I Give A Buck Foundation (IGAB) is a charity dedicated to supporting disadvantaged and at-risk children, youth and families.
When a child is diagnosed with a life-changing condition, every family faces the heartbreaking realisation that so many of their hopes and dreams will simply never be…
For some parents, those that face financial challenges, there is a second, gut-wrenching realisation; they cannot provide their child with everything they need to live their lives in comfort, with dignity and to their maximum potential. It’s an enormous sense of failure; failure to provide for their child in their utmost time of need.
Technically, IGAB is a children’s charity, but it is more than that; we bring relief not just to children but to parents too. We help to ease the pain that comes with not being able to provide for their children.
Our vision is that all children can receive the support they need to live the best life they can.
Our mission is to fund aids, equipment, therapies and programs for at-risk and disadvantaged children and youth who fall through the cracks of Australia’s health and welfare systems.
Our purpose is to offer a range of programs to meet the needs of at risk children, youth and families.
Established in 2009, IGAB has evolved to offer four separate ongoing programs – each aimed to meet the specific needs of some of the most vulnerable children in our community.
- CHAMPS Program (CHildren Achieving Maximum Potential) – through this program IGAB conducts online appeals in support of individual children living with life-altering conditions
- iPads Program – through this program iPads are funded for individual children, children’s hospices and children’s hospitals throughout Australia. Many children with serious communication difficulties require an iPad to use specialist communications apps in order to communicate their needs to caregivers. The apps are funded by the NDIS but the iPads required to run those apps are not funded.
- Sunshine Swags Program – through this program we meet the immediate comfort, hygiene and emotional needs of children entering safe houses because of domestic violence.
- HOOFBEATS Program (Healing of Our Families by Equine Assisted Therapy Services) – though this program IGAB provides fully funded equine assisted therapy sessions and programs for at children, youth and families.
I Give A Buck Foundation of Australia Ltd (IGAB) is a children’s charity (operating as a Australia Public Company Limited by Guarantee) fully endorsed as a Public Benevolent Institution, Deductible Gift Recipient and Tax Concession Charity. All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Barb Blashki – Director, Founder & CEO
Peter Blashki – Director & Chair
Liat Watson – Director
Brooke Haigh – Director & Company Secretary
Clare Rose – Director