WAYS YOU CAN help
The work we do would not be possible without the ongoing support and generosity of our existing corporate supporters and the kindness of the general public.
There are many things you can do to assist women experiencing domestic abuse, here are some of the ways you can get involved with Safe Haven Community:
regular or one off donations
Direct donations are so important to the service and support we provide. We have a regular campaign called Fiver 4 a Survivor - This is where you pledge to donate $5.00 per week which is $260.00 per year. This amount is a tax deduction. Many of us have commitments that mean where too busy to help in other ways. Make a one-off donation or become a monthly donor and help women escaping abusive relationships. You only have to give up a coffee a week to Donate Now
Follow us on social media
We keep in touch with our supporters and women using our service through popular social media channels. You can support by following us, liking our pages and posts below:
Organise to raise funds on your next birthday through Facebook Fundraising. Create a post on your Facebook page and tell your friends you're raising funds for your birthday. Add a "Donate" button to your post and make sure you choose Safe Haven Community from the list of charities.
Payroll giving is a simple and tax effective way for employees to make regular ongoing donations to help women at risk of homelessness due to domestic violence. Donations are automatically deducted from pre-tax pay so taxable income is reduced and employees pay tax on this lower amount. This means they receive the tax benefit every month, without the need for receipts or waiting until the end of the financial year to claim.
Payroll giving is a form of workplace giving that is easy for employers to set-up and is low on costs and administration resources. A payroll giving program helps strengthen employee recruitment, loyalty and retention by increasing engagement, boosting staff morale.
Tell your workplace owners or managers to check out the Benevity platform. It makes workplace giving easy for everyone.
We have several important fund-raisers throughout the year. Your Company could benefit from your association with these events as a major sponsor to build awareness for your brand and demonstrate your commitment to social responsibilty.
We can help build a program of engaging fundraising activities to motivate employees or we can support a staff team to take part in fundraising events such as major fun runs or other team challenges that can bring significant awareness to your company brand.
in kind and pro bono services
We welcome in-kind or pro bono services that we would otherwise need to buy on commercial terms. Pro bono and in-kind services enable us to direct an even greater percentage of the donations we receive to our programs.
To discuss how you could support us in this way, contact us today.
YOUR NEXT EVENT, CONFERENCE OR SEMINAR
Most organisations have a conference for staff and professional development throughout the year. We kindly ask that you consider having Safe Haven Community as your Charity of Choice at the event. This might mean that you contribute a percentage of entry revenue to our charity. You might hold a raffle on the day using donated prizes. We can have a stand and hand out information on our service and achievements. In addition to helping with important funding, nominating and supporting a charity of choice, raises awareness, encourages involvement, builds relationship, and demonstrates your organisation's commitment to social responsibility.
world's biggest dinner party
Each year in May, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we hold our annual event - The World's Biggest Dinner Party. This is where our supporters hold events all around The Country (and The World) and invite people to a dinner party to raise funds and awareness. It can be anything from a formal dinner party to something as simple as sharing pizzas. Charge entry to cover your costs and add something extra as a donation to help Safe Haven in our work. Organise this at you home or workplace and have some fun while you do some good.
We currently have one safe house built and we are starting to raise funds to build our next one with our campaign - Buy and Brick, Build a Home, Save a Life. Bricks are sold at 10 dollars each. We'd love you to buy one, or as many as you'd like, and tell others about it. Each Safe house offers over 1000 nights of accommodation to vulnerable women. Our aim is to have Safe House all around Australia, and with your help, we will.
One of the housing options we use provide temporary accommodation to women in domestic abuse is shot stays (a few days to a few weeks) in hotel rooms. We are always looking for contacts in the Hotel industry that may want to support us in this initiative. Hotels have vacancies throughout the year that they give to Safe Haven at a discounted price. Ideally we work with Hotels are secure and are self contained. If you or some you know has links to this industry we would really love to hear from you.
donate your quality women's clothing
Safe Haven Emporiums sell pre-loved women's clothing at our two stores in Hope Island and Loganholme. The clothing - quality name brands in good condition, is donated and the proceeds help fund our services. The stores are the perfect outlet and equipped to allow women in need to access our services and to approach us with confidence.
Many organisations have a Corporate Social Responsibility model (CSR) that has a degree of responsibility not only for the economic consequences of their activities, but also for social and environmental implications. These organisations care about the community as a whole. They give employees leave to volunteer, have employee giving programs and often match dollar for dollar when employees donate to a registered charity.