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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.

Providing sanctuary in times of great need.

 

Pregnancy should be a special time – one of joy and anticipation. 

 

For Justine and her baby it was frightening and lonely.  Abandoned by her partner, with no safe place to stay, every day was a struggle.  Enduring the heatwaves of a South Australian summer proved to be too much.

 

Justine came to Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre dizzy, stressed and dehydrated.  Both she and her baby were in trouble.  Thanks to our quick-thinking team, an ambulance was called and they were taken to hospital where they could receive the care they needed. It is a harsh reality that without this care, both Justine and her baby could have died.

 

Every day, more than 120 people come to us for practical support.  More than one third of South Australia’s homeless have children under 14 years of age with them. Hot pavements can burn feet in seconds and many of them have no shoes.  A cold drink, warm shower, clean clothes and a pair of thongs make a huge difference.

 

Our Community Food Hub for concession card holders has over 80 customers every five-hour shift. The need is growing. Click here to read more.

 

 

You can ‘be there’ by providing…

 

 

DONATE NOW to make your gift.

 

 

Thank you for caring for people just like Justine and her baby.

 

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 provided 2500 food parcels to 620 people in SA doing it tough. However, in December 2019, government funding for our Emergency Relief program was halved. 

With less funds available to purchase food, the program, which has assisted thousands of people over 10 years with emergency food parcels and financial relief, has been forced to reduce relief days from four to two in 2020.

During times of financial crisis, the struggle to feed yourself and your family is very stressful and distressing.

 

Please help through your donation of any of the following:

  • Tinned goods (tuna, corn, creamed corn, lentils, fruit, sliced beetroot, spaghetti, baked beans, soup, spam, ham)
  • Cup a Noodles
  • Soup – add water or heat’n’eat
  • Beans (chick peas or kidney beans)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Long Life Milk (1L or 2L – full cream and skim)
  • Cereal (small & large boxes)
  • Tea and coffee
  • Crackers
  • Baby/toddler foods
  • Deodorant (no spray cans)
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Razors
  • Nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Sanitary items
  • Towels
  • Thongs
  • Blankets
  • Large pencil cases to make up hygiene packs

 

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 your support!

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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