My friend Jane, founded an Australian charity to help orphans and at risk kids in Sierra Leone. It is called The Fig Tree Children, and so far, Jane has raised enough money to feed, clothe and send 40 children to school.
The Fig Tree Children run in partnership with a local primary school which is soon to become a secondary school. Locals built the school, and now have over 200 children from the most poverty stricken area of Sierra Leone attending the school. Many families cant afford to attend their children to school, and Jane works hard to find Australian sponsors to pay their school fees. Get in contact with Jane if you would like to sponsor a child.
Next week, in partnership with Bikes For Life, Jane is sending a shipping container over to Sierra Leone, and she is urgently seeking donations of the below items for the school, new or pre-loved:
- childrens books – all ages
- text books, any year level
- exercise books, writing (lined/unlined) books (anything)
- geometry sets
- pens, pencils, colouring crayons, glue, scissors, paints,
- children’s toys or games
Jane needs these items by next week, Tuesday 6th September. You can post / or drop off all items to: 26 Nankin Street, Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069
Or if you would like to make a tax deductible cash donation to buy these items, you can donate online here, or bank details below:
Account name: The Fig Tree Children
BSB: 084 255 Account: 74 304 6763
Ref: First and last name
Jane is also trying to source non-electric sewing machines, fabrics and cottons. The fabrics and cottons are to make re-usable sanitary pads with Freeda Thong from EcoPads, there is a sewing-bee happening in Brisbane this weekend if you would like to help – they are hoping to make 300 sets. Learn more about Eco Pads here.
Email Jane if you would like to get involved in any way! Or visit The Fig Tree Children website for more information.
Jane is also hosting a charity movie night for Bridget Jones’ Baby on Monday 19th September at The Blueroom Cinebar, in Rosalie Village, Brisbane. Tickets are $25 and includes the movie, a glass of bubbles and a $10 donation to The Fig Tree Children.
Book your ticket here: https://www.trybooking.com/LLSB