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Donate monthly

Step 1

$52 can help provide equipment and instruments for music, art and play therapy sessions

$110 can help provide a one-on-one counselling session for a very special family

$420 can provide two nights’ stay at our family accommodation, next to our children’s hospice

This

can provide holistic palliative care to seriously ill children and support for their families

$24 can help a sibling attend one of our specialised sibling support sessions

$49 can help a family attend a special day, to connect with families like theirs

$75 can go towards a child spending one hour with a physiotherapist in our hydrotherapy pool

This

can provide holistic palliative care to seriously ill children and support for their families

Step 2

Please enter your email address so we can send you tax deductible receipts. We may also contact you from time to time with very special updates on our projects and fundraising activities.

We use this information to verify your identity when you contact us.

Please enter your phone number as we may need it for processing purposes and we may contact you with information about our work.

Please enter your postal address so we can keep you updated with stories and information about our work.

Step 3

Childhood is fleeting, even when a child has all the time they’re meant to have. So, when a child’s life may be shorter than it should be, it’s especially important to make every moment matter.

As Victoria’s only children’s hospice, we provide respite and end-of-life care for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses, supporting their families to make special moments together, while they can.

We can only continue to do that, with your help.

Why you should donate monthly

Monthly giving is the most effective way to donate – we count on your monthly donations to be able to plan ahead and support seriously ill children for years to come.

When you pledge to donate monthly, you are helping:

Provide counselling and emotional support for the whole family. With tailored care, families can create the space to make precious moments together.

Siblings, children and parents connect with other families who understand how complex it is to care for a child with a life-limiting condition.

Families to enjoy special time together and create long-lasting memories at our much-needed holiday accommodation.

Provide the highest level of 24-hour respite care for children and young people in Victoria’s only children’s hospice.

Ensure there is a special place in our hospice to provide a supportive environment for end-of-life care, enabling the family to create lasting memories together.

Keep processing fees to a minimum, keeping administration costs down.

Thanks to Very Special Kids, each year we go to the farm. Eve loves the animals and running in the big open field – as far as her oxygen cord will allow. We simply wouldn’t be able to go on a holiday otherwise

Georgie, mum of three-year-old Eve who has interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension

…. these are the moments that matter.

FAQ

What is a monthly donation?

A monthly donation is the most effective way to support the work of Very Special Kids. Monthly donations are powerful and have a multiplier effect, not only supporting one very special child, but many more. It enables us to hire nurses, train volunteers, build additional capacity and support families in their own unique ways.

What happens when you choose to donate monthly?

When you become a monthly donor, we will send you:

  • A welcome pack. The welcome pack will contain all the necessary information about your monthly gift.
  • Your nominated account or credit card will be debited each month on the 1st or 18th (whichever is closest to your sign up date).
  • You will receive regular email updates, sharing stories from children and families your gift is helping to support; programs you have: supported; events and activities Very Special Kids has taken part in; and general updates about our services.
  • At the end of each financial year, we will send a tax receipt with all your donations (donations over $2 are tax deductible) for your income tax claim.

Will I get a receipt?

Yes, if you make a monthly gift you will receive an annual tax receipt following the end of the financial year.

What will my donation be used for?

Your donation will be used to fund our holistic paediatric palliative care services, including counselling and emotional support, sibling support programs, bereavement support, networking and peer activities and respite care at our hospice.

These are just some of the ways that your generosity helps very special kids and their families.

For every $1 donated, 68% goes directly to our services and programs, 14% is necessary for administrative costs, and 18% goes towards investment in fundraising efforts which enable us to help even more seriously ill children and their families for as long as they need our support.

What methods of payment are accepted?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. We also accept one-off donations by PayPal and monthly donations by direct debit.

What are Very Special Kids bank details?

Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Account name: Very Special Kids
BSB: 063 133
Account number: 1117 8161
Please ensure you provide your supporter ID or your full name as a reference, so we can provide you with a receipt.

How do I update my details?

You can get in touch and one of our friendly team members will be able to help you.

How can I change my communication preferences?

You can change how we contact you at any time. To get in touch by email mail@vsk.org.au, call 1800 888 875 or write to us at Very Special Kids, 321 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern VIC 3144.

Regular Giving Services Agreement

You can view our Regular Giving Service Agreement here.