Amaroo Aus - Why? Our story 🐨
My love of animals has been with me from a very young age, but my mission to help native Australian wildlife was born in December 2019.
After a nasty accident and emergency by-pass surgery, I was bed ridden in hospital for quite some time. My stay in hospital coincided with the devastating bushfires, and i was shocked and saddened by the destruction caused. These bushfires had a massive impact on local communities along the east coast and South Australia. Homes and businesses were burnt to the ground, people died and eco systems were destroyed.
My life was now a little different, living with one arm I decided I would set up Amaroo to help from behind my laptop. I had visited Port Macquarie Koala hospital only eleven months before my accident and was amazed by the work they do. Run by a team of dedicated volunteers, giving their time to help rescue, rehabilitate and re-release Koalas. Entry was free and i wondered at the time how they funded this special animal hospital. Ultimately, these organisations are run from the donations of the generous public.
I've been a long time donar of the WWF and a couple of other charities, but i've always found transferring money to a charity online was quite an empty experience. You press send, you get a thank you email letter and then you go on with your day, feeling happy with yourself for the next few hours.
At Amaroo we wanted to give animal lovers a more fulfilling experience. We thought i was be nice to design custom handmade Australian and Koala related jewellery, so people could wear their support. You recieve beautiful pieces in the post and get that constant gratification everytime you wear your jewellery.
We aim to be as transparent as possible. Amaroo was set up as a socially good company, with profits going to where they truly belong. If we can help save just one Koala, i would be happy, but my goals and dreams are much bigger than that.
My dream is to donate $100,000 by the end of 2021, whilst planting over 10,000 trees to create a mini Amaroo forest. The destruction of wildlife habitats in Australia is very real, an area the size of the U.K was destroyed in the past year. We want to save hundreds of Koalas and educate the world on the battle we face to save them
If our mission is something that you also believe in, please sign up to our newsletter, today. We will regularly update our followers on what organisations we will be helping, and the amazing work they do. Stay up to date on the trees we will be planting to help fight deforestation and to educate people on the battle we face to save our beloved Koalas from extinction.
If you have anything you would like to ask me about Amaroo Aus, please reach out to my personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org i would love to hear from you. Also please get in touch if you can help our mission in any way possible.
Wear your support for Australian wildlife, let's make a difference.
Thank you for reading, i appreciate your time and support.