Donations and Bequests
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So much of what we provide at MACS – from our second-to-none social and lifestyle programs, to our wonderful facilities and onsite services for our consumers – has been achieved thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our extended community.
We have a strategic plan for the sustainability of MACS into the future. We want our consumers, staff and community to have confidence that MACS will always be here. Donating to MACS is one way you can help us to continue our exceptional service that brings the best care, comfort and joy to the lives of very special people.
The MACS Foundation was established to receive donations and invest them for the future. A simple act of generosity via a donation or bequest, no matter how big or small, can make a world of difference.
MACS Bequest Program
Making a bequest in your will is a lasting gift that will help the MACS Foundation create a sustainable future for our community. We encourage you to discuss options with your family and your solicitor. You might choose to bequest all or part of your residual estate after you have considered your family and friends, or you might consider leaving a particular asset or amount of money.
Annual Giving 2018
Thank you to everyone who so generously supported our 2017 Annual Giving Appeal. A total of $27,049 was raised through the combined support of our MACS’ community, a CALD Seniors Grant and a bequest.
These funds enabled us to extend our highly successful and award winning ‘Mindful Moves’ program outdoors for all to enjoy. Two local artists were commissioned to create unique sculptures and artwork for our new walking track which circles the perimeter of our MACS residential facility here in North Geelong and we invite you to come and walk the track on your next visit and see some of the amazing art installations.
As we look towards our 2018 Annual Giving Appeal, the wellbeing (body, mind and spirit) of our consumers remains our number one priority.
With your support, our 2018 Annual Giving Appeal will help us implement the final component of our Mindful Moves program: ‘Dance Moves’. ‘Dance Moves’ will explore different themes and dance styles, such as jazz and National dances. Classes will be tailored for both chair-bound and mobile consumers, allowing every person to express themselves freely and not be restricted to specific movement and breath patterns. We believe this dance program benefits the body and mind, promotes emotional wellbeing, inner peace, contentment and will combat isolation. Dance Moves also promises to be inclusive as there are no targets and no failures: everyone can participate.
To kick-start this ‘Dance Moves program, we need to raise $20,000 to seed-fund a 12-month trial. This will allow us to deliver the ‘Dance Moves’ program for one day per week and also hold a fun, old fashioned dance. (Get your dancing shoes and outfits ready!). After the trial concludes, we will evaluate the program’s benefits to our consumers. If positive change is being enjoyed, we anticipate Dance Moves will become part of our overall, ongoing wellbeing program.
Will you please give generously to help MACS’ consumers ‘keep the twinkle in their wrinkle’? You can make a tax deductible donation to this year’s Annual Giving Appeal via our website at macs.org.au under ‘Donations’ or by completing an Annual Giving Form. If you’d like more information or have questions, please do not hesitate to call on (03) 5279 6800.
Once again, we give our sincere thanks to our 2017 benefactors and our entire MACS community for their ongoing support.
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My wish is for MACS to continue providing exceptional care long into the future and I ask you to join me in helping making this possible. Your gift of any size, will help support MACS’ projects and initiatives in helping to make this possible.
Frank Costa OAM – Patron