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Community Support

All profits raised through BlueSky goes to charities that help build a better community.  By booking a ticket with BlueSky you allow us to create a getaway that is truly ‘social impact travel’!

Your support of BlueSky helps fund the following projects:

Community 

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Street Doctor

Street Doctor is a mobile GP clinic that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of homeless, transient, disadvantaged and marginalized people in Perth. ROC supports Street Doctor by supplying 350-400 bags, each year, containing a pair of thongs and much-needed toiletries which are distributed to those in need over the summer season.

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Mens Shed

Men’s Shed is a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organization that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects. A major objective is to advance the well-being and health of their male members. 

Youth

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Kiara College

The relationship between ROC and Kiara College has always been a special one and has developed and grown over 4 years. ROC supports scholarships for 4 students and involves providing books and uniforms. Throughout the school year you can expect to see ROC members attend the ANZAC day ceremony, mock interviews, driving safety classes and in the last few years practise reading with students. ROC Has also committed to donating one tree per member, and supporting the Rotary 4 way test debating day, driving school say and setting up an Interact Club. 

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Youth Leadership Development

RYPEN, RYLA and RYLEAP are leadership programs by Rotarians working with youth in leadership development. These are intensive training programs for youth aiming to be leaders in our community. Participants are involved in a variety of workshops and activities, which provide an opportunity for them to personally develop, gain self-confidence and learn cutting edge leadership skills.

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David Goldstone Scholarship

The ROC Scholarship program is about supporting high calibre students and young professionals, to become our leaders of tomorrow and to give back to the community.​

ROC offer young people (18-25) opportunities to develop in terms of interpersonal, leadership, and project management skills, and to enjoy the shared experiences of networking, social activities and mentoring with business and community leaders.

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Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange provides a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the many cultures of a different country and a new way of life. Often, you will make life-long friendships with the families, Rotarians and fellow Exchange students you meet, helping to build goodwill and understanding between countries.

Health

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One in A Million

The 2021 One In A  Million cause is Male Mental Health.  The primary focus of ROC's annual One In A Million event is to recognise someone from within the community who displays “Service Above Self” and the values of Rotary through the awarding of a Paul Harris Fellow. The secondary focus is to raise funds on the night to award to a nominated charity that has limited avenues of financial support but has a sustainable model and is delivering a service in an area of importance to the community.

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End Polio Now 

End Polio Now is the most ambitious programme in Rotary's history.  For more than 30 years Rotary has led  the global effort to rid the world of this crippling disease.  Nearly 3 billion children have been vaccinated, preventing more than 18 million people being paralysed. More than 650,000 paralytic cases of polio are now prevented every year. More than 1.8 million childhood deaths have been prevented. Once polio is eradicated, the world will be able to celebrate a major global advantage that will benefit all children, whatever their origins.

 

Australian Rotary Health

Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. ARH also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.

Copelands (BlueSky Broome Pride)

AYLA Inc. is a charity based in Perth, Western Australia. AYLA's services and projects aim to aid communities and help individuals achieve independence. Copelands is AYLA's crisis accommodation program for for LGBTQI+ youth. As well as housing, Copelands residents receive support from various wellness services. Copelands is Western Australia's first LGBTQI+ youth crisis transitional accommodation service currently consisting of four houses located in the City of Cockburn.

 

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Copelands provides services to troubled individuals that are at risk of homelessness. Currently there is a rising spike in homelessness, depression and suicide rates within WA, especially within the LGBTQI+ sector. AYLA felt something needed to change and created a service that provides to those struggling. 

 

With opening Copelands, AYLA hopes to reduce these spikes and assist these unfortunate people to achieve their fullest potential. The residents consist of a mix of couples and singles that identity as LGBTQI+. 

 

All residents are supported by on-site staff. Furthermore, residents will be given work opportunities at AYLA's op shop to increase their skill sets and confidence for overcoming their own personal barriers and hardship they are facing in their life. Residents also receive services from our Wellness Centre to assist in overcoming hardships they may be facing.

Learn more about Copelands