PLANKTOBER is an initiative of Touched by Olivia Foundation. It simply invites you to PLANK each day during the month of October and get sponsored for your efforts! The funds raised are being applied towardsTouched by Olivia's project at Five Dock, Sydney called "The Living Room". The Living Room represents an expansion of the existing social enterprise cafe to enable more opportunities for people with disabilities to gain meaningful work experience. Once built, it will also host community activations that enable people to come together to connect on social issues that really matter to them.
Touched by Olivia is all about getting involved in community to create a positive and lasting impact and a more inclusive society. Research tells us that a community that is connected is a thriving community! By putting a person front and centre and giving them a sense of belonging, we are shouting to the world that they COUNT! So just like counting your minutes as you PLANK why not count ways in which you can help bring more connectedness to your community. Because a more inclusive community is better for EVERYBODY!