Testimonials

WELCOME TO THE WANTZ COMMITTEE

The WANTZ Committee was established in 2003 in response to a need in the community to help in a very practical way. The name WANTZ is an acronym of the names of the five original committee members, and it also represents what the committee does - every year the WANTZ Committee chooses a charity organization to support and fundraises for equipment the chosen charity has on its 'WANTZ Wish List'. Please visit our webpage 'ABOUT US' for more information about our Committee Members.

Each year to date the WANTZ Committee has raised an increasing amount, with the sum total amount of over $2,000,000 raised from 2003 to 2017, but only with the very generous and continuing support of our Sponsors without whom this would not have been possible.

This year (2018) the WANTZ Committee is once again proudly supporting AEIOU Foundation - for children with autism in their endeavour to establish a brand new centre to service families in the North of Brisbane.

AEIOU Foundation is a not-for-profit organization and one of Australia's leading providers of full-time early education and therapy support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), aged two to six years.

One in 100 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder each year. The service offered by AEIOU Foundation is an evidence-based programme with the primary objective to teach children vital communication, socialisation, cognitive development and independence skills which helps each child to reach his/her full potential. AEIOU Foundation for children with autism, provides high quality early intervention for pre-school aged children with an autism diagnosis between the ages of two and six years. If this proramme is successfully completed, 70% of children with autism go to mainstream schools as opposed to 20% who do not.

HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CHARITIES?

  • ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of all funds donated goes directly to the charity we are supporting.
  • We pay no wages or honorariums.
  • Postage costs are donated by one of our key partners.
  • Committee members volunteer all their time (and energy).

We are in need of the generous support of Sponsors who can assist us with our fundraising to buy urgently required items of equipment. For more details as to how you can help, please turn to our 'DONATIONS' webpage. With the generosity and continuing support of our Sponsors, the valuable work of this organization can continue with the maximum effectiveness.

Each year the culmination of the WANTZ Committee's fundraising every year has been a spectacular dinner, where guests have included leading members of Brisbane's medical, legal, banking, government and business communities.

This year the WANTZ Committee Dinner will be held on Friday 31st August 2018, once again at Customs House Long Room
- 399 Queen Street, Brisbane.

 

LINKS:

AEIOU Foundation

WANTZ Wish List 2018

Donations Reply Slip

Gala Dinner RSVP

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