What you can do to help
Sign up as volunteers
There are three categories of volunteers: Behind-the-scene volunteers who label and tag each piece of craftwork; frontliners who man the stalls and interact with customers during sale events; and volunteers who help transport the craftwork from villages to Gerai's "office" or to pick up the craftwork from office to sale locations. Volunteers have to cover petrol or car maintenance costs.
Offer rent-free spaces
Gerai relies on event organisers, government agencies or private companies to offer rent-free spaces for its stalls.
Contribute to Gerai OA's Medical Fund
Set up in 2007, the tabung ubat accepts contributions for medical supplies like paracetamol, bandages and ointments that are donated to the artisans Gerai work with. For a detailed list, check Gerai OA's facebook.
Donate food or household essentials