Quaker Service Australia Inc. (QSA) is the aid and development agency of the Quakers in Australia.
We work with communities in need to improve their quality of life with projects that are economically and environmentally appropriate and sustainable.
Tree planting in India
The QSA office has heard from Joss Brooks, the Director of its project partner organisation Pitchandikulam Forest in Tamil Nadu, South India. Joss and his team have been growing tree seedlings ready to reforest a large area with indigenous species. They are trying to plant 30,000 trees by the end of January. This means an increase in people power is needed to transport compost, dig the holes, plant the tree seedlings and see that they are watered a couple of times in the first month.
They have asked QSA for any possible financial help to do this.
Friends what can you do to help them?
The cost of a Christmas tree is around $25 – could you afford that extra amount as you buy a new tree from the Rural Fire Services or wherever you usually buy your tree?
Do you put up an artificial tree each year instead?
Could you consider donating $25 to enable Joss and his team to plant more real, lasting trees?
QSA will happily send you a tax deductible receipt and forward the funds to Joss and his team.
Bank account BSB 067 028, account 2801 2550, and please include your name in the message section, and ‘Joss’ so that we know what the donation is for.
An email as well, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your name, contact details and donation made by direct credit, or a letter and cheque (made out to Quaker Service Australia) will make sure a receipt finds its way to you, and we will arrange the rest.
Thank you Friends, and Happy Christmas.
Living Gifts 2014 - 2015
Living Gifts support the work of Quaker Service Australia Inc. the international development agency of the Quakers in Australia. By giving a Living Gift to a friend or colleague, you are also helping our partners in India, Cambodia, Uganda, Timor-Leaste, Zimbabwe or Indigenous Australia. These Living Gifts have been decided upon with project partners. They will improve access to services and increase knowledge, skills and community expertise.
How the Living Gifts Work
When you select and order one of the gifts, QSA will send you a card with an image of the gift on the front. You can write your message on the card and give it to the friend, colleague or family member that you wish to make the gift on behalf of. Administrative, printing and postage costs of up to 10% may be deducted.
QSA's much anticipated 2014 Living Gifts catalogue has arrived!
Please clickHEREto find out more and download a copy.
QSA's most recent annual brochure is also available here to download.