Helping support Australia’s rural communities...providing tangible resources to drought affected communities, Stock feed, Farmers Card and Volunteers
Have you heard of Buy a Bale?
They support our rural communities in drought. Their campaign is to provide meaningful support for farmers by delivering hay and other essential items to farmers who have no feed left for their cattle.
All donations to their campaign have a four fold effect. Some hay is donated, some they buy, so they are feeding a hay farmer and his family. Some of our truckies are donating their time and diesel, some loads they are paying for, so we're feeding truckies and their families. Donations towards our Farmers card inject immediate cash into the rural towns, city cash going bush. Finally what hay we deliver saves farmers cash that they can continue to spend on other items.
How Buy a Bale came about...
In June 2013 after reading the plight of Australian and predominantly Qld farmers who were destroying their cattle and some being forced off their land, the team at The Give Back Campaign decided to do something about it.
After some brainstorming it was decided the best thing to do was to ask Australians to Buy a Bale of Hay and the feed would be delivered where it was most needed.
In addition diesel is a must out in the bush as are groceries and corporate donations can make a significant difference and so we’ve asked and been grateful recipients of all.
After just 2 years the campaign has galvanised tens of thousands of Australian’s to donate and climb aboard our quest to Buy a Bale.
Today Buy a Bale is a recognised name in drought assistance.
Can you help us?
To help us make our dream a reality we need some extra help.
We’re looking for Australians to help their farming families in any number of ways. You can help by;
Donating your time – have a Buy a Bale holiday and volunteer your time
Donate money towards the purchase of Bales of Hay, Litres of Diesel, Gift Cards for groceries and clothing, or just a general donation to Buy a Bale to help them do their great work.
Donating your truck to carry the hay our farmers need.
Donating a holiday to a farming family. Maybe you own a holiday house or are in the tourism sector and have some spare capacity to help a farming family, many of which have never had a holiday
Do you have fodder to donate or sell? We know all farmers need income so we’re looking for donations as well as to purchase for our farming families.
Huge thanks to all who came in to Yaraka on Friday April 30, for the Buy a Bale Hay Day and to those who helped out and collected hay for others who could not make it on the day.
Special mention and thanks to Susan and Harry Glasson who allowed us to unload on their property and helped distribute to all their neighbours.
Huge thanks to all who came in to Stonehenge on Wednesday April 24, for the Buy a Bale Hay Day and to those who helped out and collected hay for others who could not make it on the day. Stonehenge is about 150km south of Longreach in western Queensland.
Special mention and thanks to:
- Ingrid Miller – who organised the farmers and distribution in Stonehenge
- Bill & Libby and Ben & Chloe Suffren – truck drivers who delivered the hay
- Peter Thompson and everyone at Soil2Soul– for providing us such high quality hay
- Walker Fire & First Aid – for their generous donation of dog and chook food
- Dick Smith – for kindly donating his time and tractor to help load hay
- Jason Miller – gun tractor operator for unloading and loading trucks
- Craig Lasker & Nikki Smith – for kindly allowing the use of their tractor
- Emma Thorn – for looking after coffee and smoko at the Community Centre during the morning
- Centacare CQ & Centrelink – for helping out on the day and Centacare for sponsoring smoko
Work side by side with one of our Aussie farmers to help them recover and realise that they are not forgotten.
You don’t need previous experience, all you need is to be willing to get in and do whatever is required. It might be fencing, cleaning up the debris, ploughing or any number of other tasks so desperately needed to help our farmers out.
93% of the food we eat is produced by our farmers, it’s time we gave them a helping hand.
Simply register your availability to volunteer your time and we will contact you to discuss the next steps. You’ll have the experience of a lifetime. Join the Buy a Bale Farmy Army!
Supporting drought affected farmers in NSW, QLD and SA, thanks for your support.
Please complete the form which can be found here, https://www.buyabale.com.au/donate, if making a donation via credit card/paypal. Please note there is a minimum donation of $10.00. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Postal donations to Buy a Bale, PO Box 1342 Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109
Bank Deposits: St George BSB 114 879 Acct No. 412 479 505 Ref: (Your Name) then email us email@example.com with your ref and we’ll email you a receipt.
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