Organising a collection at a memorial or funeral
We understand that the loss of a loved one is a very challenging and difficult time. If you have lost a loved one and wish to set up a donation in memory, we can assist in organising this for you.
If you are arranging a funeral, we will do anything that we can to assist you in making the donation process as streamline as possible. Please call 03 9450 0900 and speak to someone from our fundraising team to register your service, if it would be e
If they are unable to help, please call 03 9450 0900 during office hours to register your loved one's memorial, or email communications with the details. Kids First provides donation envelopes that will assist in making the donation process easier for your family and friends attending the service. These will be sent via post within three working days. A letter will accompany the envelopes outlining how to return the donations to us.
Once Kids First has received all of the donations from the memorial, we will send all donors tax-deductible receipts for donations $2 and over. We will also send the nominated family member an acknowledgement with the tallied amount donated in memory (for privacy reasons we do not disclose individual donations amounts).
Requesting donations instead of flowers
If you would like people to make a donation to Kids First instead of sending flowers, it is helpful to include this information in the death announcement. For example 'Donations in lieu of flowers to Kids First would be appreciated.'
At Kids First we understand that leaving a gift in the memory of a loved one is a significant decision and we are extremely grateful to you for considering supporting Kids First in this way.
If you have any questions about leaving a gift, please do not hesitate to contact