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27-07-09, 10:24 PM
we'd like to hear about your various non Robbie related charities, tell us about them here
27-09-11, 02:57 AM
Thanks Dougal, glad we have someone who loves to share on here! Great tip too!
Become a Unicef Global Parent!
Did you know Global Parents have helped UNICEF:
•Immunise 58 per cent of the world’s children against diseases such as polio and measles.
.Respond to over 290 emergencies in 2010, providing children with food, water and continued access to education.
•Distributed 23 million mosquito nets to protect children from malaria.
•Build schools in 41 countries helping kids receive the quality education they deserve
Just a small fee a month can help. If you cant, then maybe pass this onto someone who can.
03-10-11, 04:01 AM
Giving clothes to charity
Most of us would know the amount of clothes we buy for our children. They grow by the second it seems! I have always handed them down/on or put in charity boxes but most of the time they are sold (which defetes the purpose sometimes)
So now when my daughters has grown out of something i have started mailing to an orphanage in Cambodia. i dont always have the $$ to donate so i guess by doing this i am helping in another way. I send a package with clothes & sometimes pencils and color books and they love it! All it costs is postage.
10-11-11, 04:20 AM
Please pass this on. Sure we all want a shiny new watch or a new pair of shoes though you can also slip a card in with your gifts which really make a differance. I've been doing this for about 5 years and seeing peoples face when you give them a goat or chicken for Xmas is priceless!
Oxfam Unwrapped has some great new gifts this year. You can buy guitar lessons for children in Vanuatu, a pile of Poo, Microphones, start small buisnesses, help womans shelters....so many more.
I'm going to add Clean water Jars to my pressies. For $14.00 you give clean water....Priceless
14-02-12, 01:34 AM
This 'pass it on' is a story from Unicef AU website. I've decided it should be a pass it on because if we can educate our children from a young age that its not all about the new toy or the iphone ect, we can change the 'me' generation into the 'we' generation.
"Once a Jewish girl has become a ‘bat mitzvah,’ she is recognised as morally and ethically responsible for the decisions she makes in her life.
Upon the approach of her own Bat Mitzvah, 13-year-old Natalie Adler from Melbourne took these newly found rights very seriously when she made the honourable decision to ask her guests to donate money to UNICEF instead of buying her gifts.
As a result, in November last year Natalie raised a staggering $3,000 at her Bat Mitzvah which she donated in full to UNICEF’s Malaria Appeal.
Natalie said she did not expect to raise such a large amount of money and was very surprised at how much people donated. “It was really good… my parents were proud of me,” she said.
Aware that lots of people get “overloaded” with gifts at Bat Mitzvahs, Natalie said, “When you have quite a lot of people you don’t need that many presents. We have enough.”
Natalie did a lot of research before she settled on UNICEF’s Malaria Appeal. “I looked on the internet for a while, I saw UNICEF and I clicked on it and I thought it would be nice to help kids my age as well somewhere else where they aren’t as fortunate.” She added, “This one looked like a good idea, and that it could help a lot.”
When asked why she wanted to donate to the Malaria Appeal she said, “Here we are so lucky…mozzies love me they bite me all the time, and I find it so annoying but all I get is an itch, but they can get something much more life-threatening.”
Bless her :)
never apologize moonii....that is a great tip!
im just happy there is someone else sharing on here! wohooo
have been thinking and i'm sorry for posting such serious posts sometimes.....will lighten it up alittle :)
I think it's okay to have light and shade and your postings were interesting to read. I help out on the Amnesty stall at WOMAD every year and so I have no qualms about you passing on this information what so ever.
27-02-12, 02:27 AM
WOMAD is great
Adelaide is the only city in AU who has it i think. Pity
It brings together such amazing artists
Good for you working for Amnesty. They do some amazing work dont they....