Help Canberrans in need by making a tax deductible donation – before 30 June!

Published on 14 June 2013

It’s nearly tax time again. This year, consider making a donation to the Hands Across Canberra Foundation to not only reduce the tax you owe, but to make a real difference to the lives of people in need in our great city.


Thank you to Canberra FM for your support.

We know that Canberrans are compassionate and generous so we have made it simple and effective for you to help make our community even stronger. Your donation would be helping to reduce some of the staggering statistics that exist right here in our own backyard. Did you know that in the ACT…

  • 1 in 270 people are homeless.
  • 1 in 7 households struggle to survive on a minimum income.
  • 1 in 4 young people will experience a mental health problem in any 12-month period.
  • 1 in 25 people have severe or profound disabilities.
  • 1 in 6 young people have caring responsibilities.

Hands Across Canberra provides funding and resources to the many organisations working locally to help those in need to make sure their good work continues in a sustainable way. It’s easy and you will receive a tax receipt straight away.

Better still, why not set up a regular donation through Workplace Giving? Workplace Giving is about contributing to a cause financially on a regular basis. Whether it’s a little, or a lot, workplace giving can help to change lives – right in our own backyard.

If just 10% of working Australians made a regular employee donation of $5 each week, their contributions would amount to $260 million for the charitable sector each year. However, only 1% of Australian employees currently donate to charity through Workplace Giving, which is much lower than other developed economies.

I encourage you to forward this message to your colleagues, friends and family to spread the word about Hands Across Canberra and ways to support local community organisations.