To empower the next generation of changemakers.
10×10 empowers volunteers who seek a life of purpose. Accessing 10×10’s tools, resources and knowledge, volunteers collaborate to identify grassroots social purpose organisations innovating to solve social problems, then organise an engaging event to raise funds and awareness. Together we are uplifting extraordinary social entrepreneurs and contributing invaluable support to the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Orange Sky co-founders Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett (above left) are an excellent example of social entrepreneurs whose mission has benefited from 10×10’s early stage and ongoing support. Since they were identified and boosted by 10×10 volunteers, Nic and Lucas’ innovation has been recognised both internationally by President Barack Obama as part of the Obama Foundation Leaders Program, and locally when honoured as Young Australians of the Year in 2016.
Laura O’Reilly (left) co-founded Fighting Chance with her brothers, Jordan and Shane. Shane was a bubbly, intelligent young man with profound Cerebral Palsy, who wanted to use his skills and talents to make a real contribution. Together, they imagined a new future for people living with a disability and founded Fighting Chance, which now supports more than 1,000 people. In 2021 Laura was awarded an Order of Australia for services to the disability community.
HUNGRY MONK RESCUE TRUCK
It was a time when our news feeds were dominated by the horrendous death toll and living conditions in New York and the whole world was paralysed by the fear of infection. Yet 10×10’s brave volunteers stepped up to volunteer to pack food boxes, drive trucks and ramp-up Hungry Monk’s output. Meanwhile, they were amongst the first in the world to organise online activities from cocktail making to yoga and Booty Blast. The finale event featured musicians JT Roach and Allison Gordon to raise funds, awareness and more volunteers for Father Mike and Hungry Monk Rescue Truck.
Ocean Heroes co-founders Sam Moyle (L) and Luke Hallam (R) captured the hearts and minds of the audience at our first Perth 10×10 in 2021. Children on the autism spectrum have experienced breakthrough results and these have impacted whole families, plus their school and wider communities. Beyond a significant financial boost, Ocean Heroes have also found much needed support with strategic & business planning from highly skilled 10×10 volunteers.