Donate Your Drive to help Still Aware
Earlier this month, Still Aware launched it's Donate Your Drive Appeal to help raise funds for our new awareness and education programs. Are you currently working from home? You might like to take advantage of EOFY and make a tax-deductible donation to the value of your usual commute to work.
These past months have been challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a flow-on effect and has impacted every industry. We are so pleased to see that awareness has bought a national mandate for action to flatten the pandemic curve, an Australia wide unity and a decrease in coronavirus cases - well done! It is the rallying of the Australian community that has saved lives.
Awareness can bring change.
Still Aware has been certain of this fact since our February 2014 inception. We have been working tirelessly to increase awareness of stillbirth in our wider community, through information and education, hoping to reduce stillbirth rates in Australia.
What we don’t know can hurt us.
While the Government announces daily updates on COVID-19 to the Australian community, the silent pandemic of stillbirth remains unspoken and expectant families are left feeling anxious and scared as their pregnancy care changes. In the past 6 months Still Aware has seen an 80% increase in pregnancy support need. Women are reporting to us that they have delayed seeing their antenatal care provider even though they or their baby have had a need to. Routine antenatal appointments are being missed as expectant parents fear becoming sick from visiting a hospital.
How can we increase awareness and education for safer pregnancy?
In the next financial year, we would like to run three new programs to help save the littlest lives. But we need your help to do so. By donating the cost that you would usually spend on your commute to work (whether that be one day commute, one week, or a whole month’s commute), you can help us deliver lifesaving programs to the expectant families and communities across Australia.