Give back to the community you live in

Every dollar that you donate will help support vulnerable children, families and individuals in our community. 

Every dollar that you donate makes a difference to someone’s life.

At Bethany, we want to live in a community where children have a good start in life, where  families are safe, loving and connected, and everyone has an opportunity to participate. 

We ensure the voice of people accessing our services are at the centre of all we do. With them as our collaborators, we create and facilitate pathways to a better future, no matter a person’s socio-economic status, beliefs, disability, gender, race or background.

We strive to reach the people who need us at the right time and the right place. But to do this we need your support. 

How your donations help

Support the education, care and wellbeing of children

Help build better relationships

Help those affected by problem gambling

Assist men who use violence become accountable for their behaviour

Support women and children affected by family violence

Support parents in their parenting role

Assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Assist people experiencing financial stress and provide material aid

Other ways you can give back to Bethany and make a difference to your community

A donation to Bethany Community Support will see us moving one step further towards helping us to strengthen family relationships and build a strong and resilient community. 

 

Give a single gift and make a difference.
Give regularly and change lives.
To help create a better future.
Take on a challenge, celebrate or organise a fundraiser.
Do you share our aspirations and values? Let’s work together.
Provide new and unused products and gifts to people doing it tough.

Frequently asked questions about donations

Is there a minimum I can donate?

We accept a minimum donation of $2.  All donations of $2 or over are tax deductible.  

Is my donation tax deductible?

All cash donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.  A receipt will be issued once you finalise your donation. 

What can I expect after I donate?

As soon as you donate, you should receive an email confirmation and receipt of your donation.  And, if you’ve ticked our newsletter box, you should expect to receive updates from us, letting you know how your donation is already working! 

 

I didn’t mean to donate that amount - how do I get a refund?

If you’ve made an error whilst donating, don’t worry.  Just send an email with a copy of your receipt and brief explanation to donations@bethany.org.au  

What do you do with my donor information?

We treat your donor information seriously and security and safety of personal information is of utmost priority to us. All data is stored electronically in Australia and we will not send your information overseas or interstate without your consent or unless it is to prevent or lessen a serious threat to life, health or safety of a person, or as required and authorised by law. Bethany takes reasonable steps to protect the information collected from misuse, loss and interference from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. These steps include reasonable physical, technical and administrative security safeguards for protecting electronic and hard copies of record. Your donor information will not be shared with any third party organisation and only authorised Bethany staff have access to donor information and do not have access to credit card numbers other than the last 4 digits for verification or update purposes.  Donors can give anonymously if they desire, and their desire to avoid recognition will be respected by our organization.  Please visit Bethany’s Privacy Policy for further details.

How will my donation be used?

Any donations received, will 100% be used to help Bethany support children, families and individuals who are currently being supported at Bethany.  Because of your generosity, we’re able to provide practical assistance and help restore strength and hope to people and families currently doing it tough.  Every dollar that you donate will help support children, families and individuals in our community, including to: 

  • Help build better relationships
  • Support the education, care and wellbeing of children
  • Support parents in their parenting role
  • Support women and children affected by family violence
  • Assist men who use violence become accountable for their behaviour
  • Assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Assist people experiencing financial stress and provide material aid
  • Help those affected by problem gambling

Emma’s* Story

Donations provided through the Giving Tree Appeal transformed single mother Emma* and her toddler, Jordan’s* Christmas experience.  

Last Christmas Emma and her son had just moved into transitional housing after spending more than a month living in a hotel. The family had been doing it tough for a while.  
 
“Christmas last year wasn’t like I wanted it to be. The memories weren’t ones which I wanted to recreate.”  
 
With the help of the Geelong Giving Tree Appeal community donations, Emma alike many other vulnerable people received extra financial support to use on things such as food for a Christmas meal, petrol to attend Christmas festivities, books and specialist toys.  Items the family desperately needed.  
 
For Emma, having extra financial support at Christmas time empowers her to provide for her family and change their narrative.  
 
*Emma and Jordan’s name has been changed to protect their privac

Smith* Family Story

With only a single income the Smith* family were familiar with missing out on what some of us don’t think twice about purchasing and experiencing. Buying a ticket to visit a local attraction, attending a school excursion or enjoying an ice-cream out.   

After both experiencing childhood trauma, Heather and Luke* rebuilt their lives so that they could provide their three children opportunities they had not received. But it didn’t come easy and without hard work and sacrifice.   

Their single income shared between the five of them doesn’t go far. Once all basic necessities are accounted for, including rent, bills, transport costs and food, there’s usually little left over for ‘the fun experiences’ which the family can enjoy together outside of the home.  

Through Bethany’s Little Things Appeal the Smith’s received gift cards to attend Geelong’s Museum of Play and Art (MoPA).  

Heather said that the smiles on the faces of her children at MoPA “makes all of our hard work even more worthwhile”. 

“We’ve taken the kids to MoPA in the past before our rent went up, and they absolutely loved playing with all of the interactive displays. The Appeal has given us that little bit extra to do fun things like this again, it makes all the difference”. 

*Heather and Luke’s name has been changed to protect their privacy 

Make a difference to your community

A donation to Bethany Community Support will see us moving one step further towards achieving our goals, and will help us to strengthen family relationships and build a strong and resilient community. 

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