Our Australian Fundraising Board, Human and Hope Association Incorporated, have been busy preparing their end-of-year financial reports for their audit. With their annual report being released in the coming weeks, we wanted to share with you their overview of where their funds came from in the 2017-18 financial year.
This year, we have restructured our fundraising board and have welcomed a new team of skilled, passionate volunteers who contribute to our cause of financial sustainability.
We were awarded a $9,300AUD grant from 100 Women, a giving circle in Perth who support women and girls’ empowerment.
Every fortnight, we hold a weekend market stall in Sydney to sell our beautiful Hope Handicrafts, all handmade by our talented team of seamstresses who have graduated from our sewing program. In the last financial year, we made $5,500AUD in sales.
Life Interwoven extended their support for one year, where a portion of their proceeds goes to our education programs. Wild Mountain Child donates 50 cents from every online sale of their ethically-made goods. Xplore for Success generously donated two new computers for our education team. Quit with Nick and Temples and Markets support us on a monthly basis.
Our Events Coordinator, Katherine, held a successful Ocean’s Eight fundraiser in Sydney and raised an incredible $1,091.50AUD. We are also excited to welcome two new volunteer event coordinators to expand our campaigns.
Media and Public Speaking
Our President, Sally, spoke at a variety of rotary clubs and raised a few hundred dollars. Two new advocate speakers have also joined from Victoria and Sydney to expand our awareness raising opportunities.
This year, 30 supporters completed their donor relationship with us which we are extremely grateful for. We have also secured a contract renewal with our fiscal sponsor, World Relief Australia.
In May 2018, we set up an online fundraising campaign ahead of the end of the financial year, to support children through education. While under target, we have raised $3,800AUD to date.