In order to continue our programs and services, we rely heavily on private donations from people like you. Become a regular giver, gift property, stocks and shares or leave a gift in your Will. Your gift to us will help to empower the people we work with and ensure a more inclusive community for all.
Make a positive impact to the community of people we support is by becoming a monthly supporter. Receiving regular monthly donations helps us to ensure the long term viability and sustainability of our programs.
As a monthly supporter, your donation will automatically be deducted from your nominated credit card each month and you will receive an annual tax return at the end of the financial year.
Property has a varied meaning and, in addition to physical things (i.e. shares, artwork, real estate, equipment, paper, toys, non-perishable items, books, etc), it can include rights and interests that are capable of ownership.
We can always benefit from gifts of property, but we recommend you contact us first to ensure we are in a position to accept the gift and to discuss any unique conditions. We also recommend you consult your accountant and/or the Australian Tax Office (ATO) (link opens in new window) to ensure you comply with the current ATO regulations and guidelines and record any other details such as:
A guide to gifting property
If the property was purchased within the last 12 months, the valuation of the gift is the lesser of:
If the property was NOT purchased within the last 12 months, the amount of the gift deduction is the value determined by the ATO. Property gifted under this category is only tax-deductible if valued greater than $5,000.
Donating company shares or dividends to our organisation is an easy way to make a philanthropic contribution. Shares refer to a share in the capital of a publicly listed company on the official list of an approved Australian stock exchange.
The value of the gift will depend on if the gift was purchased within the last 12 months. For example:
An alternative option for gifting shares without the costly brokerage fees is through ShareGift Australia (link opens in new window). ShareGift Australia is a non-profit organisation that facilitates the execution of share sales via established relationships with major broking firms.
If you decide to explore this option, it is important to understand you are donating the proceeds of share sales to ShareGift Australia. If the value of your donation is over $50, you can make a recommendation for our organisation to benefit from ShareGift Australia's donations. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible. For more information, visit the ShareGift Australia website (link opens in new window).
Trading stock, according to the ATO and section 70-10 of the ITAA 1997, is 'anything produced, manufactured or acquired that is held for purposes of manufacture, sale or exchange in the ordinary course of a business.' The value of the gift is the market value of the trading stock on the day the gift was made.
Your gift will make a difference. The Wesley Mission Queensland story is one of compassion, hope and opportunity.
It is also a story of caring for those on the margins of our society and a belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to have the best in life. We are here for families, young people at risk, people living with disability, and those who have nowhere else to turn.
Our work has made a significant difference over the decades, but we know there is still much to be done to help those less fortunate. That is why we would like to extend to you an invitation to consider leaving a gift (also known as a bequest) to Wesley Mission Queensland in your Will.
Every gift makes a difference. Through careful thought and consideration, you have an opportunity to leave a legacy that will reflect your personal values and make a future impact. A bequest may involve:
There are numerous ways that your gift will help, and we would be happy to speak with you about this in more detail if you wish. All discussions are confidential.
A bequest to Wesley Mission Queensland may also be an opportunity to associate your name with one of our many programs and services, as per previous gifts given by: Mr & Mrs Sam & Lucy Cooper (Cooper House Aged Care Community), and the Sinnamon and Uhl Families (Sinnamon Village, Uhl Hall).
Our bequest brochure has lots of important information, legal definitions and suggested wording to help guide you through this important decision.