Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS) was formed to support Australian Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in assisting disadvantaged communities and individuals with humanitarian aid projects.
The article below refers to RAWCS Project – 40-2015-16, Linus Faustin Education Assistance Project – Taree, NSW (RABS)
Linus Faustin came to the attention of the Rotary Club of Taree on Manning, NSW, at the age of eight, when he walked into an orphanage in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The volunteer housemother was the daughter of one of the club’s members.
Linus was an orphan living as a street kid after his mother, father and three year-old baby sister died of AIDS.
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This article was published in Rotary Down Under November 2017. Learn how the two organisations are working together.
RAWCS SERVICE CHARGES
From the 1 July 2017 all donations will be subject to a service charge of 2.5%. This rate compares favourably with the service charges of similar organisations, which are generally between 5-10%. This change will ensure RAWCS’ long-term financial sustainability and high standard of project facilitation.
Large corporate donors and philanthropic organisations have previously used RAWCS services to take advantage of our DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status and paid services charges on donations. This allowed services to be provided to Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts at no charge.
Recently, however, a number of these organisations have received DGR status from the government. This has resulted in a dramatic drop in this RAWCS income stream.
The delivery of all services have costs associated. In order for RAWCS to continue its high standard of project service delivery and accountability the Board has resolved to end the exemption previously given to Rotarians and Rotary Clubs.
Thank you for your understanding.