March 2017

ETSY RipplesGifts:

I am delighted to invite you to visit ‘RipplesGifts’, an online store at Etsy, which is a global E-marketplace for handmade and vintage items by following the link below that will take you directly to the shop: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/RipplesGifts

VACD Ltd. March 2017 Newsletter.

Trust this finds you and your loved ones well.

ETSY RipplesGifts:

I am delighted to invite you to visit ‘RipplesGifts’, an online store at Etsy, which is a global E-marketplace for handmade and vintage items by following the link below that will take you directly to the shop: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/RipplesGifts

This is my own initiative to raise funds for VACD’s ongoing programs and projects. Notwithstanding the number of hours I spend to get these items ready (which I really enjoy) and the cost of materials being borne by me. I am thrilled that all gross proceeds of sales are donated by me to VACD and hope that this initiative will assist us to boost our financial position and mission.

Given that there are thousands of similar shops on Etsy it would significantly improve my chances of being more visible to prospective shoppers if you could please mark RipplesGifts as a ‘favourite’ (button on top left of home page) shop and mark as a ‘favourite’ any item/s on RipplesGifts that catches your eye and you like. Please remember to pay RipplesGifts a visit for your gift needs and please share this information and the weblink among your friends, family, colleagues and loved ones – Thank you

Social Media / Facebook:

Please visit the VACD Facebook page on: https://www.facebook.com/Volunteers-to-Assist-Children-with-Disabilities or through the Facebook icon on the VACD webpage: www.vacd.org.au. This page is regularly updated with news and information on VACD, up-to-date expert opinions and recommendations, postings and links to inspirational talks and videos etc. Please leave comments/likes and encourage and invite your family, friends and colleagues to do the same so that we can broaden our reach and mission. To those who already follow us – thank you!

Ongoing Programs & Projects

EAP: We are delighted to report that all sponsors under the Educational Assistance Program (EAP) where a monthly payment of $20 or Rs.2000 per child goes directly to the child for educational purposes have agreed to continue with their sponsorships, while thanks to the Derana TV documentaries and efforts by friends and family others have also pledged their assistance to this initiative. There are still more eligible children on the waiting list awaiting sponsorship.

Microfinancing: The Regional Development Bank, Bandarawela in collaboration with VACD have extended microfinance to five parents of VACD children of Rupees 50k each to set up a grocery store, agriculture, sale of party goods, and Tea cultivation for 2 parents.

VACD Centres: We continue to explore ways and means to establish much needed VACD centres in Badulla, Welimada and Mahiyangana because the local authorities lack the resources to provide the facilities that we do and have urged us to extend our services across province. Many thanks to…. · Multilac Paints in Colombo for donating paint for a much-needed facelift of our VACD Centre in Bandarawela. · Ataraxia Capital Partners, Colombo and Capital Alliance Group, Colombo for their donations of computers to the VACD Bandarawela centre

VACD Webpage: You can find us on www.vacd.org.au for more information on our charity and how to provide tax deductible (Australian Tax payers) financial support for our projects, programs and mission.

Please join us and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to be part of this incredible, challenging and extremely rewarding altruistic journey which we have been on for the past five+ years.

We would love to hear from you.

Many thanks, best wishes, warm regards, Love & God Bless...Yasmin

Yasmin Stephen
Administration & Communications Secretary
Volunteers to Assist Children with Disabilities Limited,
ACN: 605 017 016/ ABN: 80 605 017 016 & ACNC Registered
Cherrybrook, NSW 2126, Australia
+612 9484 5128
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