Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee has joined Big Give, and we’re excited to say our campaign launched yesterday.
Big Give is a fundraising campaign, for everyone in Central Victoria: from the Murray to the Macedon Ranges. Big Give is an initiative of the Community Foundation for Central Victoria with lead sponsors The City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Stadium Ltd.
The idea is that if you are a person in the community who is passionate to make a difference, or you just want to give back to your community, you can make a donation to the organisation(s) you love participating in Big Give. Donations can be as little as $10 or as large as you want. #givewhereyoulive and help your favourite not-for-profit (i.e. Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee) win cash prizes.
We have two main goals for our month-long Big Give campaign. They are to:
- increase awareness of Lifeline Central Victoria and Mallee. We want our community to know that we are a locally run & funded organisation.
- raise enough money to train 20 Telephone Crisis Supporters.
How does Lifeline Central Victoria & Mallee use their donations?
A huge 71% of our costs are directly related to saving lives by answering calls from people in crisis. The other 29% of our costs support our operations via rent, utilities, administration etc. So you can see that any donation we receive directly supports those in need.