Veritas House 2019 Christmas Appeal
The Veritas House Christmas Appeal is your opportunity to help bring some joy to a local child, young person or family this Christmas. Each year, Veritas House assists some 800 children, young people and families in Central Western NSW and your generosity will allow them to feel a sense of belonging this Christmas.
There are a number of ways you can provide support.
Donate a Gift
Veritas House staff have been busy elves preparing Christmas Wish Lists for the children and young people in Foster Care, accessing our youth homelessness services, and receiving support through our other programs across Western NSW. Simply drop into our Veritas House offices at 106-108 Russell Street, Bathurst or 29-31 Sale Street, Orange during business hours and select a gift tag from our Christmas tree. Each tag includes the age and gender of a child or young person and their interests or wishes for Christmas. Once you have purchased a gift, simply return it either wrapped or unwrapped to Veritas House by December 5, and our elves will arrange for your gift to be delivered at our annual Christmas party on December 7.
If you are unable to drop into a Veritas House office, you can contact us during business hours on 1300 01 1973 and we can allocate a gift tag to you over the phone.
Make a donation
Gift giving is a very important part of the Appeal, but cash contributions are also welcomed so that Veritas House can assist children, young people and families in our community. Some of the ways we hope to use cash donations this year include:
- purchasing non-perishable goods to make Christmas hampers for the young people who have transitioned from homelessness or Out-of-Home Care into independent living
- preparing a special Christmas lunch and dinner for the young people and staff staying at our youth refuges in Orange and Bathurst
- funds to support ‘excursions’ over the school holiday period, so that a time that can be pretty tough for some of the young people experiencing homelessness can be made happy and memorable. Examples include additional staff and expenses involved with taking young people from our Bathurst and Orange youth refuges on a trip to the beach; a day at the Zoo in Dubbo; day-trips to water parks; etc.
Any donation large or small will help make a difference. Donations can made online by clicking the PayPal link on this page; by cheque – made payable to Veritas House and mailed to PO Box 941 Bathurst NSW 2795; or by contacting Narelle Stocks on (02) 6332 3882 or email Narelle.Stocks@veritashouse.org.au for bank details.
Veritas House is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), so all financial donations over $2 are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided on completion of your transaction.