Many people like to show their appreciation of the foundation, and what we do, by asking mourners at funerals, guests at parties, weddings and fundraisers to donate in lieu of flowers and gifts in memory of a loved one or friend.
The Bernie Banton Foundation holds gift recipient status with the ATO, therefore all donations $2.00 and over are fully tax deductible.
Donating in lieu of flowers at funerals and gifts on special occasions, in memory of a loved one or friend, can be done in many ways:
DONATING IN LIEU OF FLOWERS AT FUNERALS
Where a family wishes to support the Bernie Banton Foundation by asking mourners to donate in lieu of flowers, we can supply DONATION ENVELOPES. We also supply (free of charge) lapel ribbons, which are aqua blue in colour, with the the words ASBESTOS AWARENESS discretely written on them. Alternatively, donating online via our secure portal is quick and easy. It is always helpful if the Foundations website: berniebanton.com.au is included in the order of service, and if appropriate, a mention is made about the foundation during the service.
REPLY PAID DONATION ENVELOPES
Reply paid donation envelopes are easy to understand and use. If the details are filled in, in legible writing, the donor will receive a letter of thanks and official tax receipt. We endeavour to notify the family of the ‘loved one or friend’ whose memory was honoured, the total amount of donations, and a list of who donated. To obtain donation envelopes please either phone Karen Banton direct (preferred) on: 0412 830 485 or phone our Freecall number: 1800 031 731 Alternatively, please fill in and submit the contact form below. If filling in the contact form please ensure you include all your contact details, an estimate of the number of envelopes required, and the exact address they need to be posted to (this is particularly important if they need to be sent to a funeral home). We will then express post the required quantity to you.
SETTING UP A FUNDRAISING PAGE TO HONOUR A SPECIAL PERSON
Many people like to do something tangible to honour somebody they loved, felt close to or simply admired. An easy and respectful way to do this, is to set up afundraising page so people can make a gift to the Foundation in memory of the person. It cost nothing to do, will take a few minutes of your time and is totally accountable – all donations $2.00 and over are tax deductible, with the donor receiving an automated tax receipt.
DONATING IN LIEU OF GIFTS AT SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Many people come to the conclusion they already have more things than they need, or they would rather do something significant to honour someone really special, so decide that instead of receiving presents on a special occasion, they suggest to their guests they donate to the Bernie Banton Foundation in the memory of a loved one or friend. This is a really special and selfless thing to do, every dollar raised goes a long way at the Foundation. People have turned their birthdays, weddings and other special occasions into a means of raising funds for the Foundation and importantly, honoured their departed loved ones or friends at the same time. Simply click here to find out what some people have done to fundraise for the Foundation.
MAKING A DONATION
Please click on the applicable heading below to make a donation via a method of your choice.