Love In Action
Love In Action (LIA) Incorporated started as an offshoot of the Work with the Poor Program officially started in Sydney sometime in July 2017. It was the charity arm of the CFCA community “to bring glad tidings to the poor”. With that mandate, it has undertaken many charitable works not only here in Australia but also overseas.
In Australia, we have responded to different bushfire appeals for help specially in December of 2019 during the catastrophic wildfire season, forged a partnership with the St Vincent de Paul, Blacktown in providing help to the most marginalised members of our community, supported refugee appeals for help through the Parish (Good Shepherd) Refugee Program, supported a feeding program in Queensland through the initiative of a Capuchin priest, helped many International students badly affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and many more projects Australia wide.
In the Philippines, we have conducted several Medical Missions starting July 2018 in some of the most remote areas that have never ever been visited by any medical practitioners in places like Alegria, Cebu, Sorsogon and Saranggani in General Santos City. We have partnered with Fr. Jerry Orbos of the SVD, in supporting his charity initiatives through the Sacred Heart Parish in Kamuning, Quezon City in providing meals and grocery items to more than 100 very poor families on a weekly basis and also through the Fr Jansen Center in Tayuman, Sta Cruz, Manila with almost the same charity works. We have supported several and many appeals for help specially when the Philippines was hit by successive destructive typhoons in 2018 and 2019. We have extended help to such big charitable organisations like the Lacura Vincula Foundation in Palawan, the Hospicio de San Jose in Manila, Project Purok Barba in Bukidnon, Munting Tahanan Foundation in Mabalacat, Pampanga, cash donations to a housing Project in Bicol and many other projects in the different parts of the Philippines.
For the year ending 2020, the WWP was able to fund 26 Australian projects and 46 overseas costing about $88 000.00. We sourced our funds from different fund-raising campaigns like raffle ticket sales, sports tournaments like golf and bowling, dinner parties, garage sales and from donations of individual and corporate benefactors.
About May 2020, a second attempt to register our charity organisation was made, this time under a new name Love in Action Incorporated. It is a 100% not for profit organization but still under the umbrella of the CFCA Global Mission Incorporated. On 19 November 2020, we got registered with the New South Wales Fair Trading, then with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 04 Jan 2021, then with the Australian Charities and Not-for Profit Commission on 25 May 2021 under the sub type Public Benevolent Institution and finally with the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) entity on 9 June 2021. With our DGR status, all donations of$2.00 and above are tax deductible and all purchases made under the name of LIA are VAT exempt. By now LIA is functioning as a legal entity subject to all the policies and regulations of the different government agencies that oversee the operations of charity organisations like ours.
We are still young and yet reached this far in our journey. Still so many things have yet to be done to make our organisation much better in all aspects of its operation. Also, lots of projects in the pipeline that were postponed due to this covid-19 lockdown.
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