Donations: How You Can Help
Rupanyup Men’s Shed. Inc is a strong supporter of the men’s shed movement as actions that will improve the health status of men.
A key strength is the autonomous development of our men’s shed in running many community programs without being part of formal agencies and that that also provides alternative flexibility and is adaptable to local needs.
The initiative requires resources to succeed and we feel that reliance of the wholesale support from government grants will result in a loss in independence and flexibility so as a result of this different approach, alternative sources of support are needed.
Those resources can come from the development of sponsors for activities within the different venues themselves, and from men’s shed supporters such as interest aligned businesses, health services, carers and partners etc.
The Rupanyup Men’s Shed’s mission is to work with and to source resources from all sources whether private individuals, corporate, non- government organsiations, and from government itself for some programs however, we need to work on a sustainable mix of these.
Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc is a Not-For-Profit Incorporated Association that has recognition as a Registered Health Charity status to facilitate that role.
Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc currently does not rely on the support of funds provided by the Commonwealth or State Government and has simply been developed as a group so far without these government agencies.
Some of the health programs that operate through the shed simply rely on community volunteer support and some will have local government and health services agency support and we have engaged with these organisations already.
Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc. would like to engage with any organisation or person who shares our views, aims and goals.
That discussion will focus on developing arrangements that work for the benefit of the contributor and for men’s health and wellbeing and may mean linking contributors with particular shed programs where a range of contributions could be made.
The Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc receives inquiries that include offers or donations of tools, equipment and financial resources to support activities and programs and we have procedures to handle those offers effectively so that the resources get to the groups we have so that they can make good use of them.
Make a Donation! – How you can help the Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc:
Donations made directly to us are not yet tax deductable as we have not yet been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient, however, as we are currently members of Mensheds Australia, we can accept donations made through their organisation naming us as the donation recipients.
Please contact the secretary or treasurer if you are seeking Gift Recipient status of the donation.
1. Donate any working Tools, Machinery or Material Goods or Items
Please don’t donate anything that is broken, damaged, torn, ripped, stained or in anyway faulty.
As a simple rule, if there’s something wrong with it then we can’t really accept or use it.
These types of working items can be dropped off into our storage shed located at 7 Simpson Avenue, Rupanyup, VIC, 3388 however, we request you call 03 84142975 to arrange a delivery time on either, Thursday or Saturday : 10.00am – 4.00pm
(Please DO NOT leave items on our doorstep)
2. Make a one-off financial donation
There are three easy ways of making a donation.
1/ Come to a meeting or activity or to our storage shed location and have a cuppa and see what we do here and make your donation to one of the committee members.
2/ Write a cheque and send it to us at:
Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc.
8 Simpson Avenue Rupanyup VIC 3388.
Please make it payable to Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc.
Cross it as NOT NEGOTIABLE so you can be confident in the donation process.
3/ By Electronic Payment to the Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc.
Account at the Bendigo Bank
Bank: Bendigo Bank Limited
Account Name: Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc.
All donations are most gratefully accepted.