Many items, following upgrade are no longer required but can be very beneficial to many other individuals and communities.
USED STAMPS – DISTRICT 9810 OPERATIONS :
Purpose: Collect used postage stamps to raise funds for special programs.
Since commencing in 1991, this project has raised over $100,000 to support a range of projects for people in need.
Current project is to “End Trachoma by 2020”
Full particulars on this initiative can be viewed on the following link http://operations.9810rotary.org.au/community/used-stamps/.
RECYCLING SOUND : Recycling Hearing Aids for Those in Need…A project of the Rotary Club of Toorak
Spread the word : Hearing aids make a significant contribution to quality-of-life for a person with hearing impairment. Without your donation of hearing aids, disadvantaged people may simply ‘go without’.
Over 200 were cleaned and thoroughly reconditioned last weekend [23 September 2017] at Blamey Saunders hears.
They are then to be made available to Victorians who struggle to afford these expensive little devices.
Rotary Club of Toorak intend to extend the service into several large Victorian towns in 2018, so many more are needed.
Maybe you have family or friends who have old hearing aids in cupboards.
Please bring them in to our meetings and Madalyn Parlet will happily pass them on to Dr Saunders.
Refer them to Recycled Sound or to Madalyn Parlet at the Rotary Club of Lilydale.
DIK – EYEGLASS RECYCLING PROJECT
There is no need to sort them as opticians and eye doctors in the recipient countries grade them, regrind them, if required and give them out to grateful patients.
GLASSES SPECIFICATION FOR DIK
What are acceptable glasses to bring? The eyeglasses that you bring must be in good condition (i.e. in a condition that you would personally want to wear).
The eyeglasses must not include broken eyeglasses, bifocals, or any eyeglasses with an astigmatism prescription. Bringing these types of unuseable glasses would not fulfil the eyeglass requirement and would result in the eye clinic needing to discard the glasses, thereby creating waste and resulting in fewer useable supplies for the clinic.
Acceptable Types of Glasses:
- Non-prescription sunglasses (i.e. regular sunglasses)
- Reading glasses (i.e. to correct vision for those who cannot see near)
- Spherical-only distance glasses (i.e. no astigmatism/cylinder prescriptions)
+2 indicates a spherical prescription only.Example of unacceptable distance prescription: +2, -1, 180
Three separate numbers indicate a spherical prescription of +2 with a cylindrical prescription of -1 and an axis of 180.These glasses are an astigmatism prescription and cannot be used.
DONATIONS IN KIND
Welcome to Rotary Donations In Kind
Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycling operation, run by volunteers, that gives suitable goods to people in need, for free.
The West Footscray Store is part of the National Rotary Donations In Kind Store network, which is Rotary Australia’s largest ongoing project and the West Footscray Store is the largest in Victoria.
A Donations In Kind (DIK) project is often the most practical and cost effective way to help people in developing countries and it also provides excellent opportunities to help local communities.
It provides Rotarians, the Public and Corporate Sector with the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who need our help.
MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR DELIVERY
- School desks and chairs, following upgrade
- Fabric materials
- Stationery supplies
- Personal Hygiene Supplies
- Cleaning Equipment & Supplies
- Bedding Equiment
- Hospital and Dental equipment, following upgrade
- Office Equipment & Furniture
- Etc. Etc.
If you become aware of business or individuals with surplus or obsolete stock/ items becoming available, refer matter to our Club, for assessment with DIK management, to determine viability and collection arrangements.