How you can help
There are many ways you can help raise funds that will go towards the services we provide to our clients:
- hold a morning or tea,
- organise and photographic and art exhibition,
- arrange a sausage sizzle,
- take part in a fun run, marathon or cycle challenge,
- run a team building challenge at work,
- hold a trivia night and/or karaoke night.
The easiest way to fundraise for us is to set up your online fundraising page on sites like GoFundraise or Everyday Hero. Once your fundraising page is set up, email the link to your contacts and ask them to make a donation. You can also share the link to your fundraising page on your social networks. Alternatively, you can use your credit card to make a donation via the IDS website or make a deposit to our bank account. Contact us for our account details. When you let us know that you have made a deposit, we will post you a receipt.
Give through your pay
Workplace giving is the simplest and most effective way to give and because you receive an immediate tax reduction through your payroll payment, you save time searching for receipts at tax time. It reduces administration costs allowing more of your contribution to reach the people who need it most.
Some employers even match employee donations, doubling your impact and allowing you and your colleagues to provide greater support to our clients. Your payroll officer can get more information on how to set up Workplace Giving at www.ato.gov.au.
If your employees wish to give to IDS via workplace giving, we can offer guidance and information on how best to set up a Workplace Giving Program and how to effectively engage staff.
Leave a gift in your will
A bequest is a gift of money or assets that you leave through your Will. A bequest is a unique gift. By leaving a bequest to IDS, you are making a lasting difference to those we support in the community.
Bequests can take a number of forms, including:
- a percentage of the value of your estate,
- a specified amount of money or property,
- the residue of the estate after your family and other beneficiaries have been provided for.
Give in memory of a loved one
A special way to honour a loved one when they pass away is by offering friends and family the opportunity to make donations to IDS to celebrate their life, instead of sending flowers
Donating in lieu of a gift is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. You may request donations to be made in lieu of gifts when celebrating your birthday, anniversary or wedding.
Corporate partners play a vital role in helping IDS raise awareness, supporting the work we do on behalf of our clients through:
- company and employee fundraising,
- matched giving,
- in-kind support,
- cause-related marketing,
- employee volunteer days,
- client buddying