What is an Assembly Day?
An Assembly Day is the gathering together of groups of friends, family or colleagues to assemble Birthing Kits and there are numerous reasons to host one, including birthday, baby shower, Mother’s Day or anniversary celebrations. Assembly Days are fun, empowering and positive experiences and anyone can get involved! Our Assembly Day coordinator may be contacted with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d like to hold an Assembly Day. What do I need to do?
First of all, decide how many kits your group is going to make. For events to be held before 1 July 2019, each kit requires a donation of $3. If you have already made a booking for after this date, the $3 price will be honoured. For events to be held after 1 July 2019, each kit requires a donation of $5. This includes all materials in the Birthing Kit, costs associated with assembly, warehousing & freight of kits, and overall program management inclusive of monitoring and evaluation. The minimum order is 200. Kits are assembled in multiples of 200 and there’s no limit on the number of kits available.
Next, set the date and arrange a suitable venue. You’ll then need to complete the online booking form which we ask that you do at least 8 weeks before your Assembly Day. After we’ve received your booking form, we will send you an invoice. We ask that payment is made at least 4 weeks prior to your Assembly Day and before we send kit materials to you.
We ask that groups raise funds to ensure that the cost of the kits can be covered. BKFA is a registered partner of and highly recommends www.mycause.com.au for online fundraising. Here you can set up a page which is linked to Birthing Kit Foundation Australia, then rally up your friends and family for donations in support of your Assembly Day. Funds raised are delivered directly to BKFA and donors receive a tax receipt making this a very simple fundraising option. The Birthing Kit Foundation page can be found here – just click on the Assembly Day section.
For fundraising ideas, click here
For promotional materials to help promote your Assembly Day click here
When will I receive the kit materials?
Supplies are delivered around 4 weeks prior to your Assembly Day and for all events taking place before 1 July 2019, will include all materials excluding soap. For these bookings, we ask that groups purchase soap locally. The cost of the soap will be reimbursed by BKFA. Please click here to download the soap reimbursement form.
For events to be held after 1 July 2019, wrapped soap will be included with all supplies.
Can I attend an Assembly Day as a volunteer?
Yes, you can! If you would like to volunteer at an Assembly Day, take a look at the Upcoming Assembly Day Listings here to identify a local event, and contact email@example.com for more information.
If you are a Zonta Club, your first priority in supporting international projects is to support the Zonta International service projects. One third of all fund raising is allocated each year to support Zonta international projects. These funds are crucial to the success of Zonta International projects. To support BKFA any funds used need to come from the remaining two thirds of your fund raising. We ask Zonta Clubs not to divert funds usually destined for Zonta International to BKFA.
Our dedicated Assembly Day Coordinator is available to help with all enquiries and questions and can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All Assembly Day Coordinators will receive occasional BKFA news, updates and appeals. If you do not wish to be included please email email@example.com
Please note that BKFA is only able to support Assembly Days held in Australia