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Update from the Directors Desk: May 2020

May Operations Update (3)

We have been working hard this month to bring our staff and volunteers back from working at home. Ensuring we keep everyone safe and are compliant with COVID 19 regulations and restrictions. Hand sanitising stations, floor markings and other requirements have been implemented so that everyone who works or visits us will feel comfortable and safe.
Our Charity Shop re- opened last week and with both regular and new customers coming in to have a look, there was quite a buzz in the air. Our Volunteers are already wanting to hit the road and spread their wings after being confined for so long. So, we have been working at putting together a run to deliver hampers, essential items, and a friendly face for our farmers. More details on that next month.

Our Year In Review: 2018-19 Annual Report

May Operations Update

After the surge of media focus and the increase in donations in 2018/2019, Drought Angels charity status changed from small to large and with this so did our reporting requirements. The biggest challenge was to produce an Annual Report, which seemed to be a daunting task. Thankfully, with the help of Visual Traffic we came up with a great way to share our story and report on all the amazing things Drought Angels has been able to achieve during our “growth phase”

Angels on the Road with Tam & Sal

On The Road With Tam & Sal

Day 1
Today, we started our trek west from Drought Angels HQ in Chinchilla, ready to travel the 455km to Charleville with a boot full of Drought Angels Care Packs and Hamper Boxes. Yep, we were ready for an adventure in the vehicle we have dubbed “Freddy the Fortuner”!
Whilst travelling through the different townships heading west, it was great to see some of the green pastures…. sadly though brown, bare barren paddocks and dead trees were by far a more prominent sight.

Update from the Directors Desk: April 2020

Weekly Update With Jenny2

#lestweforget This year more than ever we have all seen the spirit of Australia and Australians battle to remember those who fought for our freedom and for our way of life during this pandemic. As I stood at the end of my driveway, at dawn on Saturday morning, I was moved to see many others doing just that. Paying tribute to those many thousands of soldiers who lost their lives in battle. I was proud to be a part of that and hope that we have started our own tradition of lighting up our driveways for ANZAC day.
I see no reason why we cannot commemorate our battle with COVID-19 in this way every year as a reminder that nothing can stop us in the face of adversity.

How to Fundraise for your favourite Charity in this ever-changing World of COVID-19

Fundraising Blog March 2020

COVID-19 has changed our world and how we live in it. Many of us are faced with challenges unlike any we have experienced before… The Not-For-Profit sector are feeling the gravity of these challenges as our community navigates a changing landscape… Forced closure of businesses, job losses and border closures are changing the landscape of our economy.

5 Reasons Advertising in a Charity Calendar can help your business.

Drought Angels Blog

Charity calendars have become a real trend during the past decade or so. Major motion pictures like “Calendar Girls” gave charities inspiration to start fundraising through their own calendars. Some calendars will depict general landscape, some specially geared towards the charity itself and some of course, a little more risqué.