In 2016 – 2017 – 72,000 women, 34,000 children and 9,000 men sought help for homelessness due to family violence.1 That’s more women and children than the entire population of the north shore!1
Mary’s House was established by the citizens of the north shore to respond to the desperate need for women and children to escape from potentially fatal domestic violence. It is 100% community funded, and we’re appealing to our supporters and new friends to keep our services operating and really make a difference. During the Covid-19 pandemic, our fundraising events have been put to the side, however we still need to continue to raise funds for Mary’s House, and our newly opened non-residential women’s services day centre – The Daisy Centre, which provides the information and essential services to keep women, children and pets safe before she leaves a domestic violence situation – when the risk of harm is greatest.
What can you do to make a difference?
This year, to be “covid-safe” we’re making it as easy as possible for you and your “covid bubble” closest friends and family to participate in a way that you feel most comfortable. You can add your individual flair to any fundraising event you wish to host to make it interactive and fun!
Here are some ideas for your individual fundraiser…
1. Host a fundraiser with an entry fee
Morning Tea/Afternoon Tea
Cheese and Wine night
Scrabble or board game afternoon
You can add some fun into the event with some extra “gold coin” taxes! For example…
You could charge a “tax” for extra special goodies like a Lamington tax! Or ask for a gold coin donation for an extra glass of wine. You could host a mini-raffle, or ask for a gold coin donation to participate in a game of “guess the cheese”. Or if you’re playing a game, you could ask players to pay to swap their cards or tiles!
2. Pass the hat around at an existing event
Dedicate a sporting event to Mary’s House
Dedicate your tennis tournament/golf round
Dedicate your Book Club to Mary’s House
Dedicate your Bridge Night to Mary’s House
3. Host an online event
Invite all of your friends to a “zoom-a-thon”
“Mogglebox” invite your friends to stream the same movie at the same time and share your comments by text and Facetime
When you send your invitation, include the link to Mary’s House ‘Donate’ page for a donation to join in the fun.
4. Spread the word, tag a friend and simply donate!
We only need 2,000 people on the north shore to donate $10 each to reach our goal for November, so we hope these small and simple activities will bring some joy to a year that has been difficult for everyone. We thank you for everything you do.
Register your event
Fill in this form to register your event and receive your authorisation number for banking details and your tax receipt.