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Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. - Luke 6:36
A not-for-profit charity
Donations are tax deductible (in Australia)
Christian in fundamental philosophy - Love thy neighbour
Stitches of Hope do not deduct any administration fee from funds donated
Stitches of Hope Charity Licensing Number: CC21105
Amazing things happen in Cambodia when donations are channeled in the right direction. We have seen the enthusiasm and desire to succeed in people's lives as we have prayerfully considered where the donated money needs to be spent or given.
The opportunity to help people out of a long poverty cycle and teach them the principal of helping themselves, has been very rewarding.
There are several ways you could contribute to this essential work.
Partner with Stitches of Hope on a monthly basis.
We would love you to help with the ongoing running costs of the Children's Development Centre at Vealsbov and the Development Centre at Chrey Vien. Large monthly bills for food, power, water, transport, education, clothing, medical needs and staff wages to maintain the lives of the children.
Your monthly gift of $30, or $50, $100 or more would make a huge difference.
Sign up to become a regular giving partner by credit card or direct debit here.
We understand that some people like to make a single donation. If that is your wish then, every donation, no matter how large or small, would be put to good use and we would be so grateful.
Make a secure tax-deductable donation here.
It costs $60 per month to provide care for the children - housing, education, health care, clothing and occasional treats . We are grateful to the people whose heart is big enough to meet these costs. We are grateful, too, for the people who pay $30 per month and combine with someone else to cover the full expenses.
Because of the sensitive nature of child sponsorship and our desire to protect these little ones, we ask you to contact us by email to make further enquiry.
To sponsor an elderly person who has no means of support for food or medicine is an extremely important responsibility. Stitches of Hope supporters consider this is something they are able to achieve by talking about with others and sharing their plight with compassionate people who are willing to give each month to ease their pain and bring in some joy and smiles. This is a very humbling experience. The trauma these ladies have endured during the war years and the years to follow has to be heard to be believed. Just $40 per month meets their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter.
Stitches of Hope is proudly supported by the Swan Districts Rotary Club.
Rotary International governs the Mesang Village Agricultural Project (RAWCS - GG1525644) via their Rotary Australia World Community Service benevolence, which assists Rotary Clubs in Australia with the development and management of international community service projects. Their interest includes improving literacy, developing health and education facilities, and helping developing communities in establishing themselves.
Their support of the Mesang Agricultural Project [link] is a matching grant with obligations for Stitches of Hope to provide six-monthly impact reports.
To make a donation to the you can do so directly here.
Request a speaker here.
Host an Event:
People love to gather for any reason - it's part of the pleasure of living in community. Do a fun activity (helmsman auction with donated goods, ladies' tea party, have a "race" day) and invite your circle of friends and acquaintances. Or have a fund-raiser where you have friends already gathered (e.g. church functions, school interest groups, patchwork sewing days, gardening clubs, ladies' luncheons). If you want some input from Kay she would make every effort to attend and give a report on the progress of needy lives given hope.
Here's an example of having a lovely event with the underlying purpose of caring for people that God loves in another part of the world:
It was Alex's brainchild, she wanted to see the elderly people at Pursat sleeping on a mattress rather than boards with a woven mat. So a fundraising day in 2013 at Alex's home was planned. It was a beautiful day in the garden and a sumptuous high tea was served with Deborah Hartig from Kingdom Cupcakes preparing the table and providing the exquisite cupcakes. A talk about the work in Cambodia was presented and several people signed up to become sponsors for the elderly folk at Pursat.
On the next trip to Cambodia we purchased the mattresses at Battenbong and they were delivered by truck to the village, but the last leg of the journey was too wet to take the truck so they continued the remainder of the trip on a trailer being pulled by a Cambodian tractor. The dear ladies were thrilled with the mattresses and showed their appreciation with joy and lots of smiles. This trip was the one where Jaslyn, Brett, Cody and Cheyanne came along and they had the privilege of being part of the excitement and playing games with all the children.
People often ask what they can do to help raise funds for this charity. Here are a few ideas, but your own imagination will serve you best. What you know you can achieve given your own unique skill set and the those of your family and friends is the best place to start. Assess your assets and think outside the square. Make it fun and have a go. Every dollar given has greater transforming power in Cambodia.
These events are planned for the near future (2015)
In the past (and could be again in the future) funds have been raised by:
Since 2012, Kay has taken groups to visit the organisation's projects in Cambodia. The trips, of two weeks duration, usually occur in November. The Team Trips allow those travelling to meet some of the many people whose lives have been impacted and improved by Stitches of Hope supporters. There is opportunity to visit the projects and carry out maintenance work, conduct workshops in fields of speciality, and encourage the local believers. The Team, of about ten people, travels together, and each is responsible for their own fares and accommodation costs.
To enquire further, phone or email us.
When drawing up a Will (or attaching a codicil to an existing Will) it's possible to make a gift to the on-going work of Stitches of Hope.
Bequests can be a specified sum of money or a something (real estate, shares or investments that can be conversed to cash, or a nominated share of your estate. Making a bequest is best done in discussion with your solicitor, as Wills are very personal, and it's important to get the wording right.
Stitches of Hope Charity Licensing Number: CC21105
A memorial gift serves as a focus for memory of someone dear who has died to this life. A memorial donation to Stitches of Hope Cambodia is a way of honouring the loved one you miss. Family, relatives and friends, can be encouraged to make a memorial donation (usually when the death notice is placed). Stitches of Hope sends a letter of condolences and appreciation is expressed for the gift, without specifying the amount. It's another way of doing justice.
Make a secure donation to Stitches of Hope via the Rotary International RAWCS facility.
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Stitches of Hope is deeply appreciative of its many supporters. The work could not be done without your generosity. We are thankful to many people and organisations, such as:
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