Support Us

The emergence, growth and sustainability of Lighthouse Laboratories is reliant on support. There are many ways to help and the following examples represent a few ideas:

  • Friend of Lighthouse
  • Fund-raise
  • Donate
  • Sponsor
  • Volunteer

Friend of Lighthouse

  • A first point of contact for assistance
  • An ambassador
  • Likes to be regularly involved in assisting and promoting Lighthouse
  • Follows activities

Fund-raise

Lighthouse fundraisers are registered and inducted; they also carry a letter of authority from Lighthouse in order to fund-raise on our behalf. Involvement might be for a one off event or, it might a regular activity as a volunteer at our shopping centre venues.

Donate

Donating to Lighthouse can also take on many paths. Aside from approaching our collectors at shopping centre venues it is possible to use our website online donate button which is linked to PayPal or, it is possible to link up with partnered websites such as crowd fund campaigns. Additionally, there is scope for regular giving through salary sacrifice or direct debit and this can be set up by contacting on directly. Bequests or collections in lieu of funeral floral tributes are another example.

Note:

  • Donors using the PayPal facility will have a receipt automatically generated by PayPal. Likewise people donating via a campaign page on the MYCAUSE website will automatically have a tax deductible receipt issued.
  • Donations need not always be monetary in nature, e.g. equipment, property, stock, etc.
  • To be able to claim a tax deduction the following criteria applies:
    • Donors are registered with the Australian Taxation Office
    • Donations may be in the form of stock, items less than twelve months old valued at $2 or more and monetary donations of $2 or
      more.

Help fundraise for us

Sponsorship

Corporate businesses can donate in the same fashion as the general public (with no expectations of anything in return). However, with the sponsorship model they derive a mutual benefit; for example, financial benefits in terms of reducing their income tax liability associated with profits (e.g. written up as an advertising expense with GST expenses additionally claimed) and exposure to foster public relations and in turn custom with their own operations.

In the past we have approached this method of fundraising with both a random and a targeted outreach; generally as a financial year draws to a close. However Lighthouse would like to launch a new initiative that advertises for sponsors in a fashion that event organizers use.

We will therefore advertises for monthly and annual sponsors on our website. Incentives and benefits that accompany each category of sponsorship will vary.

The monies raised from sponsors will be applied to core administration expenses and fundraising costs in order to facilitate efficiency with public derived donations (i.e. facilitating the allocation of public derived funds towards scientific/research expenses only)

  • Diamond ($20,000) x 1 – 12 months
    • Website recognition with ICON – Prominent position
    • Invite to 8 persons for annual charity dinner event
      • Guest speaker attendance /invite
      • Award presentation/announcement
    • Recognition display sign at key fundraising events
    • Recognition ICON display on marketing hand out material
      • With a brief summary about the sponsor
  • Platinum ($10,000) x 2 – 12 months
    • Website recognition with ICON – Prominent position
    • Invite to 4 persons for annual charity dinner event
      • Award presentation announcement
    • Recognition ICON display on marketing hand out material
      • With a brief summary about the sponsor
  • Gold ($5,000) x 5 – 12 months
    • Website recognition with ICON
    • Invite to 2 persons for annual charity dinner event
    • Recognition ICON display on marketing hand out material
  • Silver ($2,000) x 5 – 12 months
    • Website recognition with ICON
    • Invite to 2 persons for annual charity dinner event
  • Bronze ($1,000) x 10 – 12 months
    • Website recognition with text listing
  • Monthly ($500) unlimited – 30 days
    • Website sponsor scrolling text listing – prominent position

 

Volunteer

Volunteers are also the backbone of our charity. They participate in fundraising, administrative roles and scientific research:

Fundraising Event development & coordination
Clerical support
Attending stalls
Promotions
Administration & Support Services Website & digital marketing
Newsletter
Reception & clerical tasks
HR Volunteer Coordinator
Governance
Record Keeping
Scientific Research Work experience
Research investigators seeking a platform and support

During these activities, our volunteers are covered by insurance for Public Liability plus, Accident and Injury. If you would like to volunteer with us, we invite you to e-mail us.

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