Your donation to the Brotherhood is vital as it makes it possible for us to directly assist the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of our society: children, young people, people who are unemployed, older people and refugees.
Financial gifts also enable us to develop and operate innovative programs, conduct research and run advocacy campaigns in order to initiate social change.
Through your compassion and financial support of our work, you can help us provide those in need with a brighter future, and have a lasting and positive impact on the community.
Please help us to continue our work for an Australia free of poverty.
Make a donation
If you would like to make a one-off donation, donate to our current appeal or make a gift in memory or celebration, we would love to hear from you via one of the methods below.
Donate online now
Donate by post or fax
Download a donation form (PDF file, 105 KB) and post or fax it back to us.
Donate by phone
Call our donation line on (03) 9483 1301.
Regular monthly giving
Solutions is the Brotherhood’s regular giving program.
Solutions is a convenient way of giving as your donation is automatically processed every month, saving you time and reducing administration costs for the Brotherhood. You can choose to make a donation either by credit card or direct debit from your bank account.
All of our Solutions partners are kept up to date with the Brotherhood’s work via our quarterly supporter newsletter, Building Better Lives.
If you’d like to become part of the solution and join the Brotherhood’s regular giving program, sign up online or download our regular giving donation form (PDF file, 82 KB) and post or fax it back to us.
Find out more about our Solutions program
For more information about Solutions, the Brotherhood’s regular giving program, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9483 1301.
Through Workplace Giving, employees can donate money regularly to the Brotherhood via automatic payroll deductions. A small contribution from each pay packet makes a huge difference to the lives of those experiencing poverty in our community.
This program gives employees an opportunity to assist vulnerable Australians, and provides the Brotherhood with long-term, stable funding that enables us to plan ahead. Being easy to set up and manage, it saves the Brotherhood admin costs, and it saves employees the headache of having to collect donation receipts.
Workplace Giving donations are deducted before tax is applied, reducing taxable income. For example, if an employee is taxed 40 per cent and makes a donation of $10, the employee only sees their actual cash income drop by $6.
|How you can make a difference for just $10 per week
|$10 per week x 4 weeks = $40 per month
|$40 per month x 12 months = $480 per year
|$480 per year x 100 generous Workplace Givers = $48,000 per year
In many instances, a company will match the amount donated by their employee up to a certain level. For example, if a company matches an employee’s pre-tax donation of $10, the employee’s salary sacrifice of $6 becomes a gift to the Brotherhood of $20.
Find out more about Workplace Giving
For more information about Workplace Giving, please contact our Corporate Relations Manager on (03) 9483 1394. You can also visit the Australian Charities Fund or the Charities Aid Foundation to find out about setting up the program in your workplace.
Leave a bequest in your will
We hope that supporters who have admired the values and work of the Brotherhood during their lifetime give serious thought to including a gift to the Brotherhood in their will. Including such a gift will help us to continue to tackle the causes of poverty and to enable people to build better lives.
Your will is an important expression of your wishes. It specifies how your estate is to be divided among those who are important to you, and helps ensure that the loved ones you leave behind are spared many of the complications of finalising your affairs.
Making or revising your will does not need to be expensive, as our booklet Your Legacy: Making a bequest to the Brotherhood of St Laurence (PDF file, 2.72 MB) explains. This booklet also contains suggested wording. Please contact us if you would like a copy mailed to you.
If you have already included a gift to the Brotherhood in your will, please let us know so we can thank you personally. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.
Find out more about making a bequest
For more information about leaving a gift to the Brotherhood, please contact our Supporter Relations Manager on (03) 9483 1399.
Our Community Relations team is happy to answer any questions you may have about the Brotherhood’s fundraising programs.
Brotherhood of St Laurence
67 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy Vic. 3065
Phone: (03) 9483 1301
Fax: (03) 9483 1336