One of the first things I thought about when deciding to organise a fundraiser was “where should the money raised go?”
I know it sounds kind of cliché, but I wanted to try and get the most bang for our buck in terms of charitable impact.
I spoke to a lot of locals about charities that were making a difference on the ground and they all mentioned Drought Angels, which supports Aussie farmers and their rural communities with meaningful and personalised assistance. They provide food hampers, care packs, prepaid visas and local store vouchers.
We did not want to duplicate or distract from a charity so connected to the people we are aiming to support. I liked that Drought Angels are based in the bush and provide practical support direct to farmers affected by drought and other natural disasters.
We think this is the start of a great relationship and we look forward to meeting them in person on Day 8 of the drive.