Stronger, better and more capable – together.

Thank you for considering to support our work. By adding to our fundraising efforts you will be making a dramatic difference in the lives of children and young people in need. Cash donations are fully tax-deductible. We greatly appreciate all donations – in kind, in cash and in time.  You can donate in several ways...

Credit Card & Monthly

Credit card: Our secure payment portal accepts all major credit cards. Please click the large orange donate button and you will be able to use most major credit cards to make an on-line donation.

You can make a one-off donation or a regular, recurring donation. No amount is too small, it all adds up!

Cheque & Bank Deposit

Make a cheque out to:

The Burdekin Association and mail to:
The Burdekin Association, PO Box 1323, Dee Why NSW 2099

Deposit directly into bank account:

The Burdekin Association
BSB: 032 094
Account No: 14 6188

Please retain the details of your deposit for cross-referencing for tax purposes. Thank you.

In-Kind & Business

In-Kind Donations can come in the form of:

  • food parcels
  • educational materials
  • recreation activities
  • set up packs when the young people are living independently
  • clothing
  • assistance in gaining a driver’s license

Business support: There are many ways businesses can support us. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us.

Why raise funds?

It is a tragic fact that in Sydney children and young people are being neglected and abused. Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol abuse are some of the challenges our young people deal with. When parents are unable or unwilling to care for their children and teenagers the community must step in and support them instead.

Every child and young person deserves access to education, health care, clothing, housing and beyond the basics: birthday presents, tutoring, personal effects, swimming lessons, participation in sports teams and some of what we may have enjoyed while growing up.

We want to continue to change the lives of hundreds of children and young people in need through the generous donations from our supporters and partners in addition to receiving core funding from the Government.

We have supported more than 3140 young people. 95% of our young people are engaged in education or employment. 80% of our young people leave the system and live independently.

Young lives, lived to their FULL POTENTIAL.

Where does the money go?

We are committed to good stewardship of all funds in our care. We appreciate every donation we receive, and ensure that every dollar is applied for the purposes it was raised. For example a donation of:

  • $10 provides stationery for a child at school

  • $25 provides a birthday present for a young person

  • $45 pays for a swimming lesson. $450 for the entire course

  • $65 pays for montly internet access to assist with education

  • $75 provides a move-in pack: kettle, toaster, plates & cutlery

  • $150 provides food for a teenager for a week

  • $500 buys a laptop for a young mum to study online whilst caring for her child

  • $750 pays for a removalist for a young person moving on to independence

  • $1,200 pays for an internet connection for an entire year in one of our homes

  • $1,500 pays for a fridge and washing machine for a young person setting up

  • $2,500 pays for furniture & white goods to fit out one flat for our young people

  • $2,550 subsidises rent for a year for a young person completing year 12

  • $3,500 provides re-carpeting of a 2 bedroom unit for our young people

  • $5,000 contributes to Uni fees and textbooks for one young person

  • $20,000 pays for a ute to assist with activities & moving houses for young people

  • $10,000 provides 5 essential workshops for up to 20 young people run by professionals about Drugs and Alcohol, employability skills, parenting strategies, behaviour modification and health and well-being that will equip young people with the necessary life skills to become productive members of the community

  • $20,000 pays for innovative programs that reach 30 vulnerable young people & their families at risk of disengagement from school & family breakdown which is the number one contributor to youth homelessness in Sydney

  • $30,000 will provide 20 young people with intensive case management support, focusing on education and employment to assist with their transition into independence

The right to a life that offers opportunities to fulfil their potential.

What are you waiting for?
Donate now!

We acknowledge the Aboriginal people of the Cadigal and Gayamaygal Clans. We acknowledge the Country on which we live, work, and gather as being Aboriginal land.

We acknowledge the lands, waterways and skies that are connected to Aboriginal people. We honour them and pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We respect their rightful place within our communities, and we value their ancient cultural knowledge and practices.

Aboriginal Flag
Torres Straight Island Flag

We deeply respect that this will always be Aboriginal land and we will honour and follow the first peoples’ values in caring for the Country and for preserving their culture.

We deeply value that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the oldest living culture in the world and we will continue to work with their peoples and communities to ensure their cultures endure and remain strong.