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In Memory Giving
When someone close to us dies, we experience grief, sadness and, ultimately, an appreciation of all memories we have of that special person.
An In Memory donation to the Epilepsy Foundation is a special way to remember someone and, at the same time, help give hope and life to those who remain.
There are a number of ways in which you can make an In Memory donation:
Letter Expressing Condolences and Appreciation - The next of kin or nearest family member of the person who has died is sent a letter expressing condolences with special thanks to the names of all those who kindly made memorial donations (the dollar amount is not mentioned)
Receipts for All - Everyone who makes a memorial donation is sent a letter of thanks and receipt, which can be used for tax purposes, if required
Special Envelope - Most Funeral Directors have a supply of Epilepsy Foundation In Memory envelopes or have another collection facility, for use when memorial donations are requested by the family at a funeral.
To make a donation In Memory of a loved one
Here's how you can make a donation direct to the Epilepsy Foundation:
Online: Donate online through our secure server
Telephone: Please call 1300 852 853 from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call
Mail: Please send a cheque/money order/credit card details by post to The Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria, Reply Paid 69422, Camberwell Vic 3124 and include the following details:
Print off our Donation Form (pdf)
Your name and address (so that we can provide you with a receipt)
The name and address of the person who has died
The name and address of the next of kin or nearest family member (so that we can inform them of your kind memorial donation, without mentioning the dollar amount).
Group or corporate In Memory gifts
When someone dies their passing has a profound effect on a social group they belong to or their colleagues in a workplace. Many times the group feels they would like to do something together to jointly honour the memory of the person who has died. There are a number of ways this can be done:
The employer makes a straight donation on behalf of the business and its employees. This is fairly straight forward and allows the business to claim the gift as a tax deductible donation.
The employer matches any staff donations made on a one-for-one basis; this means all parties who donate will be recognizsd and acknowledged separately by the Epilepsy Foundation.
The staff run a fundraising activity that raises money, as an event or by collecting funds using donation tins (supplied by the Epilepsy Foundation); this means individuals are not identified separately but the group or business is recognised under our community fundraising program as having made the gift in memory of the person who has died.
For further information on ways to make an In Memory donation, please call the Epilepey Foundation (Melbourne metropolitan) on 8809 0600 or the Epilepsy Helpline (regional Victoria) on 1300 852 853 for the cost of a local call.
We thank you for your support.