How Can I help?
The anticipated costs of Aaliyah's surgery are approximately US$ 65,000 (excluding flights and accommodation) and will need to be completely funded by Amy & Jose, with payment upfront before a surgical appointment can be confirmed. The breakdown of costs are as follows:
Surgeon Fees: Approximately 70%
Hospital Costs: Approximately 23%
Anaesthetist: Approximately 6%
Pre and Post-operative testing: Approximately 1%
In addition to the above amounts, we are hoping to raise up to an additional US$ 25,000 to cover flights, accommodation and living expenses whilst the family is in the United States, bringing the overall cost of the operation to approximately US$ 90,000. As at March 4, 2012, we have raised approximately AU $20,000 towards this total. We still have a long way to go.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:
Through the generous support of family and friends, Aaliyah’s Journey has garnered the support of sponsorship partners throughout Australia:
Jack of Magic To Believe as well as other illusionists, in conjunction with Adrian of Gilchrist Administrative Services will be organising a charity fundraising magic show for Sydney based supporters some time in 2012. In the words of Jack: “Helping people is the business that I’m in!”
For those of you in Brisbane, Meat on Metropol in Carindale are a proud supporter of Aaliyah’s Journey and have an in-store collection with all proceeds going directly to Aaliyah. Just quietly, they also have some of the best meat that Southern Brisbane has to offer.
Also for Brisbane locals, we are in the process of organising a Trivia Night as well as regular chocolate drives, Tupperware parties and Bunnings BBQ’s (details to be confirmed, see our Facebook Page for details or if you wish to enquire about other ways you can help).
- Towards the end of 2012 (around November), there will be an Open House Art Exhibition in Sydney, with a proportion of proceeds from sales going directly towards Aaliyah's Journey (Please note, this event is still in the very early stages of planning and details of this event are unconfirmed until and unless publicised on this page).
If you can’t get to any of our events or donate through our sponsors, you can also contribute to Aaliyah’s Journey via Westpac Australia and New Zealand via deposit into our accounts:
General Bank Account (not tax deductible)
SWIFT CODE (for transfers from overseas):
Branch: Garden City (BSB 034-093)
Name of Accountholder: Miss Aaliyah Emily Isabella Perdomo
Account Number: 453353
Tax Deductible Account (contact us with details of your payment to arrange a receipt):
Account name: Christian Community Care Network Inc.
Acct Designator: Aaliyah Perdomo Necessitous Circumstances Fund
BSB: 034-001 (Westpac Bank, 260 Queen Street Brisbane)
SWIFT CODE: WPACNZ2W
Branch: Bulls, North Island (BSB 03 0605)
Account Number: 021262025