WAYS TO GIVE
Your employees can make a significant and lasting impact to Miracle Babies Foundation through workplace giving. Workplace Giving is easy to set up and administer and is a great way for you to demonstrate commitment to supporting the community. Participation in the scheme shows employees you care about the causes that are important to them.
Download the PDF for more information on how to set up your pre-tax donations with your payroll department. If your workplace already has a Workplace Giving Program in place then they will be able to sort this out for you very quickly, if not, they can get in touch with us and we can provide the information they need to get the ball rolling.
Another option is signing up to Good2Give, Good2Give makes it easy to start donating pre-tax through your pay. Simply create an account and start giving. Your company can also match donations too: https://good2give.ngo.
What are the benefits for you as an individual?
How to start your Workplace Giving donations?
There are four easy steps in organising your payroll donation:
What if my workplace doesn’t have a Workplace Giving program?
Double check with your payroll manager or employer as it is something most employers will support, or have already established. Workplace Giving is optional and both the employee and the employer must agree to participate.
Workplace Giving is fully supported by the Australian Tax Office. For more information about Workplace Giving you can call the Australian Taxation Office on 132866 or visit the Australian Taxation Office website.
Workplace Giving is delivered through your normal payroll system and there are no tax forms to fill out. The ATO website has lots of useful information on Workplace Giving. We suggest the following link as a starting point:
You can support Miracle Babies Foundation by donating through your company’s workplace giving scheme. Each pay your employer will automatically deduct your nominated donation before deducting your tax, so you can receive the benefit of the reduced tax with each pay.
By setting up a regular gift to Miracle Babies Foundation through your payroll you are helping us to improve the lives of premature and sick children Australia wide.
Matched Giving programs provide dollar matching for employees’ time, fundraising effort and / or cash donations (including workplace giving) to causes such as Miracle Babies Foundation.
Matched Giving programs are easy to set up and administer, and your administrative costs and contributions are tax deductible.
Matching the gifts that your employees contribute to a cause of their choice is an excellent way for companies and corporations to demonstrate their commitment to the causes that your employees care about.
What are the benefits?
"In August 2013 at 32 weeks pregnant, my dream pregnancy came to a crashing halt after my waters ruptured – also known as PPROM. With rest and medication, our daughter was able to hold on & remain in utero for 2 more weeks, taking her to 34 weeks gestation. Although we had 2 weeks to mentally prepare for an early arrival and had made it to the magical number 34, the world of NICU and SCN was still a huge shock to the system.
Sophia was in hospital for just under 4 weeks and experienced all the usual side-effects of being born early. She required CPAP, bilirubin lights and heat lamps during her first 4 weeks of life.
During this time I was provided with the Miracle Babies Nurture Guide Book, and each night when I’d leave the hospital without my daughter I would go home and read about other parent’s experiences, or visit the Miracle Babies Facebook page to learn more about the world of premature birth. Having a resource to educate me gave me a calm I wouldn’t have otherwise had.
After my experience, I have sought ways in which I can support the Foundation and return the favour. I elect to financially support the Foundation via fortnightly Payroll Giving with my employer, Telstra, matching each dollar I donate. I have also dedicated time over the last 3 years volunteering with The Miracle Babies Foundation by way of paid volunteer leave, another initiative supported and encouraged by my employer.
Looking at our perfectly healthy 3.5 year old now you would never know what a tough start she (and us!) had, I hope that by committing my time and money to the foundation, I can support other parents who may be going through a similar experience."
Shares Kylie Gagen, Miracle Mum.
If your company does not already have Workplace Giving and Matched Giving in place, you can find the information you need on the Australian Tax Office website www.ato.gov.au.