17. May, 2016

MAY 2016

This month our combined donations have been  donated to support the education of Indigenous kids through The Cathy Freeman Foundation -  see www.cathyfreemanfoundation.org.au

Next month (May/June) our donations will be supporting members of The Thin Green Line Foundation  by providing vital support to park rangers and their communities who are the front-line of conservation.

Every day, park rangers risk their lives to protect wildlife and habitats from poaching and other threats.                                   

Sadly, it’s estimated that over 1,000 park rangers have been killed in the line of duty over the past 10 years. Seventy five percent by commercial poachers and armed militia groups.

Park rangers are generally under-equipped, underpaid, and often under-appreciated. We think they are heroes and wish to help in providing them with the support they need to continue to protect threatened species around the world. See more details at https://www.thingreenline.org.au/

Our Membership  has risen by 6 this month.  A big welcome to those new Members and thank you for becoming part of the DA$AW initiative.

Again I ask all readers to encourage those you know to join us – just $1.00 pw; and 100% goes to a different charity or cause each month. Again our objective is to recruit 1000 Members, each donating $1.00 pw.  That’s a lot of money and it will MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

 And remember one off/single donations are welcome with 80% of the donation going to the cause/charity of the month.                                                                           

Any suggestions/Marketing ideas to attract more Members/Donors will be welcome.

Suggestions for future charities/causes to which we might donate are welcome. This is your opportunity to nominate your favourite charity/cause but please remember the Management Committee reserves the right to make the final decision as to which cause/charity will be selected/promoted. Whilst we appreciate that Causes/Charities supporting the welfare/preservation of animals are of significance and important to many of us please remember that a core objective of DA$AW is to support the preservation & well-being of people first. Hopefully our selection of The Green Line foundation this month goes someway to meeting the wishes of those who have a strong empathy with our animal friends.

Cheers and thank you for your continued support.

Phil Garbutt

Chair/Founder