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big wheels keep on turnin’ sponsorship

Introducing the Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’ sponsorship program. We’ve created it to keep Kesho Leo Children’s Village running smoothly.

This sponsorship program covers Kesho’s fundamental operating costs—costs that must be met before we can even think about doing any of the fancy in-country work we do in our key areas of health, education, permaculture, social welfare and micro-business.

What costs does Big Wheels cover?

The core operating costs of Kesho Leo Children’s Village—the stuff that has to get paid in order to keep our much loved project humming along:

vehicle fuel (diesel) and lubricants security vehicle repairs, spares & maintenance livestock expenses fire-extinguishers and appliances electricity (at the volunteer village) telephone and internet expenses insurance battery expenses for solar power seeds and plants travel, accommodation and meeting expenses vehicle running costs veterinary fees and supplies generator fuel rubbish dumping expenses furniture & fittings repairs and maintenance farm tools road and maintenance assistance kitchenware office supplies * postage and delivery costs 

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Will fws always require donations for operating costs?

Probably, but we’ve long been focussed on engineering an economically sustainable model for fws and Kesho Leo. We’ve done a lot of work establishing small business initiatives at Kesho Leo, and are now moving into the long-ago planned phase whereby we establish a business arm of fws to further support Kesho’s operating costs, and to subsidise the donations required for Kesho’s operating costs.

We will always want to ask fws supporters for their contributions to our project—both their donations and their volunteering (because we believe these are terrific experiences for humans to incorporate into their lifetime), but we also aim, in time, to be able to ask our donors for less money when it comes to operating expenses.

Which Big Wheels funding avenue works for me?

We’ve created two funding options with Big Wheels Keep On Turnin’ sponsorhip. You can choose which best suits you:

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1.    Big Wheels $10

The world’s cheapest sponsorship program. It’s $10 a month. That’s 32c per day.

The deal? We also require you to find 10 mates to sign up. (But at $10 per month, that ain’t hard!)

So first, email this big wheels $10 flyer.pdf to your 10 mates, and then… when they’ve agreed to be sponsors, complete the online sign up to Big Wheels $10.

2.    Big Wheels $1200

Not the world’s cheapest sponsorship, but it comes with a perk. We want an annual donation of $1200 in one lump-sum, if possible. If not, then $100 per month would rock. The idea behind this one is we want some quick-cash flow to meet operating expenses (read; keep mamas, carers, Kesho kids, pre-school and chekechea (kindergarten) kids comfy, safe and supported at Kesho Leo Children’s Village) for the next few months (Nov 2016–Feb 2017). The perk is that if we sign 105 fws supporters to this program, then we’re gonna put your names into a draw and one of you will win two free flights to Tanzania and a week’s accommodation at Kesho Leo Children’s Village.

Sign up to Big Wheels $1200.

If you know someone who might also want to join Big Wheels $1200, feel free to email them our BigWheels $1200 flyer.pdf

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I’m there. Where do I sign up?

Right here!

I’d love to sign up for Big Wheels $10 per month and reckon I can find 10 mates to join me.

I’d love to sign up for Big Wheels $1200 per year and have a chance to win two flights to Tanzania* and a week’s accommodation for two at Kesho Leo Children’s Village.

All donations are 100% tax deductible!


Any questions... sponsorships@foodwatershelter.org.au

* flights to Tanzania, Africa will only be offered if fws signs 105 people to Big Wheels $1200 in six months.