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The latest from Trinity Families

$109,750 shared by nine charities

NINE charities have shared almost $110,000 in funding from Trinity Families. This brings the total amount distributed over the past 14 years to $1.4 million.

Cheques were presented to the charities by the patron Catholic Bishop of Sale, Pat O’Regan in Warragul on November 10, 2017.

Some 19 charities sought funding this year for a variety of projects.

 

More donations needed

AN opportunity exists for you to make a donation to Trinity Families.   We need more donations to build our invested funds so we can earn more to distribute in Greater Gippsland.

If you can help, go to our Donations tab at the top of this page where there are links to make a direct debit or credit card payment. Otherwise cheques made out to Trinity Families can be sent to us at PO Box 1410, Warragul, Vic. 3820.

Show your support through Ritchies IGI

You can assist Trinity Families fundraising efforts by getting a Ritchies IGI Community Benefit Card and using it every time you shop at one of the chain's supermarkets.

Ritchies operates throughout Gippsland and the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, but not all IGIs are owned by Ritchies. A percentage of all sales made on a card is distributed to the linked charities, schools and community groups.

If you contact us we can send you a Community Benefit Card which will ensure the benefits flow onto Trinity Families. Otherwise you can get a form at any Ritchies IGI and fill it out with Trinity Families marked as the organisation you support.

Like us on Facebook

WE have a Facebook page where we keep our friends up to date with what is going on in Trinity Families and the success of our fundraising efforts.

We would like you to like us on Facebook and become friends so you can be kept up to date.

Cost effective fundraising

Did you know that many of the best known charities spend millions each year in promotion and that often less than 50 cents in the dollar makes it through to the cause. The rest of your donated dollar is chewed up in overheads, staff salaries, and commissions.

Trinity Families has been run by the Catholic Diocese of Gippsland with diocesan staff providing whatever has to be done as part of their day to day work for the diocese.

We have operated with volunteer committees and every dollar donated to the charitable fund has been paid into its trust account.

Trinity Families has only one part-time employee and pays no commissions to fundraisers, unlike those organisations which frequently come to your shopping centres selling trinkets and raffle tickets in the guise of charity.

We recommend you only ever donate to organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient status issued by the Australian Tax Office but even then you need to consider if any of your money will ever come back to support our region.

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