This is a little bit off tangent from my standard posts on planning and all things kid related, but I think they are really important so wanted to share them with you. They are Australian based but generosity knows no geographical boundaries!!!!
GetUp is an independent, grass-roots community advocacy organisation giving everyday Australians opportunities to get involved and hold politicians accountable on important issues. They are currently running the Make This A Hit Campaign.
The song that they are trying to make a hit is a reworking of Paul Kelly’s From Little Things Big Things Grow and is inspired from the National Apology made by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in February. The song features Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody, Urthboy, Missy Higgins, Mia Dyson, Radical Son, Jane Tyrell, Dan Sultan, Joel Wenitong. It also has voice grabs from Rudd’s speech adn former Prime Minister Paul Keating.
If you watched the Apology it will certainly touch you and I can recommend hitting their site and downloading it. It only costs $1.69 (but you can always donate more). They want to make this song number one on the Australian charts, keeping the momentum of reconciliation going.
It is currently at number four on the Aria Charts. Help them get it to number one by downloading the song. All proceeds from the sale of the song go to GetUp’s Reconciliation Fund and the following charity organisations:
Link Up – assisting Indigenous people who have been fostered, adopted or raised in institutions to find their way home.
Mums and Bubs Program in Townsville.
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of homelessness in Australia and also raise badly needed funds to help organisations who support the homeless. To contribute to the campaign, all you have to do is click on Houses For The Homeless and fill in a security code and then realestate.com.au will donate $1 to Mission Australia up to the value of $100,000. $1521 has been raised so far, click on the link and help raise more funds for the homeless.
Back to planning and kids tomorrow!