Regular Giving 

How often you give is up to you. You can give weekly, monthly or annually to Bethany. You can adjust your donations at any time.

Giving a regular cash donation can help change the lives of people living in our community. 

Regular giving is one of the most effective and practical ways that you can help us plan and prepare for the future. As a regular donor you’ll help sustain our vital services, so we can be there to support the people in our community who need it most. 

Your regular contribution will help strengthen our community, and will help us reach our goals of 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. 

The long-term impact of your generosity has the power to transform lives, families and communities. A little bit, on a regular basis, can provide a lot for those who are doing it tough. 

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

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

The Impact of your donations

Teresa* feels safe for the first time in decades after Bethany empowered her to leave a long-term domestic violence relationship. 

Working a full-time job, battling breast cancer and raising two children with little support from her partner severely impacted Tereasa’s health and wellbeing. Despite being strong and resilient, she was at breaking point.  

However, after reaching out to Bethany her was able to change her narrative. Teresa secured a rental property for herself and her children, accessed financial aid to set up their home, and received counselling to deal with years of trauma. 

My case worker went out of her way to give me whatever support she could. And the biggest thing was believing me and helping me start to the process.” Being able to leave the relationship and receive counselling has helped her begin to heal, she says. 

 “I finally feel free and happy. My children say they don’t have to walk on eggshells for the first time in their lives.” 

*Teresa’s name has been changed to protect her privacy. 

Woman with long dark hair standing on a road, with two children - a young boy aged about 6 years old on push bike and wearing a helmut, a young girl aged 11 years old wearing her school uniform, a helmut and carrying a skateboard

“Bethany’s long standing, well recognised brand was a key driver in my decision to donate to Bethany Community Support.  With strong family connections in Geelong I have followed the evolution of the organisation along with Bethany’s very real connection to the community. I have been particularly impressed by the supported playgroups for vulnerable families which were held within the community libraries of Geelong Regional Library Corporation. I plan to continue supporting on a regular basis, aware that even a small donation can make a big difference.
Judith Oke 

“I am trying to help, with a regular donation, for we have a domestic violence problem in this Country. Anything that helps solve the domestic violence problem – half of it, is in my mother’s name. When I am richer, I’ll be giving more.” 
Peter Campbell

Frequently asked questions about Regular Giving with Bethany

Is there a minimum I can donate on a regular basis?

For regular donations, the minimum you can donate is $10, thank you.  

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 and at the end of 12 months, an annualised statement will be sent to assist you with your tax. 

 

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!  In July each year, you will receive an annualised statement will be sent to assist you with your tax. 

Whoops! 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

 

Can I specify where my donation is allocated within Bethany’s services of support?

Yes, by contacting Bethany’s Community Engagement team on 03 5278 8122, or via email donations@bethany.org.au we can work with you to best align your gift. We have a wide breadth of services that you may be passionate about supporting. 

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.

We’re incredibly grateful for every gift we receive and thank those who have made the generous decision to include our organisation in their Will. Your details will be held in the strictest of confidence. 

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