Thank you for considering to support our work. By adding to our fundraising efforts you will be making a huge difference in the lives of children and young people in need. You can do so in several ways:
Credit card – the secure PayPal portal accepts all major credit cards on our behalf. We are currently setting up our own merchant facility so we can receive your donations through our own website in the future but for now, please click the large orange donate button and you will be able to use most major credit cards to make an on-line donation.
Monthly deduction – click this form and review the information about regular giving via credit card deduction and chose the option that suits you best.
Business support – there are many ways businesses can support us. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us.
Cheque – make out your cheque to The Burdekin Association and mail to: The Burdekin Association, PO Box 1323, Dee Why NSW 2099
Direct deposit – deposit directly into our bank account: Bank: Westpac, A/c name: The Burdekin Association, BSB: 032 094 Account No.: 14 6188. If you choose this option and require a receipt from us for tax deductibility purposes, please retain the details of your deposit for cross referencing. Thank you.
In Kind Donations – donations can also come in the form of:
- food parcels
- educational materials
- recreation activities
- set up packs when the young people are living independently
- assistance in gaining a driver’s licence
All donations are fully tax deductible. As we are a community organisation we, of course, greatly appreciate all donations – in kind, in cash and in time.
Why raise funds?
The Burdekin Association is committed to good stewardship of all the funds in our care. We appreciate every donation we receive, and ensure that every dollar is applied well.
It is a tragic fact that in Sydney children and young people are being neglected and abused. We are not immune to Domestic Violence, Mental Health issues and Drug and Alcohol abuse.
When parents are unable or unwilling to care for their children and teenagers then their community must step up and support them.
The Burdekin Association’s main aim is to provide care, support and accommodation options to children and young people at risk. We are helping to raise the next generation and we need your assistance to raise them.
Every child and young person deserves access to education, health care, clothing, housing, birthday presents, Christmas presents, tutoring, personal effects, swimming lessons, sports teams and everything else that you may have had when you grew up.
It is only possible to continue to change the lives of hundreds of children and young people in need through the generous gifts from our supporters and partners.
Where does the money go to?
Donations such as yours are the only way we can develop new and integrated services to help young people in need. For example a donation of:
- $10 provides stationery for a child at school.
- $25 provides a birthday present for a young person in need.
- $45 pays tuition for a child to learn swimming and 10 times that will pay for the entire course.
- $65 pays for internet access for a young person to assist in their education.
- $75 provides a move-in pack of kettle toaster crockery & cutlery.
- $100 provides food for a teenager for a week.
- $500 provides a laptop for a young mum to study on line whilst caring for her child.
- $750 pays for a removalist for a young couple moving on to independence in a local suburb.
- $1,000 pays for an internet connection for an entire year for one of our homes.
- $1500 provides a white-goods package of fridge & washing machine.
- $2,500 pays for furniture including white goods to fit out one flat for our young people.
- $2,550 covers the subsidised rent of a young person studying year 12 for an entire year.
- $3,500 pays for re-carpeting a 2 bedroom unit for our young people.
- $5,000 contributes to University fees and textbooks for one young person.
- $10,000 provides 5 esssential workshops for up to 20 young people run by professionals about Drugs and Alcohol, Employability skills, Parenting strategies, Behaviour modification and Health and Well-being that will equip young people with the necessary life skills to become productive members of the community.
- $20,000 pays for innovative programs that reach 30 vulnerable young people & their families at risk of disengagement from school & family breakdown, the number one contributor to homelessness at the Northern Beaches.
- additional $20,000 would pays for the purchase of a crew cab ute to assist with activities and moving young people.
- $30,000 will provide 20 young people with intensive case management support, focusing on education and employment to assist with their transition into independence.