We seriously couldn’t make a difference without you!
It’s because of wonderful customers like you, that Aster & Oak can make donations to causes close to our hearts. Thank you for helping us pay it forward! Every item purchased from our store helps in a little way, by either donating a piece of Aster & Oak clothing to a child in need or donating a part of the sale to charity. Its our way of helping to make the world just that little brighter. We feel blessed that we can give back and when it comes to caring for children and babies, every donation we can make helps to enrich their lives, even if it is in the smallest way.
DONATIONS & CAUSES WE SUPPORT
During 2017 & 2018, we made monthly donations as part of the Constant Companions to the Leukemia Foundation. We’re hoping to smash this in 2019!
Each year, the Leukemia Foundation helps more than 750 families from regional and rural Australia by providing free accommodation in our capital cities so they can access life-saving treatment at major hospitals. Our transport service also helps thousands get to and from medical appointments, driving more than one million kilometers each year to ensure people get the medicines they need to beat their blood cancer. Thanks to its supporters, the Leukemia Foundation is also able to provide counseling, comprehensive information, education and support programs and financial assistance to help the 60,000 Australians who are currently living with a blood cancer.
In 2016 – 2017, we raised and donated $2,000 to Rafiki Mwema.
Rafiki Mwema was born from the need to support very young girls who have been sexually abused. There are sadly too many girls under the age of 12 who have experienced sexual abuse and at this time there is no specialized care for these very vulnerable children. Working with families in the communities, schools, churches and villages, Rafiki Mwema team with government officials to ensure the cycle of abuse is broken and children being able to live peacefully. We are fully committed to helping children who’ve experienced things we couldn’t imagine.
Donating 30% from EOFY Sales and holding fundraising events for Breast Cancer Network Australia.
BCNA is the peak national organization for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 120,000 members and 288 Member Groups. BCNA works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. Providing support, information, representation and connecting Australians affected by breast cancer. Find out more about fundraising here.
Donations to Indian Communities in need during floods.
Recent monsoon floods and landslides in Bangladesh, India and Nepal saw nearly 41 million people in three countries affected. Tens of thousands of houses, schools and hospitals were damaged or destroyed, with over 1 million people seeking shelter in relief camps, and over 3 million acres of crops destroyed. Highlights of our work included distributions of a large number of rompers and clothing items directly from our manufacturer to the relief team to villages across the affected areas.
Do you know any organization who could use a helping hand?
We’re always open to hearing about organizations who help children in need, and who may benefit from receiving items from Aster & Oak. Drop us a line and let us know about your charity of choice.
How can you help?
Although we don’t take direct donations, every purchase you make helps us continue being able to donate items to our charitable organizations. Feel free to visit the links above to donate directly to the cause.
Keep watch for a special announcement in 2018 that you CAN get involved in!