My name is Khadija Gbla and I am currently working to coordinate flood and living essentials (food, phones, clothing) relief support for some very remote vulnerable Aboriginal communities, designated organisations and groups.
Mostly women and children.
To protect their community, many families are self-isolating and may need to do so for the foreseeable future.
I want to ask for your help. I am raising funds to buy gift cards so that people and charities can purchase essentials for their families and communities.
The organisations you will be supporting are:
FIRST PEOPLES DISABILITY NETWORK AUSTRALIA (FPDN)
Is a national human rights organisation of and for Australias First Nations Peoples with disability, their families and communities.
Support 300-400 dialysis patients, aged care and disability clients, as well as 200 staff…working across 20+ sites in Alice, Darwin and 18 remote communities.
TANGENTYERE FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM
Committed to working within the integrated response to Family Violence to prevent Family Violence in our Town Camps and in the wider Alice Springs community.
Runs 6 community centres that 16 town camps share across each other and a safe house plus the 3 drop-in centres for town camp kids and their teenage older peers.
NPY WOMENS COUNCIL
Led by women’s law, authority and culture to deliver health, social and cultural services for all Anangu.
CAPE YORK COMMUNITY OF SEISIA - QLD
I have secured most of the supplies they requested for a small community of 260 people. They now just need gift cards, sanitary products for the women and girls and baby supplies.
All money raised with go directly to purchase: Covid test kits, surgical masks, a mixture of alcohol and non-alcohol sanitiser, regular masks, gloves, sanitary products, kids supplies such as nappies, wipes, toiletries like shampoo, toilet rolls, deodorants, body wash, toothbrush, with a huge demand for Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, Target, and Big W gift cards.
Thank you so much, every single dollar counts!
2019 Instyle Magazine Women of Style The Advocate for Acceptance Award
2016 Women's Weekly Qantas Women of the Future Award Finalist
2016 Cosmopolitan Magazine Humanitarian of the Year Award Finalist
2016 AusMumpreneur Rising Star Award Finalist
2014 The Advertiser South Australia 50 Most Influential Women
2013 Madison Magazine Australia's Top 100 Inspiring Women
I acknowledge the Kaurna people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work. I also pay my respects to Elders of the Kaurna nation, past and present and I extend that respect to other Indigenous people of this continent.