With families in need coming forward at an unprecedented rate, today (1 September), we embark on an ambitious new fund-raising campaign.
With your help, we aim to raise:
$100k in 100 days for 100 families
With this $100,000, we will fund programs and initiatives to support at least 100 families in need: providing immediate crisis support to improve wellbeing and preserve dignity, as well as empowering families with tools to give them hope and help them improve their outlook for the future.
We asked the Lutheran Care staff at the grassroots of our organisation where funds are most needed.
Here is what they said.
$60 will fund a vulnerable person’s one-hour appointment with a Financial Counsellor or Financial Capability Worker, who can help them get their debt under control, access support to prevent homelessness, prevent debts accruing and renegotiate with creditors.
$75 can provide groceries to feed a family in crisis for up to a week through our Emergency Relief program.
$150 can feed two families in crisis with emergency groceries.
$300 can feed four families in crisis with emergency groceries.
$800 can be used to purchase items such as cooking equipment, musical instruments, art and craft supplies and board games (including disability-specific items) for Elcies Disability Care’s social groups and group activities/classes. These classes help individuals with disabilities to build their skills and confidence, reduce social isolation, and increase independence.
$1000 can go toward quality whitegoods and cooking implements for a family from a Culturally or Linguistically Diverse background fleeing Domestic Violence, allowing them to cook at home and be comforted by a full belly and flavours they recognise.
$1400 can purchase beds and bedding for families with children escaping Domestic Violence in vital need of a good night’s sleep.
$2000 can go toward activities for Elcies Disability Care’s supported social outings for clients who are socially isolated, such as the zoo, the swimming pool, or performances at the Festival Centre.
$4398 will support families at high risk of homelessness to maintain a tenancy and avoid eviction, thereby avoiding the health implications of homelessness (which offsets $29,450 per client, primarily in health costs, according to the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute).
$7500 will provide 100 families with a week's worth of emergency groceries.
$10,000 will help help 10 families who have fled Domestic Violence settle into their new, safe homes a little more comfortably with furniture, clothes and toys.
$30,000 will fund a part-time worker for a year to support many parents to engage with their children in play during facilitated playgroups at Family Zone, Ingle Farm.
$33,000 will fund a part-time worker for a year to provide vital support for many families and individuals experiencing and at risk of homelessness in the Barossa region.
$35,000 will fund the upgrade of the playground at Lutheran Care’s homelessness service delivery point in Morphett Vale, to bring some joy to children visiting the site with an adult or adults seeking assistance.
$50,000 will assist Family Zone to provide Crèche services so parents can attend much needed parenting programs such as Circle of Security, Dads Matter and Parenting Together.
$50,000 can assist 25 families to prevent homelessness with rental arrears.
$100,000 can assist 50 families to secure long-term housing by assisting with the initial housing establishment costs, such as Bond, Rent in Advance, essential furniture.
$100,000 can assist up to 25 families with mortgage relief to prevent homelessness.
Can you help us to support 100 families over the next 100 days? What can you give? Help us get to $100k with your donation.
You can make a donation online here, or please scroll down to find out how to donate offline. Thank you for your support, and God bless you.
Every donation received is used to fund Lutheran Care services in SA and NT. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. If you opt in for regular giving, you will receive one tax deductible receipt at the end of the financial year.
How to Donate
We provide a variety of donation options that may be relevant to you. If you have any queries, please contact our office on (08) 8269 9333.
Fill in a brief form with your details when you donate online. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
You can pledge your donation to any of our appeals, or simply select 'where it's needed most'.
Acc Name Lutheran Care
Fill, sign and return this Direct Debit Form to Lutheran Care.
Using the Direct Debit Form (above), you can elect to donate on a regular basis; monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually.
We encourage you to pay annually as it helps to reduce our administration costs, ensuring even more funds reach those in desperate need.
Send a cheque with your Donation Form.
Donate Your Birthday
Planning for your next birthday celebration? Ask for donations instead of gifts! Your friends and family can help to support families in need across SA and the NT...all because you've turned another year older.
Simply let your friends know where to donate, or we can send you donation envelopes for your guests to fill out and send back to us. Contact us on (08) 8269 9333 or [email protected].
In Memoriam Donations
We are so sorry for your loss.
A donation to Lutheran Care in memory of your loved one is a special way to celebrate their life and allows their memory to live on through the children and families who visit us for support.
For more information, please visit Honour a Loved One.
Leave a Bequest
Many of our supporters choose to Leave a Bequest to Lutheran Care.
It is a lasting gift that ensures the ongoing achievement of our shared vision.