Edge Environment’s monthly ‘Make More Good’ donation sends $300 to a worthy cause nominated by a staff member. In October, Edge’s Senior Sustainability Consultant Jon Panic, chose Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja) to be the recipient.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja) is an Aboriginal community organisation based in Alice Springs, working with families in remote communities across central Australia. Their agenda is driven by a board (all of whom are Aboriginal women living and leading in the communities in which they work), who keep culture at the heart of everything they do. I came across this organisation while they were appealing for a campaign to distribute blankets to the elderly and vulnerable during winter, raising $25,000.
Their work is important in helping to address the gaps in service delivery for people in remote communities, providing training, health, nutrition, disability and advocacy, mental health support and youth services. The team works in remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities, across nine languages and across more than one quarter of the Northern Territory but ensure that the organisation makes family from far and near.