September for SurfAid
SurfAid’s core mission is to save the lives of women and children in remote areas of Indonesia – areas connected to us by surfing. Current programs are in the Mentawai, Nias, Sumba and Sumbawa.
Billabong is a supporting partner to SurfAid’s flagship program in Nias Indonesia. Running for three years, SurfAid’s program in Nias has successfully increased the quality of health services for countless mothers and children, while reducing mortality rates. Billabong is also committed to furthering SurfAid’s mission to improve the health, wellbeing, and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions near some of the world’s most iconic destinations.
From the inception of SurfAid 15 years ago, Billabong has provided support including efforts around reducing malaria in the Mentawai to being a key relief donor after the 2005 Boxing Day tsunami Aceh, the Mentawai island tsunami in 2010 and most recently to the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. For six years, Billabong and its athletes worked with SurfAid to build a program in schools in the US, Australia and NZ that instilled in children the value of giving back and being good global citizens. Design for Humanity in LA, Sydney and Paris also provided significant funding and exposure. The ongoing support from Billabong has provided critical financial stability to SurfAid, helping to build a strong field team and award-winning field program.
Having started with very little money, SurfAid prides themselves on a model of low cost solutions that yield high impact results. We are transparent, nimble, exceptional stewards of our donor’s money and offer a high return on a philanthropic investment.
Every donation will help save a life. You can help with the purchase of a Surf Aid Item in our Billabong Stores.
To find out more about how you can make a difference, visit surfaid.org