Donate today and make a difference 

You might not think one donation can make a difference, but even a small financial contribution can help change the course of someone’s life. 

Be a part of helping us to reach our goals

Our goals are to foster a community where all children can grow and be strong. A community that is free from the impacts of family violence, and a community where there is opportunity for everyone to participate. 

Every dollar that you donate will help support children, families and individuals in our community through programs that: 

Support the education, care and wellbeing of children

Help build better relationships

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

Penny’s* Story

Donations redirected into Bethany’s Women and Children’s Family Violence program support people like Penny* who have experienced trauma in a relationship.  

Penny was referred to Bethany through Geelong’s Orange Door service. Although she was no longer in a relationship with her ex-partner of ten years, she felt she was being still being emotionally impacted and controlled by what she had been subjected to. The way she was participating in her life was not sustainable. She had children that relied on her and that she wanted to be a role model for. 

Penny’s case worker, Jessica*, provided the tools and empowerment for Penny to regain confidence and independence.  

Penny shared with us that Bethany “came into my life at the most perfect time and I will forever be grateful. (I embarked on a) journey of healing and self discovery. I felt supported and listened to by Jessica. I finally had someone who truly wanted to help and understood what I was going though. I had hope”. 

“My children and I are safe, healthy and happy and I thank Bethany for every step of the way they supported us to get to where we are today. Bethany is a truly amazing organisation that is so very needed in the community. From my experience with Bethany, I now help others navigate through life challenges because of how much I know it helped saved me when I needed it”. 

*Penny’s name has been changed to protect their privac

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

“On behalf of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, I am pleased to advise that we have made a donation of $1,398.80 to your organisation. This donation has been raised by staff contributions and matched by the Victorian Chamber as part of our Casual Friday Charity Donation initiative.  We hope that this contribution will help support you in continuing your endeavours in making a difference to the community.” 
Nickki Vu, Victorian Chamber of Commerce

“We chose Bethany to donate our mask fundraising to as we wanted a local not-for-profit organisation that worked in the Domestic Violence field.  We felt during the Covid-19 lockdowns any existing DV within families would be exacerbated and this concerned us greatly.  As the perpetrator in DV is more often the male, we looked for a program that educated and had strong potential to change behaviour.  We decided on Bethany because of the Men’s Behaviour Change program.”

Ita Charlton, Sisters with Purpose 

We’re incredibly grateful for every gift we receive and endeavour to thank those who have made the generous decision.

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