There are many ways to make a difference.
From garage sales to gold coin donations to alternative gift ideas for special occasions we welcome your FUNdraising support. These are some of the fun ways money has been raised to support Congo. Click here for more ideas.
Coogee Bees for Congo
Vera Sistenich heads our Emergency Medicine Education Project.
Vera is an emergency medicine specialist and a hobby apiarist. She has a small but very productive hive at her home in Sydney, Australia. Last year, she harvested over 50 kilos of honey and enough wax to make many candles.
She sells the honey to raise awareness and funds for HandUp Congo's Emergency Medicine Education Project.
> Every girl. Everywhere. Period.
That includes Congo!
Days for Girls (DfG) Gosford North, DfG Avoca Beach and Ryde (DfG) have made and donated hygiene kits. SewAid has donated sewing kits. Exploration is now underway to make this initiative a sustainable social enterprise by local girls and women.
Air freight was provided from Australia to Congo, containing medical equipment, bee suits, eyeglasses and buoyancy belts. Thank you to Barry Barford, Alan Tattersall, Qantas Freight and South African Airways for their 2017 air freight logistics support.
Maureen is a nurse in Sydney who used a crowd funding platform to raise funds for her travel expenses to and from Congo so she could participate in delivering Emergency Medicine education in 2016.
Sydney Bee-cause they care!
Team Bee runners and walkers raised more than $2000 for the Lotumbe beekeeping initiative at the popular City to Surf 14 km fun run in 2017.
Everyone is happily buzzing around Dervla and Jin (1st and 3rd left), who were the top fundraisers (and bee-st dressed).