The purple house fund – givenow.com.au
What do we do?
Western Desert Dialysis provides on country dialysis in remote communities in Central and Northern Australia, enabling people to get back to their communities. Our organisation is founded and run by dialysis patients and their families. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with renal failure, reunite families and reduce the incidence of kidney disease in communities.
Why do we do it?
For many Aboriginal people from remote communities, kidney failure means moving hundreds of kilometres away from your home. In town, you sit down and wait for the next of your alternate day dialysis treatments to stay alive, feeling lost and missing family and community life. Back home in your community they feel your absence. You are not there to teach your grandkids and look after country, to pass on cultural knowledge and plan for the future.
Western Desert Dialysis helps people get home to country where they can look after, and be looked after by, their families and communities.
THE PURPLE HOUSE FUND
The Purple House Fund was established by Western Desert Dialysis to commemorate 15 years since the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal. This fundraiser and auction, driven by community members of Kintore, Kiwirrkurra and Mt Liebig, raised over 1 million dollars to establish dialysis and support services for Western Desert people suffering kidney failure.
Western Desert Dialysis have been providing dialysis out bush for over 10 years and we continue to grow and expand to support other communities throughout Central Australia to get dialysis on country. Donations to The Purple House Fund support Western Desert Dialysis to help communities establish and operate community controlled dialysis services and bring their families back home.
Surprisingly I enjoyed creating this design, and believe it or not, but this is my very first birdhouse drawing