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Change someone’s tomorrow, today. Your gift will make a vital difference to the lives of struggling South Australians. Your generosity and care provides a hand up in a time of crisis.

Make a donation today.

 

Thank you for your support.

Show you really care this Christmas.

 

Imagine the entire population of North Adelaide being homeless.

That’s how many South Australians don’t have a safe place to call home.

 

This time last year, Grace and Robert were filling Christmas stockings for their children – today, they are homeless.

 

“We went from doing well at life to being homeless and temporarily sleeping on my sister-in-law’s sofa… we were lucky we had family to offer temporary refuge.”

 

Like an increasing number of South Australians, Grace and Robert brought their young family to WestCare to look for help. They enjoyed a nutritious meal, began to feel more relaxed and chatted with a support worker to learn more about their options. They now have temporary accommodation while we work together on finding a more permanent home.

 

“We feel welcome and we’re not alone. Despite everything, we can give our children a present to unwrap on Christmas Day and put some food on the table. We’ll get our own place again and we’ll look back on all this for the bad dream it is.”

 

Every Christmas, Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre opens its doors to more than 300 children and families – and the numbers are growing. 

 

Each child receives a gift.  Together we share good food, laughter and a sense of community.  Food parcels are available for those who would otherwise have nothing in the pantry.

 

Will you join us to make Christmas 2019 a time to rebuild self-esteem and find refuge from the scariness and exhaustion of wondering what’s going to happen next?

 

Please take a moment to read how your Christmas gift will make a real difference.

 

 

DONATE NOW to make your gift.

 

For more details of Baptist Care SA’s services please take a few minutes to look at our Annual Report.

If you’d like to know more, do contact us on 8273 7106 or email fundraising@baptistcaresa.org.au .

Food Donations

There’s no doubt about it, South Australians are having a tough time.  Severe overcrowding is on the rise and we’ve seen more people sleeping rough – more than 100 every night in inner city Adelaide.  Last year, Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Emergency Relief Program assisted 367 individuals and 387 families – we had to turn more than 200 people away hungry.

 

We are always in need of staples like:

  • Canned tuna or meat
  • Baked beans or spaghetti
  • Soup – add water or heat’n’eat
  • Tinned fruit
  • Beans (chick peas or kidney beans)
  • Vegetables – Corn or beetroot
  • Pasta Sauce

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Long Life Milk (1L or 2L)
  • Cereal
  • Tea and coffee
  • Crackers
  • Baby/toddler foods

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    If you or your group can make a contribution, please drop off items at:

    Baptist Care SA Reception, 11-19 Millers Court, Adelaide (off Wright Street) during office hours, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

    Any queries? Call (08) 8118 5200.

     
    Thank you for caring.

    Fundraise for Us

    Want to share your passion for helping South Australia’s most vulnerable – the homeless in Adelaide?  We’d really like to hear from you.

    We can support you to run your own event or participate in a Challenge Event (City to Bay for example) – it’s great fun for a great cause!

    Ideas include Movie Nights, Food Drives (or collections of other vital items such as toiletries, warm blankets, thongs etc), Morning Teas and much more

    Call us on 8271 7106 or email fundraising@baptistcaresa.org.au .

    Thank you for caring.

    Gifts in Wills

    Change the future, today.

    Leaving a Gift in your Will is the ultimate way to care for your family and loved ones. It can also be transformative for those served by organisations like Baptist Care SA. In making these gifts, you are expressing enduring care and commitment.
     

    Who will your Gift help?

    Every week, hundreds of children, families and individuals reach out to us for support.

    Your gift will support the ongoing provision of

    • a safe, caring place to live for children unable to stay with their families
    • education and employment opportunities for young people who would otherwise find it very hard to get a job and gain vital living skills
    • a warm welcome and access to vital services for those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage
    • therapeutic services to empower individuals and families to overcome adversity and embrace opportunity
    • early intervention initiatives designed to break the cycle and give struggling South Australians their future back.

     

    Different Types of Gifts you can give

    In general, there are three major types of gifts you can include in your Will:

    • Specific Gifts
      These are gifts of particular pieces of property such as houses, cars, jewellery, books  or clothing made to a person or organisation
    • General Gifts
      Sums or money or percentages of the value of your estate made to a particular person or organisation.
    • Residual Gifts
      These are what is left after the specific and general bequests have been paid.

     

    You choose how your Gift will be directed

    A gift to Baptist Care SA

    Gifts to Baptist Care SA are carefully considered by our Board and allocated according to need, unless specified by you.

    A gift to Baptist Care (SA) Foundation

    Gifts to our Foundation are placed in an Endowment Fund for the long-term benefit of Baptist Care SA. Every year a minimum of 4% of the revenue generated from the fund is given to Baptist Care SA.  How this is used is determined by the Baptist Care SA Board, but is broadly directed to building organisational capacity and community engagement.

     
    For more information, click here to view our brochure.

    Or contact Clare MacAdam, Fundraising & Marketing Manager on T (08) 8273 7106 or email her at fundraising@baptistcaresa.org.au .
     

    Thank you for considering leaving a gift that will transform lives.

    Workplace Giving

    Going the extra mile to support vulnerable and homeless South Australians by donating through your pay (pre-tax) is a win-win for everyone.

    Baptist Care SA is registered with Good2Give which is a purpose-built platform which is easy to use and secure. You can give regular or one-off donations directly to Baptist Care SA – learn more about how this works by clicking here

    As donations made through workplace giving are made before tax is taken, you won’t need to wait until the end of the financial year to claim it back, or collection donation receipts. You can give as much or as little as you like, and you can start, stop or change your giving whenever you want.

    Join us and start donating today!

    If you have any questions about workplace giving, please call us on 8273 7106 or email fundraising@baptistcaresa.org.au .

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