Crafty Fundraising

What better way to fundraise for next year’s Wool for Women than holding crochet lessons here in Melbourne.

Over the last five weeks volunteers Stacey, Louella and Rita have hosted crochet lessons in Northcote’s Open Studio.

Many hours were spent enjoying live music, delicious crepes and mulled wine while learning the relaxing (well maybe not in the beginning) skill of crochet.

Thanks so much to the great group of participants who braved Melbourne’s winter evenings to come along!

All proceeds from the lessons will go towards 2013’s Aware – Dorsu projects, empowering women through creativity.

We hope to run similar classes in the future, email for details!

Crafty fundraising in Melbourne fo fund future projects with Dorsu

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Join Aware’s 2012 Melbourne Marathon Team!

Run with us! 

On October 14 a group of wonderful Aware supporters will be taking part in one of Melbourne’s biggest fundraising activities. With runs ranging from 3-40km there is an option for anybody wanting to fundraise for Aware AND get fit and healthy at the same time! All funds raised will go into our work here in Australia, including current and future projects with children from refugee backgrounds.

All you need to do is sign up to the run that you want to take on, then click on the ‘start fundraising’ link on the Melbourne Marathon website, choose Aware as your charity  and ask friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.

Our first runner signed up is Aware’s Director Stacey.

‘I was interested in taking up this challenge as I am not an athletic person and have never attempted a run before, and though it was a good time to give it a go. It is a tough ask but I can’t wait to get out there on the day, reach my goal and raise funds for Aware. Having a team of volunteers and supports run with me will be a great feeling, as we could not do the work that we do without them.’ -Stace

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The Sapphires – an AWARE fundraiser

On Sunday night, more than 70 people gathered to watch The Sapphires at Westgarth Cinemas in Melbourne.

The Sapphires is based on a true story about a four aborginal women who form a soul group and go to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.

You can check out the trailer here:

Nearly a thousand dollars was raised to help support our new program in Melbourne (stay tuned to find out more!) and our continued work in Kenya and Cambodia.

Thank you so much for coming and enjoying this great film with us!

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You’re Invited!

About two months ago, Aware hosted a fundraiser at the Palace Kino in Melbourne to raise money for our Kenya and Cambodia programs. It was so successful, that we are going to do it again!

This time – the film is The Lady (see below for the trailer) and all the proceeds go to Wool for Women, the program we are launching in June in Cambodia.

We are partnering with Dorsu and CLS to bring employment opportunities to women in Cambodia through skills like crocheting and knitting.

Please join us for the:
Film Night Fundraiser
‘The Lady’
April 29th, 6.30pm, Palace Kino
Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to the project
Email for tickets.

Can’t make it on the 29th of April, don’t worry there are still plenty of ways to get involved with Wool for Women you could donate some wool, needles or hooks, patterns, and other supplies – get in touch to find out more!

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Karma Keg offers a jump start for a new program!

Friday nights at the Bridge Hotel, Holliava, Post Office Bar Pizza, and Richmond Club Hotel in Richmond, as well as the Prahran Hotel, use a pay-what-you-can-donate method to raise money for community projects until a keg of beer runs dry.

Last Friday, Karma Keg raised funds to start a program for Aware for refugee and asylum seeker children in Melbourne.  Like all of Aware’s programs, this one will be super fun and engaging for children and aims to increase their self-confidence, self-worth, and help them engage with the community in their new city!

A group of Aware volunteers and friends of Aware headed to the Bridge Hotel to drink some beer and help us jump start our program which we hope to launch (with a partner to be confirmed at a later date) in April!

Do you need a bit of good Karma? Well, go ahead and like Karma Keg’s facebook page because what goes around comes around!

Thanks Karma Keg for a fantastic night – we can’t wait to get started on our new project.

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