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Do Good Award Winners

Do Good Award Winners

Congratulations to all the incredible nominees from this years Do Good Awards. Below are the outstanding winners and their incredible stories. 

Community Award 

Collin Peebles - Geelong Food Relief Centre

Collin is the CEO of Geelong Food Relief Centre which tackles food security for Geelong's underprivileged, feeding more than 40,000 over the past year.

He currently over sees two centres and is in the process of securing a much larger premises which will enhance the experience for the families and individuals they support.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Liam Foldi - Kenshi Candles

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Liam established Kenshi candles when he was just 16-years old. The business is a social enterprise that supports communities around the world and the local Chin refugee community by providing them with employment. 

Through the enterprise they have directly funded over 800kg’s of pasta and in the lead up to Christmas aimed to fund a further ten tonnes. Every candle sold funds around 3kg of pasta.

Social Purpose Business Award

Technology for the Aged and Disabled (ACT)

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Based on the belief that everyone has the right to live their best life, Technology for Ageing and Disability ACT (TADACT), designs and customises assistive equipment for people that is not available commercially or, requires modification to better suit a person’s needs. 

This small not-for-profit organisation, has been operating for more than 40 years and assists around 400 families each year in the Canberra region. Manned by 60 volunteers whose skills range from engineering to sewing, and four part-time staff members, they are making an enormous difference to people’s lives.

Team Award

Got Your Back Sista

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Jo Buckingham and Melissa Histon 

This charitable arm works with women and their children experiencing domestic violence - many are at risk of living below the poverty line. The charity provides a pathway from refuge accommodation to sustainable independent housing and employment.

In addition, the charity aims to provide women with the tools to regain their confidence and the skills they need to be happy and gain employment through workshops, mentoring, re-skilling and employment opportunities.

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