The measure of our achievements are not always worth noting; a hot meal, a clean house, a roof for refuge, or a donation.
These are the things that happen behind closed doors, away from social media and happen on a near-daily basis for those that reach out and are in need.
Whilst these are the things that we hold as a core value, there are other events that we do celebrate and would love to share, such as:
Incorporated the Facebook Page in May 2019, subsequently creating S.A Brothers Inc.
We have worked with countless members statewide who came into the group considering self harm or suicide. We have managed to change their views through continued support and mateship.
Assisted many members with employment, and helped to improve their lives with ongoing support such as food parcels, clothing, vouchers etc.
Creation of a Red Cross blood donation team - where all members are actively encouraged to join, if they are able to do so.
Support for a member who sadly lost his baby in a car accident early last year raising $5000 to cover funeral costs.
Covered the catering costs for a wedding of a terminally ill cancer patient who had reached out online for second hand ornaments for their special day.
Hosted an Anzac Day BBQ at Northfield RSL, providing meat and volunteers and raising over $2000 in donations for the venue plus breakfast for close to 600 people.
Supported Northfield and Salisbury RSL's which had been under threat of closure.
Organised two fundraising BBQ’s in mid 2018 for Motor Neurone Disease S.A, with donations of meat and volunteers, helping to raise $1800.
Held our first Family Day - a day for all members and the wider community who have supported us over the past 12 months.
Formed a team and completed Movember 2018 and collectively raised over $3,200.
Organised a fundraising raffle for a member badly mauled by a dog raising $1300.
Organised and carried out a property working bee for a struggling pensioner.
Won Westfield Local Heroes Program 2019 receiving $10,000
Created a yearly 'waterdrop' campaign - handing out cold water to those on the street sleeping rough during the heat waves. Handing out over 1000 bottles of cold water, 50 packets of Icy Poles, an entire pallet of ice cream, and used over 1 tonne of ice to keep it all cold!
Completed in the World's Greatest Shave 2020 raising over $3000 dollars.
Donated non-perishable goods, essentials and cartons of water to the Bush Fire Appeal for the Adelaide Hills.
Held a fundraiser for the 'Little Harvey Campaign' raising much-needed funds for seizure equipment for a young struggling family in Adelaide - S.A Brothers also purchased and donated a seizure mat and alert device over $1500.
Held a Christmas Toy Drive for Puddle Jumpers Incorporated donating two ute fulls of presents for disadvantaged children and their families here in S.A.
Created an Emergency Food Hamper campaign for those struggling. These are 'grab and go' style hampers stored at our donated storage facility from Mid Coast Self Storage in Seaford. When we are approached about someone struggling we are able to grab these and disperse them to the individual promptly. These have a great range of essentials such as toothpaste, deodorant, etc as well as nonperishable food to last approximately one week.
Partnered with The Bolton Brothers providing much needed professional help to those most in need. They utilise a solution-focused, practical and motivational working style to encourage individual strengths and improve well-being. They have vast experience collaborating with men from a wide range of backgrounds.
Held a Bike and Car ride fundraiser in conjunction with the Southern Districts Workingmans Club raising $2600
Donated much needed small electronics to Puddle Jumpers Inc.
Took part in the 2020 Peoples Choice Credit Union Community Lottery and raised $6000
Won Community Champion Award at the 2020 Help Awards.
Won the Community Group Local Legend from the Port Adelaide Suicide Prevention Network.
Nominated for the Community Achievement Awards - Loneliness Cure Award
Created a yearly Winter Drive campaign providing packs of food and sleping bags and blankets to those sleeping rough around Adelaide handing out over 120 packs.
Donated over $1300 worth of toys to Puddle Jumpers 2021 for Christmas toy drive.
Provided over $5,000 worth of emergency food, clothing and accomodation.
Trained 90% of the Admin Team insuicide prevention and Mental Health First Aid.