Donations provided to the Burdekin Association are either dedicated to particular projects like the Burdekin Youth Support Fund or allocated as untied funding to support our work in general – depending on your preference.
Donations 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.