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10x10 is a youth- and volunteer-led organisation encouraging the next generation to get involved in philanthropy. How it does this, however, is a little different — it raises money for charities by hosting interactive, live crowdfunding events. And it's next one is happening in Melbourne on Thursday, May 31.
The organisation was started four years ago by a group of young people who wanted to make a difference. Since then, it has raised over $1.2 million for 108 different charities across Australia, UK, Hong Kong and the USA.
The events — which are held biannually in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide — are broken into three parts. First, you head to 10x10's website to make a pledge of $100 or more (this amount will be converted into "Charity Dollars" and is also your ticket). Next, you rock up to the event, where three different start-up charities will pitch their causes to the crowd. Finally, you decide what charity you want your pledge, or "Charity Dollars", to go to and bam — a little more goodness is created in the world and a charity nabs some much-needed funds.
You'll also have the chance to sip wine, snack on complimentary bites and chat to like-minded, philanthropic folk at the event. So think of it as a fundraiser-meets-cocktail party (without the starched collars and ballgowns).
Pitching on the night will be Free to Feed, an organisation that supports refugees through food-based initiatives; The Kickstart Project, which provides education and health services for individuals and communities in Kenya; and St Kilda Gatehouse — a Melbourne community centre and emergency aid and counselling service for people experiencing hardship.
If you feel any of these are more in need of your dollars than you and your avocado toast (they are), get amongst it — you can make your pledges here and they're 100-percent tax-deductible.
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