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Love All – Serve All – That is our motto!

In upholding our commitment to sustainable development, encouraging natural ecosystems and biodiversity and assisting with natural disaster relief, Arianrhod Aromatics has donated over $1,500 from sales so far this year, to funds set up for disaster relief and recovery around Australia due to the devastating circumstances so many Australians are facing at this time – the results of unprecedented drought, flood and bushfires. As well as supporting the wildlife and natural habitat that has been decimated because of this unprecedented bushfire situation we are witnessing on a daily basis.

These donations have come from all sales over $50, so a big thank you! To all our customers who have made these donations possible.

The Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund received $500 in January for the planting of 139 trees in Australia. This welcome donation was received with thanks, to help restore the 10 million hectares of habitat lost through the recent and ongoing bushfires. Since 2006, the Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund has planted over 4.2million native trees across 3,000 hectares in Australia to regenerate the natural landscape for future generations and contributions to this cause may never be more urgent than it is now in 2020.

The Red Cross Bushfire Appeal also received $500 from Arianrhod during the same period for disaster relief and recovery. Red Cross has so far put forward $61m for immediate bushfire relief and our contribution was gladly accepted to aid those in need.

WIRES – Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation were also given $300 from Arianrhod sales to help with emergencies caused by the worst drought in Australia’s history – and to assist with relieving the toll the drought and bushfires have taken on wildlife and their habitat. With unprecedented amounts of habitat destroyed, this donation will go to assist this charity to do its valuable work – in December 2019 alone there were 20,000 calls to WIRES and an increase of 14% on previous years with over 3,300 rescues during that time.

Southern Cross Wildlife Care based in rural NSW, have a ‘GoFundMe’ page for its not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to the veterinary care of Australian wildlife. A volunteer group established 6 years ago by professional Veterinarian – Dr. Howard Ralph, to give wild animals the same care and rehabilitation opportunities as domesticated animals. An amazing practice that is caring for all injured wildlife on a daily basis, because of the devastation in rural New South Wales. Arianrhod donated $200 through this page in January to assist with their 24/7 workload.

Foodbank Australia – NSW Food Relief Disaster Fund

Through customer support, Arianrhod has donated $500 to this disaster relief fun in NSW, set up to fight hunger by sourcing food for people in need. This is the  largest food relief charity in NSW, providing food relief to 1,012 charity and school partners and to individuals through pantry access. This organisation assists over 373,000 Australians a month in normal times and the demand for food assistance is ever increasing, especially in the aftermath of a disaster of any kind. Being well-placed to assist the most vulnerable people in the state with over 27 years experience in disaster food relief, this fund helps charities, individuals and schools in whatever way they can, to ensure food is available in times of need.

Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund WA – 2021 Seroja Appeal

Arianrhod has donated $500 to this fund in the wake of Cyclone Seroja after destruction in Kalbarri WA. Payments of $25,000 are being made available for every house that was totally destroyed by this tropical cyclone and a further $10,000 is paid to every property owner/occupier who’s property has been assessed to have suffered major damage, making their property uninhabitable. Paid to both owner/occupiers and tenants in this time of need, if the property is their primary place of residence. Over $7,472,529 has been raised as of Monday 14th June, 2021 and every donation counts – to relieve the distress and homelessness of those who have been affected by this devastating event.

World Vision Australia is an amazingly successful organisation born out of crisis, to sponsor the world’s most vulnerable children. Also assisting their families and their communities when in need, helping to build a better life for all, with the vision of overcoming poverty and setting each community on a new path of sustainability. Arianrhod Aromatics has supported this very effective program by donating $500 to World Vision, specifically for the Beirut blast in August 2020, killing 218 people with 7,500 injured and US$15bill in property damage, leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. Iamme wishes to thank every customer for purchasing products which made this donation possible and any subsequent donations to help with the devastation that is ongoing in the region.

You could also be involved as anyone can sponsor a child through World Vision – or you could invite a child to choose you, in an effort to improve their life (and possibly yours). A most effective and rewarding way to create life-changing experiences for others who are in need. While World Vision succeeds as a Christian organisation, working with children and families in their local community to overcome poverty and injustice, on the ground where the problems occur, at least 83% of the funds received, go to field programs and advocacy work to help those communities create a better life for every child in their care. Also by providing relief in emergency situations and supporting these communities to move forward, toward self-sufficiency. Arianrhod is pleased to be able to be part of their development to improve humanity on a fundamental level.

These donations are additional to our support for the charities and organisations listed below, organisations who continue to benefit from our sales whenever possible.

Over 1 billion animals have lost their lives to date, as a result of unprecedented drought and devastating bushfires – thousands of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birds and various iconic Australian wildlife have died and many still remain injured with no habitat to return to. We see this as a great opportunity to support this country and assist in its recovery, so thank you to all our customers for your continued support in purchasing Arianrhod products, so we can continue to make these donations on a regular basis.

Arianrhod Aromatics continues to strive in various ways to uphold the determination to love all – serve all by supporting various charities and organisations locally, Nationally and around the world, especially in times of devastation and disaster affecting our planet. Charities and Not-for-Profit organisations who play a crucial role in various aspects of relief, restoration and sustainability for nature and local indigenous communities such as:

Red Dust – Health promotion to youth in remote, indigenous communities

To continue fulfilling Arianrhod’s commitment to offer financial support to organisations that have proven invaluable in the Australian community, an additional innovative program of community development has been added to our list for donations. This chosen project ‘Red Dust’, specialises in teaching and encouraging indigenous youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and learning the intrinsic value of living a healthier life in their community. Understanding what they need to know about how to change old habits through positive role models who mentor and influence the youth through music, dance and sport. Based in the Northern Territory in Australia’s outback, Red Dust focuses on health and healthy outcomes for indigenous youth and their families as they develop diverse, hands-on relationship programs with various partners. These programs help break the cycle of poor health, to establish new values and conditions for strong healthy living in outback communities. Many central Australian and ‘top end’ communities benefit greatly from specific Red Dust programs that are targeted to young women and young men with beneficial, gender-specific messages. Their work is aimed at focusing on nutrition, hygiene, chronic disease and substance misuse as well as specific physical activity to help overcome negative lifestyle choices. This program is facilitated by a plethora of professional, experienced administrators, role models and partners who uphold and teach the Red Dust values and goals. Iamme is happy to add Arianrhod Aromatics to this list of supporters and wish to thank all customers for their ongoing support through continued purchases of our wonderful products.

The Thin Green Line Foundation

Park Rangers are the unsung heroes of many communities around the world as they risk their lives daily to protect threatened species of wildlife. Working tirelessly, generally under-equipped and underpaid, the Park Ranger’s dedicated work as nature’s protectors is invaluable and this foundation provides vital support to those in the front line of conservation – to assist them to play their part with decent working conditions, skills, tools and on-going support. The Thin Green Line Foundation is only organisation solely dedicated to protecting Park Rangers worldwide and we are pleased to be in a position to support their work.

The Fred Hollows Foundation

The ongoing brilliant work of this foundation is carried forward by donations, putting an end to avoidable blindness in developing countries, so people in these regions receive the same eye care as those in the developed world who take this service for granted. Returning the ability to see, work and restoring independence to so many people, this foundation helps many people out of poverty caused by this inability to see clearly or at all. With 94% of vision loss being preventable or treatable for Indigenous communities, a lot can be done to restore sight and this work is being done professionally and tirelessly on a daily basis by this foundation and Arianrhod is proud to be a supporter of the Fred Hollows Foundation, to assist in maintaining the future of this valuable resource.

Children’s Ground

In an effort to overcome intergenerational poverty and inequity in Australia, this model has developed a new approach, not as a program or a quick fix, but an integrated, locally led approach, designed within the communities experiencing extreme poverty and inequity. Restoration assistance with grassroots experience to achieve excellence with learning and wellbeing, also the ongoing development of these communities by looking beyond the problem to the people concerned. This charity supports cultural systems of local knowledge to build stronger ties within the community for children to grow strong and independent in diverse ways. Children’s Ground seeks to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, to begin a new cycle of independence, well-being and abundance for Indigenous Australians and Arianrhod is pleased to support this concept and this ongoing work.

Medecins Sans Frontiers – or Doctors Without Borders

A range of competent, trained, amazing medical professionals and assistants, also support workers on site who risk their own lives to volunteer – to treat people on a daily basis where the need is greatest. Delivering international medical assistance to those in distress, assisting with treatment of disease and injury in conflict and disaster zones, situations beyond the control of the local people that threaten their lives daily. Doctors Without Borders support people with impartial, professional, medical knowledge and abilities by responding wherever the need is urgent. Delivering emergency aid to people needing healthcare in zones of armed conflict, epidemics and disasters at the risk of their own lives. Arianrhod supports the ideal of this fundamental and extraordinary organisation and honours those who tirelessly work for the good of those in danger and distress.

Greening Australia

An impressive organisation with various goals including a native biodiverse tree project, admirable goals to replenish the land and protect the Earth. Already achieving 500 million native plants established and 330,000 hectares of habitat restored with 1.3 million tonnes of carbon sequestered and 20 flagship threatened animals conserved. Over 2,000 hectares of gullies have been restored and 1,000 hectares of wetlands and by having 6,600 landholders engaged and 100 indigenous partnerships, 3,000 indigenous trainees and 12,500 volunteers involved to achieve their goals, the current achievements of this amazing organisation are growing exponentially – with 50-80% improvement in Reef Water Quality. Arianrhod are proud supporters of the long-term goals of Greening Australia and their view of land restoration and the biodiverse aspects of this project.

The World Land Trust

Protecting and sustainably managing natural ecosystems around the world, the World Land Trust focuses on endangered habitats and species, developing partnerships with local individuals and communities and engaging support from local people in project areas. An International conservation charity that protects the most biologically significant, threatened habitats acre by acre, through a network of partner organisations, providing permanent protection for these habitats and their individual wildlife. Sustainably managing natural ecosystems and raising awareness of the need for conservation world wide.

Amnesty International Australia –

“We challenge injustice wherever it happens and stand for equality, freedom and justice with people just like you” – This is the slogan of this remarkable organisation set up in 1961 to free 2 students for raising a toast to freedom. With a vision of establishing collective action to free people imprisoned because of unacceptable views by their government. The largest human rights organisation in the world with teams on the ground in 150 countries, 7 million supporters and over 1 million actions have been taken just in Australia during the last year. Investigating human rights abuse with reliable, accurate research to change lives and make a difference. Amnesty International obtains information from valuable researchers in Australia and around the world, to change oppressive laws and obtain justice. A democratic movement freeing people who are imprisoned for voicing their opinions and remaining independent of any religion, political ideology, and economic interest.

Alannah & Madeline Foundation

-partnered with ‘Dolly’s Dream’ Foundation, one of Australia’s most trusted charities. Together these organisations make a substantial difference in addressing and eliminating bullying, by educating parents and the community as to how to recognise this serious problem and the long-term effects when this problem is ignored. Positive and effective response to ‘cyber-bullying’ is part of this organisation’s goal and over 2 million children have already been reached through this preventative care program. During the past 12 years the Alannah & Madeline Foundation have supplied over 100,000 ‘Buddy Bags’ that have been delivered to children in emergency care. These backpacks are filled with essential, everyday items [including that all-important teddy bear] – given children who are forced to flee their homes into emergency accommodation, usually with only what they are wearing at that time. An incredibly valuable resource that costs money to supply. And over 270,000 students are now being educated through the eSmart Digital Licence through this combined foundation as to how to be safe and responsible while online.

The Marmalade Foundation – Lou’s Place

Lou’s place is a safe place that is unique in it’s operations to support women in a variety of ways. Located in Kings Cross, Sydney, Lou’s Place is a supportive community, set up to empower women and help them rebuild their lives after a crisis. Arianrhod is pleased to be involved with giving ongoing support to help, heal and rebuild the lives of these women in need. This foundation uses an army of volunteers with over 6,000 client referrals and 175,000 clients over the past 20 years of operation. The Marmalade Foundation began in 1999, setting up Lou’s place to offer support to all women in crisis. To assist women in a fundamental way who are facing domestic violence, addiction, mental health issues and homelessness. With an ongoing need for support, Arianrhod is happy to donate to this foundation on a monthly basis and thankful to all customers for sales to be able to do this.

Youth 360 – Youth and Family Service

Monthly donations are sent to this essential service from Arianrhod Aromatics, an essential service specialising in counselling and case work for youth and their parents. Early intervention for both families and young people is available, for parents and carers finding themselves in a disadvantaged situation with youth who need additional support. This is a wholistic service including workshops for parenting and parents and therapeutic groups for young people aged 12-24 who reside, work or study in Waverley, Woollahra, Randwick and surrounding areas in the greater Sydney area with group work, mentoring, counselling and case work a speciality. Their teen/parent program aims to create a successful bonding environment within families, promoting confidence and all-round positive experiences for all concerned in the process. Believing in young people – until  they believe in themselves! Arianrhod is pleased to be involved in this process with a monthly donation.

The Jilya Institute

Arianrhod Aromatics has chosen this particular institute to support as they have successfully funded 11 new scholarships recently in 2021, adding to their existing 15 inaugural recipients. Personally mentoring and financially supporting 26 Indigenous psychology students who will return to their communities that are in dire need of support services of this professional nature. The Jilya Institute is committed to supporting Indigenous Psychologist in Australia, to directly address the needs of families, individuals and communities who do not have easy access to specialist. Psychological/mental health services. Assisting with the escalating rates of Indigenous mental health issues in Indigenous communities in Australia, which are becoming the highest in the world. Through scholarships, Jilya is building an army of Indigenous Psychologists who choose to return to work in their communities upon completion of their degree with a $10,000 bursary, mentoring and support program via research, training and other networking opportunities. This much needed system of assistance has previously been built by non-indigenous people, delivered to Indigenous communities by non-indigenous people and the need to do things differently has become apparent and this is where Jilya steps in. Financial assistance will ensure there are more indigenous people who are trained and supported, able to return to their own communities to deliver these services directly. Arianrhod has seen the wisdom in this program and is happy to financially support this institute in an effort to achieve its goal.

Arianrhod considers the work of the above organisations to be intrinsically important concerning the future of our world and makes donations to these organisations on a regular basis.

As well as the above charities, Arianrhod also supports the fundraising activities of Mt. Warning Community Pre School in our local area and:

Kiva.org

A very successful and fascinating microfinance organisation that make dreams come true for people beyond the reach of the usual financial assistance. With 1.8 million ‘lenders’ and $1.4 billion loans active in 78 countries around the world, this organisation assists women, agriculture, education and refugees in a very eco-friendly, sustainable way – by lending money for new ideas and projects to assist individuals and communities support themselves in their own way that has proven to be sustainable and enjoyable for those concerned. People in need of financial assistance who are excluded from the usual lending process others take for granted. Lenders crowdfund loans in increments of $25 or more and the repayments are used to fund new loans, donate or withdraw money as the situation requires – and 100% of the money accumulated goes directly into loans to assist those in need including local farmers, artisans, students, shopkeepers, builders and owners of small businesses and restaurants that are integral to community ideals. Kiva money assists these people to make an income to support their families and Arianrhod is pleased to be able to support this organisation on a regular basis.

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You too can help directly, by lending as little as $25 to Kiva, to assist various people with ingenuity and local talent to create opportunities for themselves and to better their communities – or support any or all of the above charities to help them achieve their impressive and achievable goals.

 

 

Iamme would like to thank all customers since day one, for their valuable contribution to these organisations through purchasing Arianrhod’s natural product range, which enables Arianrhod Aromatics to make regular monthly donations and continue supporting these goals.  

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