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Your support is helping the people of Lombok stay strong :)

Posted by Angela Daud on September 10, 2018 (0 Comments)

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Indonesian Earthquake Appeal.

So far, Ozbabybargain has donated $1000 to the Lombok Earthquakes ( $500 on 18 Aug and another $500 on 31 Aug 2018 )

The funds have supported the Indonesian Red Cross team – including 420 staff and volunteers – to provide critical aid including tarpaulins and shelter materials, blankets, clean drinking water, health care and referrals, hygiene kits and psychosocial support. Emergency teams also continue to reach remote villages in mountainous areas that have been isolated since the disaster.

Since the first earthquake struck in July, the people of Lombok have experienced five major earthquakes and 1,500 aftershocks. The destruction is staggering. More than 550 people have died, more than 7,700 are injured and around 400,000 people have been displaced. 75 percent of buildings near the epicentre have been damaged or demolished, including 577 school buildings.

While the damage has been devastating, the people are resilient and determined.

Entrepreneurs across the island, like Suliko, are restarting and creating new businesses in front of demolished storefronts. Residents are determined to recover and to provide for their families.

“We are tired but have to stay strong,” Suliko says with determination. “We are strong,” she emphasizes.

Now more than ever, community gathering spaces are important to help people gather information, lean on each other and return to a sense of normalcy.

Azhar lives in Dangiang on Lombok. “We’ve been here for over 40 years and raise our children across the street from my sister and her family,” he says of the place he used to call home, now demolished. Walking through what was their living room, a television, a book from the shelf, remain in the rubble.

Now he stands in front of the temporary shelter he built with help from the Red Cross. “We are strong,” he says.

The school down the street from Azhar where his daughters go is damaged and classes have been disrupted. “They find a way to play and keeping learning here,” he says.

Red Cross staff and volunteers in Indonesia will continue to support the people of Lombok as they rebuild their homes and lives. Thank you again for helping them :)

 

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Lombok Earthquakes Aug 2018

Posted by Angela Daud on August 24, 2018 (0 Comments)

Heard lots people said beautiful Lombok and I always want to visit Lombok.

Unfortunately early this month, Lombok encountered massive earthquakes. More than 600,000 people have been affected by a series of massive earthquakes on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, in the span of less than two weeks.

Indonesian Red Cross staff and volunteers have been quick to respond, with teams providing first aid, emergency shelter, assistance with evacuations and meeting basic humanitarian needs.
Australian Red Cross is supporting an international emergency appeal to assist relief and recovery work. Our donation will help provide humanitarian support to people and communities affected by these devastating earthquakes.

Funds raised will help Red Cross provide humanitarian support to people and communities affected by Indonesian Earthquakes 2018. That support may include:

emergency relief and recovery assistance such as food, water, sanitation, shelter and health initiatives including blood

sending specialist aid workers to assist in initial assessment, relief, recovery and disaster and crisis management operations

working in affected areas to strengthen local resilience and deliver effective relief and recovery services.

This quarter Ozbabybargain will donate $500 to help the Lombok Earthquake. Thank you to all customers for their support. Let us be a blessing through our shopping :😉😍🤩🤩😍

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2018 Donation to Compassion Australia

Posted by Angela Daud on June 05, 2018 (0 Comments)

The joy of having your own pets and also as a source of food and income. We are blessed to be able to bless them. This whole 2018 I will put aside some money and buy livestock. When you buy these farm animals for your loved ones, you’ll both be helping families in need. Animals like these provide important nutrition and a source of income for families and their children.

The money I raise from this website isn't much. A drop in the bucket. But like Mother Teresa said, the ocean would be that much less without that drop.

For the month of Mar - May  2018, Ozbabybargain purchased a cow from Compassion Australia - worth $275 - hope our small gifts be able to bless them huge in areas that needed.

For the month of Jan and Feb 2018, Ozbabybargain purchased some chicken and goats , vaccinations, pregnancy care and baby kit care from Compassion Australia - worth $235 - hope our small gifts be able to bless them huge in areas that needed.

Lena and Brenda cuddle their favourite chickens at home in Solai, western Kenya! Thank you so much to everyone who gifted a loved one a chicken last Christmas - you've provided a family like Lena's with a source of income and a supply of eggs to eat. It's a boost for their financial situation, and their pantry!

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2017 Donation to Compassion Australia

Posted by Angela Daud on January 18, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Chilli Farm

A vocational class at a child development centre in Indonesia has given Compassion assisted children the opportunity to learn farming skills by planting chilli in a field. Like the best chilli, the idea was too hot to contain, and it has spread beyond the class and into the community.

For the month of Apr-Jun 2017, Ozbabybargain has donated $195 to the income generation project. Thank you everyone for your support!

For the month of Jan-Mar 2017, Ozbabybargain has donated $225 to the income generation project. Thank you everyone for your support!

Income Generation

Empower young people and their families to be economically self-supporting.

Three billion people live on less than US$2.50 per day (World Bank).

The opportunity to learn a skill or understand how to run a business is an important key to breaking the cycle of poverty. However income generating activities are not just about providing finance for a family. They are about empowerment—teaching a young adult that they can use their God-given skills to plan for their future. It is coming alongside a family and teaching them to break the cycle of poverty for the following generations.

Through generous supporters, Compassion intervenes on several fronts:

  • Providing business and finance training opportunities for caregivers and young people
  • Identifying caregivers who would most benefit from income-generation help
  • Facilitating income generating workshops such as credit management, basic business and accounting
  • Linking caregivers with other micro-enterprise credit institutions

You can support young people and their caregivers to be empowered through income generation training and equipped with important skills for life.

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2016 Donation to Compassion Australia

Posted by Angela Daud on January 14, 2016 (0 Comments)

From Jan - Mar 2016 Ozbabybargain had collected $365 from a percentage of sales to be donated to Compassion Aust. Thanks again for your support!

From Apr - Jun 2016 Ozbabybargain has collected another $365 from a percentage of sales to be donated to Compassion Aust. Thanks again for your support!

From Jul - Sept 2016 Ozbabybargain has collected another $250 from a percentage of sales to be donated to Compassion Aust. Thanks again for your support!

From Sept - Dec 2016 Ozbabybargain has collected another $225 from a percentage of sales to be donated to Compassion Aust. Thanks again for your support!

You can be confident that your donation makes a real difference to the lives of children living in poverty in Australia and around the world.

Morning everyone and Happy New Year 2016!
Hope you all had a great break and awesome quality time with your family and friends..

Following up from last year pledge, Ozbabybargain will donate a percentage of sales from Sept-Dec 2015 to Compassion Australia and hope to be blessings to all kids like Jose below. We managed to collect 319.95 for Compassion Australia and thanking everyone for their support.

Let's start this new year by giving and be a blessing :)

Have a great week and 2016 - Mahalo

http://www.compassion.com.au/blog/october-2015/hugs-without-limbs-in-colombia

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Samaritan’s Purse Australia Operation Christmas Child

Posted by Angela Daud on October 07, 2014 (0 Comments)

Ozbabybargain donated $505 in Aug15 to Samaritan purse school gift card. 

Ozbabybargain donated $225 in Mar15 to Samaritan purse school gift card. 

Ozbabybargain donated $245 in Dec to this Operation Christmas Child

This year Ozbabyargain is  going to take part in the Operation Christmas Child appeal, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organisation.  Operation Christmas Child delivers gifts to children around the world who have suffered because of war, natural disaster, poverty, illness or neglect. These gifts are provided by families, schools and businesses from all over the world, and take the form of a shoebox filled with unused small toys, school supplies, basic hygiene items or clothes.  

From the month of Oct-Dec a percentage of the sales will be donated to this Operation Christmas Child. 

 

A short story about the Samaritan's Purse : 

About us

 

 Helping in Jesus’ Name

 

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.”

For over 35 years, Samaritan’s Purse has followed Christ’s command, travelling the world’s highways and providing critical, life-saving aid and relief for the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. As these victims recover and get back on their feet, we empower and equip them through ongoing, sustainable development that transforms the lives of families and communities.

In this way, Samaritan’s Purse fulfils its mission.

Every year Operation Christmas Child puts smiles on faces, bringing joy and hope to children in need with gift-filled shoe boxes lovingly packed by families, churches, schools and businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand.  

Every year millions of children around the world are touched by the power of a simple gift... a simple gift-filled shoebox that is a warm and real expression of God's unconditional love for a child in need.

More than 100 million shoeboxes have been packed and sent to kids in need around the world since Operation Christmas Child began in 1993.

 

Let us be a blessing through our shopping!

 

 

 

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Step-a-thon

Posted by Angela Daud on July 29, 2014 (0 Comments)

Step-a-thon

Ozbabybargain donated $228.75 for the month of Jul-Sept through percentage of sales. 

 

For the month of Jul-Sept Ozbabybargain is supporting Step-a-thon!

Step-a-thon is a national campaign for primary school children to help teach them the importance of making every step count.

Obesity is on the rise in Australia and Step-a-thon aims to teach kids the value of making every step count, by encouraging them to keep active and supporting the research that keeps kids everywhere healthy and active. 

From 1 – 7 September 2014 kids will count their steps and raise money for child health research.   The first 25,000 kids to register will receive a free slap on pedometer to make counting their steps fun and easy. 

Did you know?

  • Obesity is on the rise in Australia
  • 1 in 10 school kids suffers from a food allergy
  • Aussie kids are at the most at risk of getting type 1 diabetes
  • Heart disease is the cause of one third of childhood deaths
  • Every week three Australian children will die from cancer

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is working towards finding preventions and treatments for hundreds of common and rare childhood illnesses, so that kids everywhere can have a healthy future.

 

http://stepathon.org.au/stepathon

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St Kilda Mums

Posted by agus daud on April 02, 2014 (0 Comments)

For the month of Apr - Jun 2014 , Ozbabybargain will donate a percentage of the sales to St Kilda mums.

Hopefully the money raised will be able to help buying new cots to help them reaching their target of 400cots 

this year.

 

Thanks for your support and be blessed!

 

www.stkildamums.org

A network of families that believes no child should go without the basic material needs - like a safe cot to sleep in.

 

 

Melbourne mums group St Kilda Mums have launched a campaign to help families facing tough times. The Cots for Tots campaign encourages families who no longer need cots to donate them to families facing hardship, and preventing them from becoming landfill.

Launched today, Cots for Tots aims to find 400 cots for struggling families by 31 May. Last year, the campaign located and donated 200 cots in a six week period, and this year St Kilda Mums are hoping to do even better!

Jessica Macpherson from St Kilda Mums says, “As parents, we want to provide the very best for our children. Through circumstances often beyond their control, some families need a helping hand. I know if we put out this call to action, hundreds of families will see what a difference they can make by donating their pre-loved cot to another family.”

If you would like to donate a pre-loved cot, there are a few conditions to ensure every bub is as safe as can be, you can find the information here. If you don’t have a cot, you could make a donation towards the cost of a new cot (it only costs $140 to purchase a new cot and mattress wholesale). St Kilda Mums can also re-home lots of baby and children’s items including blankets, breastfeeding pillows, playpens, infant sleeping bags, baby carriers … and more! You can see the full list here.

St Kilda Mums is run by a group of five mothers from the St Kilda area, and driven by the power of over 400 volunteers. St Kilda Mums collect donations of nursery equipment and children’s clothing; recycling cots, prams, bassinets, clothes and other baby essentials by cleaning and repairing them, and ensuring items meet national safety requirements. These items are then re-homed to families in need by social workers from hundreds of social welfare agencies in Victoria.

 

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Collected $100 and donated to Caritas Fundraising and the money will go to help the survivors of Super typhoon Haiyan

in Philippines.

 

My heart goes to Philippines after Super typhoon Haiyan that killed as many as 10,000 people.
In the next few weeks I'm going to raise emergency fund raising to help the survivors there that left with nothing.
1% of sales will be donated to help typhoon Haiyan survivors to rebuild their lives again. Esp the children to have their lives and routines back to normal again. 

All money will be donated tohttp://my.caritasfundraising.org.au/personalPage.aspx?SID=228589&LangPref=en-CA
please check the link and you can make donation directly too. 

Every dollar will make a difference :)

 

 

 

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Make a toy donation - The Smith Family

Posted by Angela Daud on November 04, 2013 (0 Comments)

Christmas is a special time for families and giving, but sadly many children living in financial disadvantage will not receive a gift this Christmas.

The Smith Family's Toy & Book Appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to a disadvantaged child's face this Christmas.

The Smith Family has a long and proud association with Christmas. The organisation was founded in 1922 when five businessmen decided to deliver toys to orphans on Christmas Eve. This year, with your help, The Smith Family aims to deliver more than 43,500 new toys and 29,000 new books to children in need around Australia.

This gesture of goodwill ensures that all Australian families can come together at Christmas to share gifts and celebrate life. The Smith Family continues to provide opportunities for disadvantaged Australians to participate fully in society and we believe that Christmas is a time when all Australians should feel they belong, regardless of circumstances.

 

For the month of Dec and Jan, Ozbabybargain is going to donate 1% of sales to Make a Toy Donation - The Smith Family. Hope to bring alot of smiles to all kids in Australia this Christmas 2013.

 

Collected $208.88 and will go to The Smith Family back to school instead.

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