and lots of fun. A Pollys dance may be dedicated to one or more charities and we have donated to many worthy causes over the years with some examples listed below. 

If you know of, or are involved with an organisation that might benefit from a donation, you can read more about our criteria and apply here.

(Note: as of 2018 we distribute donations at our dances throughout the year. Previously, all donations were made in December)

2019

Holy  S*#T  It's XXXmas (Dec 2019)

  • Bobby Goldsmith Foundation - To fund a variety of programs which cover everything from life skills to returning to work or study, thereby creating a safe and supportive network of people with a shared experience of HIV with knowledge and skills that enable them to take better control of their lives.

  • Beyond the Orphanage Foundation Australia - To fund 40 young people in their program, who live in rural and remote areas of the Kaski district in Nepal to travel to Pokhara for HIV/AIDS treatment over the course of a year.

  • Taronga Conservation Society - Emergency funding to care for koala's critically injured during the recent bushfires and to fund breeding programs to restore numbers and natural habitats.

   The Freakers Ball (Sep 2019)

  • Borneo Orangutan Survival -  funding to rehabilitate 3 orphaned Orangutans to the point where they can be released into the wild.

   Drag-A-Ganza (Jul 2019)

  • Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Cancer Hospital - Arterie Arts Engagement Program. Assist in the delivery of an arts and crafts program to the Lifehouse Community (Cancer patients, their carers, families, volunteers and staff). More information is available here.

  • Keeping the Body In Mind (KBIM) - funding the production of a short video to promote the services of KBIM. KBIM supports young people and adults experiencing mental health distress or concerns to improve their physical health and wellbeing, thereby helping to reduce the 15-20 year life expectancy gap for people that experience severe mental illness. More information is available here.

   Under A Big Top (May 2019)

  • No recipient identified

   

   Beehive (Mar 2019)

  • Performance Space - Annual Queer Development Programme which supports young emerging LGBTIQ+ artists to develop their professional and artistic skills, grow new networks and create new artistic work.

  • Ecumenical Christian Welfare - HEARTT2000 for the provision of medications and treatment to individuals based in Pattaya Thailand who cannot afford it through the Thai health system.

  • ACON - LOVElines Project - an LGBTI community creative arts programme run over six sessions.

2018

   Under The Mirror Ball (Dec 2018)

  • No recipient identified

   Polly-Tickly Incorrect (Sep 2018)

  • No recipient identified

   The Bitches Of Broadway (Jul 2018)

  • Pride Radio 893Fm for costs associated with their weekly LGBTIQ radio programme

  • Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Cancer Hospital - Arterie Arts Engagement Program. Assist in the delivery of an arts and crafts program to the Lifehouse Community (Cancer patients, their carers, families, volunteers and staff).

   Eurotrash 2 (May 2018)

  • The Haven which provides convalescent respite care, low cost food service, social support, education and advocacy to people living with HIV/AIDS

  • The Nepal Australia Project which provides education to PLHIV in Nepal plus funding to the hospice and orphanage for for food, clothes, medicines and medical equipment

  • Rescued Greyhounds NSW Central Coast  funding for the rescue and re-homing of ex-racing greyhounds who would be otherwise euthanised

   Two of Hearts (Feb 2018)

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital E10 West Ward Fund – Provides basic life necessities to people living with HIV/AIDS who are socially and/or economically marginalised

Dec 2017

  • Ecumenical Christian Welfare Inc - Heart 2000 Project

  • Nepal Australia Project – HIV awareness and prevention

  • Dementia Centre for Research - Researching special needs for LGBTI with dementia

  • Sydney Front Runners – Little Black Dress Run which will in turn support Twenty10

  • Sydney Front Runners – Women's Running Programme

  • Friends Of The Hound Inc - Greyhound Rescue and Re-homing

  • Homeward Bound Hounds - Greyhound Rescue and Re-homing 

  • The Performance Space Ltd - Emerging LGBTI artists

Dec 2016

  • The Western Suburbs Haven INC  - end of year lunch for The Haven Volunteers

  • Nepal Australia Project – HIV awareness and prevention

  • Ecumenical Christian Welfare Inc "Angels of The Night — Thailand" - English Language courses

  • Team Sydney – assist in the costs of running the Mardi Gras Fair Day Sports Village

  • Sydney Frontrunners – fund two programs: "From Couch to 5km for Women" and "Pride Fun Run and Walk"

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital E10 West Ward Fund – Provides basic life necessities to people living with HIV/AIDS who are socially and/or economically marginalised

  • Stepping Stone House – fund “Empower U” course

Dec 2015

  • MCC Good Shepherd Western Sydney – Furnishings and other living essentials for refugees in crisis

  • PFLAG – Upgrade the PFLAG website to make it easier for volunteer committee members and other helpers

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital E10 West Ward Fund – Provides basic life necessities to people living with HIV/AIDS who are socially and/or economically marginalised

  • Western Suburbs Haven – Christmas party for volunteers, project members and service users

  • Pattaya Street Kids – Charity in Pattaya,Thailand raising money for homeless street children

Dec 2014

  • Metropolitan Community Church Welfare Service – Homeless GLBTQI people emergency housing furniture

  • The Nepal Australia Project – Myanmar HIV/AIDS Orphanages financial, educational and clinical support

  • PFLAG – “Bouncing Castle” project. 

  • Western Suburbs Haven – “HIV/AIDS clients social outings” project. 

Dec 2013

  • PFLAG – Printing costs for resource booklets

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital E10 West Ward Fund – Provides basic life necessities to people living with HIV/AIDS who are socially and/or economically marginalised

Dec 2012

  • Creative Womyn Down Under – Community Outreach for homeless women

  • Documentary Australia Foundation – Film Project on anti GLBRQI bullying

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital E10 West Ward Fund – Provides basic life necessities to people living with HIV/AIDS who are socially and/or economically marginalised

 

Dec 2011

  • Nepal Australia Project – Medical and Educational Assistance to HIV+ widows and orphans in Nepal

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital E10 West Ward Fund – Provides basic life necessities to people living with HIV/AIDS who are socially and/or economically marginalised

  • Pattaya Street Kids – Charity in Thailand raising money for homeless street children

Dec 2010

  • Nepal Australia Project – Medical, Education and outreach support

  • Caretakers Cottage – Celebration fund (birthday & activities, graduation dinner)

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital E10 West Ward Fund – Provides basic life necessities to people living with HIV/AIDS who are socially and/or economically marginalised

  • Stanford House – Community Outreach​

Dec 2009

  • Victoria Bushfires – Emergency Bushfire Relief

  • Gay Dragon Boats – Training and purchase of equipment

Dec 2008

  • Western Suburbs Haven – HIV/AIDS clients support services 

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital E10 West Ward Fund – Provides basic life necessities to people living with HIV/AIDS who are socially and/or economically marginalised

  • Nepal Australia Project – Medical, Education and outreach support

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