How you can help
Leave a gift in your will
A bequest is a gift that lasts longer than a lifetime…
If we are to build on the amazing legacy we have already created together, we have to prepare and plan for the future. Together with our supporters, we have achieved a great deal since we began in 1989. But recurring droughts and lack of opportunities for those in hard to reach rural areas continues to keep Ethiopia’s people amongst the most vulnerable in the world. This means that Ethiopiaid and the valuable work of our partners will continue to make a difference for years to come.
We have to put in place now the structures that are necessary to deliver permanent change to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. Gifts in Wills are absolutely central to this strategy. They provide us with the security we need to plan ahead confidently and effectively to ensure that we make the greatest difference to the people of Ethiopia in the most meaningful and sustainable ways we can.
Even a small gift in your Will can change the fortunes of people living in need. The gifts we receive come in all shapes and sizes for all kinds of reasons. But whatever the amount every gift in a Will can change lives. The people of Ethiopia are vibrant, dynamic and determined to lift themselves out of poverty. A gift in your Will is a promise; a promise that Ethiopiaid, along with our incredible partners, will be there by their side long into the future.
To request a free copy of our guide to gifts in Wills, The Greatest Gift, please email email@example.com or call (03) 9093 8056.
Ethiopiaid Australia Foundation is proudly part of the Include a Charity campaign – a group of over 140 of Australia’s favourite charities working together to raise awareness about the vital role that gifts in Wills play in benefiting all communities in need.
Make a donation
You can make a secure one-off donation, or set up a regular donation online here.
Please consider signing up to a monthly donation with Ethiopiaid Australia. Just $30 per month covers the cost of nightgowns for fistula patients, school supplies and new clothes for vulnerable children, or part of a loan for entrepreneurial women. With the reduced admin costs that come with signing up to a regular gift, your money has even more capacity to change lives.
Alternatively, you can download our donation form and send it to us at:
Ethiopiaid Australia Foundation
PO Box 33239
MELBOURNE VIC 3004
Join us in Ethiopia in 2017
In 2017 challenge yourself - Raise money for charity - Travel across the globe - and see firsthand the incredible work which YOU support in Ethiopia.
This November, Ethiopiaid will give you the opportunity to do just that.
For the very first time, Ethiopiaid Australia will be running a donor trip to Addis Ababa, offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and volunteer at the organisations you help us fund!
During your visit you will also take part in the Great Ethiopian Run. You can walk, run or jog the 10km through the streets of Addis Ababa, and join in the festivities with 40,000 other participants - singing and dancing the day away!
Despite the high altitude and warm weather, it really is an achievable challenge for everyone, and an experience that you will never forget!
The trip will take place between 21 – 28 November and we ask all participants to commit to fundraising $4,000 (excluding flights and an upfront deposit of $500) which will go straight to helping support our partners in Ethiopia.
If you would like more information, or would like to express your interest, please contact Naomi via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone on 03 9864 6060 by 31st May. Our spaces are limited so please contact us quickly to secure your place.
This really is a once in a lifetime experience, and one that you will share with Ethiopiaid supporters from Australia, Canada, Ireland and the UK.
Join us - and make 2017 the year you go on an incredible adventure!
Fundraise for us
Fancy getting more involved? Why not fundraise for us!
There are lots of exciting ways to raise money, keep on reading for some ideas to get you going.
If you're feeling adventurous, why not challenge yourself by doing a sponsored skydive or marathon?
Organise an Event
Are you a talented cook? Or perhaps a quizmaster? Use your skills to organise fundraising events to help the people in Ethiopia who need it most.
Get Friends to Sponsor You
Fundraising can even fit around your everyday life. You could get your friends to sponsor you to do any number of things such as growing a moustache, walking to work or not speaking for a day!
Birthday and Special Day Donations
By donating money from a Wedding or Birthday, you are helping to spread your happiness across the world, right to the slums of Addis Ababa.
At Work and School
Does your office or school have a chosen charity to support each year? Tell them about us and you can help a whole new set of people raise funds for Ethiopia.
If you would like to discuss your ideas with us, order leaflets, or if you would like more information about our work, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or (03) 9864 6060.
You can create your own fundraising page through Everyday Hero and raise funds on our behalf. This is a great way to get sponsorship from your family and friends if you are participating in a fun run or other event. Get creative – we love seeing what our donors come up with!
Building a relationship with Ethiopiaid is a way to let your staff and customers know that you care about those affected by poverty. It shows that your company takes its social responsibility seriously and can enhance your reputation with your key audiences.
Partnering with Ethiopiaid can put your company in a unique position. We are a small organisation and have a direct and close relationship with our Ethiopian partners. As such the possibility to become a key supporter of life changing projects in Ethiopia and the commensurate good will this can generate amongst your staff and customers can add huge value to your organisation.
Gifts can be either one-off contributions or you can decide to fund our work over a number of years, giving you the opportunity to see the impact of your companies support on the lives of those benefiting from our work. There is also the opportunity to support an Ethiopiaid event here in Australia and help us to promote the work of our partners and gather new support for our work.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9223 7543
Teff: A small grain doing big things
Did you know that you can eat well AND make a difference to the lives of women, children and families living in Ethiopia. How's that for a win-win situation?
Let us introduce you to teff. A small supergrain doing big things. As the tiniest grain in the world it can be easy to overlook, but teff is far tougher than it seems, thriving where other grains don’t. A staple in the Ethiopian diet, teff has been consumed for over 3000 years. A superfood, just one 100g serving of teff will give you 24% of your RDI of protein, 29% fibre, 40% iron, 17% calcium. Throw in huge levels of magnesium, manganese, zinc and many other essential minerals, you will see the benefits far outweigh this tiny grain's size.
So where do we come in? Our friends at Teff Tribe believe that small things matter, and they are committed to doing their bit to give back to the Ethiopian communities where the tiny supergrain originated. That's why 2% of Teff Tribe's gross sales are donated directly to Ethiopiaid Australia to fund life-saving obstetric fistula surgeries, get more children into schools, find loving homes for vulnerable children, provide income generating opportunities for single mothers and to help women say "no more" to harmful traditional practices.
Eat good, feel good, do good. It doesn't get much much better than that. #smallthingsmatter
To find out more about teff, purchase products or find stockists, head to tefftribe.com.au.