Community Contribution

"We make a living by what we get
but we make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill

For over three decades, Tracey McGrath International has had the privilege of standing beside incredible charitable organizations, extending both financial support and active volunteerism. Grateful for the opportunity to make a difference alongside these dedicated partners.

In 2024, we are  delighted to support The Smith Family and the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Click on the purple headings below to go to their websites.

Fred Hollows Foundation – Ending avoidable Blindness

The Fred Hollows Foundation has a very clear goal: we’re putting an end to avoidable blindness. When this day comes, people in developing countries will get the same quality eye care the rest of the world takes for granted – and we won’t stop until this is done.

Click on the purple headings below to go to their websites.

The Smith Family – Creating futures through education

I was 17 and studying at University when my Dad asked me to drop by the local primary school where I had gone years before.  I was to take money to the Principal to pay for all the children whose families couldn’t afford to send them on an upcoming school excursion.  If the school hadn’t been late in letting him know, I would never have found out that he had been doing this for years.  Proud of my Dad and proud to again support The Smith Family in2024.

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

“The ability to read, write, and analyze;
the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality;
the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table — all of that starts with education.”
Michelle Obama

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

Dr. Catherine Hamlin and the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital are helping to expand care to women who suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury of childbirth affecting two million women worldwide.

A small donation on your part can make a huge, huge difference.  Watch the video to understand how and why.

Click on the purple headings below to go to their websites.

Manna Inc – Feeding the homeless

Manna provides meals to the homeless through it’s Hot ‘n’ Healthy Meals Program which has grown to be Perth’s largest humanitarian food outlet of meals to the homeless and disadvantaged. Manna serves soup, a main meal (with cooked vegies/salad), plus a dessert and a drink six days a week (Sunday through Friday).   The meals are prepared fresh every morning and handed out free to the Homeless at 1:30pm in the park at Weld Square near the city.   This is all provided with no expectation from the ‘streeties’ that they have to contribute financially.

Huge praise to the staff and volunteers at Manna Inc – having helped to cook (well … chop and do dishes) and then deliver the food to Weld Square I can tell you they work hard and do a fantastic job!

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services, Call 13 11 14

Consider becoming a volunteer.  It takes a lot of dedicated people to provide Lifeline’s telephone crisis support services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across Australia. Lifeline relies on over 11,000 Volunteers nation wide to support Lifeline’s crisis support line, help raise funds, work in retail outlets, or conduct administrative duties.  By volunteering your time and skills to Lifeline you can help people in crisis.

Holyoake

Holyoake is a non-profit, community-based leading provider of addiction counselling and support services in Western Australia.

Each year Holyoake helps more than 6,500 people by providing practical programs to address peoples’ alcohol and drug abuse issues, guiding people through challenging times and into a better future.  This was a wonderful volunteer experience that I enjoyed for many years.  Practical, inspiring and transformational for me as well as those attending the programs.

I thoroughly enjoyed my six plus years of volunteering as a facilitator at Holyoake.  Here is a video of only one of Holyoake’s many programs.

Read Write Now!

Read Write Now is a volunteer group that was set up in Western Australia in 1977. Volunteer tutors provide free one-to-one assistance to adults wanting to improve their reading, writing, spelling, maths and/or IT skills.

The Western Australian Adult Literacy Council (WAALC) was established for the purpose of ensuring that all adult West Australians have the opportunity to develop the literacy and numeracy skills required to actively participate in our increasingly complex society.

Western Australia Adult Literacy Council – WAALC- is celebrating 25 years.

Read, write, now!

As a firm believer in education having the power to transform lives, I had a wonderful decade teaching adult literacy. LOL. As a result of one of my student’s needs I learnt about ‘rigging’ (How to load a crane). So proud when he achieved the qualification.

Volunteering

Crisis Telephone Counsellor
http://www.lifeline.org.au/
Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services, Call 13 11 14

Drug and other Additions Facilitator
http://www.holyoake.org.au/
Holyoake is a leading Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation and counselling services organisation in Western Australia.

Adult Literacy Tutor
http://www.read-write-now.org/
A community based volunteer group that has operated in Western Australia since 1977

Donating

Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia
http://hamlin.org.au/about/
Supporting medical treatment for Ethiopian women suffering obstetric fistula

Australian Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org.au/

Worldvision
http://www.worldvision.com.au/Home.aspx
Supporting children

Covid-19 Help

Click on the image above to view the COVID-19 reference put out by the eMHPrac which lists descriptions and links of where to go for different types of help.

Looking for ways to recognise and help yourself and others to overcome the grief and loss caused by COVID-19, then here’s a short video.