This morning in Australia the top story in the media is how we will be paying a levy through our Medicare system that will help to pay for the Qld andVic flood relief.
Many thousands have already donated to this cause to the tune of over 176 million dollars. With this in mind I read an interesting article in Real Simple magazine that I thought I may share with you all, on what a $100 donation actually buys, whether it is for floods, animals, medical etc:
Animals: $100 = 10 cats microchipped http://www.rspca.org.au
Nature: $100 = 100 trees planted http://www.nature.org
Building houses: $100 = 1 toilet, 2 hard hats, 3 hammers www.habitat.org
Children: $100 = 50 children’s books http://cbca.org.au/
Doctors: $100 = 3 first aid kits, 24 blankets, 10 surgical scissors http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
Families in Africa: $100 = 10 mosquito nets http://www.nothingbutnets.net
There are 1,000’s more charities but doesn’t it put it in perspective when you can see how your $$ can be spent?