People who give are happier – just ask our supporters!
Copious studies have shown generosity leads to a happy, healthy life, so we’re delighted to know our wonderful supporters get as much out of it as we do!
The variety of creative and thoughtful ways people have helped us ‘spread the word’ of St Jude’s while fundraising show you can pursue your passion while doing good.
We’re motivated and inspired by their generosity, and think you will be too, so here are some examples of how easy it can be to support an educated future in Tanzania:
1.What better place to start than the classroom?!
Lovely Luella Green, a student at All Hallows Catholic School in Sydney, recently chose school founder Gemma Sisia as her “Notable” person to focus a project on.
Dressed as Gemma, she made a presentation about her achievements before the audience of 60 families, to raise awareness and money. Good on you Luella, love your work!
Find out how your school can support St Jude’s by going to our At Your School page.
2. A healthy way to grow interest
Student sponsor Denis McKercher has supported St Jude’s for many years through his tomato plant fundraising.
The generous green thumb lovingly tended to about 1600 plants (about 40 varieties of tomatoes!) in his Tasmanian backyard this past year, and has developed a good network of buyers throughout the years.
His hard work in just this past year has raised more than $5000 that will go towards educating Tanzania’s poorest and most promising students.
Thanks for using your passion to please so many Denis!
Get your organisation involved by starting a workplace fundraiser!
3. Spreading the word, a page at a time
Student sponsor Margo Salmon has been busy recently with her annual book fundraiser at Monaghan’s Pharmacy in Warrnambool, Victoria.
While donations for the second-hand and donated books may be as little as a gold coin, Margo has already raised more than $1000 and pages of awareness. Keep up the great work Margo!
Have an idea for an event that will raise money for St Jude’s? Register in online here.
4. Brisbane practice makes perfect
In March, Dr Gordon Mor will journey to Arusha for the fifth consecutive year as a dedicated member of our international medical check team.
Dr Mor and his Brisbane practice team have also, for numerous years, held a special Christmas appeal for St Jude’s. Staff members promoted the most recent one by wearing our Shanga necklaces and graduation polo shirts, and displaying a school signage in the waiting room.
We look forward to thanking Dr Mor in person in March!
See the important work the Medical Check team are doing at St Jude’s in this video.
Don’t have the time to arrange an event? Support St Jude’s by making a donation.