Bright Sparqe Supporting our Community

Bright Sparqe is a charitable Australian organisation that is focused on caring for our homeless and most vulnerable community members. Through its distribution services, partnerships and outreach programs Bright Sparqe distributes food, bottled water, clothes and hygiene necessities (toiletries) to the homeless, underprivileged and people living below the poverty line in Australia.

Bread loaves
28,489
Bread rolls
101,193
Up and go
1,151
Jam portion
5,099
Pre packaged sweets
9,291
Bottled water
859

Sparqe a Better Future

The Bright Sparqe Board and organisational team were formed with the common objective - providing a duty of care to our community by helping the homeless and underprivileged in Australia. Collectively, we believe we can make a difference.

CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY

There are over 105,000 homeless people in Australia. Having commenced in December 2015, Bright Sparqe collects, packs and distributes food, clothes, bottled water, and toiletries to the homeless and underprivileged, and has partnered with other not-for profit organisations. Bright Sparqe has successfully completed its pilot program in Melbourne and is planning to expand throughout Australia.

WHAT WE DELIVER

Bright Sparqe collects donated end-of-day edible produce from bakeries, cafes and supermarkets and clothes from partnered clothing stores. The food, water, toiletries and clothes will be distributed to the homeless and underprivileged. The successful program has provided products directly to the rough sleepers and other partnered charities that need it the most.

OUTREACH PROGRAM

Currently Bright Sparqe executes a fortnightly outreach program. Providing the homeless food, water, toiletries and clothes. With your support we are planning to move the outreach program to a weekly occurrence and provide dinner at a centralised location in the CBD. Bright Sparqe will work closely with affiliated support services to connect the homeless and underprivileged, assisting them in getting off the street.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

One hundred percent of all revenue Bright Sparqe receives will go towards pursuing their charitable objectives. With your assistance and donations, Bright Sparqe’s outreach program will occur more regularly and we are able to expand our partnerships with other charitable organisations. This will enable an increase in the distribution of food, bottled water and clothes to more homeless and underprivileged people. Your donations will enable Bright Sparqe to purchase a vehicle, commence a homeless support clinic where we can provide assistance, counselling, training and support. It will also enable Bright Sparqe to deploy the initiative to other cities in Australia.

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If you would like to assist or partner with Bright Sparqe on a corporate of personal level, please populate the form below to help make a difference alternatively use these forms to see how you can help make a difference Or if you are a non-for-profit and require food for the homeless and underprivileged please contact us via the organisational opportunities form

Or if you are a non-for-profit and require food for the homeless and underprivileged please contact us via the organisational opportunities form

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About Bright Sparqe

The Bright Sparqe team was brought together by one common belief: as Australians, it is our duty and we all have a role to play in helping the homeless and underprivileged.

The Bright Sparqe team has a passion for giving back to the community and supporting other not-for-profit organisations. Bright Sparqe was established following these core values by providing end of day produce or unwanted products to those who need it most.

All team members have a role to play in the management of and achievement of Bright Sparqe’s objectives and the execution of the outreach program.

Meet our management team:

Charbel Yamouni - Founder & Chairperson

Charbel completed his undergraduate degree at Monash University in 2006 and is an experienced senior project manager, having delivered projects successfully, Charbel’s skill-set enables him to assist Bright Sparqe’s strategic policy and growth. Charbel is an executive director of Bright Sparqe facilitating Bright Sparqe strategy and implementation into its operations.

F.R. El Dakkak - Board Member (Design Lead)

F.R. El Dakkak completed her Bachelor of Design and Master of Landscape Architecture at RMIT University. Currently designing parks, playgrounds and outdoor spaces for public use. She has participated in multiple community outreach events. Community member interactions highlighted the need for more to be done to support vulnerable community members by supporting Bright Sparqe’s work and objectives. F.R. El Dakkak leads is Bright Sparqe’s design lead.

Pravin Aathreya - Board Member (Legal Counsel)

Pravin is a partner of Johnson Winter & Slattery, with over 15 years’ specialist experience in commercial dispute resolution, corporate insolvency and restructuring. Pravin has represented numerous corporate clients across a range of industries. Pravin holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Law from the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne. Pravin joined the Bright Sparqe organisational board because he is inspired by Brighr Sparqe’s vision of bringing support and solace to the most vulnerable, underprivileged and disenfranchised members of our community.

Patrick Curry - Board Member (Operations Lead)

Patrick is currently completing his undergraduate studies at The University of Melbourne and works part-time in the Real Estate industry. Patrick joined Bright Sparqe during its pilot stage in 2015, playing a strong part surrounding its development and to personally help our most vulnerable community members. Patrick holds great commitment to his community; he takes on a pivotal role in Bright Sparqe as a liaison between its executive board and small businesses. Motivated to make a considerable difference in the homelessness crisis, Patrick looks forward to being a part of Bright Sparqe’s continued growth.

Carla Marrano - Board Member (Social Media Lead)

Carla has completed her fitness level 3 & 4 and her diploma in beauty therapy. Carla currently works as a skin specialist. Being a social media enthusiast, Carla joined Bright Sparqe’s organisational board as the social media lead. Carla believes through social media she can support Bright Sparqe throughout the wider community. Carla has a strong passion in supporting others and is excited to be part of Bright Sparqe growth.

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Ground Floor, 470 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria Australia 3004

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In these Terms, 'us', 'we' and 'our' means Bright Sparqe Limited.

1. Accuracy, completeness and timeliness of information

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7. Donations General Terms

Donations to Bright Sparqe of $2 and over may be tax deductible. This will appear on your tax receipt. Ongoing monthly donations may also be tax deductible and will be receipted at the end of each month and at the end of the financial year

Disputes and Refunds

All complaints, grievances and disputes will be treated seriously, quickly and in a timely manner, having due regard to procedural fairness and confidentiality. All parties are required to participate in the dispute resolution process in good faith. If you believe that there has been an error with your donation, you should notify us directly on +61 39607 1300 and confirm that notice in writing or by email at donations@brightsparqe.org] as soon as possible so that we can resolve your query. Any issues should be directed to us in the first instance so that we can attempt to resolve the matter. If you are not satisfied with the outcome you may still refer it to your financial institution which will obtain details of the disputed transaction and may lodge a claim on your behalf.

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If you wish to cancel, defer or alter a credit card payment or direct debit you must notify us by calling +61 39607 1300 and/or emailing us as donations@brightsparqe.org at least 14 days before the next donation day.

Please provide details of your donation, i.e.name, address, and monthly amount etc. for ease of processing.

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Your use of the website and these Terms are governed by the law of Victoria, Australia and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts exercising jurisdiction in Victoria, Australia.

Privacy Statement and Privacy Policy

In this Privacy Policy, 'us' 'we' or 'our' means Bright Sparqe Limited (ABN 92 603 617 401). We are committed to respecting your privacy. Our Privacy Policy sets outs out how we collect, use, store and disclose your personal information.

By providing personal information to us, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and any other arrangements that apply between us. We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time by publishing changes to it on our website. We encourage you to check our website periodically to ensure that you are aware of our current Privacy Policy.

Personal information includes information or an opinion about an individual that is reasonably identifiable. For example, this may include your name, postcode and contact details. It may also include financial information, including your credit card information.

What personal information do we collect?

We may collect the following types of personal information:

  • make a donation to Bright Sparqe Limited; or
  • otherwise communicate with us through correspondence, chats, email, or when you share information with us from other means

In addition, when you apply to assist us with our activities on a voluntary basis we may collect certain information from you (including your name, contact details, working history and relevant records checks) to us to assist in our decision on whether or not to accept your application to assist with volunteer work.

We may collect these types of personal information either directly from you, or from third parties. We may collect this information when you:

  • name;
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  • email address;
  • credit card information;
  • any additional information relating to you that you provide to us directly through our website or application or indirectly through your use of our website, application or online presence or through other websites or accounts from which you permit us to collect information; or
  • any other personal information that may be required in order to facilitate your dealings with us

Why do we collect, use and disclose personal information?

We may collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to enable you to access and use our website;
  • to operate, protect, improve and optimise our website such as to conduct research and for advertising and marketing;
  • email address;
  • to send you marketing and promotional messages and other information that may be of interest to you, including information sent by, or on behalf of, our business partners that we think you may find interesting; and
  • to consider your application to assist Bright Sparqe on a volunteer basis.

Do we use your personal information for direct marketing?

We may send you direct marketing communications and information about us and our work. This may take the form of emails, SMS, mail or other forms of communication, in accordance with the Spam Act and the Privacy Act. You may opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us by contacting us using the details set out below or by using the opt-out facilities provided (e.g. an unsubscribe link).

To whom do we disclose your personal information?

We may disclose personal information for the purposes described in this privacy policy to:

  • third party suppliers and service providers (including providers for the operation of our websites and/or our business or in connection with providing our products and services to you);
  • payment systems operators (e.g. merchants receiving card payments); and/or
  • other persons, including government agencies, regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies, or as required, authorised or permitted by law

Security

We may hold your personal information in either electronic or hard copy form. We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, interference and loss, as well as unauthorised access, modification or disclosure and we use a number of physical, administrative, personnel and technical measures to protect your personal information. For example, we adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

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Our website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. Unless expressly stated otherwise, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of, or any content on, those linked websites, and have no control over or rights in those linked websites. The privacy policies that apply to those other websites may differ substantially from our Privacy Policy, so we encourage individuals to read them before using those websites.

Accessing or correcting your personal information

You can access the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the information below or the contact us form. Sometimes, we may not be able to provide you with access to all of your personal information and, where this is the case, we will tell you why. We may also need to verify your identity when you request your personal information.

If you think that any personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, please contact us and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that it is corrected.

Making a complaint

If you wish to make a complaint about the way we have handled your personal information, you can contact us using the details set out below. Please include your name, email address and/or telephone number and clearly describe your complaint. We will acknowledge your complaint and respond to you regarding your complaint within a reasonable period of time. If you think that we have failed to resolve the complaint satisfactorily, we will provide you with information about the further steps you can take.

Contact Us

For further information about our Privacy Policy or practices, or to access or correct your personal information, or make a complaint, please contact us using the details set out below:

Bright Sparqe Limited
Ground Floor, 470 St Kilda Road Melbourne Victoria Australia, 3004
enquiries@brightsparqe.org
+61 39607 1300
Effective: 20 January 2017