Founded by Nicolle Edwards, Rizeup Australia is a community-driven organisation of passionate men and women who are dedicated to supporting the many families affected by domestic and family violence.
Whilst RizeUp raises awareness through speaking engagements, the victims of Family and Domestic Violence need more than talk. They need practical help – and they need it fast! That’s where RizeUp makes a very real difference. It has created various programs to support and empower the brave families via the specialist domestic and family violence organisations – from helping to create a new home for victims fleeing a violent household and supporting children in their healing process, to raising much-needed funds for families left with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
In Australia, domestic and family violence is the biggest social injustice that we are confronted with. It affects everyone - all races, religions and social classes. Domestic violence is based on an imbalance of power and control. If one partner feels the need to dominate the other, it is significantly more likely a relationship will turn violent. RizeUp’s programmes promote women’s independence and decision-making in public life and relationships, which is a key outcome to preventing domestic violence. RizeUp works to shift attitudes, perceptions and challenge societal norms in Australia which have as a by-product created a toxic and unhealthy environment.
The RizeUp mission is to drive awareness of domestic and family violence within society by generating life-changing, practical support for the families affected, giving them the hope and empowerment to move on to a life free from violence.
To do this, we bring communities together, facilitate volunteers, and make real, far reaching and practical contributions to these families.
A family fleeing from a violent household will often enter a refuge with nothing but the clothes on their backs. We have created various programs to support and empower these courageous families via specialist domestic and family violence organisations. When a family leaves a refuge, we furnish their new accommodation with everything they need to make it a home, so they can make a fresh start. We also help impacted children in their healing process and to settle into a new school.
The KAILO team is passionate about the work that RizeUp does, so this year we will "RizeUp for Christmas" to help this worthy organisation and the special people it supports. 5% from every gift voucher sold through the month or December will be donated to RizeUp to help it continue its great work. Additionally, our KAILO guests visiting the spa will have the opportunity to make a donation to RizeUp and add their name to our "RizeUp for Christmas" tree in our spa reception. We will also have an area where our guests can donate toys to the RizeUp toy drive, which will provide toys to families in need this Christmas.
To purchase a gift voucher for a loved one this Christmas or to make a donation to RizeUp please contact KAILO on ph 07 3252 3225 or visit the spa in person or online here....