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Your tax-deductible online donation is simple, secure and helps us to break the pattern of youth homelessness in Australia.

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In Australia, youth homelessness is a pressing issue, with over 24,000 young people facing the harsh reality of being without a stable home. Homelessness not only affects young people’s  immediate well-being but also negatively effects their education, employment opportunities, and mental health.

Become a Lighthouse Keeper

By becoming a regular giver, you’ll join our incredible group of ‘Lighthouse Keeper’ supporters. Your ongoing donations ensure that our life-changing programs can continue and that we can keep our homes open, all year round.

Giving $15

Can help provide fresh groceries and essential supplies for a Lighthouse home.

Foster Care IconGiving $50

Can provide a welcome backpack (toiletries, socks, underwear and a teddy bear) for a new young person moving in to our care.

Giving $100

Can provide counselling and group therapy to help our young people process the trauma of homelessness.

Lighthouse Foundation is also a deductible gift recipient (DGR). The minimum tax-deductible donation amount to Lighthouse Foundation is $2.

Your personal data will be used to process your donation, support your experience throughout this website, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy.

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Other Ways You Can Help

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Your gift, however large or small, means we can be there for vulnerable children as long as they need us.

A Gift in Will is a lasting gift to every child impacted by youth homelessness. After providing for those you love, we would like you to consider remembering Lighthouse, so that we can continue to protect and support the children and young people who need us most.

Volunteering and Committees

Become an essential element of Lighthouse’s growth

Volunteering and committees are equally important to our mission. Your time and skills contribute significantly to our efforts. Whether mentoring, organising events, or serving on committees, your involvement strengthens our support network. 

Business and Corporate Partnerships

Create a mutually beneficial partnership with Lighthouse

Our Corporate Partnerships are designed to give back to you, and your organisation, creating a long-term and fulfilling relationship for your organisation, your team, and the young people Lighthouse cares for.

Help us to break the pattern of youth homelessness in Australia.

Thank YouFor Helping Lighthouse Foundation End Youth Homelessness

In the words of our Founder, Susan Barton AM, “Children don’t heal in systems, they actually heal in communities. Lighthouse Foundation is a supportive community that provides vulnerable young people with the time and space, and support for them to heal and thrive.”

Our heartfelt gratitude extends to all who have supported the Lighthouse Foundation’s cause. Your support fuels our mission and provides vulnerable young people with the essential support and care they need to heal and thrive. Together, we can break the cycle and end youth homelessness forever.

At Lighthouse Foundation, we offer support, guidance, and homes to vulnerable young people.. Your contribution matters—consider donating to our youth homelessness charity to help vulnerable young people heal and thrive and break the cycle of homelessness forever. today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I donate to Lighthouse Foundation?

You can donate online using credit card or Paypal via our donation page, or call 03 9093 7500 to make your donation to our homeless youth charity.

Where will my donation go?

Your donation goes directly towards helping Lighthouse Foundation support vulnerable youth at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. With your donation we are able to provide our therapeutic programs across our different care environments.

I’ve recently made a donation, when will I receive my receipt?

If you donated online, your receipt should be sent to the email address you provided us within 24 hours.

If we don’t have this information, or you’ve requested for us not to email receipts, it will be posted to your street address. Posted receipts are usually received within a week, however depending on your location and delivery frequency, it may take up to three weeks.

If you’re having trouble locating your receipt, please email reception@lighthousefoundation.org.au and we can send you a copy.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! Lighthouse Foundation is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient, meaning all donations over $2 are tax deductible

What exactly are Lighthouse Keepers?

Lighthouse Keepers are our regular givers. This involves an automatic debit from their nominated bank account every four weeks. The support from our regular givers ensures that the lights are on in our homes, all year round.

How does donating to Lighthouse Foundation end youth homelessness?

By donating to Lighthouse, you’re ensuring that we are able to continue providing our life-changing programs to youth at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

How else can I get involved to Lighthouse Foundation?

There are many ways to get involved with Lighthouse Foundation – we are always looking for volunteers for our Community Committees, as well as community fundraisers ready to take on a challenge and corporate partners to help support our mission.

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