As a non-profit organisation, UDC needs regular donations to help the people we support to live their lives to the fullest. For a person with a disability, NDIS funding covers essential living costs such as costs related to daily activities, therapies, and social and community engagement. However, we want to ensure that the people we support can live lives they truly love as we understand that this is not a luxury – it is a necessity. That’s why we need your help – any donation, big or small, will help our cause and people with a disability to love their lives and live their dreams.
Donate and make a difference
As a charitable organisation, we accept any donations to help our cause. One-off or regular contributions and corporate sponsorships are available and the direct impact can be seen through our Register your Dream campaign. This campaign allows the people UDC supports to love their lives and live their dreams, and it is solely run on donations. We believe everyone deserves a chance to make their dreams come true. But to be able to pay for each registered dream, we need to raise money through donations. Many of our staff even donate a small portion of their weekly income to help us fund the ‘Register your Dream’- campaign. However, we hope to grow the campaign even larger and to help more people with a disability to live fulfilling lives. That’s where we need your help!
The start of ‘Love your Life and Live your Dreams’
The Register your Dream – campaign started with Greg O’Donnell and his daughter Kristyn. Greg joined the UDC team in 2018 to assist families with applying for their NDIS supports after his daughter Kristyn, 31, passed away from a very rare degenerative disease. UDC had been caring for Kristyn for a long time and her passion and optimism touched the hearts of our staff. Kristyn was determined that her illness would not control her life, and she went out into the world to actively make sure all her dreams came true. This continued even after she became confined to a wheelchair. Kristyn had her own motto, which is ‘Love your Life, Live Your Dreams’ and our CEO Sylvia Capps thought this would be perfect as our company Mission. With Greg‘s help, the ‘Register your Dream’ concept was created as a way to honour Kristyn’s passion for making the world a better place for those living with disabilities, and to encourage the people we support to dream big.
Support a worthy cause with a donation
To be able to pay for the registered dreams, we need to raise funds to support the cause. We have received some generous donations in the past and were able to make many dreams into reality in 2020 and 2021. To help UDC to raise more funds, our CEO Sylvia created a printed t-shirt as a fundraising tool for UDC. Each t-shirt displays the motto ‘Love your Life and Live your Dreams’ and can be purchased for a $30 donation. After Greg sadly passed away in June 2020, the ‘Register you Dream’ campaign and the O’Donnell legacy of ‘Love your Life and Live Your Dreams’ is still honoured on every t-shirt. We hope to keep the campaign going as long as possible and to raise more awareness and funds to our worthy cause of helping people with a disability.
The impact of donations for a charity
The impact of your donation is huge for the people we support. We regularly post on social media about the dreams we have made into reality so make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube to get the latest updates. If you’d like to donate, you can do so via our website or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. As UDC is registered with the Australian Taxation Office, as well as endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient, any donations of $2 or more are tax deductible throughout Australia. Once you make your donation, we will email you a receipt. If you’d like your receipt to have alternate details printed to what is provided at the donating stage, please email us directly at email@example.com. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our services or how your donation will be used. We cannot emphasise enough how grateful we are for each contribution.