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Opening the Doors Foundation

Contact

Name: Helen Christensen

Position: Team Leader

Email: otdfteamleader@optusnet.com.au

Address

PO Box 1088

Thornbury

Melbourne 3071

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Our Mission / Objective

The Opening the Doors Foundation seeks to address the severe educational disadvantage still being experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families by providing assistance to enable them to choose and successfully maintain a positive educational environment for their children.

Projects in Progress

(For Indigenous Students enrolled in independent educational institutions in Victoria) ‘I want to make my dream come true’ – Encouraging and Supporting Leadership Opportunities for senior secondary students in rural areas. ‘How can we learn without our books?’ – Supporting secondary students in acquisition of required school texts. ‘Can we go to camp too’ – Supporting primary students in attending school camps.

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

20 671 392 558

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

General Donations

Why Donate?

The Opening the Doors Foundation operates with the aid of a mix of funding from grants, donations, bequests, sponsorships, and fundraising.

Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

Your Donation will be used to help the Foundation:

empower and support Aboriginal families to make choices in educational opportunities for their children;

help open the doors of independent educational institutions in Victoria for Aboriginal students; and

be a model of self-empowerment and self-determination by creating an organisation that responds directly to the needs of its own community.

Make a donation and help Aboriginal kids open the doors to independent education.

How your Donation Makes a Difference*:

    • $800 funds a secondary students booklist for a year;

 

    • $750 dresses a student in their winter uniform;

 

    • $500 covers extra tuition for VCAL subjects;

 

    • $450 provides a talented student with musical instruments and/or lessons;

 

    • $300 sends a student on school camp;

 

    • $200 purchases a calculator for a secondary student;

 

    • $100 provides a new pair of school or gym shoes;

 

    • $80 supplies a student with a new school bag;

 

    • $20 buys a school hat.

 

*examples only

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Our Mission / Objective

The Opening the Doors Foundation seeks to address the severe educational disadvantage still being experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families by providing assistance to enable them to choose and successfully maintain a positive educational environment for their children.

Projects in Progress

(For Indigenous Students enrolled in independent educational institutions in Victoria) ‘I want to make my dream come true’ – Encouraging and Supporting Leadership Opportunities for senior secondary students in rural areas. ‘How can we learn without our books?’ – Supporting secondary students in acquisition of required school texts. ‘Can we go to camp too’ – Supporting primary students in attending school camps.

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

20 671 392 558

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

General Donations

Why Donate?

The Opening the Doors Foundation operates with the aid of a mix of funding from grants, donations, bequests, sponsorships, and fundraising.

Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

Your Donation will be used to help the Foundation:

empower and support Aboriginal families to make choices in educational opportunities for their children;

help open the doors of independent educational institutions in Victoria for Aboriginal students; and

be a model of self-empowerment and self-determination by creating an organisation that responds directly to the needs of its own community.

Make a donation and help Aboriginal kids open the doors to independent education.

How your Donation Makes a Difference*:

    • $800 funds a secondary students booklist for a year;

 

    • $750 dresses a student in their winter uniform;

 

    • $500 covers extra tuition for VCAL subjects;

 

    • $450 provides a talented student with musical instruments and/or lessons;

 

    • $300 sends a student on school camp;

 

    • $200 purchases a calculator for a secondary student;

 

    • $100 provides a new pair of school or gym shoes;

 

    • $80 supplies a student with a new school bag;

 

    • $20 buys a school hat.

 

*examples only

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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