...and make sure people get a tax deduction...
Facebook has made it really easy to set up a fundraiser. All you do is go to Facebook, click the fundraisers button and select Pillars of Strength Ltd, tell your friends and family and sit back and wait for the money to roll in.
We have tried this already with our friends and with almost no effort we raised our target inside a few days. With a tiny bit of promotion (just share the fundraiser to your friends - and maybe update them when Facebook tells you how you are going and how close to the finish line you are) you should be able to achieve some really meaningful donations to help us help Bereaved Dads across Australia.
If you are climbing Everest, running a marathon, taking part in a fun run, holding a BBQ or doing anything else for which you would like sponsorship to benefit Pillars of Strength, then we would like you to use the GiveNow service to do this.
GiveNow is an Australian social enterprise and has a great online portal that guides you through the steps you need to take to get your fundraising activity - which they call a crowdraiser - off and running.
Their system allows you to put up photos and videos, track how you are doing and it manages all of the financials for you, ensuring that your sponsors money goes directly to your cause and that they are given the receipts to allow them to claim it on their tax.
For those of you who want to hold a large or complex fundraising event like the George Maher & Hamish Howard Remembrance Golf Day held every year in Wagga Wagga, we are here to help.
Just let us know and we can take care of everything you need, working in partnership with you and your mates to hold a successful event with plenty of fun for your participants whilst maximising the result for Pillars of Strength. We are experienced event managers and have all the necessary tools to make your day a success.
These events are complex to organise, partly due to the tax deductibility rules, if you want to do one, then just drop us a line and we will help you set it up and run whatever parts you want.
The team at Pillars of Strength is largely made up of volunteers. We are all here because we have had some experience, directly or indirectly, of losing a baby or child.
We believe that the best way to help dads is by building communities where we help each other – men helping men. When we see this working, it gives us a real kick - not only do we feel great to have helped dads at one of the worst times in their lives, we are also showing communities that the entire family is helped when the dad can deal with his pain in a way that works for men.
We need volunteers from across Australia to build these communities, so if you think you could help us help then join up and let us know.
To help us get this support to as many Dads as we can, right now we are in real need of people with the following skillsets and experience:
We need to let the thousands of Bereaved Dads out there know we are here. If you think you can help us get the exposure we need, please get in touch.
People need to find us on the internet - we have done what we can, but we need some professional help.
Our Dads and their mates need help setting up and sometimes even running events (if they are large and complex). Julia needs some assistance from someone who shares our drive to make every Dad's experience a great one.
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Many of our donors and sponsors understand there is a woeful lack of support for grieving fathers. You can help by making a donation.
All donations over $2 are tax-deductible