Queenscliffe Bricks is not just about LEGO. It's also our major fundraiser and money raised from Queenscliffe Bricks is already supporting ShelterBox disaster relief, Barwon Health's Volunteer Patient Transport Service and the End Polio Now polio eradication program.

 ShelterBox

A project partner with Rotary, ShelterBox delivers emergency aid and essentials that people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster. The emergency aid ShelterBox supplies comes in the form of ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits. The sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the  elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home. The ShelterKits contain all of the essential tools people need to start repairing and rebuilding homes straight away. The kits and boxes also contain the items that help transform a shelter into a home, like cooking sets, solar lights and activity sets for children.

Barwon Health Volunteer Patient Transport Service

Barwon Health’s Volunteer Patient Transport Service enables  community members to get to their important medical appointments including cancer treatment, renal dialysis, elective surgery, outpatients and BMI. The service receives over 1100 patient requests a month and provides free transport for patients who do not have access to safe or reliable transport and may be the only   option for patients with no support system or family to transport them to  appointments. The Patient Transport Service relies on community support  to provide drivers and maintain the fleet of vehicles. Local Rotary clubs have been involved in supporting this wonderful service for the last 5 years.

End Polio Now

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio  Eradication Initiative, we’ve helped to reduce polio casualties by more than 99.9 percent. It’s crucial to eliminate polio from the last three countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year. The impact of our donation will be increased with every $1 matched by $2 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.