BARTERCARD HELPS AUSSIE FARMING FAMILIES

Written on the 15 August 2013

BARTERCARD HELPS AUSSIE FARMING FAMILIES

BARTERCARD Charity Foundation (BCF) has granted the trade dollars equivalent of $100,000 to Aussie Helpers in support of the Buy A Bale Campaign (BABC).

Aussie Helpers founder Brian Egan says that in support of Australian farming communities hit hard by flood and drought during recent years, the campaign is a joint venture between Aussie Helpers and the Give Back Campaign.

“Many of these farmers won't just fail financially, but may become victims of depression through no fault of their own making (especially if they aren’t assisted).”

Pictured is the BCF’s Richard Norris presenting a cheque to Brian Egan from Aussie Helpers, with Channel 7 Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew.

BCF aims to provide ways for businesses to support charities without directly donating money.

It does this by encouraging any commercial enterprise to turn its under-utilized capacity, time sensitive stock or surplus inventory into trade dollars.

These trade dollars are then allocated to charities so they can obtain maximum benefits from them, particularly through holiday accommodation packages via Bartercard’s membership base for farming families to visit coastal locations.

Norris says many of the children participating may not have even seen a beach before.

“Packages have already been put together by Bartercard Far North Queensland, for two farming families to enjoy five nights’ accommodation, including restaurant meals and family activities, in either Cairns or Port Douglas, with more to follow.

“The aim is to support a wide range of charities but particularly those that have great causes but struggle to gain national prominence,” he says.

Visit www.bartercardfoundation.com for more information.


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