Financial Support: Donations
Offering your Financial Support
Good News Family Care aims to be as ‘self-financing’ as possible but there’s always a shortfall between operating costs and income – largely because nobody is ever turned away from our doors due to lack of funding. When God sends a family to us we know we can rely on Him to provide the means to support them. Since opening in 1995 He has inspired churches, companies, trusts, institutions and individuals to give us their support. Through this support, God has used Good News Family Care to share His love, serving over 2,700 people with many lives being transformed.
Our need for financial help is on-going, of course, your continued support helps to develop and maintain existing facilities – and to fund new projects. No matter how big or small, your contribution will help us continue to help more people in more ways with the added opportunity to share God’s love with vulnerable women and children and see more broken lives made new. We equally need your prayers for our team and our residents, that God’s glory be seen and all things be made new in broken lives.
We would welcome your financial support, please feel free to contact us to discuss your options further. You can choose to: –
- Give a one off donation
- Donate regularly
- Leave a legacy
The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed which is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants;
it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.
Make your donation go further with Gift Aid
If you are a UK tax payer we can turn every £1 you donate into £1.25, thanks to the government’s Gift Aid scheme. That means that, for every £10 you give, we can claim an additional £2.50 from the Inland Revenue.
Complete the Gift Aid Declaration now and all donations you have made in the last four years – plus any future gifts – will instantly be worth 25% more to us.
Financial Support: Fundraising
If you would like to hold a fundraising event for the benefit Good News Family Care – from a Coffee Morning to a Concert or even something more exotic and exciting – we will be happy to provide you with support material – such as leaflets or banners.
We can also provide a speaker who will give a short presentation and talk about our work. If you would like us to come and share the exciting things God is doing through Good News Family Care, please contact Hazel Guest on 01298 24761 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org,uk.
Donations for your fundraising can be made by yourself or those supporting/sponsoring you via Wonderful or an arrangement can be made for a bank transfer.
Financial Support: Leaving a Legacy
By leaving a gift for GNFC through our legacy scheme, you can help to ensure a secure future for our charity.
No matter how big or small, your contribution would help us continue to support and to share God’s love with vulnerable women and children.
Options for leaving a legacy in your will
- You can leave a cash gift
- After you have provided for your loved ones, you can leave a share of what remains to GNFC.
- You could even leave a specific item of value.
Some solicitors offer wills on a charitable basis during ‘Wills Week’ each Autumn. There are many reasons to make a will and there is plenty of help available. It is advised that you seek assistance from a solicitor if you wish to pursue this.
To include us in your will you need to give our name, Good News Family Care (Homes) Limited, charity number 1042386 and the address below to the person writing your will – this will formally identify us as a beneficiary.
Thank-you so much and God Bless you
Donations: Gifts, goods, furniture, food etc.
Donating goods to GNFC
We welcome gifts of all the normal items used by a family, living in a house, this includes white goods, bedding, food, furniture and so on. We would, of course, ask that these are in a good state and electrical goods are in full working order. Donations of this kind are not only useful in themselves, they release funds for use in other vital areas. Please check our Guide to Donating Goods before delivering. One thing is certain: nothing is wasted – what we don’t use directly we pass on to needy families or sell to raise funds. If you would like to donate items to us, please do contact us beforehand, as accepting donations of large furniture for example, will depend on our ability to store it. You can email us on email@example.com or call us on 01298 24761.
We receive support from local churches too such as at Harvest Festival time we were given lots of lovely fresh produce and groceries. Many churches also donate gifts and toiletries during the year, particularly at Christmas.
Among our more unusual supporters are “The Bikers”, an amiable bunch of motorcycle enthusiasts, who visit us from time to time, usually laden to the gills with toys at Christmas or Easter Eggs. We all look forward to their morale-boosting visits and many children, and their parents, benefit from their generosity.
Another way you can support us is by saving “collectables” such as postage stamps and foreign currency.