How You Can Help Support Others

By May 11, 2015 Support No Comments

There are many people living in our communities, in our neighbourhoods, down the road and in the house next door, who are no longer able to remain independent and care adequately for themselves because of illness, a disability or the onset of old age. Have you ever wondered how you can help support others?

•   They need our Care.

•   And we need people like you who Care.

•   Care enough to help support the work of GHCC.

•   Your generosity and support may enable frail or ill seniors to remain independent and safe

living at home.

•   Depending on your circumstances and personal choice we have a number of Caring options that

you can choose from. Each one is important and whether it is in monetary terms or giving of

your time we would be delighted to have you join our growing list of supporters.

The Caring Options are listed as follows:

Financial Care  –  this option is all about financial donations

Some people like to show they Care and are concerned about others by giving financial support. Whether you give regularly or as a one-off donation, your financial contribution will make a difference.

Donations are used to assist in maintaining GHCC services and improving facilities which are modified and updated from time to time so that we can meet the ever increasing and changing needs of our clients.

A popular time of the year to give substantial donations is at tax time when maximum benefit can be achieved in return for your donation, as all donations $2.00 and over are tax deductible. It is nice to think you can receive a little something back for your thoughtfulness and generosity!

Your donation can be made by way of cash, cheque (made out to GHCC) or by credit card.

Bequests  –  this option is all about Bequests

Leaving a Caring Legacy such as a Bequest is a great way of showing you Care.

It is natural in wanting to show your appreciation for an act of kindness or for a service rendered. For some this can be done by simply giving a financial donation; for others a more appropriate time to say thank you is when they make the decision to include a bequest to their favourite charity (such as GHCC) in their Will. A bequest can take many forms including cash or securities, real estate, life insurance policies, annuities or trusts and cultural property such as books and artwork.

Bequests, great or small, can do amazing things. For example, they can purchase a bus to take clients on outings that link them with their community, upgrade facilities, help establish new services in areas of unmet needs, fund scholarships and traineeships or trial new models of care delivery aimed at improving health outcomes for seniors in our care.

Caring about your family and friends should always be your first priority and this important document should be discussed with your financial and legal advisors. If you do decide to leave a bequest to GHCC please contact us.

You can specify that your bequest be used for particular purpose in your Will; however, stating that your bequest is to be left for the ‘general purposes’ of GHCC ensures that your contribution is used to provide immediate and maximum benefit to seniors in our care.

If you do decide to support us with a Caring Legacy we would love to know about it so that we can thank you personally, keep you informed on the work of GHCC and answer any questions you
may have.

For a confidential discussion please call our Manager on (07) 5494 6948.

Volunteering  –  this option is about the wonderful world of volunteering

Volunteers are extraordinary people. People volunteer for a variety of reasons, one reason being that they genuinely care and have compassion for others.

GHCC is fortunate to have the support of a dedicated team of volunteers who provide companionship to clients and assist with shopping, visiting, crafts and hobbies, outings, home maintenance, fundraising, transport and gardening. Volunteering works best when volunteers match their interests and activities with those of the clients.

Volunteering involves trust as well as care giving. GHCC volunteers are interviewed by our Manager, undergo a criminal history check and participate in a comprehensive orientation and ongoing training program. GHCC volunteers do not engage in or substitute the work of paid employees.

Volunteering is rewarding and benefits the community as well as the volunteer.

Interested? Then we would love to hear from you. Please call us on(07) 5494 6948.

Management Committee

GHCC is governed by a volunteer Management Committee consisting of a President, Treasurer, Secretary and up to five (5) committee members.

The Management Committee’s role is the governance and strategic direction of the organisation and work effectively with senior management to ensure high quality care.

The Management Committee meets bi- monthly and periodically holds information meetings for members.

From time to time GHCC seeks new and energetic committee members who have the skills, knowledge and experience that can further the organisation and be willing to be part of a dynamic and innovative aged care organisation.

All Management Committee members must hold GHCC membership.