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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 completed his undergraduate degree at Monash University in 2006 and is an experienced senior Project Manager, having delivered a number of IT projects. His skill-set will enable him to assist the strategic policy and growth of Bright Sparqe to meet the organisations vision to nationally deploy the initiative.
F.R. El Dakkak holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from RMIT University and works in the field. A founding member, F.R. El Dakkak's role on the Bright Sparqe Board is to provide guidance on all branding and designs, playing a pivotal role in increasing the community awareness on the homelessness issue. Her experience gives the board confidence her work will reach as many people as possible.
Patrick is currently completing is undergraduate degree in International Studies and has a passion for the not for profit sector. Patrick joined Bright Sparqe to help those most vulnerable in the community. Patrick manages the Bright Sparqe operations being a liaison between the Bright Sparqe organisational board and our partners playing a pivotal role in its continued growth and by making a difference in our community.
Benjamin has had a brush with homelessness believing strongly that the difference between being homeless and not is having someone reach out when you are at your lowest point. Benjamin is a passionate photographer, "I couldn't have started my business without the help of others around me. They fed, housed and encouraged me to follow my dreams." He believes that everyone should have a chance. Ben is very excited about the future for Bright Sparqe.
Stacie holds Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Health Psychology from Otago and Auckland Universities. Staci has volunteered as an after-hours acute intervention Anxiety consultant and has a passion for people’s overall holistic health, mental wellness and well-being, and how these factors impact their lives.
Chantelle has a Bachelor of Communications (Media and Information Management) from the University of Technology Sydney and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations from Macquarie University.
In 2016 Sam completed his undergraduate Bachelor of
Commerce/Bachelor of Laws double degree at Monash
University and is a qualified lawyer working for the past
18 months in the litigation team at Gilbert + Tobin.
Sam became a member of the Bright Sparqe management team and organisational board because he shares Bright Sparqe’s values of supporting our most vulnerable community, the homeless, underprivileged and people living below the poverty line.
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