HERO Shop

 

Together, we can change the world for girls rescued from human trafficking and prostitution through vocational training, counselling and employment in a safe, clean environment with better than average working hours and pay.

heroshopPurchase your made to order clothing for your business; school; sporting club; church; group holiday; social club.

The HERO Shop is in production of quality made-to-order garments - polo shirts, t-shirts and corporate shirts and restaurant aprons.

Garments are available in mens sizes S-XXXL and women's sizes 8-20 (Australian sizing).

Currently 92 girls are employed after being either rescued from being trafficked or helped out of the sex industry by our project partners in Cambodia.

By purchasing products from the HERO Shop, you are providing hope to young women in Cambodia with a fair and just working environment, education, life skills, to help them to become self-sufficient.

The Hero Shop seeks to create heroes out of ordinary people by providing them with opportunities to change the world-one shirt at a time.

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Call: David Crawford 0402 137 305

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As the initiative develops we hope to expand in to many other developing countries to help those in need.

Download the PDF then This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on how you can make the change by purchasing at the HERO Shop.

The HERO Shop has been blessed to be supported by BR Patterns and DHL.

The HERO Shop is in partnership with our field partners Agape International Ministries and Empower Cambodia

 

A Cold and Hot Wheat Bag

on Friday, 25 September 2015. Posted in Volunteer, Current News, HERO Shop, Ethical Shopping, HERO Partner, Speak Up

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Wheat Bags by Lydia has the solution

Just 2 minutes in the microwave for hot or store in freezer for cold.

10% of profits are donated to Be A HERO Australia

Small 16cm x 46cm $22

Large 33cm x 46cm $30

Neck and Shoulders  50cm x 55cm $45

Ankle elasticised to keep in place $30

Separate wheat bag and washable cover

 

100% cotton wheat bag and cover

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Child Labor Ring Busted

on Friday, 25 September 2015. Posted in Field Partners, Current News, HERO Shop, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Slave Labour & Exploitation


PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times)

Eleven-year-old Sareth was friends with some of the children who lived in the crowded, tiny house in a back alley in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov commune. “They would leave in the afternoon, and come back in the morning,” he said. “They didn’t go to school, they would just sleep all day.”

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Sareth did not realize that the children were the victims of a child labour ring.

His father, Sarath, said he saw the children leave daily around 5 pm on the back of a motorbike, each carrying a platter of sliced mango and other fruit.

The children would work all night selling fruit around the city, before returning to the tiny house in Chbar Ampov around 5am, and start the ordeal again a few hours later. Some residents of the neighbourhood said the children began working at around 10 am.


Twenty-two children, all from a village in Prey Veng province, had been exploited as free labor for almost a year before Khmer Times tipped off anti-trafficking NGO AIM SWAT about them.

Neighbours' claimed they never suspected a child-labour exploitation ring was headquartered next door, though they all said they saw the children leave to work all night.

“[The children] have freedom like other kids. They just helped with the business,” said 28-year-old Chhay Ya.

Early Morning Raid

Police take suspected traffickers from a house in Chbar Ampov commune where 22 children were rescued yesterday morning, following a two-month investigation that began with a tip-off from Khmer Times. Ban Sokrith

At around 9am yesterday morning, a team of police from the government’s anti-human trafficking force and members of AIM SWAT went to the house in Chbar Ampov. They surrounded it and arrested two adults suspected of trafficking.

They brought them and the children to the police station to give depositions. As of 6:30 pm yesterday the children and the suspected traffickers were still being held at the station.


According to Eric Meldrum, a former detective from the UK who is now investigation director at AIM SWAT, the police have not yet decided on the charges.

The raid followed two months of information-gathering by AIM SWAT and the police, after they received photographs, videos and information from Khmer Times.

Editors at Khmer Times decided not to publish a report on the child-trafficking ring because it could put the children in further danger.
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Mr. Meldum said the case sets a precedent because it is the first time a child labor ring has been busted in Cambodia. “Usually the kids are out begging or selling with their families,” he explained. “In this case the families had brought them here. (The children) were clearly being exploited. They were living together in a macabre little hothouse and made to work all the time.”

One clue that indicated these children were far more organized than others selling trinkets and food on the streets of Phnom Penh was the packaging of the fruit they sold. The slices were layered on Styrofoam, wrapped in cellophane, and carried on metal trays. The children were also monitored by two young men on motorbikes. One of them was arrested yesterday.

The children started work on the Riverside and in front of Nagaworld, and then shifted to Street 51 at about 11.30 pm, according to vendors interviewed by Khmer Times.

Parental Neglect?

Neighbours' said the only time the children’s parents would visit the alley was to collect their children’s meager salaries. Some neighbours' put the amount at 60,000 riel (about $15) a month, while others said the children were not paid.

Mr. Meldrum said it is unclear to what extent the parents were aware of their children’s work. “Did the parents not realize they were working these kinds of hours?” he asked.

Busting the trafficking ring is only the first step in ensuring the children do not fall back into the hands of traffickers, after they return home. “The children will be reintegrated with their families wherever possible,” said Mr. Meldrum. “Appropriate action will be taken to ensure that this doesn’t happen to them again, and to ensure that the family doesn’t feel the need to make their children work.”

Mr. Meldrum said the bust has made the Phnom Penh police more aware of the risks of children being exploited by trafficking rings as free labour. “This is the first arrest of its kind,” he said, “so it’s a big step forward for child protection.”

The house where the 22 children from a village in Prey Veng were being kept. The children, who sold fruit on the city’s street, ranged in age from seven to early teens. KT/Fabien Mouret
 

Additional reporting by Vincent MacIsaac

http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16047/child-labor-ring-busted

Cyclone Pam Relief Appeal

on Monday, 16 March 2015. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, Current News, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

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VANUATU EMERGENCY RELIEF / CYCLONE PAM

A major relief effort in Vanuatu after the devastation of Cyclone Pam is already underway, we are calling on all HEROES to support the efforts of locals to help those in desperate need.pangobeahero1.jpg

News from the ground in Vanuatu...

Like many other villages, Pango Village, just outside Port Vila, was devastatingly hit when Cyclone Pam crossed from the east to the west side of Vanuatu on Friday 13 March.

Initial reports and photographs show that the community has been severely affected with many roofs and shacks destroyed, trees uprooted, subsistence gardens lost, jobs in jeopardy and lives in ruins.

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Over the past 10 years our friends at Cleveland High School have built a relationship with Pango Village, with groups of staff and students undertaking ambitious projects in the local schools and kindergartens.

Staff and students from their Sister School, Pango Centre School, have travelled to Cleveland for personal development and expanded education.

People urgently need shelter, clean water, food and sanitation and as we find out more information we will alert you to specific needs like housing and infrastructure rebuilding.

While it is exciting to build relationships in good time, the test of these relationships comes in times of need.

We are appealing to all school families as well as the wider Be A HERO community, to reach out with a tax deductible donation to help to help rebuild the schools, kindergartens, village infrastructure and homes of those worst affected, as well as to provide emergency aid where needed.

All money raised will go to the relief effort in Pango Village and beyond if possible.

If you want to help, donations can be made to Be A HERO Australia on the link below or bank transfer.donate

Westpac Bank - Be A HERO Australia

BSB : 034 070  ACC : 308 700

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

The project is being managed and monitored by Global Development Group with Be A HERO Australia.

Together, we can do amazing things, come on HEROES!

                           

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Ethical Shopping for Tea, Coffee, Chocolate, Clothing, More - Shop Care-fully

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in HERO Shop, Ethical Shopping, Speak Up, How to Be A HERO, US, Canada, Australia, Slave Labour & Exploitation

Often children are used in the production of the tea, coffee, chocolate and other items we use daily and give to our own children (like easter eggs).  Other industries (like clothing) use slave labour and exploitation to bring us cheap merchandise.

Rainforest-AllianceThe FAIRTRADE Mark and Rainforest Alliance are an independent consumer labels which appears on products as a guarantee that disadvantaged producers in the developing world are getting a better deal.

More and more businesses are producing their products ethically.  Check the labels of your purchases and see where you can Be A HERO with your purchases every day.

FairtradeInterestingly, these products cost a little more than other products,but someone else has a fair income and working conditions and their children get to go to school instead of working in farms that produce tea, coffee and chocolate for our indulgence!

Download the Stop the Traffik Good Egg Guide and take it shopping with you! Ask the supermarket assistant or manager to show you where their Traffik-Free Easter products are. Tell them you are supporting farmers who are engaging in good labour practices and contributing the STOP THE TRAFFIK of children in the chocolate industry.

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Ethical Shopping As We Know It

HERO Shop
Salvation Army Stores - coffee, chocolate
Cotton On - clothing, shoes
Dilmah Tea


 

Fair Trade & Rain Forest Alliance branded goods:-

- Black & Green products
- Cadbury Dairy Milk
- Coles brand coffee pods
- Mars Bar
- Nature's Own
- Organic

 

                                  

Available at:-

Aldi
Coffee Club
Coles
Ikea
Gloria Jeans
Oxfam
Target
Woolworths
Zarrafas

 

 

Get Your Workplace on Board

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Volunteer, Pray, HERO Shop, Join or Run a HERO Event, Ethical Shopping, HERO Partner, Give A Gift Card, Join the HERO Army, Speak Up, How to Be A HERO, Sponsor A Child, US, Canada, Australia

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Talk It Up

Talk to your manager or business owner about presenting (or having someone present) the Be A HERO message to your work mates and/or a gift matching program to help your company or organisation achieve its “triple bottom line” and raise its corporate citizen profile.

Corporate Wear

Start talking about where your  uniforms are purchased and consider buying from the HERO Shop

Fundraising and Fair Trade in the Staff Room

Consider selling cups of tea/coffee or drinks from your fridge (Fair Trade of course).

Our workplace has a Nespresso where staff can make their own yummy coffee for a fraction of the price of the coffee shop and sponsor a child at the same time!

With these funds you can sponsor a child, join the HERO Army, become a HERO Partner.

HERO Event

Consider running a HERO Event for your next work party or social day.  You could organise your own event or join other events and nominate Be A HERO as your charity of choice.

Contact us for more information on presenting the Be A HERO message at your work place.

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HERO Army News - August 2015 "Bridge to Brisbane"

on Sunday, 02 August 2015. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

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We have some exciting news to share with you; for the first time ever the Be A Hero crew will be lacing up our running shoes and participating in the 2015 Bridge to Brisbane fun run and we would like to invite you to join us!janelle_running.png

Each year over 35,000 people participate to raise money for many individual charities. For the Be A Hero team, this year’s run will be all about raising dollars to support our Hero Shop project.

The Hero Shop project has been designed to provide young girls and women who have been rescued or helped out of the from sex industry with vocational training, physical and psychological support, education and employment.

cambodia_empowering_be_a_hero_2.jpgBy joining the Be A Hero team on Sunday August 30 and participating in the Bridge to Brisbane you will therefore be assisting us in giving these innocent women a new start to a sustainable future for them and their families.

In the next couple of days we will have all the links up for you and your friends to get registered, train and start fundraising for the girls we are supporting.bridgetobrisbanebeahero2.jpg

For more information with registering, group training and fundraising please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Special thanks to Adam McKay from AXDesigns for axdesigns1.jpgthe new Be A HERO Caped HERO designs.

More Bridge to Bisbane news coming, go the HEROES!!!

David & Fiona

 

 

 

HERO Army News - December 2014

on Tuesday, 02 December 2014. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

 

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Welcome to the December edition of the HERO Army News.  So much has been achieved in 2014 but the job is not complete for this year just yet - we have uplifting ways for you, the HEROES to transform lives.

Read + click + donate = transformed lives and a Merry Christmas...

Give a Gift Card 

Help kids be kids this Christmas, even when life won't let them.

Give friends, family and associates a gift that keeps on giving - and it's tax deductible.

This Christmas our focus is on:-

We will send your special person a specially made gift card - you can choose the information that goes in your card, eg. the project, the amount, the type of gift.

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We know thousands of children who could use the gift of life - an education - a home - a meal - hope!

Your gifts won’t just put a smile on the faces of friends and family – they’ll also help children at risk and their families who're living in poverty.picture3.png

To get started, click here to go to our website or you can choose exactly where your donation goes from the projects listed below.

 

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Please include an additional $2 per card to cover the cost of the card and postage.

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More ways to help....

9 Children need urgent sponsors

Education Centre in Myanmar

Break the Cycle 2015

Release a child from poverty today

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Make a child's Christmas in 2014 by sponsoring them for just $33 per month.

We have 9 children that urgently need sponsoring in Bangladesh
In many developing countries around the world, almost 2000 children are sponsored through Be A HERO - helping to create positive changes, not only for their sponsored child, the child's family and community, but also children in other sponsorship communities, for generations to come.

 

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Education Centre in Myanmar Starting Construction 2015

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Construction will start soon on the education centre at Be A HERO's partner, New Life Trust in Myanmar.

Myanmar ranks number 149 on the UN Human Development Index 2011.

Myanmar is also ranked number 120 in terms of education. (UN HDI & EI 2010) Many children do not have the opportunity to go to school, and those that do, receive very low levels of education.

As there are now signs that the Myanmar is opening up, economically and politically, basic education, English proficiency and computer skills are essential in assisting these communities out of poverty.

Some of the objectives of the education centre:-
new life be a hero education4.jpgA) To increase educational standard in English/Burmese literacy and computer literacy in this community.
B) To establish a preschool facility for community children.
C) To develop a designated library area within the Educational Training Centre.
D) To increase the employment opportunities and thereby reduce poverty in this community.

The education centre will also provide adult classes in IT, family planning, medical care and many other community needed ititiatives.

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Whilst it is not anticipated short term, long term fee for service could occur for education services.

Be A HERO has been a proud partner of New Life in Mynamar since 2008. To make a tax deductible donation towards the education centre click on the link below.

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Get ready for Break the Cycle - September 2015

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Challenge yourself to ride hard and raise funds for those less fortunate.

Since 2008 Break the Cycle has inspired thousands of Australians to ride, support and donate to transform the lives many children in developoing countries. 
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Till next month, we love you Heroes!

David & Fiona

 

HERO Army News - February 2015

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

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This Easter help stop child labour and trafficking by purchasing fair trade chocolate.eggs2.jpg

Cote d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) is where 35% of world’s cocoa is harvested. Hundreds of thousands of children work in West Africa’s cocoa plantations. Thousands of children, as young as ten, from neighbouring countries are actually trafficked to harvest the beans from cocoa farms. 

Their freedom is taken and they are forced to work long hours on the cocoa plantations without receiving any money for their work. They work in dangerous conditions using machetes to open the cocoa beans. Most of the boys working on these farms have never tasted chocolate.

INTERPOL and Cote d’Ivoire officials recently rescued 76 children, most of whom had been trafficked from neighbouring Burkino Faso and Mali to do the backbreaking work of cocoa harvesting.

Aldi has stocked their entire Easter range with UTZ Certified products.  Congratulations to Aldi for their stand against human trafficking. There are also choices you can make at other leading supermarkets. Look for - Fair Trade, UTZ certified products.

easter.jpgDownload the Stop the Traffik Good Egg Guide and take it shopping with you! Ask the supermarket assistant or manager to show you where their Traffik-Free Easter products are.

Tell them you are supporting farmers who are engaging in good labour practices and contributing the STOP THE TRAFFIK of children in the chocolate industry.

Meet Abdul, trafficked to harvest the cocoa which ends up in our chocolate. Watch this short clip and share Abdul’s story bit.ly/abdulsstory

Find out more about Stop the Traffik.

 

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Take up the challenge of rescuing more trafficked girls by promoting Be A HERO into schoos, work places and sporting asssociations.

We offer many styles of garments and now also offer custom design for your clothing needs (conditions apply).

Fact - In factories in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Cambodia and others, the people who make our clothes live in poverty, usually earning just half of what they need to meet their basic needs and care for their families.

This is an industry that, on paper, supports the principle of a living wage, which means they earn enough to live on.

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You can be sure by purchasing clothing through Be A HERO, the staff that make the clothes are treated with dignity and respect and are able to support their families because the wage is at least double the industry standards.

You can make a huge difference in the lives of others through the simple purchase of clothing.

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Call David Crawford today on 0402 137 305 to discuss or email.

Till next month, we love you HEROES!!!

David & Fiona

 

 

HERO Army News - November 2014

on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

Welcome to the November edition of the HERO Army News, three uplifting ways HEROES transform lives, read below...

  1. Super HERO Dinner - This Friday night we have our annual Super HERO Dinner, join us for a great night.
  2. Bangladesh Child Sponsorship - Uplifting news from the ground with Katherine Franks at child sponsorship projects we support in Bangladesh.
  3. HERO Army funds for sewing program - How your tax deductible donations are being used to provide self sustainable solutions for the girls in Cambodia.

HERO Army News - October 2014

on Monday, 13 October 2014. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, Current News, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

 

HERO ARMY News October 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 HERO Army News. This month we share about our Cleveland District State High School uniforms; our upcoming Super HERO Dinner; and how one girl can help those in need with a little help. Enjoy...

Super HERO Dinner - Friday 7 November, 2014

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JOIN US FOR A FUN NIGHT DRESSED AS YOUR FAVOURITE SUPER HERO TO TRANSFORM CHILDREN'S LIVES

Cost: $65.00 per person or $500 for a table of 10 people

Time:  6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

 

Where:  Pacific Resort, Middle Street, Cleveland 4163

MC: Nova Radio Host - Kip Wightman

Guest Speakers: Everyday Super HEROES - Ryan and Anna Cuthel

How can you easily "Be A HERO"

Lucky Door Prizes - Best Dressed Super HERO - Raffles/Auction

Click the register now button to book or contact David Crawford 0402 137305 for Table Bookings and/or Sponsorship.
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Cleveland High School Uniforms

 

hero shop tag 5.jpgCambodian girls having their lives transformed through the making of school uniforms!!!

After a meeting with school principal, Paul Bancroft in 2013, Cleveland District State High School decided to take its already extensive social justice programs to new frontiers by giving Be A HERO the opportunty to make the school's senior uniforms through our HERO Shop!agape 3.jpg

The HERO Shop concept is to make transformational change of lives in developing countries as well as helping to engage Australians who purchase clothes made by extremely poor, rescued or "at risk" girls in developing countries.

The Cleveland High students can actively participate by wearing and feeling the difference they are making in the lives of rescued girls, thus empowering the next generation so they can be part of the solution for others through this training, empowering and income generating process.

The two projects that Be A HERO work with in Cambodia support over 85 girls and they have been busy making the school uniforms.

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While Fiona was in Cambodia recently she caught up with one of our great friends Sophy. Sophy works on the ground in Phnom Penh helping keep babies from being trafficked.

Sophy is an amzazing example of helping her own with all of her energy and talents, so when she shared with Fiona how much she needed proper transport to get around, naturally Fiona was empowered to help raise some money to by a moto.

So, the text mesages went out and the "Super HERO" Break the Cycle Cambodia team pitched in and raised $1200 and 48 hours later Sophy took possession of her new (second hand) Honda. We are blessed to have such incredible friends and now Sophy can help more of those in need - awesome!! Michael De Jong (Be A Hero supporter) said, "It was great being involved again in what Be A Hero does best - making a difference and helping those like Sophy be able to help others in Cambodia".

Till, next month when we see you at the dinner... we love you Heroes!

David & Fiona

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HERO ARMY NEWS - October 2016

on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. Posted in Current News, HERO Shop, Ethical Shopping, How to Be A HERO, Exploitation

 

 

We have many ways you can support those affected by Human Trafficking this month, come to the movies, play ping pong or if you have no time for those, you can make a tax deductible donation...

                     The Pink Room Movie
           Screening at Bayside Salvation Army

The Freedom story of Mien, a girl rescued from the sex trade in Cambodia and others like her.

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1 McArthur Street, Alexandra Hills

Sunday 16 October 2016

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Entry:  Gold Coin Donation

Supper available for gold coin donation

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All funds raised go to helping victims of human trafficking




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THE 2016 PONG IS ON!pong.jpg

24hrs of table tennis fun.
Venues all over Australia.
Take up your paddles.
Help end the exploitation and trafficking of young people

– REGISTER TO PLAY
– DONATE/SPONSOR
– FIND A PONG VENUE NEAR YOU

The Pong is a dynamic and fun twenty-four hour table tennis event that runs in venues across Australia every October.
Participants sign up to play for a minimum of three hours of table tennis at their venue of choice and invite their
family/friends to sponsor their efforts.

Funds raised support the work of nine INSPIRING PARTNERS who are playing their part in bringing an end to
human trafficking and exploitation of our world’s most vulnerable.

Check out the FAQ and IMPACT pages for more.

Like the The Pong on FACEBOOK to keep up on all the latest news.

              DONATIONS TO THE 2016 PONG ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE


Voices for Justice

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Queensland (Training Day)


Join together with other Queensland Christians for this one-day training and action event as we pray, worship, learn and act to influence our newly elected Parliament on Australia's contribution to a world free from poverty.

Be inspired. Be empowered. Be heard.

Join together with other Queensland Christians for this one-day training and action event as we pray, worship, learn and act to influence our newly elected Parliament on Australia's contribution to a world free from poverty.

 

 

 

 

 

HERO Army News May 2015 Cyclone Pam Appeal

on Wednesday, 27 May 2015. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

 

As you are already aware, Be A HERO is currently conducting a major relief effort within Vanuatu following the occurrence of Cyclone Pam. To this effect, we have received correspondence from our project officers detailing both what your wonderful donations have thus far helped us to achieve, and also what still needs to be done to help those who have been worst affected. 

News from the ground in Vanuatu….

Poulu Kindergarten, Epau.

toyscyclonepambeahero.jpgPoulu Kindergarten is located in the Epau Village in North East Efate, one of the areas that were worst hit by Cyclone Pam. The kindergarten suffered extensive damage as a result and is currently unusable.

This has left approximately 60 small children without access to schooling.

Thanks to the kind donation of Cavalry Christian College we have been able to purchase 2 tubs worth of children’s toys, which are currently being used to occupy and enliven the children of Epau kindergarten while they are consigned to a temporary tent which is being used in the absence of a working school building.

While both teachers and children are grateful for the help that has been offered thus far, we here at Be A Hero know there is still much more to do.  

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As kindergartens within Vanuatu receive no funding from their government we are calling on our HERO army for help!Donate directly for the Kindy by clicking the donate now button.

Jonny and Heather’s House

newsmaycyclonepambeahero2.jpgA lovely couple from Pango, Jonny and Heather, are in dire straits. Their house was severely damaged by Cyclone Pam and is now uninhabitable.

As a result, they and their 3 children are currently staying in the house next door with their neighbour, a widow, and her 3 children.

That’s 9 people in one small house!  

In addition, the structural damage done to their home has meant that many of this family’s possessions have been and/or are currently in the process of being lost or destroyed due to exposure to the elements.

Our resident project officer has communicated that it will cost roughly $2000 to restore this sweet family’s home to working order.

We at Be A HERO are therefore calling on our wonderful HERO army for help! 

We are appealing to all school families as well as the wider Be A HERO Australia community, to reach out with a tax deductible donation to help rebuild this home.donate button small.png

If you can help, donations can be made on the link below or  if you would like to do a direct bank transfer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  us and we will send you the bank details.

The project is being managed and monitored by Global Development Group with Be A HERO Australia.

 

In other news, a fundraining event is being held for the New Life Orphanage that we support in Myanmar.

LADIES FASHION REVIVAL

FASHION - FREINDS - FOOD - COFFEE

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Saturday June13th @ 11am

Cnr Sturgeon & Delancey street, Ormiston

COST: $15

(Includes a glass of bubbly and morning tea)

Phone or text Julie: 0432 802 439

 

Together, we can do amazing things, till next month, come on HEROES!

David & Fiona

 

 

HERO Army News November 2013

on Saturday, 02 November 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, Current News, HERO Shop, Ethical Shopping, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, India, Speak Up, Cambodia

 

 

Looking for a christmas gift idea for those men in your life ?

 

Make this Christmas gift one that helps transform lives in Cambodia by purchasing 3 Individually hand sewn Mens Business Shirts for just $140 .

  • Choose between black (cotton/spandex), white and/or white with grey pin stripe (100% cotton)
  • We can deliver to you or your loved ones
  • Corporate branding embroidery available
  • Order this week to have delivery before Christmas

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us to order today for Christmas delivery

David Crawford 0402 137 305

 

To find out more about how buying garments made through HERO Shop is helping transform lives click here.

 

 



Total Shade Solutions love HERO Shop Polo's

FROM OUR HERO SHOP CLIENTS

Total Shade Solutions are delighted to be wearing company apparel supplied by Be A HERO through the HERO Shop.

TSS says, “The guys are very impressed with their new work shirts, they look and feel great!  We are happy that we have been able to help out others that are in need by doing this.”

To order Mens and Ladies Business Shirts, Polos and T Shirts for your organisation, team or next event This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.



Knowledge is Key for a Bright Future

FROM CAMBODIA

placeholder150.jpgThese kids are hungry for knowledge and so happy that they have a chance to study in a ‘class’. They know that this is their chance to have a bright future!

Two village outreach projects for children are out in the back blocks of the province. One ‘class’ takes place under a big old tree and at a second location the ‘class’ takes place under a house. White boards are replaced with flip charts and chairs replaced with tarps.

The children travel along the wet pot holed roads, slipping and sliding in the mud and rain, as they excitedly make their way to their ‘classrooms’ much earlier than they need to. 

Mums’ and Dads’ sit around the boundary of the class and the joy on their faces can’t be hidden.

Many of these parents would not have had an opportunity like this and have no doubt struggled through their lives as a result of illiteracy. The teachers are passionate about imparting their knowledge to the children, so class time is special for all involved.




Women’s Lives are Changed

FROM BANGLIDESH

placeholder150.jpgUnskilled women are given an opportunity for self-development in the communities where Be A HERO project partner, Global Concern is educating children .

In India and Bangladesh sewing classes ares part of the community development program training village women in the tailoring skills they need for employment. Many are able to find work in garment factories, earning an income for the first time in their lives.

The Indian women who formed a “self-help” group are so grateful for the opportunity to own their own sewing machines so they can sew clothes at home and earn a living.

All these women's self-esteem has improved as they are able to help provide for the daily needs of their families.

placeholder150.jpgA one off donation of $170 will provide a  sewing machine to help one woman fight her  way out of poverty.

Ongoing support of just $33 a month to support a child also provides training for these women.  

 



Be A HERO - Share your heart for others

 

placeholder150.jpgAnyone with a voice, computer or a pen can be an advocate.

Just start talking to those around you about the issues of today: poverty, AIDS, child labourers, orphans, street children, child soldiers, sexual exploitation, slavery, unsafe water, children not in school, maternal death rate, refugees, night commuting children, human rights, justice – pick one that you are passionate about, study it, and SPEAK UP!

Join the Be A HERO Facebook and share it out to your friends and asscoiates.

Find Out More Ways to Be A HERO

David & Fiona

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HERO Shop Sports Offer

on Friday, 25 September 2015. Posted in Current News, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Sustainability, Cambodia

We are so passionate about helping those rescued, our partners are at the forefront of helping those in desperate need, so we have two special sporting deals in September.

Basketball and touch football uniforms made by our girls.basketball blaze.jpg

OFFER ONE

Order one set of singlets (12) and we will give you a coach and manager shirt complimentary.

Total cost to you $280 = 12 singlets + 2 polo shirts free

Many colour combinations, includes personalised two colour screen-print artwork and delivery.
(poly micromesh moisture wicked fabric)

5% discount - Pay in full online today and pay just $250

OFFER TWO


Order one set of sports shirts (12) and we will give you a coaches and managers shirt complimentary.

Total cost to you $280 = 12 singlets + 2 polo shirts

Many colour combinations, includes personalised two colour screen-print artwork and delivery.
touchheroshop.jpg(poly micromesh moisture wicked fabric)


5% discount - Pay in full online today and pay just $250

 

This is a limited offer for September only!

Need more info or need more/less shirts?

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Email or call me on 0402137305 to have your order personally designed for your company.

David Crawford

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