The Care Initiative
The Care Initiative
There to help when needed most
  • "Together we can make a difference"

  • "Trust and Transparency

    are just two of our commitments to you"

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  • "Asking for help

    is not a failure"

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  • "Rescue & Rehabilitation

    two words, one promise"

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$2 donated from every book sale in October! 

The Care Initiative is Proudly supported by Skye Hughes and her amazing children's book "We're All in this Together".

​We are extremely excited to announce that from the 10th of October 2020, Skye has kindly offered to donate $2 from every book and resource purchased to The Care Initiative to help them with their projects in The Human Care Initiative. Skye’s mission was to write an engaging children’s book using the power of storytelling to explore the impact Covid-19 is having on children in a way that asks them to reflect on their own experiences, promotes resilience and serves as an essential reminder that we really are all in this together.  All you have to do is read the testimonials on her website to see that her mission is proving successful.

Skye is a high school teacher, youth program facilitator and now author and we are so grateful for this opportunity to align with such a passionate and dedicated person.

“The Care Initiative is on a mission to make Mental Health care accessible and affordable to those who need it most. This is something I am personally passionate about, and I’m so excited to support The Care Initiative in their mission”

-- "Skye Hughes", Author, 2020 --

What do you think of when you hear the words feeling blue??  Stereotypically it can mean you are feeling sad and a little Eeyore like… but to others its their favourite colour. Words are subjective to the person who is hearing them and it's ok to ask for others to understand that.


Sadly, the latest stats reveal that Mental Health conditions is effecting 1 in 5 Australians.  To launch The Human Care Initiative and their campaign with Media Doctors Australia of #itsOK2ask, Kate Nabarro founder of the organisations is colouring her hair for Mental Health Week.  

THCI is on a mission to make Mental Health care accessible and affordable to those who need it most.  Alongside Media Doctors Australia, they have partnered with Health and Medical Services Collective (a team of like minded trained councillors, paramedics and psychologists) to achieve this.


Until 30th October we are asking people to make a small donation (many smaller impacts can make a large impact) please think about donating your coffee money for the next few days to help us along with our projects.


Our vision: Mediate Advocate Trust and Enable.

We are supported by:

Our Story

The Care Initiative was established based on an idea of the ‘circle of care’.  Initially founded to provide care items for animals effected by the bush fire, The Care Initiative has since grown to be a multi purpose, registered charity assisting not only animals but also providing human and environmental aid.  

2020 has been a challenging year, with the bush fires and COVID-19 pandemic. 

From the incredible animal carers to our medical front line and community, everyone has been affected in some capacity. From job loss to being isolated from loved ones, business closures and the detrimental suffering of our environment, it is more important than ever that we band together to secure our future. Some of our major projects include providing feed, medical supplies and pouches for bushfire effected animals, supplying PPE to the frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and repurposing garments for the homeless. We also provide personalised care packs to those in need.

Our Coordinators and Board are passionate and experienced in their roles enabling us to be there and help when needed most.       


From helping our front-line and carers to helping those less fortunate, People Care is an integral part of our projects. Mental health awareness will be a huge component of The Care Initiatives' goal as we navigate the affects of COVID-19.


Whether it is a native or domestic animal, the animal side look after the rescue and rehabilitation for all.  With strong networks in this space and medical supplies, we continue our mission to have experienced people with the resources to look after animals in need.


People and animals make up our environment, projects in this space have a sustainability and conservation focus.   We network with people who are influencers in this space to help raise awareness. 

Our projects have delivered


Scrub clothing & gowns


Scrub hats


Face coverings


Care Packs


Animal pouches and nests


Animal beds & jumpers


Boxes of medical supplies


Major rescue items

To our supporters, donors and partners, thank you

Vets for Compassion

Media Doctors Australia

Tierheim Wesel, Germany

Lovely for Long

Mail Plus


Australasian College of Paramedics

Sunbury Print and Copy

Tea of the Earth

Animus Distillery

Bendigo Bank

Deans Textiles Sunshine

Bunnings Warehouse

Mitre 10

Top Knot Poultry Supplies

QT Hotels Melbourne

Lawsons Lodge Macedon

Blackbird Cakes

Marquee Social Media


Antidot, Germany

Craig Boase Wild Portraits

Marnie Hawson Photography

Skye Hughes


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