DIK is a program supported by Rotary Clubs in Australia which grew out of the compassion and concern of returning overseas volunteers.

This recycling and reuse program involves the collection, sorting, packing, dispatch and distribution of donated items to countries in need of these goods.

Many goods and products, for which organisations in Australia have no further use, are valuable commodities in needy countries.

Our committee is ever-alert to the possible connection of a need uncovered somewhere – it could be books, surgical tables, bicycles, all sorts of things – the availability of goods through DIK to fill a need and the means of delivering – again through DIK.

In the absence of a specific project, our committee and our club support this wonderful enterprise through working bees – sorting and packing at DIK’s warehouse in West Footscray.

RCM strongly supported DIK this Rotary year, in both cash and kind, by:

  • Organising 3 Working Bees on site instead of the usual 2, and

  • Agreeing to pay a share of the increased rental brought about by DIK’s shift from Shed 40 to Shed 39 at its site off Somerville Road, West Footscray.

Importantly, the RCM Board committed to assist DIK with rental payments at their new premises for at least the next 2 years.