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Charity initiatives

We’re proud to support and work with a number of charitable organisations, communities and pioneering individuals who represent what we stand for.

We have ongoing partnerships with charities and organisations that support communities across the COS world and work closely with The Trevor Project, Kaleidoscope Foundation, The Loveland Foundation, The Black Curriculum, Black Rainbow, OutlineNZ, and Housing Works to name a few.

 

USA for UNHCR

 

USA for UNHCR protects refugees and empowers them with hope and opportunity.

 

THE TREVOR PROJECT

 

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.

 

KALEIDOSCOPE TRUST

 

Kaleidoscope Trust works to uphold the human rights of LGBTQ people internationally.

 

THE LOVELAND FOUNDATION

 

Established in 2018, The Loveland Foundation helps to provide therapy for Black women and girls nationwide, so far offering over 20,000 hours’ worth of free sessions – and counting.

 

THE BLACK CURRICULUM

 

The Black Curriculum addresses the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum through arts-focused Black history programmes, providing teacher training and campaigning.

 

BLACK RAINBOW

 

Black Rainbow is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBQTIA+SB) organization in the pursuit of positive health and well-being for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTIA+SB community.

 

OUTLINENZ

 

OutLine is an all-ages rainbow mental health organization providing support to the rainbow community, their friends, Whānau, and others. They provide a nationwide, free and confidential 0800 support line for people who want to speak to a trained volunteer from the rainbow community. They also provide face-to-face specialist rainbow counselling and an Auckland based trans and non-binary peer support service.

 

HOUSING WORKS

 

Housing Works aims to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention, and treatment, among other life-saving services.

 

CHOOSE LOVE

 

Choose Love supports refugees and displaced people all over the world. Their work has reached over 1.8 million people across Europe, the Middle East and along the US-Mexico border, through grassroot organisations supporting with housing, legal assistance, psychological support, clothes, food and much more.