Saturday, March 24, 2012

Donate to Gay Wellington this week and get a tax break

Hi everyone

We don't often ask the community to donate to the Wellington Gay Welfare Group. But this year our funding income is down and there's so much we want to do!

The next week up to Saturday 31 March is the ideal time to donate to us. Because we're a registered charity, any donations made to the group qualifies for a donation tax credit. If you donate before 31 March, which is the end of the tax year, you'll be able to claim 1/3rd back from IRD as soon as May 2012.

We put a lot of effort into keeping our website up-to-date so people know who we are, what we're doing and what's happening. Check it out to see what a difference we're making to the GLBTI community in the Wellington region.

Funders like the Wellington City Council and Lotteries are great supporters of our group, but they prefer to help fund salary costs for our School's Out activities. That means we struggle to pay for the basics in other areas. A $20 donation will pay our telephone bill for 1 week. $50 will pay for a week's worth of advertising so people can find out about us. $100 will help pay for a month's worth of travel so our youth facilitators can help in the Kapiti Coast and the Hutt.

You can donate directly into our bank account. Click on this link to find out how to do it and let us know if you want a receipt to claim back the donation tax credit from IRD.

Thanks for reading this blog. Any financial support you can provide is really appreciated. And don't forget that if you want to help but you don't have any money, you can still donate your time. Our next volunteer intake day will be on Saturday 21 April. Call us at helpline on 473 7878 or email us at to find out more.

Many thanks

Stu & Kura
Co-Chairs, Wellington Gay Welfare Group

PS You can also help us by forwarding the link to this blog to your friends who you think may be interested in supporting WGWG. Much of our work is by word-of-mouth so if everyone forwarded this on to several friends we'd be very grateful :-)