You can help support us by purchasing from our shop. All earlier issues of our online magazines and electronic book(s) are available to purchase by our wonderful supporters across the globe, but due to the difficulties and costs in setting up our shop to post physical items overseas, we have had to restrict the physical items to within Australia.
(If you absolutely HAVE to have one of our great items, please email us and perhaps Vicki may be able organise a way to send it to you.)
Why do we sell items through our online store? There are several costs to enable us to produce SPAG Magazine and to make it available for free, which include:
computer backup costs;
domain name charges;
Consider too that our staff are not paid for their valuable contributions, particularly our Editor, Vicki Nunn, who puts in hundreds of hours to provide SPAG Magazine, and on top of that she actually PAYS all outstanding costs herself, to keep it running. Unfortunately her income is limited to a small disability pension.
During the 2017/2018 financial year, Vicki was able to reduce some of those costs, and while we received some welcome donations and purchases (thank you so much), the outstanding costs were just over $1,600. That works out to around$4.40a day. If just ten people could contribute 44¢ a day, our operating costs would be met – that’s less than one small cappuccino a week!
Would you consider being one of those ten people? Perhaps you could ask nine people from your church or singles group to make up the remainder. Maybe you could put in a good word for us if you know a great Christian organisation that might be able to help.
Consider also that while we purchased a new computer and monitor back in 2016 (the $2,000 came out of Vicki’s now empty savings account), we have to consider that some time in the next few years, we will likely have to replace our computer again, and with no extra money in her savings account, Vicki has no financial means to purchase a new computer. (The previous computer cost around $1,700, and the monitor was around $300.)