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Karma Cookies

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Every month, we donate the proceeds from our Karma Cookies to a nominated local charity. Our customers decide which charity they would like to see receive the proceeds from our Karma Cookies each month by voting on the Chop Chop Chang’s Facebook page. If you know of any charities that you feel should be nominated, please don’t hesitate to email us at eat@chopchopchangs.com.au.

‘Eat for Nepal’

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On Wednesday 27th May 2015, we held a banquet fundraiser that raised money for those people devastatingly affected by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th 2015. With five staff members of Nepalese heritage, this was a cause very close to our hearts. With all of the staff donating their time and 100% of the banquet profits being donated to the appeal, we managed to raise over $1500, an achievement that we are so proud of and could not have achieved without the support of our loyal customers.

Past Charities

Act for Kids is an Australian charity providing free therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced, or are at risk of child abuse and neglect.

Cancer Council Queensland are Queensland’s leading non-government community organisation in cancer control. They are committed to providing all Queenslanders with the best possible prospects of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis.

Animal Welfare League work with local councils, state government, rescue groups and the community to improve the outcomes for stray and surrendered pets, and are nationally recognised for their unique and innovative programs and rehoming strategies.

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland aims to raise $1 million a year to provide crucial services to those living with Cystic Fibrosis, which is a devastating disease yet to have a cure. Support includes accommodation, education, equipment, counselling and home physiotherapy.

Micah Projects is a local community organisation with an unswerving commitment to social justice. This month, they are ‘painting the town orange’ and are raising funds to eliminate violence against women, in a 16 day campaign that we are proud to be supporting.

Hospitality with Heart is hosting a traditional XMAS Eve dinner for the homeless and disadvantaged families of Logan. They will be providing a Christmas party for 150 of Logan’s most needy, including an elegant traditional Christmas dinner, a gift for each child and adult,  a Christmas tree, decorations and more.

Guide Dogs Queensland is an association aimed at equipping, empowering and educating blind or vision impaired Queenslander’s. Providing services free of charge, Guide Dogs Queensland not only train dogs to assist those in need, they also provide rehabilitation services, advice and care along the tough journey.

Operation Smile is a private, not-for-profit organisation providing reconstructive surgery to children and young adults born in developing countries with facial deformities. Raising funds and awareness to support this cause, Operation Smile relies on the generosity of its supporters to change lives, one smile at a time.

Hummingbird House is Queensland’s only children’s hospice, providing physician and nursing support for life-limited children. Also offering scheduled family breaks, emergency respite care and pain and symptom management, they are aiming to have their first families check in by Christmas 2015.

Australian Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Appeal provides much needed humanitarian support to people affected by the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th 2015.  With five staff members of Nepalese heritage, this is an appeal that we are very passionate about and we were honoured to support them in some way. 

The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia’s peak body for blood cancer, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and their families. Their work also includes raising awareness of the impact within the community, advocacy, and contributing to the international blood cancer sector to improve quality of life for the person and their family.

The Embrace Project is an important program that offers a hand up to those in need, and is organised by Vinnies Youth. The program aims to develop meaningful connections between volunteers and clients who may be experiencing social isolation at various locations across Brisbane. Some examples may be, but not limited to: Elderly, disabled, those with mental health issues, migrant/refugee etc.

The McIntyre Centre – Riding for the Disabled provides equestrian programs for people with a disability for the purpose of education, enjoyment, recreation, sport, and therapy. They offer a broad range of support services for the benefit of people with a disability, focused around equestrian activities, supported by a strong community involvement.

Canossa Kindergarten is conducted by the Canossian Daughters of Charity Servants of the Poor, and is designed to care for children aged 3-5 years. It is a non-profit making Kindergaten, whose income is derived from fees charges to parents. We do not receive any government subsidy. Recently, their playground had to be removed, so to help rebuild this playground, Chop Chop Chang’s will be matching February’s Karma Cookie proceeds dollar for dollar.

StreetSmart takes action against homelessness. They raise funds and awareness for small, ‘hard to reach’ grassroots services and projects. These projects provide critical services and emergency aid as well as promoting social inclusion, empowerment and sustainable change for people who are homeless or at risk.

Paradise Kids was founded in 1996 to help children learn life-skills to deal with grief through death, loss or illness. Whether the loss is the death or approaching death of a parent, grandparent or sibling, grief through the stress of separation or divorce, or the child’s own chronic life-limiting illness, Paradise Kids provides programs to ‘help heal the heartache.’

Angel Flight is a charity that coordinates non-emergency flights to help country people trying to deal with the triple trouble of bad health, poor finances and daunting distance. All flights are free and may involve patients travelling to medical facilities anywhere in Australia.

Karuna Hospice helps people deal with loss in ways that transform and enrich lives. Karuna offers a strength based model of care to minimise fear and pain for people who are dealing with the loss of life and transform the way society and individuals think about and experience death.

Steptember encourages people to get active throughout the month of September and raise incredibly important funds to support people living with cerebral palsy (CP) right across Australia.

Mater Chicks in Pink raise funds which have a positive, significant and real impact on people who are affected by breast cancer and contribute to the better understanding and treatment of breast cancer through medical research.

West End Community House provides community development, tenancy advice and advocacy, community meeting spaces and local outreach services to residents in the inner southern suburbs of Brisbane.

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association provide sport, recreation and fitness for people with a physical disability or vision impairment in Queensland.

Kummara Indigenous Family Care Centre in Brisbane’s West End provides services such as referrals, advocacy, education, training and social and recreational groups.

Micah Projects is a community organisation with an unswerving commitment to social justice. They provide a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.

Mental Awareness Foundation aims to support charities that are working directly with communities who are implementing strategies to raise awareness of depression and mental illness, while supporting the preservation of life.

Mater Little Miracles are making little miracles happen for Queensland babies and children.

NSW Bushfire Appeal assisted fire affected areas by manning evacuation centres and serving meals to residents forced out of their homes and emergency service personnel.

Cerebral Palsy League provides services to children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and physical disabilities and their families who live in Queensland.

Lifestyle Food’s I Love Food Awards

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This year we were nominated in Lifestyle Food’s I Love Food Awards. These awards are unique as they reward Australia’s favourite restaurant as chosen by the public.

Streetsmart Australia

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For the six weeks in the lead-up to Christmas, StreetSmart partners with restaurants to ask diners to make a small donation to StreetSmart on their bill. Every table is asked to add $2 or more to their bill, not even the price of a coffee or mineral water. It’s a simple idea that adds up to a big impact on the lives of people who are homeless. This year was the first time that we participated in Streetsmart Australia’s Dinesmart Campaign. We raised an incredible $2,061 and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who generously donated.

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