MAKING DONATIONS IN HONOUR OR MEMORY OF A LOVED ONE
Many people like to show their appreciation of the Foundation, and what we do, by asking mourners at funerals, guests at parties, weddings and other special occasions, and participants fundraising events to donate in honour or 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 or honour 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 discreetly written on them. Alternatively, donating online via our secure credit card portal or by setting up a Dedicated ‘In Memory Of’ Donation Page through GoFundraise or Everyday Hero is quick and easy (see further down the page for more information). 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.
DONATING IN LIEU OF GIFTS ON MOMENTOUS OCCASIONS
People often turn their birthdays, weddings and other special occasions into a means of raising funds for the Foundation, after coming to the conclusion they already have more things than they need. So instead of receiving presents on a special occasion, they suggest to their guests they donate to the Bernie Banton Foundation, often in memory of a loved one. This is a really special and selfless thing to do, every dollar raised goes a long way at the Foundation.
FUNDRAISING IN HONOUR OR MEMORY OF A SPECIAL PERSON
Many people like to do something tangible to honour somebody they loved, felt close to or simply admired. They often do this by turning get-togethers and other annual or regular special occasions, such as Golf Days, etc. into a fundraiser for the Bernie Banton Foundation and dedicating it in honour of the memory of a departed loved one, friend or someone else who held a significant place in their lives. Simply click here to find out what some people have done to raise funds to aid the Foundation.
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 DEDICATED ONLINE DONATION or FUNDRAISING PAGE
An easy and respectful way to assist people to donate in memory, or honour of a loved one or significant person in their life, is to set up a Dedicated Donation/Fundraising Page which will allow people to make a gift direct to the Bernie Banton Foundation. A page can easily be set up through either of the two online portals the Foundation is aligned with, GoFundraise or Everyday Hero. 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.