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Project Optimism is a Not for Profit organisation that brings together the expertise of The Centre for Optimism and Educate to Elevate. It combines over 40 years of Marketing and Education experience with the amazing research and life work of Victor Perton on the topic of Optimism.
Spotlight is Australia’s largest supplier of fabric, craft, party, home interiors, curtains, blinds and more. Spotlight supports Koala Kids by providing themed craft and other items for holidays such as Christmas and Easter.
Pinchapoo (slang for Pinch-a-shampoo) is the biggest national not-for-profit supplier of personal hygiene essentials and works with over 600 + leading organisations, community groups and government institutions as a total hygiene solution, providing a reliable source of customised, culturally appropriate and gender inclusive packs to EVERYBODY in EVERY situation of need.
Smile Solutions®, incorporating the Collins Street Specialist Centre, is the largest dental practice in Australia. They donate a major fundraising auction item for our Orange Gala.
SHADES has been a family owned and operated business for over 30 years. The company offers a range of blinds, shutters, shades and awnings and prides itself on unrivalled quality and unbeatable prices. Shades in Hawthorn supports Koala Kids with regular team volunteering support including use of their vans and delivery drivers.
Eat Sleep Doodle
Eat Sleep Doodle provides fun, educational textile gifts from pencil cases to bags, tablecloths and pillowcases complete with 10 wash-out pens for endless re-use and creativity! The UK based company provides Koala Kids with donated and discounted products.
Experts in high impact, digital outdoor, QMS Media are Koala Kids exclusive outdoor advertising partner. QMS provides premium sites to support the annual happy raising campaign and offer a major auction prize at our annual Orange Gala.
Neo is a third generation family printing business, specialising in real estate and marketing material. Neo proudly provides Koala Kids with printed material where required.
MECCA® Cosmetica & Maxima
MECCA brings the best in global beauty across two unique beauty concepts: Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima. MECCA donates cosmetics for Koala Kids to distribute to adolescents and young people undergoing cancer treatment and carers.
Head Start Communications
Head Start Communications is a niche public relations agency, assisting individuals, small business and the not for profit sector improve brand recognition, public perception, and maximise media exposure. Head Start provides Koala Kids with pro bono PR support.
Fizz Kidz offers exciting holiday and after-school programs and kids parties across three Melbourne locations; Balwyn, East Malvern and Essendon. Think glitter, colour, science and fun… that’s what Fizz Kidz is all about! Fizz Kidz hosts fun, interactive science workshops for Koala Kids families.
Feel Good Ink
Feel Good Ink is card-giving, reimagined. 100% digital cards that not only help the environment, but also support a range of not-for-profit organisations. Simply select Koala Kids when purchasing a card and we’ll receive $2.50 from every card sold.
Devcos International was established by the Denton family for brand owners and retailers in the health and beauty industry. Devcos International donates skincare and cosmetics to Koala Kids to distribute to adolescents and young people undergoing cancer treatment.
Croc’s Playcentre – Hoppers Crossing and North Lakes
Established in 2008, Croc’s Playcentre is one of Australia’s most recognised indoor play centres for children. The Hoppers Crossing (VIC) and North Lakes (QLD) franchises support Koala Kids by hosting toy drives with their customers.
Costumes.com.au is one of Australia’s largest online retailers of costumes, accessories and party supplies, including shoes, hats, wigs and even pet costumes! Costumes.com.au is proud to support Koala Kids Superhero program, providing costumes for children and young people undergoing radiotherapy treatment and their siblings.
‘tis the subscription box is the collective mindset of two Melbourne born self-confessed health, beauty & lifestyle enthusiasts. Each season, a new box filled with quality, on-trend, full size products is launched with $1 from every box sold being donated to Koala Kids.
Frenchie are the creators of the finest hooded blanket, offering its wearers the holy trinity of comfort, warmth and breathability. Frenchie provides fundraising support and products to Koala Kids.
IMO Analytics is an innovative boutique social and market research company providing quantitative and qualitative survey research, data analyses, business intelligence and management consulting services to large and small organisations. Jacqui Louw from IMO Analytics provides Koala Kids with pro bono research support.
BOUNCE Inc is an indoor trampoline park for people of all ages with venues across the globe. Bounce provides Koala Kids with corporate volunteer groups and fundraising support.
Carman’s Kitchen is Australia’s number one muesli brand. Carman’s provides Carman’s Bars to Koala Kids each month for enjoyment by children and their families in hospital.
ULR Jaguar Land Rover
ULR Jaguar Land Rover are the proud hosts of Koala Kids annual #webelievehappyhelps cocktail party in its spacious Malvern Showroom. ULR also donates drive experiences for Koala Kids fundraising events including the annual Orange Gala.
TPF Think’s aim is to truly understand everything about an audience as individuals and the essence of a brand – and the skill to create an emotional connection from that intellect.
ARE Media is Australia’s leading multi-channel publisher, publishing such titles as The Australian Women’s Weekly and Marie Claire. ARE donates an array of popular magazines to Koala Kids for distribution in hospitals and family facilities.
A Simple Patch
Founded by a mother whose young daughter has required medical care for more than eight years, A Simple Patch designs creative colourful printed adhesives for children and young people with nasogastric tubes.
Taylor & Grace
Taylor & Grace is a brand, marketing and communications agency who created our Foundation’s brand concept including Koala Kids logo and tagline #webelievehappyhelps.
Della Rosa Fresh Foods
Della Rosa Traditional Fresh Foods is a proud Australian owned and operated fresh food manufacturer. For more than seven years, Della Rosa has been donating all of the ingredients to Koala Kids so we can make the most delicious pizzas in the Children’s Cancer Centre.
Commonwealth Bank’s business banking team volunteer at Koala Kids office and the Children’s Cancer Centre and also provides fundraising support.
Very Special Kids
Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services.
The Aftershock aims to advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of rare and high mortality rate cancers.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald Houses are a home away from home for seriously sick children and their families.
Webmentum is a boutique online marketing consultancy agency, specialising in digital marketing, digital strategy, social media marketing and online publishing.
The digital marketing one-stop-shop was created by Hymie Lipszyc, who has over 20 years experience in global mobile technologies, e-commerce, internet marketing, IT&T and networking. Through Webmentum, Hymie offers Koala Kids a wealth of knowledge and experience, pro bono.
Robert Connor Dawes Foundation
Robert Connor Dawes Foundation battles paediatric brain tumours and supporting brain matters in the areas of research, care and development – to fund the science to end brain cancer and support patients in the meantime.
Our Kitchen Table
Our Kitchen Table’s unique concept was formed to establish a link between encouraging participants’ sense of creativity, being socially inclusive in forming friendships, whilst making heartfelt products for charity.
MAD Foundation exists to make a difference in the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children and young people.
Little Big Steps
Little Big Steps aims to improve the health and wellbeing of paediatric cancer patients through the use of interactive technologies and practitioner support programs.
Leila Rose Foundation
Leila Rose Foundation offers support and guidance to families when faced with the painful reality that little may be known about the cancer affecting their child.
Kids in Philanthropy (KiP)
KiP engages, educates and empowers children and their families, with hands-on experiences to help communities in need and make the world a better place.
Creative Art Therapy Australia
Creative Art Therapy Australia champions programs and services delivering positive change through Creative Art Therapies to the lives of people affected by trauma.
Children’s Cancer Foundation
Children’s Cancer Foundation funds clinical research, clinical care and provides family support to ensure the highest standards of diagnosis, treatment and support for both child and family.
Brainwave aims to provide practical assistance and emotional support to children with neurological conditions as well as their families and carers to positively impact their quality of life.
The Road Stall
The Road Stall is more committed than ever to supporting the farms of Monbulk, Victoria and bringing Melbourne the freshest seasonal flowers from farmers they’ve actually visited and know. The Road Stall provides the flowers for the annual Orange Gala and during COVID-19 together with Koala Kids volunteers, delivered hundreds of bunches and posies of fresh flowers to children’s hospitals and aged care facilities.
Styled by Louisa Curtis
Styled by Louisa Curtis‘ experience includes beauty, fashion and lifestyle media events, corporate events, food styling, prop styling, visual merchandising, charity events, weddings, large-scale birthday parties, baby showers and dinner parties. S|LC supports Koala Kids annual Orange Gala as our pro-bono event stylist.
Slide Productions is the leading Italian producer of lighting furniture, lamps, pots and design accessories for events, residential and contract use. Slide provides furniture and accessories pro bono for Koala Kids events including the annual Orange Gala and We Believe Happy Helps cocktail party.
Simmons Linen Hire
Simmons Linen Hire and retail services offer the largest range of luxury event linen in Australia, supplying premium cloths for weddings, corporate and private events for more than 25 years. The exceptional range of quality linens are available in an array of colours; Simmons Linen Hire donates the hire of napery for Koala Kids fundraising events.
Quat Quatta in Elsternwick is an exceptional boutique venue offering award winning menus, stunning photographic opportunities and exceptional service from an experienced team.
Koala Kids is extremely fortunate that Fiona and Greg Carns continue to host Koala Kids annual fundraising event at Quat Quatta each year.
Purpose Group provides complete integration of technology and automation solutions for residential homes, commercial spaces, pubs and retirement living complexes. The Purpose team has long provided Koala Kids AV equipment and pro-bono support at our fundraising and volunteer events.
Liberty Belle Skin Centre
Liberty Belle Skin Centre is recognised as one of Australia’s premier skin clinics. Liberty Belle high performance active skincare range was created by world renowned plastic surgeon, Dr Chris Moss.
Liberty Belle are proud and particularly generous supporters of Koala Kids fundraising events, donating hampers filled with luxurious skin care and treatments.
Kay & Burton
Kay & Burton have been leaders in Melbourne real estate for over seven decades, offering clients a boutique property marketing service with outstanding results. Kay & Burton is the presenting partner at the Koala Kids Orange Gala and proud auction partner at other fundraising events.
Wiltons Cookies are wholesale artisans of handmade cookies, slices, cakes and gingerbread cookies, made with real ingredients, supplying to over 400 cafes & distributors. Wiltons supplies Koala Kids with iced gingerbreads to celebrate different themed occasions as well as gingerbread houses at Christmas time.
Smashed Piñata Cakes
Customised chocolate smash cakes for all occasions. Smashed Piñata Cakes provides Koala Kids with our chocolate smash cakes.
Scholastic has been the market leader of Australian children’s publishing for over 50 years, bringing the joy of reading to multiple generations of Australian families.
Salt and Pepper
Salt & Pepper designs a broad selection of dinnerware, kitchen accessories, home decorator and bathroom accessories and donates crockery.
Romano Beck is a one-stop full-service marketing communications agency that covers all sides of PR, marketing and creative content development. Romano Beck provides regular volunteer support to Koala Kids.
Madman is Australia’s leading independent theatrical, home entertainment distribution and rights management company, specialising in the wholesale distribution of DVD and BLU RAY products into sales channels throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Kez’s Kitchen is a proud family business that started in 1991 in Kez’s kitchen with a vision to build something special. Today Kez’s make delicious food to suit all sorts of diets and occasions. Kez’s provides Koala Kids with wholesale products.
House of Flameless
Award winning, Australian designed and owned, Enjoy® Lighting is widely recognised as the most realistic flameless candles in the world. House of Flameless provides Koala Kids with branded flameless candles.
Freckleberry Chocolate Factory
Freckleberry Chocolate Factory produces an exciting range of innovative chocolate pizzas and freckles. Freckleberry provides discounted chocolate pizzas and freckles for children who are celebrating special milestones.
FlexEze Heat Wraps were developed by healthcare professionals and are approved by medical practitioners. FlexEze donates Heat Wraps for families.
Fairy Cool Parties
Fairy Cool Parties provide amazing party entertainment for children. Fairy Cool Parties provides children’s entertainers for our school holiday program.
In November each year, more than 4,000 Deloitte staff around Australia down their usual work tools to make a positive contribution in our communities, spending the day volunteering with local charities. Koala Kids Foundation has partnered Deloitte in Impact Day since 2016.
Sonos is the ultimate wireless home sound system: a whole-house WiFi network that fills homes with brilliant sound, room by room. Sonos provides fundraising support and also donates prizes for our fundraising events.
Prop and Pose Co.
Prop & Pose Co. provides professional event photography and photo booth hire to capture lasting memories. Prop & Pose provides pro bono photography of Koala Kids events and families.
Promotional Product Advertising
Promotional Product Advertising is an Australian owned company that has supplied promotional products and corporate gifts for marketing campaigns and special events for over 30 years.
North Melbourne Football Club
North Melbourne Football Club (NMFC) is an Australian rules football club that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport’s premier competition. NMFC provides special experiences for Koala Kids for children and young people undergoing cancer treatment.
Nic Nac Pictures
Tom Nichols is a cinematographer and editor who loves challenging and creative projects that push the boundaries. Tom and Nic Nac Pictures have provided pro bono support to Koala Kids for more than seven years.
Modern Currency provides Koala Kids with pro-bono marketing and PR support on major events and campaigns.
LaManna & Sons
LaManna & Sons is a proudly independent and family owned green grocer. The LaManna family are generous supporters of Koala Kids and our fundraising events, in particular the annual Orange Gala.
Lake Press has acquired a reputation in the Australian market for both innovation and quality in a short time. Lake Press donates quality books to Koala Kids including colouring, activity, puzzle and other books for children.
Kaboom Kid Sports
Kaboom Kids Sports provides unique outdoor and indoor experiences for primary school students, ensuring that every student is engaged and amazed.
Kaboom Kids Sports donates indoor-sports workshops for Koala Kids, for children and young people in Children’s Cancer Centres.
ICEE provides Koala Kids with its revolutionary ColdFold® boxes, featuring high-performance insulation, in a world’s first fold-flat format. ICEE boxes provide an economical way to transport and store fresh food, as well as being recyclable. Made from 98% air, the super insulative ColdFold® boxes, ensure that food and pharmaceuticals can be kept safe and fresh during transit.
Hinkler Books is an independent Australian publisher with a commitment to affordable entertainment to educate, enrich and inspire. Hinkler provides Koala Kids with a range of reading and activity books for children and young people.
Headstart International is the driving force in the Australian toy industry, a major player in the business with brands like Disney, Ooshies, Sesame Street, Wiggles and others.
Hampers with Bite
Hampers With Bite is a family run business celebrating 15 years as Australia’s leading online retailer of luxury gift baskets and gourmet Christmas hampers. Hampers with Bite donate beautiful and generous hampers to Koala Kids for the families and staff in Koala Kids network.
Geelong Football Club
Geelong Football Club competes in the Australian Football League, the highest level of Australian rules football in Australia. Geelong Cats provide special experiences for Koala Kids for children and young people undergoing cancer treatment.
FunBox specialises in producing fun, exciting and mess-free activity packs for kids and provides Koala Kids with themed activity packs for celebrations like Easter, Christmas and Australia Day.
Dollar Sweets prides itself on being an Australian, family owned business with a passion for all things sweet. Dollar Sweets donates 100s and 1000s and a range of other baking materials to Koala Kids for our hospital programs.
Crayola believes in the genius of imagination, the power of play and the magic of dreams. Crayola provides Koala Kids with discounted products.
Campoli Foods offers an extensive range of quality food products to a large number of pizza shops, chains and cafes. Campoli Foods donates pizza boxes for Koala Kids pizza making events in the Children’s Cancer Centre.
Calendar Cheese Company
Calendar Cheese Company is the leading distributor of Australian and international specialty cheese, servicing premium retailers, restaurants & airlines. Calendar Cheese donates delicious cheeses and condiments for Koala Kids events and the families in the Children’s Cancer Centre.
Build and Play
Build & Play Australia is an authorised e-commerce retailer of LEGO products. Build & Play provides Koala Kids with LEGO Advent Calendars.
Arts Centre Melbourne
Through the generosity of Arts Centre Melbourne’s First Call Fund donors, the community partner program offers special arts experiences for Koala Kids families with children with cancer.
Anou Concept creates amazing stories and dynamic experiences with over 20 years of industry experience and a myriad of high profile, successful launches of brands, services and products. Anou Concept provides Koala Kids with PR and innovative marketing support for special projects.
Visy is one of the world’s largest, privately owned paper, packaging and recycling companies. Visy donates fabulous branded packaging to Koala Kids so our deliveries are easily recognized when they are delivered to the 21 hospitals we support.
Tiger Corp specialises in architectural, retail and business visual display, providing Koala Kids with signage, event and other identification products.
TIG Freight is a full freight solutions provider, providing Koala Kids pro bono delivery to the 21 hospitals across Victoria and Tasmania with whom we work as well as directly to families’ homes.
Koala Kids is Suncorp‘s Brighter Futures partner in Victoria. Brighter Futures is Suncorp’s employee giving program, inspiring and enabling its employees to make a difference on the issues they care about. Each year Suncorp matches its employees’ donations, fundraising, crowdfunding and volunteering efforts.
Spargo Group, a family owned company, provides Koala Kids regular fundraising support across its seven BP petrol stations.
Russell Kennedy Lawyers
Russell Kennedy Lawyers is a leading Australian law firm providing Koala Kids outstanding service and exceptional legal solutions, pro-bono, for more than five years.
QPM Insurance provides business insurance solutions to protect all sizes and types of business. QPM provides Koala Kids Foundation’s insurance advice pro bono.
PKF Melbourne is a full service accounting firm providing Koala Kids with experienced and expert advice and the preparation of our annual audit on a pro bono basis.
Network Ten is Koala Kids media partner through its Ten Gives program. Ten is fully committed to providing volunteering time, raising awareness, generating funds and providing resources to Koala Kids Foundation. TEN is a major supporter of Koala Kids Orange Gala.
Mondelēz International is one of Australia’s favourite food manufacturers. Mondelez teams volunteer with Koala Kids lending their skills and expertise in addition to enjoying a valuable team building experience
Marshall White has donated more than $30,000 to Koala Kids, the proceeds of the annual sale of Jack Bongiorno’s Christmas book, Santa and his Brother Down Under.
Coffee Mio has been supplying Australians premium coffee for more than 50 years. The Maier family provides fundraising support through the Coffee Mio café network and ensures volunteers at the office have fresh coffee beans to enjoy.
AA Petroleum has been supporting Koala Kids since 2013 by placing our donation boxes and electronic donation devices in their BP petrol stations for three months in the lead up to Christmas.
Snowdome Foundation has a single aim which is to accelerate research into blood cancers, specifically by connecting the right blood cancer patients with the right drugs.
UJEB creates a space for Jewish children attending non-Jewish schools, allowing these kids to engage with important educational experiences, such as volunteering and fundraising for not-for-profits.
Twelve Thirteen is a Jewish volunteering program for young people undergoing their b’nei mitzvah. All of Twelve Thirteen’s programs are secular, non-religious and independently run.
Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision (MRV)
MRV raises funds for bone marrow failure syndromes (BMFS). Koala Kids provides small things for children and young people undergoing treatments, such as bone marrow transplants and chemotherapy.
Someone’s Sunday produces beautiful headpieces with hair for women experiencing hair loss. Someone’s Sunday supports Koala Kids with products for young people suffering the side effects of chemotherapy.
Monvale Flowers combines nature’s beauty with therapy to alleviate stress and is a generous supporter of Koala Kids.
Melbourne Market connects Victorian farms directly with wholesalers, retailers and the fresh food supply chain.
Leisure Learning imports educational learning toys and tools and donates a range of toys and games to Koala Kids to distribute among family facilities and paediatric wards.
Hardie Grant is an Australian owned and founded global publisher spanning various channels, dominating international print and digital sales. They support Koala Kids with materials for children in treatment and at home.
Hachette, one of Australia’s leading publishing houses prints a variety of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books which they supply to Koala Kids on a regular basis.
Cotton On Kids
Cotton on Kids is determined to make a positive difference to their community. Cotton on Kids donates much-needed socks and underwear to Koala Kids for children during hospital admissions.
Carnival for Kids
In addition to its wonderful in-store venue in Glen Iris, Carnival for Kids is a one-stop party shop that brings pizazz to parties around Melbourne, Carnival for Kids provides Zoom activities to Koala Kids families at home, in Children’s Cancer Centres and other paediatric units.
Big W, 670 Chapel St hosts Koala Kids volunteers each Christmas to provide a gift-wrapping service for donations.
Axis Toys is a specialty importer who donates toys and games to Koala Kids, providing fun for children and young people with cancer.
In 2020, Koala Kids provided activity packs for children of Toyota families, as part of the Toyota Kids Club lockdown initiative. Additionally, Toyota provides Koala Kids with much-appreciated financial support.
Cherry Ribbon is Australia’s leading wholesale ribbon supplier, stocking an extensive selection of products, including beautiful French satin, grosgrain, velvet and stylish lace ribbons. Cherry Ribbon provides Koala Kids iconic orange ribbon with our tagline #webelievehappyhelps .
Treat Catering & Events
Treat Catering & Events are perfectionists, obsessive about detail, stylish presentation and immaculate service. Treat donates the most delicious morning teas and lunches for families and staff in the Children’s Cancer Centre as well as at select Koala Kids events.
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