The past 12 months has been a busy and exciting time for Meal-a-Day, now that Meal-a-Day has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office. This means that our many generous supporters can claim a tax deduction for any donation they make over $2.
While we understand that people support Meal-a-Day because they believe in the work that we do, and not to get a tax deduction, it is nice to think the Australian Government now acknowledges the value Meal-a-day creates and sees fit to reward those who support our work financially. We thank the Board, Management team and Russell Kennedy Lawyers for their assistance in achieving this important milestone.
Looking to Help?
We are always keen to hear from people who’d like to help with the work of Meal-a-Day.
Over the years we have built up quite a list of ideas and examples and we’d be interested to hear your experiences and creative suggestions too.
Here are a couple of priority areas where we welcome your involvement:
Organise an event with a group of friends, or special fund-raising drive for your favourite project; we have a number of youth groups who are choosing a particular project and then creating fund-raising initiatives to help meet their target. Others make hand-crafted jewellery for sale, host a cafe or music event, run marathons…as you can see the options are many and varied. What would you like to do?
Have you considered acting as a contact point for your local area, communicating latest updates to your ecclesial/social community network, as well as providing us with news on your latest activities and good ideas to share with others?
It’s great to have people across the other states and cities in Australia and New Zealand who are able to help spread the word.
We have a range of resources that can be readily provided to assist in your local publicity or fund-raising activities, including posters, flyers, DVD, gift cards, as well as tailored presentations – just let us know, and we can help make the appropriate arrangements with you.
We are currently in the very early stages of exploring options for a partnership volunteer program for those who may like to travel to a country and offer practical skills with communities across Asia-Pacific. Our Americas team run a practical home-building program for poor communities in South America, so this may be something we can consider in the future too. It is early days, so watch this space for now.
Please remember to keep the work and the many community recipients of Meal-a-Day in your prayers.
Make a Donation
There are are a range of ways you can donate to the Meal-a-Day Fund to help support our work with communities across Asia-Pacific:
Donate with Paypal
Don’t have a Paypal account? You don’t need one!
You can donate using your credit card without signing up.
We would encourage donors to set up a regular Direct Deposit which is free and can be administered on-line, over the phone or at your local bank branch.
If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, please fill out a request for tax receipt form.
Donations of $2 or more are Tax Deductible in AustraliaChristadelphian Meal-a-Day Asia-Pacific Limited is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 18 May 2019.
It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .
Thank you very much for your supportMeal-a-Day is an Australian Charity (ABN 72167603232), registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and all state and territory authorities where registration is required.
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