Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Alannah and Madeline Foundation fundraising

Support our charity partner, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, by making a donation today

Welcome! The Subaru Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships is proud to partner with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation; a leading Australian charity dedicated to protecting children from violence and its devastating impact. 

Between now and the end of August we are running a campaign to support the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s eSmart Digital Licence and Better Buddies programs help to prevent and educate students in creating safe, smart and responsible relationships, both online and offline.

We encourage all schools participating in the Victorian Interschools Snowports Championships to support our partnership with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation by:

  1. Making a donation
    A fundraising page has been set up where you can make a direct donation by clicking ‘Give Now’.

Our goal is to raise $20,000. If every school participating in the Snowsports Championships pledged $115 then we would hit our target!

  1. Doing a fundraiser
    Click the ‘Create a Team’ button on the right side of this page and register your school to host some fundraising activities.

Some ideas are:
- Casual dress day
- Bake sale
- Craft stall
- Sausage sizzle
- Gold coin donation challenges 

  1. Buying bandanas
    Take a stance against bullying and stand out by wearing custom-made bandanas. These can be purchased for $10 each by emailing fundraising@amf.org.au

Help the Alannah & Madeline Foundation by volunteering over the event weekend

Throughout the Interschools Snowports championships, we would like volunteers to assist by collecting donations using AMF donation tins.
Every contribution, no matter how small, helps keep children safe from violence. Please contact eventmanager@vicinterschools.com.au for more information.

About the Alannah & Madeline Foundation

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a leading national not-for-profit organisation protecting children from violence and bullying. Their vision is that all children will live in a safe and supportive environment. 

The Foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged 6 and 3, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania, on 28 April 1996. The Foundation has been operating for 20 years and has reached more than 2 million children and their families nationwide. The Foundation’s key objectives are to care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence; reduce the incidence of bullying, cyberbullying and other cyber risks; and, advocate for the safety and well-being of children.

Alannah & Madeline Foundation Volunteers needed

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation relies on the generous support of our dedicated volunteers. During the Interschools championships, we would like volunteers to assist in collecting donations and selling merchandise.
Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience for all ages- make it a family occasion! Every contribution, no matter how small, helps us keep children safe from violence. Please contact jen.duffy@amf.org.au for more information.
 

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation's Partnership

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the 2015 Victorian Interschool Snow Sports Championships and supported the work of The Alannah & Madeline Foundation, by purchasing a Buddy Bandana or purchased an Interschools bracelet. 

Our partnership with the Victorian Interschool Snow Sports Championships commenced this year and will extend into 2016 and to help us continue important work; preventing violence and bullying in the lives of children and promoting positive relationships in the community.

All funds raised through partnership activities will go towards the Foundation’s eSmart Digital Licence and the Better Buddies programs.
The eSmart Digital Licence is online quiz created by educational experts which prepares kids to be smart, safe and responsible online. Supported by Google, over 100,000 Australian children have taken the quiz this year.

The Better Buddies program is designed to create friendly and caring primary school communities where bullying is reduced. Through Better Buddies, children in their first, and last year, of primary school buddy up and learn the values: caring for others, friendliness, respect, valuing difference, including others and responsibility. 

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s programs currently run in one third of Australian schools. To find out more about these programs, and to get involved with the work of the Foundation please visit www.amf.org.au .

The Victorian Interschools and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation partnership announcement

The Subaru Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships are proud to announce that The Alannah & Madeline Foundation has been chosen as the events charity partner. Please read the brief background of The Alannah & Madeline Foundation below.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is the leading national not-for-profit organisation protecting children from violence and bullying. Our vision is that all children will live in a safe and supportive environment. 

The Foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged 6 and 3, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania, on 28 April 1996. The Foundation was established in 1997 and has been operating for 18 years. Our key objectives are to care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence; reduce the incidence of bullying, cyberbullying and other cyber risks; and, advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children.

Our programs are in one third of all Australian schools, and one third of all Australian public libraries (reaching all 1,500 within the next three years) and we support 9,000 children in refuges or foster homes across Australia every year, totalling 53,000 bags so far. We have reached more than 1.5 million children and their families nationwide since the organisation was established in 1997. Our values include: caring, friendliness, respect, responsibility, valuing difference and including others.

What are the objectives of the partnership?
• Raise awareness about The Alannah & Madeline Foundation among participants, schools and families participating in the Victorian Interschool Snowsports Championships
• Promote positive relationships and reduce the instances of violence against children.
• Raise awareness of the Victorian Interschool Snowsports Championship and The Alannah & Madeline Foundation partnership and share what we are doing to create friendly and caring communities.
• Aim to raise $50,000 to support The Alannah & Madeline Foundation during the Victorian Interschool Snowsports Championship over the coming years
• Raise funds through the sales of Buddy Bandanas and Interschools bracelets. Have the majority of students wearing a Buddy Bandana and or Interschools bracelets during the Victorian Interschool Snowsports Championships to show their support to children who have experienced or witnessed violence.
• All funds raised on this activity will go towards one or a combination of the Digital Licence and Better Buddies programs. Please click on quick links for more information on the Better Buddies and Digital Licence programs.