Today it is estimated that more than 1.2 billion children worldwide may live in poverty, which means they lack access to proper health care, nutrition, housing and education. This problem has only become worse during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to a further increase in challenges for affected families.
Now, more than ever, people in developed countries need to step up to the plate to consider how they can make a difference in these lives. If you’d love to help, you can donate monthly to support childhood education in these impoverished countries. But how do you go about this?
Creating lasting change
You can make a monthly donation to ChildFund Australia to support change for childhood education in developing communities. By committing each month, you’ll be able to help these children and their families and provide a level of consistency that they would otherwise miss out on. Your donations will also help fund important health and safety work in these communities.
The advantage of monthly donation
You may have been used to giving money to charities as and when they arise, and this money will also find its way to a good cause. However, when you commit to making a monthly donation regularly, it helps a charity such as ChildFund Australia focus on its goals and deliver our work in childhood education.
Adjusting your donation
You can make a flexible monthly donation should you wish, by adjusting the amount that you give each month. The important thing is that you are giving consistently and making changes to childhood education as you do so.
ChildFund Australia will keep you up-to-date on our work and show you where your money is going. This will help you see how you make a difference to the education of real children.
Making one-off donations
And if you wish, you can also make additional, one-off donations to childhood education by purchasing Gifts for Good, which can make a tremendous difference. For example, for a donation of $76, you can donate a School Supplies Set which gives the gift of essential school supplies for a student.
For many parents, school supplies like pens, pencils and notebooks are unaffordable. Your donation can provide a student with the items they need for a successful year of learning, along with a backpack to carry them in. A good quality school bag can also help children to carry their school supplies more safely and comfortably.
Supporting the three pillars
ChildFund Australia supports children in developing nations through the three pillars of Health, Education and Safety. Your monthly donation will mean more children than ever can attend school and have the means to stay and continue their education. Your donation will also help to train new teachers, improve facilities at individual schools and purchase learning resources. Your generosity will reach children in need of many different ethnicities, ages and abilities.
Claiming tax deductions
Did you know that your donation is tax-deductible? In fact, you can submit any tax-deductible donation over $2 as part of your annual tax return. A tax-deductible donation is a monetary gift given without the promise of something in return and includes community appeals. Just remember that for a donation to be tax-deductible, it needs to be made to a charity that has a Deductible Gift Recipient status, just like ChildFund Australia.
Once you’ve made a one off donation, you should expect to get a tax receipt within two weeks. If you sign up for a monthly donation, you will receive an annual receipt, typically sent at the end of July, ready for tax season.
Donate monthly today
If you would like to regularly donate for childhood education in developing countries, sign up to donate monthly to ChildFund Australia today. Your donation can make a difference to the education of 1,000 children per year, helping them to reach their fullest potential in life.