A FUNDRAISER’S TALE
Ty Chea, a real estate agent in Australia, has raised around $16,000 for CCF in three years.
When real estate agent Ty Chea decided to start fundraising for CCF, he hit upon the idea of using his job to generate funds.
He arranged an auction of a house with his commission from the sale being donated to CCF.
That was three years ago.
Ty, who works for Harcourts Oakleigh based in a suburb of Melbourne, has just successfully auctioned off a third house, which sold for $785,000, and generously given another $6,000.
In total, he has raised around $16,000, to help our work with impoverished children and their families in Cambodia.
“I am Cambodian, I was once a hungry kid. I love my country of birth and Scott Neeson (CCF’s founder) is my inspiration. Helping makes me feel good and I love kids,” explained Ty, who migrated to Australia in 1983 after living in a Thai refugee camp.
Ty, who is also one of our child sponsors, plans another house auction next year, with his ultimate goal to arrange two a year to raise as much money as possible for CCF’s work.
“I hope my action will inspire other people to do what they can to help others, no matter who they are or where they are from,” said Ty.
“Just do something good to help another human being. No matter how small you think it is, it may have a big impact.”
To find out how you can be like Ty visit: cambodianchildrensfund.org/get-involved/fundraise or cambodianchildrensfund.org/child-sponsor-copy
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