Fundraising

Fundraising

Open Support’s Fundraising Program plays an integral role in ensuring the organisation is able to continue to actively address unmet social need in the community by supporting our vital core services and operations.

Our Fundraising Program is responsible for all activities and engagement relating to donations, bequests, workplace giving, community fundraising and other fundraising, as well as corporate and government support.

As a Public Benevolent Institution, fundraising has been a significant part of Open Support’s operational sustainability since the organisation’s inception in 1990. The first fundraising stalls took place in the months prior to the organisation moving into its current offices in St Vincent’s Clinic on September 25 that year; the first official fundraising function was held in 1991; and, the organisation’s inaugural fundraising ‘patron’ was Mrs Gai Waterhouse.

Being a not-for-profit with limited funding, Open Support is extremely grateful to all those kind-hearted individuals, couples, families, foundations, trusts businesses, local councils and government departments who support us in a variety of benevolent ways; allowing us to continue our vital services while helping maintain our sustainability.

How to Donate to Open Support Today

Open Support is a registered Public Benevolent Institution and all donations of $2 and above are tax deductible. Donations can be made by credit card or cheque click here or by mail to:
Open Support
Level 4, 438 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010.

Or by phone – (02) 8283 6430.

How You Can Support the Important Work We Do

There are several ways compassionate donors and supporters can help Open Support to continue to assist the vulnerable in society:

Donate

Your donation continues our services that include connecting lonely people with a caring visitor, domestic violence crisis support, and our transport service and accommodation that opens up access to medical care for people living in regional NSW.

Open Support is a registered Public Benevolent Institution and all donations of $2 and above are tax deductible. Donations can be made by credit card or cheque click here (link to Donation Form) or by mail to:

Open Support
Level 4, 438 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010.

Or by phone (02) 8283 6430.

Donations-in-Kind

Open Support also accepts and appreciates any donations-in-kind for our various services as well as items for our special Gift Shop fundraising Market Days or Raffles. Please contact our office on (02) 8382 6430 or email info@opensupport.org.au for items we accept and delivery details.

Gifts in Wills (Bequests)

Including Open Support in your Will is one of the most powerful ways to ensure our essential services continue into the years ahead.
If you would like to leave a legacy and support our services into the future through a bequest to Open Support, please contact our Fundraising Manager on (02) 8382 6441 or email info@opensupport.org.au and we will contact you in the strictest confidence.

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving – where a proportion of an employee’s salary is deducted each pay cycle, be it weekly or monthly and donated directly to Open Support – is another easy and convenient way to make a compassionate contribution to our mission.
For further information on supporting Open Support through Workplace Giving, please contact our Fundraising Manager on (02) 8382 6441 or email info@opensupport.org.au

Community Fundraising

Open Support welcomes the support of individuals, community groups and schools who wish to hold a stall, function or event to raise funds to assist us.

Our Community Fundraising Booklet includes activity suggestions, as well as guidelines that ensure community fundraising events and activities meet legislative requirements and, importantly, result in a positive experience for organisers and supporters of such events.

To order your copy of our Community Fundraising Booklet or for further information, please contact our Fundraising Manager on (02) 8382 6441 or email info@opensupport.org.au

Corporate and Government Support

Open Support enjoys and appreciates forming mutually-beneficial relationships with corporate and government supporters.
Businesses, local councils, foundations and government departments provide a variety of support through assistance, gifts-in-kind, grant funding, sponsorship and project collaboration.

To discuss how we can collaborate with your business, organisation or government department, please contact our Fundraising Manager on (02) 8382 6441 or email info@opensupport.org.au

Open Support Gift Shop

Open Support’s Gift Shop plays an important role in supporting the organisation’s various services and operational areas through funds raised from the proceeds of customer purchases.
The Gift Shop also operates a range of additional customer-focussed activities – including Market Days, Raffles, Sales and Pop-up Shops – throughout the year to raise further funds to support the organisation’s continuing mission of addressing unmet need in the community.

Open Support’s Gift Shop stocks a unique range of products suitable for people of all ages – with many of them perfect for patients who may be staying in either of the St Vincent’s hospitals. The shop’s range includes: boutique gifts, cards, stationery, clothing and accessories (including nighties), hand-knitted children’s wear, mugs, tea towels, sweets and chocolates, as well as toys, newborn and baby gifts, scented soaps, hand creams, toiletries, prayer cards, confirmation and communion gifts and more.

For patients who may be staying in either hospital, Gift Shop volunteers will personally deliver purchases direct to patients’ beds, if requested. The shop also takes orders for stocked items by phone on (02) 8238 6438.

All purchases made via the Open Support Gift Shop assist us to continue to address unmet social need and assist the vulnerable in the community.

Location – Foyer, St Vincent’s Clinic in Darlinghurst, Sydney (Level 4, 438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst).

Opening Hours – 9am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Raffles
Our volunteers sell tickets in St Vincent’s Clinic foyer Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Tickets are only $2 and raise valuable funds to support our services.

Gift Shop Contact: Gina Pizanis (02) 8382 6430. E: info@opensupport.org.au

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