Rural Aid - Summer 2016-2017 Update
Upcoming events Sat & Sun 26 / 27 of November
A massive thank you to all the team at the Caloundra Power Boat Club who have helped us raise over $30,000 for fodder which will be distributed over the next 3 weeks. The fundraising event culminates in a 2 day country celebration with musicians, free movie, farmers markets and more. If you live in the SE corner of Qld come along, it will be a massive weekend. Read More here
2017 Calendars are running out the door so if you want one, grab it quickly.
Order now if you want it delivered before Christmas.
Movies in the Outback.
We're taking a blow up cinema kit to a bunch of country towns before Christmas and showing the Disney movie Zootopia to help bring the communities together.
If you would like to join us at any of our screenings, check out our schedule through the link below. Visitors, Tourists, Locals, you are all welcome.
Santa will be in attendance, and it will be a great night for all. Read More
If you'd like to hire the blow up cinema kit for an evening please enquire here.
Christmas Presents for Bush kids
Once again we're collecting presents for kids in the bush. Deliveries up to Nov 27th please so we can coordinate transport.
Collection points are:
Brisbane - 3/8 Colebard St East Acacia Ridge 9 - 5 M-F
Sydney - Call Alison on 0414 794 716
Gold Coast - 13/17-25 Greg Chappell Dve. Burleigh Heads (07) 5593 4733 6am - 2pm M-F
Sunshine Coast - Caloundra Power Boat Club, Sunday 27th 8 am till 6pm
Gift of Music
Do you have a musical instrument you no longer use? After talking with outback schools and communities, we've been astounded how so many need musical instruments for the kids. We spoke with some city schools and found instruments are in need in all schools.
So we've started a program to collect used / second hand instruments that will then be redistributed schools in need. If you have an instrument you'd love to pass on please Read More. Grab our PDF flyer here
We've been asked if we can supply hampers to farmers through our rural supermarket partners and the answer is Yes. Purchase a hamper through our online shop and we'll allocate it to a farmer on our database.
Farm Rescue 2017
We have 7 trips planned for 2017 from Brisbane. If you'd like to volunteer, are a tradie or know a tradie that would like to help out please regsiter your expression of interest. We look after your food and accomodation, and can offer travel assistance from Brisbane. We are also looking at a series of NSW outwest trips so please keep that in mind. 2017 will also see the development of weekend Rescue's for those communites within a few hours driving of Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Read More
In 2016 we have begun a program to recruit Area Coordinator volunteers who will help us coordinate assistance in rural communities. The pulling of funding by the Federal Govt in June has left a vaccum that we intend to fill. Our range of services grows monthly from Farm Rescue and Volunteers (now over 2000 who have registered), Farm Sitting, Fodder, Hampers, Community development assistance with grants and sponsorships, and more.
This volunteer position is vital to helping us deliver our programs in an effective manner while at the same time helping rural communities utilise our resources. If you'd be interested in being a Rural Aid Coordinator please apply.
Finally as a 100% donation funded organisation, to keep all these initiatives delivering solutions to our rural communities we require your individual or corporate assistance. If you'd like to donate or become involved in our many corporate opportunities please email or call us, 1300 327 624