DONATIONS IN KIND (DIK) STORE
The Rotary Club of Melbourne is proud to be an active supporter of a highly effective recycling operation managed by Donations in Kind store at West Footscray.
For 50 year Rotarians have been involved in hands on projects, working overseas on Rotary Australia World Community Service Projects (RAWCS).
Our Club has been involved in many projects over the years and we currently have a major focus on supporting Timor Leste.
Early projects highlighted how useful surplus material in Australia could be and Rotary Clubs now have a multimillion dollar recycling operation in every state run by volunteers.
In the past 10 years over 350 containers have been shipped from the West Footscray Store to all corners of the globe containing goods valued at greater than $30 million.
The goods are gathered by Rotarians with support from organizations who understand that their donated goods will go to people in genuine need, regardless of country, race, politics or religion.
They are also impressed that Rotary covers the cost of the total operation including funding the freight.
The Rotary Club of Melbourne helps by providing material and volunteers who sort, pack and ship the goods.
We also support the Store financially contributing to the rent and running costs which exceed $40,000pa.
Much of the material that we send overseas for our Club Projects is supplied by the Store.
Our East Timor Project uses store material and is an excellent example of community recycling.
If you have goods you feel may be suitable please contact RCM DIK Representative, Bob Glindemann on Mobile: 0418 102 702
To visit the purpose built West Footscray DIK store website, please click here.
Some photos of DIK activity: