We have quickly reached the almost unbelievable figure of $135,000 in our efforts to raise enough money to take on the Federal Government’s No Jab, No Pay legislation in the High Court of Australia. (our thermometer reads $125,000 because our graphic designer was asked to put in $25,000 intervals)
We still have a long way to go however since, as you can see, we have been told that $500,000 will most likely be needed – perhaps more – before we can claim victory in this case.
Here are a few things we would like to tell you / ask you about in this particular update:
Several of our members and Facebook fans have put forward a few ideas to hopefully help raise more funds in a (relatively) painless way. Here are a few of those ideas – if you have others, send us a message at this link
and we will share it:
(a) Set up an automatic payment from your bank account to the AVN’s No Jab No Pay sponsorship account (details below) of $5 / $10 per week or month. What one person said is that she would be willing to forego a takeaway coffee one morning a week and instead, have that money go towards protecting the rights of her children.
(b) Have a fundraising drive in your local area – a neighbourhood garage sale / cake stall / trivia night – these were just some of the ideas. All funds raised will be put towards sponsorship of our court case.
(c) For businesses and health practices (homeopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths, etc) – choose a day and advertise that a certain dollar amount ($5 for example) from each office visit or remedy sold that day will go towards the AVN. Other businesses can also donate a small percentage of their sales on one day they nominate. If enough businesses participate, we can raise a lot of funds without too much of an imposition on any one person or business.
There are more than 5,000 people reading this email; there are more than 11,000 people on the Fans of the AVN Facebook page (we realise there would be some overlap here). If every single person on this email list and on Facebook were to give just $10 a month, that would be $160,000 a month! Within 2 months, with the funds we have already collected, we would have come close to raising the $500,000 needed and nobody would be too stressed out about having to give large amounts to achieve this goal.
So how about it? Are you prepared to set up an automatic internet transfer (Westpac Bank, Account name AVN Community Solutions Cash Reserve, BSB 032591, Account number 188223
) or, just visit our web page where you can provide sponsorship
once a week/month (set up a reminder on your virtual or physical calendar so you won’t forget) using Paypal or your credit card.