Our club has recently donated money raised from Queenscliffe Bricks and BBQ fundraisers to these very worthwhile programs:

Wheelchair Foundation

Wheelchair Foundation’s goal is to provide a free wheelchair to every person in the world who needs one but who can’t afford to buy one. Wheelchair Foundation has delivered wheelchairs to and improved the lives of over 1,050,000 people in more than 157 countries since 2001. A wheelchair brings freedom, independence and hope.

Diversitat Geelong Refugee Settlement Support

Each year Diversitat provides intensive settlement support for 200 – 300 refugees from countries which include Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Sometimes refugees need assistance that is not covered by government funding and Diversitat relies on community donations for this work.

Barwon Health Patient Transport

Queenscliffe joins many other Rotary clubs in the South Barwon region in supporting Barwon Health’s Volunteer Services Patient Transport Program. The Patient Transport Service provides free transportation for patients who do not otherwise have access to safe and reliable transport and completes over 15 000 trips per year. Look out for the vehicles with the big yellow Rotary logo.

ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children)

ROMAC provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from our Pacific Region in the form of life giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.

Interplast

Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.