Whether you’re searching for a pre-loved or hand-crafted gem, the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market is synonymous for uncovering unique items but many of its devotees may not know how far their donations go to help communities.
The sound of gold coins as they rattle in the Rotary volunteer’s tins sets the scene for the Melbourne tradition of looking for treasure in the converted car park on Sundays.
The generosity of market fans continues to make a difference to thousands of families and people both locally and internationally.
A gold coin donation when you enter the market is a small ask, but when you consider that each year the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market hosts more than 250,000 locals, tourists, thrift shoppers, collectors and bargain hunters, it adds up.
Since 1976, the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market has raised more than $16 million for many different causes.
The local community benefits from the generosity of patrons, through the Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants program, which supports 80 – 90 local community service projects annually.
Other causes that receive support include the Box Hill Miniature Railway, Camcare, Fareshare, Autism Centre, Cerebral Palsy Education Project, community housing and Violence Free Families.
Your gold coin donation has a far greater reach with Rotary International projects, including those that support Timor Leste, New Zealand Earthquake rebuilding, Nepal earthquake relief, a dental health project in Vietnam, artificial limbs for kids in the Congo, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
- Overseas Kids Foundation in Vietnam
Sat 7th Dec
Community Assistance in VietnamThe Rotary Club of North Balwyn set up a charitable trust, Overseas Kids Foundation, which is now a registered non government organisation in Vietnam. Our Club established a new partnership with the leadership team in Bang Gia. Watch the video to hear more about this wonderfully successful project. Overseas Kids Foundation
- Ptea Teuk Dong Social Enterprise Project
Sat 7th Dec
Clarke Ballard, Rotary Club of Balwyn member, traveled to Cambodia to investigate the possibility of funding a social enterprise with Ptea Teuk Dong (PTD). Ptea Teuk Dong is a non-government organisation based in the town of Battambang, north-western Cambodia, about 3.5 hours’ drive from Siem Reap. Its name translates as House Water Coconut, coconut water being renowned in Cambodia for its healing properties. Ptea Don Tev (the house of Grandma Tev) is an almost 200-year-old house located in Don Tev village, about 7 km from central Battambang and half way between Battambang and the Ek Phnom Temple. The village is the only area in Battambang producing rice-paper used in spring rolls. (more…)
- Melbourne Cup Social Event
Tue 20th Nov
Anne and Peter provided the fabulous beach side venue; Cathy ran the sweeps and the BBQ was delicious making for a fun social occasion.