Each 10x10 event is organised by 10 volunteer committee members who work together to find a venue and sponsoring corporation to host the night. Each committee member invites 10 of their colleagues or friends, making the total donation pool at least $10,000.
The event is held at the sponsoring corporation’s office, with drinks and canapés provided to all attendees. Upon entering the event, each attendee is given “charity money” equivalent to the cost of their ticket.
After the initial drinks and canapés, attendees will be seated to view the “dragon” or MC interview members of the three chosen charities around their model, cause and the impact that donations make to their foundation. After the presentation, attendees are then able to choose where they would like to donate their charity money. Cameron Gibbons from the 10x10 volunteer committee told the Watarrka Foundation:
"These events give us the opportunity to link so many young professionals to charities who are shaping our communities, and our futures. We are excited to have the Watarrka Foundation on board for our August event, and fully support all the fantastic work they are doing in the Northern Territory."
A Bit About 10x10
10x10 is a “for purpose” organisation that was founded by three young professionals in 2013. Laurence, Nina and Jenny wanted to find a way to make a difference and give back to their community but lacked the time and knowledge on how to do so. After doing some research, they realised they were not alone, and many other young professionals felt the same way. 5 years on, 10x10 is now a worldwide organisation empowering the next generation of giving. 10x10 allows charities, corporations and professionals to work together and give back to the communities they are a part of, all while having a fun and exciting night of drinks, canapés and networking.
How the Watarrka Foundation is involved
The Watarrka Foundation was thrilled to be approached by Cameron Gibbons at 10x10, who extended the invitation for the Foundation to be a part of their upcoming August event. Paul Jensen, Chairman of the Watarrka Foundation said:
"This will be a fantastic opportunity for us to get in front of a whole new audience, and shed some light on the challenges in the Watarrka Community, and how donations no matter how small can make a huge difference to the lives of our young Indigenous population."
Manny Bell, an Aboriginal man, solicitor and Foundation Advisor will share the impact of having an education has made for him. Foundation Directors Paul Jensen and Jonathan Trollip will be attending and will be available to answer questions about the Foundation’s cause, major goals and the impact that donations have already made, and continue to make on the Watarrka community. By being part of the 10x10 event, the Watarrka Foundation hopes to share their passion and drive to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians and raise further funds that will be put towards building the new classroom at the Watarrka Primary School, in the Northern Territory.