Being small and run only by volunteers requires lots of dedication. We have a busy fundraising schedule that lasts well after the dust of the last Aid Trip has worn off our boots! Since returning from our last Aid Trip in August, our Executive Management Committee and our Fundraising Committee have worked tirelessly to raise funds to support our ongoing poverty alleviation efforts. If you are a Mornington Peninsula local, you might see our stall at one of the local markets, where we sell trash and treasure and merchandise purchased in Indonesia at a small mark-up to fund our LifeStraw program. We have also formed a successful fundraising partnership with Mornington Peninsula Youth Enterprises in order to dual fundraise and have held an Open Day and Plant Sale with them, as well as volunteering at the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Rosebud Pet and Pony Expo in exchange for a donation to Handle With Care International.
Our Fundraising Committee also holds its own regular fundraisers, the most recent Poker Tournament Fundraiser was held on the 27th of November and was a great success!
Handle With Care International’s motto is “Care, Commit and Come”, and, whilst we strive to encourage as many members as possible to join us on one of our overseas aid trips, these trips would not be possible without the countless hours of work contributed by our committed volunteers throughout the year.
If you would like to volunteer at our next fundraising event, or have an idea for a fundraising event of your own, we would love to hear from you! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make a difference!