Thank You For Your Help.
Every donation makes a difference!
Every day, we see the benefits of taking our long-term approach to helping children and young people build the necessary skills to stay off welfare for life. However, because government funding is based on turnover, we are underfunded compared to other services. A four-bedroom short-term crisis refuge is granted over half a million dollars more than St Laurence House each year.
Additionally, our extended programs – the semi-supported unit for two young people and the STAY intensive living skills program – are entirely funded by donations.
Make A Donation
Pick an amount below and instantly see the impact you will have. By choosing to make a monthly contribution, you help provide long-term stability to the service and our kids.
Sponsor A Child
It costs $110,000 per year to maintain one child with support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in our house.
You can sponsor a child for a year and help give them a better future.
If you are interested, please email Nigel Parker or call (02) 9349 6438 to discuss further.
Make A Bequest
How Does Leaving A Gift In Your Will Work?
By leaving a gift in your will, you will make a long-lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable young people.
If you already have a Will but would like to leave a gift to St Laurence House, you can do so by making a simple addition to your existing Will. This is called a codicil. If you do not have a Will, you can simply include a bequest when you create one. Whatever your circumstances, we advise you see a solicitor to ensure your wishes will be followed and let us know.
Some options include leaving:
- A percentage of your estate.
- The residue of your estate. After you have taken care of loved ones, you can leave us the whole or part of what remains of your estate.
- A specific gift in your Will. You can give a specific amount of money or items such as shares, paintings or property.
- A gift through a perpetual trust to provide long term and ongoing support.
Recommended Bequest Wording
Please take this information with you when you visit your solicitor to draft or update your Will. We suggest the following wording:
“I [………………] give and bequeath to St Laurence House, of PO Box 20, Kingsford, NSW 2032 Australia:
* [……] percent of my whole estate, or
* the residue of my estate, or
* [……] percent of the residue of my estate, or
* the specific sum of $[……], or * property or items [insert details], or
* other [insert details]. to be used for its general purposes.”
Your solicitor may also require the following details:
ABN: 79101274350 Registered Charity Number: CFN 14097.
Like most homes, there is always upkeep or something that needs to be repaired or replaced. Whether it’s gardening, tidying, or administrative work, we value your contribution. Please register your interest below and we’ll be in touch.
Are you a trade or business with leftover supplies or materials? Are you moving to a new house and changing furniture? Have you an oversupply of household essentials?
If you have goods to donate that will be of assistance to our house, we’d love to hear from you.