Have an Assembly Day

**IMPORTANT UPDATE**
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our large-scale assembly events have been temporarily suspended. However, now, more than ever, women in the developing world need our help to stay safe and healthy. This is why we are introducing “Kits at Home”, a way that you can continue to support our work during the global health emergency.

To find out more about how you can get involved, please read the information below:
27 March 2020 – Update from our CEO
How to Get Involved – Kits at Home

Thank you to all of our volunteers and partners for your ongoing support during this time.


What is an Assembly Day?

An Assembly Day is the gathering together of groups of friends, family or colleagues to assemble Birthing Kits. There are numerous reasons to host one, including birthday celebrations, baby showers, Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, school volunteering , church volunteering, as part of corporate volunteering programs or as team building events.

Assembly Days are fun, empowering and positive experiences that anyone can get involved in! Our Assembly Day coordinator may be contacted with any questions at bookings@bkfa.org.au.

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. Each kit requires a donation of $5 for Standard kits or $10 for Earth Kits. 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 you to return 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, before we send kit materials to you.

Fundraising

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.

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, identify a local event, and bookings@bkfa.org.au for more information.

Zonta Clubs

If you are from a Zonta Club, then your first priority is to support the Zonta International Service Projects. Each year, a third of all funds raised are allocated to support these projects – they are crucial to the success of Zonta International. To support BKFA, any funds used need to come from the remaining two thirds of club 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 bookings@bkfa.org.au. All Assembly Day Coordinators will receive occasional BKFA news, updates and appeals.  If you do not wish to be included, please email info@bkfa.org.au.

Please note that BKFA is only able to support Assembly Days held in Australia