supporting the community

The Burma Project

The Burma Project was established in 2003 by the owner of Distraction, Angela Colson. This project was established to create sustainable community development issues in Burma and since it’s inception has branched out into Early Childhood Education Programs, Orphan Care, Elderly Care, Medical training initiatives, back to work programs and more.

Beyond Blue

At Distraction we proudly support Beyond Blue with our annual Father’s Day fundraising. We love the work that Beyond Blue do to make information on mental health issues accessibile in the community. We value the role that men play in our lives and as such we believe that Father’s Day is the perfect time to show our support for this very worthy cause.

Assistance Dogs Australia

What can we say? Who could say no to man’s best friend?! We are constantly in awe of how animals contribute to our lives, and we are not ashamed to say that at Distraction, we are dog lovers! These very special puppies are in training to be support dogs for people with disabilities who would otherwise struggle to achieve some of the basic tasks these animals can perform.

Sutherland Early Support Service

We are commited to working with charities locallly, nationally and internationally…SSESS is one of the local agencies we support. Their work in the community, particularly in the area of supporting families with multiple birth is invaluable. We are very proud share a small part in this great work.

Bay Babes

Bay Babes is another great local charity that we support for our Mother’s Day fundraiser. We know so many women in our store who have been touched by breast cancer, we know that the work of breast cancer research will be rewarded with saving many lives over the years.