who are you helping

Who you can help

How your baking brilliance will help people in need.

Big Cake Bake is more than a fun way to eat your favourite treats amongst friends, it’s also about raising money for the vital work of Red Cross.

Every day across Australia and overseas, Red Cross helps people in need –assisting elderly and isolated people to stay independent at home, providing a nutritious breakfast for children who might otherwise go to school hungry, and responding to natural disasters as soon as they occur.

Our work is made possible thanks to the generosity of people who, just like you, go the extra mile by raising money or making  donations to Red Cross through initiatives like Big Cake Bake.

A healthy meal for the hungry

In a country like Australia where billions of dollars of food is wasted every year, no child should go to school hungry.

But with one in ten Australians reporting they can’t afford to buy enough food week to week,  many thousands of children are regularly going to school without the most important meal of the day.

Red Cross is working to provide Aussie kids in disadvantaged areas with a healthy, nutritious breakfast at school. And for the families facing ongoing difficulty accessing healthy food at home, we offer workshops in cooking, budgeting and nutrition.

We also offer this support to asylum seekers and newly arrived refugees, supporting them to find affordable and fresh ingredients in Australia that meet their cultural and dietary needs.

By fundraising with us this October, your Big Cake Bake event will help ensure vulnerable children and families get the support they need to thrive. Please register your baking event, or make a donation.

 

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$45 will help contribute towards a healthy breakfast for school-aged children who might otherwise go hungry.
$100 will contribute to budgeting and cooking workshops for parents doing it tough.
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International aid and development

Clean drinking water – it seems such a simple thing.

But in Myanmar’s dry zone, a woman expects to spend hours collecting water for her family, filling as many containers as she can, and travelling for miles on foot. Even then, there’s no guarantee the water will be safe for her family to drink.

Diarrhoea from water-borne pathogens remains the biggest killer of children under five in this region.

Red Cross is working with villages around our region to fight these devastating health issues with clean water and sanitation projects. Already, the results in a number of the villages have been transformative.

Women have better access to safe, clean water. They have more time to work and provide good food for their families, and most importantly, they have fewer concerns about disease and infection.

By fundraising with us this October, your Big Cake Bake event will help ensure vulnerable children and families get the support they need to thrive. Please register your baking event, or make a donation.

 

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$70  will buy 10 metres of piping, used to deliver clean water from natural water sources to local village water tanks.
$800 is what it costs to build a secure 1000L water tank that supplies clean water to at least 40 people every day.
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Disaster response and recovery

When storms devastated communities along the East Coast and Tasmania in June, Red Cross teams were on the ground.

Trained staff and volunteers provided support and information to those most affected.

“We speak to people in affected areas to gauge who might not be coping well in the aftermath of a disaster,” said one of our volunteers, John. “Their house may have been damaged and they don’t know what to do, or they may just be in shock from what they’ve experienced.”

“It’s important to let people open up,” said Red Cross volunteer Bill. “People want to talk… They may even want to vent, but we listen and let them know that they are being heard. Talking about your experience is a very important part of the recovery process.”

Around Australia and overseas, Red Cross is there to support communities threatened by, or recovering from disaster.

When you get together with family, friends or colleagues this October to enjoy some baked treats and a cuppa, you’ll be helping Red Cross connect with people who are recovering from terrible storms, bushfires, and earthquakes – both here in Australia and further afield. Please register your baking event, or make a donation.

 

Donate to Big Cake Events

 

 

 

$60 provides kitchenware for families around our region who have lost their household goods in a disaster.
$150 can help recruit and train an emergency services volunteer to help in evacuation centres and make door to door visits to check in on people recovering from a disaster.
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