I’m so grateful to be living in the beautiful city of Wollongong which has given Birdblack Design the opportunity to flourish. As much as I’d love to be able to physically help in multiple areas, time just doesn’t allow me to do so. Birdblack Design works around the clock and spare time is a rare commodity. So what else can I give I thought to myself? Given that Birdblack is now very successful I think that giving part of our profits back into the community is the best solution. Below we have compiled a group of charities who are held close to our heart. Each selection has been made based on the great work they do. Here at Birdblack Design, we are partnering with each of them to see change and growth in the lives of people both locally and internationally.
Wollongong Lions Australian Football Club
We are proud sponsor of our local Aussie Rules club which we've been involved in since moving to Wollongong. This club is one of the longest standing in the region and the club has a tremendous culture about it. We spend most of our Saturdays cheering on the teams. The Lions have both senior mens, womens and juniors teams. Let's hope for another premiership this year!
bella & shine programs
These are two programs that are very close to my heart. Both programs are run throughout schools and community centres within the Illawarra. I was fortunate to lead a group for two years working with refugees predominately from Syria. This program focuses on building up young women by empowerment. Teach them self worth, strength and love. It runs during the school term and we meet once a week. The growth is pretty amazing from lesson one to what they end up walking away with. At present I am volunteering my time running a Shine program at Corrimal High School. And a Bella program at Shellharbour Community Centre.