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The Philipinnes Jesus Loves the Little Children - Education Program - Pazig City Be A HERO

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for (good) people to do nothing. Irish Statesman, Edmund Burke

Anyone 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!

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Be A HERO can provide you with a package to equip you to present the Be A HERO message.

You can use this package to make a presentation to your church, your ladies’ or men’s group, your co-workers, your sports team, your youth group, your friends, your family, your child’s teacher (what a great class project!) – anyone in your “sphere of influence”.

It’s easy, and you will be amazed at what just a small or large group of people can do to save the lives of many children.

Speak Up - Join the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge Campaigns

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Pray, Speak Up, How to Be A HERO, US, Canada, Australia

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We have to give our governments permission to Stand Up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Add your voice to the thousands who are joining their voices and hearts to the Make Poverty History campaign and/or the Micah Challenge to be one voice to the global leaders about children at risk, and the poor and marginalised.

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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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Speak Up

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Join or Run a HERO Event, Ethical Shopping, Speak Up, How to Be A HERO, US, Canada, Australia

The Philipinnes Jesus Loves the Little Children - Education Program - Pazig City Be A HERODecide on your location and format eg: in your living room with your family; at your church with your small group; in the coffee room at work, etc.

Be A HERO will equip you with direction and guidelines, a promotional dvd, PowerPoints, brochures, Project Proposals, and other written literature.

Promotional Materials:

  • Be A HERO 5.5 minute Promotional Video - click here
  • Children at Risk PowerPoint – Christian version - click here
  • Children at Risk PowerPoint – Business version - click here

Downloadable version of the brochure – coming soon

Information Packages:

  • Synopsis of Be A HERO - click here
  • How to Fund-Raise for a Project - click here
  • Pillar Program - click here
  • Project Proposals – click here, then choose the specfic project that you're interested in.

 

UPDATE - Road 2 Relief - Bohol Earthquake Relief Needed

on Friday, 18 October 2013. Posted in Volunteer, Current News, Pray, Join or Run a HERO Event, Health - Natural Disaster - Community Development, Give A Gift Card, Speak Up, Homelessness, The Philippines

 

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We have just recieved these updates from Bohol from our project leader, Minierva.

One update is a the letter below and the other is a report for the Condition of Our Jumpstart Area After the Earthquake.pdf containing information about the status of the 13 schools run by ICM in Bohol

 

Please keep supporting, so far we have already raised $1,100 towards distribuition.

 

Keep the donations coming in, we are so gratefull for your support.

 

David & Fiona

 

Minierva L. Lahaylahay, Interim Area Head - Bohol

International Care Ministries Foundation Inc.- Philippines

Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Hi All,

Good afternoon, it's been 2 days ago since the 7.2 earthquake strike in our province Bohol, personally I was shaking when it was happened, I am holding my 2 daughters and embracing my son while our house was shaking, but in spite of it, I am so thankful to the Lord for sparing the lives of my family as well as all the ICM staff and family,

bohol newsletter 04.jpgMany people are now homeless and shops are closed, so hunger over the coming days and weeks will become a real problem.

In the coming days we want to help transport all the food from Manila to Bohol Island and then distribute it to the hardest hit of the 1.2 million residents.

 

Seeing all the results of the earthquake, can't help me but cry, it was very devastating, no one was prepared because it was just an ordinary day for all of us.

I noticed people run fro and thro everybody was panic, it seems that it's already the end of the world, most of my neighbors climb to the mountains because some people speculate that tsunami or tidal wave is coming, so everyone go to the higher place bringing their foods and water.

bohol relief newsletter 03.jpgEvery now and then we still experienced after shock, just this morning we experienced another 5.5 earthquake, but I am confident enough that we are all in God's care, so nothing to worry. Just please continue to pray us that Bohol will rise soon.

I was in the command center with other staff bringing the Nutripacks we gave to DSWD, there was plenty of food but I know it is not enough to gave those thousands or millions of Boholano families affected by the earthquake, my heart brakes but overwhelm seeing volunteer from all walks of life packing the foods as a sign that we cares for each other.

The DSWD people headed by Ms. Mita Tecson was so grateful for the food packs we bring to the command center, and Ms. Lala Ruiz executive assistant of Asec Gudmalin was overwhelm for the immediate response we give to their request.

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Our networks pastor are coming to our office, calling and texting us for help, they need food, water, medicines and blanket, some needs tarpulin or something that they can cover themselves from heat and rain, we already responded almost 30 network pastors with a minimum of 25 household of each pastors and we expect more calls and text are coming before this day ends. we distributed almost 30,000 of food parcels, 408 bottles of water, blankets (donation from shangrilla) as of this time.

bohol newsletter012.jpgOur network pastors are very much overwhelm and grateful with the immediate response we give to their needs, I know going to far areas are much more challenging to do, knowing bridges and roads were being destroy but through our partnership with the bohol provincial government we can reach our hand to them.

Thank you very much for your undying love and support, it is always a blessed to be a blessing to someone, the entire staff of bohol are grateful that our families are ok, because it gives us an opportunity that we can help others beside our families.

Minierva

*Make your tax deductible donation to help the distribution.          (All donations over $2 are tax deductible)

 
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*In Australia, tax deductible receipts for gifts over $2 with a preference for this GDG-approved emergency relief project J700N will be issued by the Be A Hero Australia Ancillary Fund (ABN: 28 521 795 320).  Global Development Group (GDG; ABN 57 102 400 993) is the AusAID approved NGO responsible for the project. Excess funds may go to other approved project activities.

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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

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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.”

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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 Event - Road to Relief The Philippines Fun Run/Walk Wrap Up

on Wednesday, 13 November 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Current News, Join or Run a HERO Event, Health - Natural Disaster - Community Development, Give A Gift Card, Speak Up, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Natural Disasters, The Philippines

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Inaugurual Road to Relief Wrap Up!

8 December was a beautiful day for a fun run/walk. The sun was shining, there was a sea breeze and we had over 40 participants for our innaugural fun run/walk. 

So far we have raised over $2500 for the Philippines Natural Disasters Relief.

Well done everyone for your participation and willingness to help our neighbours!

 

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Weather Update

 

Due to the storm bringing down some power lines at Wellington Point, we are rescheduling the Road to Relief to Sunday December 8th. Same Time. Same Place.

 

 

Event Information

Our project partner has food ready to distribute for the natural disaster ravaged The Philippines.  We have computers that need to be shipped to get communications up and running again.

We need YOU to raise the transportation money to get all this out to the families and NGOs who need them to get their lives back...

Join Us for your Sunday afternoon stroll or training run
Sunday 8 December, 2013

 

Registrations open 3pm.

Walk/Run Starts @ 4pm.

Download registration form here. Then click below to pay registration.

Register Yourself

Register Your Family

Donate to help our neighbours in the Philippines:

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Map Road to Relief
 

Here's the link to the route - Southern Foreshore, Wellington Point Reserve, Main Road - Christina Street, Wellington Point

In the event that we have to cancel the run/walk, there will not be any refunds, but the funds will be used to get food and computers to our Filipino neighbours.

*Registration opens 3.15pm

*Runners leave at 4pm

*Walkers leave at 4.10pm

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors:-

Bradbury Education and Training  Redlands Kayak Tours  Royal CDS 
   Jaipur Palace  Terra Cottage

A HERO Month - September

on Friday, 21 February 2014. Posted in Volunteer, Current News, Pray, Join or Run a HERO Event, How to Be A HERO, Speak Up, Australia

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START A RIPPLE IN SEPTEMBER 2014

CHALLENGE YOURSELF IN YOUR CHOSEN ACTIVITY

SET GOALS FOR YOU AND FOR THE KIDS

CHOOSE YOUR PROJECT

Cost:   $100 to participate

Start:  12.01am 1 September, 2014

End:     11.59pm 30 Septemer, 2014

Challenge yourself in your chosen activity during September and raise funds and awareness for the children in our world who need someone to speak up for them.

You can choose any activity you like - riding, running, walking, reading, paddling, swimming, surfing, hoops, spring cleaning, community service... anything!

You can choose your Cause (tax deductible), your Project Partner (tax deductible) or raise HERO Partners (not tax deductible).

We will shortly have a registration page with fundraising links set up to facilitate this event.  In the meantime, tell your friends to join you to change the world!

Throw it out there! Start a ripple effect in our world - achieve your own goals and transform the life of a child!

**Participation is at your own risk.  You will be required to sign a waiver indemnifying Be A HERO Australia against all liability

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A HERO Fun Run - 30 March, 2014

on Friday, 21 February 2014. Posted in Volunteer, Current News, Pray, Join or Run a HERO Event, How to Be A HERO, Speak Up, Australia

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Cleveland GJ Walter Park Map HERO Event Route

30 March, 2014
Walk, run, push, scoot, wheel
or drag your dog along
to transform children's lives!

Cost:

Adult $25
Student/Concession $15
Child (10-15 years) $5
Under 10 years Free
Family (2 adults + up to 4 children) $60
Team (6-10 people) $100

Time: 

Registration opens - 3.00pm
Runners start 4.00pm - Walkers straight after

 

Where:
G J Walter Park, Shore Street North, Cleveland (behind Grand View Hotel)

Bring yourself, the kids, the dogs, the scooter, the pram, the frisbee and enjoy the beauty of the bay!

Available on the Day:
Drinks (from $1.50)
Sausage sizzle ($1.50) available from 4.30pm

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A HERO Super HERO Dinner - 7 November, 2014

on Friday, 21 February 2014. Posted in Volunteer, Current News, Pray, Join or Run a HERO Event, How to Be A HERO, Speak Up, Australia

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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

RSVP:  Essential by Friday 30 October 2014

Time:  6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

 

Where:  Pacific Resort, Middle Street, Cleveland 4163

Guest Speakers: Everyday Super HEROES

Hear about the HERO Shop

 

Charity Auction on the night

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Gender Equality - I have an 11 year old daughter

on Tuesday, 05 November 2013. Posted in Bangladesh, Current News, Speak Up, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea

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I have an 11 year old daughter. I read a story this morning about an 11 year old Cambodian girl who has lived a very different life to my daughter. She lives with the belief that a girl is pure like white linen, but once she has been "stained" she is stained forever and no longer valuable. You can imagine what this means for that little precious girl - living in poverty - there are a few distinct industries where there is money to be made...

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

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Salvation Army Stores - coffee, chocolate
Cotton On - clothing, shoes
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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

 

 

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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