Donations in lieu of gifts can add extra meaning to a special event or celebration. It is also a chance for you to highlight Emerge Australia’s valuable work and give visibility and empathy to those who are suffering from ME/CFS.
You might choose to celebrate a birthday, wedding or special anniversary by asking for donations instead of presents.
At a national holiday celebration, you might prefer to ask for donations in lieu of alcohol.
Your Christmas present to a loved one could be a donation in their name or instead of a traditional wedding bonbonniere you could gift your wedding guests with a unique and meaningful thank you by donating to Emerge Australia.
Donations are a way to create a lasting legacy for you or someone you love, as you celebrate together.
For example, recent newlyweds encouraged donations to Emerge Australia in lieu of gifts, raising close to $2,000 to support our services from which they had benefited.
In the past community members have also asked for donations for birthday or other celebrations, below are some examples
Ashley – Raised $138 – Celebrate my 41st orbit around the sun by donating to a charity important to me!
Bronwyn – Raised $1,964 – Bunnings sausage sizzle fundraiser
Megan – Raised $815 – 50th birthday fundraiser
Siobhan – Raised $452 – 30th Birthday fundraiser
Emerge Australia has partnered with MyCause to facilitate celebration giving