Buy a Bale is a fundraising campaign run by Rural Aid Ltd ABN 29 605 783 597, Approved in Qld CH2765 and have DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status.
100% of all funds raised are used to support farmers in need of fodder and its transport, prepaid credit cards that can be used in local towns, family health support and counseling. When donating should you elect to choose a specific category, we guarantee that your allocation will be spent as per your wishes.
Bales vary in price depending upon a number of factors. Size of the bale, age of the bale and type of hay. Depending upon all these we can be paying anywhere from $20 to $100 a bale.
To qualify for assistance you have to be in a drought declared area or if your state no longer declares drought, an area that by past records would have been drought declared.
Buy a Bale needs you to list your details through this link. Your details will be reviewed and when a group of farmers around you can be put together, we’ll be in touch and organise a hay drop. The process isn’t long and as farmers ourselves we know speed is of the essence. If you really are desperate call 1300 448 322.
As much as we’d like to deliver hay directly to every farmer in need, the cost would be prohibitive. We therefore link up with local councils or property owners we know and trust and store on fodder on their property until we have enough to make a distribution possible.
Based upon enquiries for assistance through this website and through the 1300 448 322 number of Buy a Bale, we plan distributions around the greatest need. If we receive more calls from one part of Australia we go where there is the greatest need at that time. Importantly while a distribution may not be planned for your area, if you tell us you need assistance and we’ve been in touch with you we will do our best to get you some assistance.
All donations are 100% tax deductible and a receipt will be issued from Rural Aid Ltd ABN 29 605 783 597 for all Buy a Bale Donations. Receipts are issued when all donations have been processed.
If you wish to make a direct deposit or regular donation these are our bank details
BSB 114 879
Acct No. 439 938 530
Please leave your name as the Reference and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your reference and the dollar amount of your donation and we’ll email you a receipt.
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