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Vision Australia

Contact

Name: Fiona Jessiman

Position: Gifts in Wills and Community Fundraising Manager

Email: fiona.jessiman@visionaustralia.org

Address

454 Glenferrie Rd

Kooyong

Melbourne 3144

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Our Mission / Objective

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

Vision Australia is a not-for-profit organisation with client numbers of 33,000 and we are also a major participant and partner in the international blindness community.

We provide services and support for clients through 28 Vision Australia centres in NSW, ACT, Queensland and Victoria. Clinics are also held in 29 other locations and there are outreach services to the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

Why We Exist

To support people who are blind or have low vision live the life they choose.

How We Behave

With integrity and professionalism; we listen, adapt and learn; and give the greatest respect to our clients and each other.

What We Do

Create equal opportunity so people who are blind or have low vision can get an education, get a job and be as independent as they choose.

Our Human Rights Statement

Vision Australia has released a Human Rights Statement, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability, to reflect the organisation’s commitment to promoting the rights of people who are blind or have low vision.


Vision Australia is supported by funding from the Commonwealth, Victorian, NSW and Queensland Governments under the Home and Community Care program.


Vision Australia has a Deductible Gift Recipient status.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

67 108 391 831

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Making a Will is an important part of planning for the future. After you have provided for loved ones, you may then consider including Vision Australia as a beneficiary.

Many generous people support the important work of Vision Australia through bequests from their estates. Over the years, these contributions large and small have contributed significantly to our work. By leaving a lasting legacy, your gift enables us to assist people who are blind or have low vision to lead independent and fulfilling lives. It is one way of making a positive difference beyond your lifetime.

If you have already made a Will, you may like to consider asking your solicitor to add a codicil, which will incorporate your gift to Vision Australia.

Let us know so we can thank you
We understand that making a Will is a very personal matter However, if you do intend making Vision Australia one of your beneficiaries, or already have done so, it would be a great help if you could let us know. As well as being of assistance for our future planning, it gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and recognise your generosity and to discuss your wishes. Any information you give us will of course be in the strictest confidence.

For further information on making a bequest, in strict confidence, please phone our Bequests and Community Manager on our toll free number 1300 84 74 66.

Suggested wording – gifts of residue
Gifts of Residue are a wonderful way of ensuring the value of your bequest increases with time. To assist your solicitor or legal adviser, here is a sample of our suggested bequest wording for a gift of residue.

I give the residue of my Estate to Vision Australia Limited, ABN 67 108 391 831, and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive Officer, treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

Suggested wording – specific legacies
To assist your solicitor or legal adviser, here is a sample of our suggested bequest wording for a specific legacy.

I give to Vision Australia Limited, ABN 67 108 391 831, the sum of ……. for its general purposes free of all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequence of my death and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive Officer, treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

https://www.visionaustralia.org/fundraising-and-volunteering/make-a-bequest

General Donations

By giving a donation today, you will be making a real difference to the lives of adults and children who are blind or vision impaired.

Your donation will be carefully invested in our vital services, from facilitating a child’s development to providing advice on adapting the home of an older person to retain independence. Thank you.

https://www.visionaustralia.org/fundraising-and-volunteering/donate/make-a-donation

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Each month thousands of volunteers contribute their time and skills, working in a range of capacities across our organisation.

Their inspiring generosity helps Vision Australia to manage costs and provide a broader range of services to tens of thousands of people who are blind or have low vision.

By volunteering you can gain new skills and confidence, put your time, energy and skills into programs, have fun and make friends while you enjoy the sense of reward that comes from really making a difference.

Apply now, either online, by email: volunteer@visionaustralia.org or phone: 1300 84 74 66

https://www.visionaustralia.org/fundraising-and-volunteering/volunteer

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

Vision Australia is a not-for-profit organisation with client numbers of 33,000 and we are also a major participant and partner in the international blindness community.

We provide services and support for clients through 28 Vision Australia centres in NSW, ACT, Queensland and Victoria. Clinics are also held in 29 other locations and there are outreach services to the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

Why We Exist

To support people who are blind or have low vision live the life they choose.

How We Behave

With integrity and professionalism; we listen, adapt and learn; and give the greatest respect to our clients and each other.

What We Do

Create equal opportunity so people who are blind or have low vision can get an education, get a job and be as independent as they choose.

Our Human Rights Statement

Vision Australia has released a Human Rights Statement, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability, to reflect the organisation’s commitment to promoting the rights of people who are blind or have low vision.


Vision Australia is supported by funding from the Commonwealth, Victorian, NSW and Queensland Governments under the Home and Community Care program.


Vision Australia has a Deductible Gift Recipient status.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

67 108 391 831

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Making a Will is an important part of planning for the future. After you have provided for loved ones, you may then consider including Vision Australia as a beneficiary.

Many generous people support the important work of Vision Australia through bequests from their estates. Over the years, these contributions large and small have contributed significantly to our work. By leaving a lasting legacy, your gift enables us to assist people who are blind or have low vision to lead independent and fulfilling lives. It is one way of making a positive difference beyond your lifetime.

If you have already made a Will, you may like to consider asking your solicitor to add a codicil, which will incorporate your gift to Vision Australia.

Let us know so we can thank you
We understand that making a Will is a very personal matter However, if you do intend making Vision Australia one of your beneficiaries, or already have done so, it would be a great help if you could let us know. As well as being of assistance for our future planning, it gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and recognise your generosity and to discuss your wishes. Any information you give us will of course be in the strictest confidence.

For further information on making a bequest, in strict confidence, please phone our Bequests and Community Manager on our toll free number 1300 84 74 66.

Suggested wording – gifts of residue
Gifts of Residue are a wonderful way of ensuring the value of your bequest increases with time. To assist your solicitor or legal adviser, here is a sample of our suggested bequest wording for a gift of residue.

I give the residue of my Estate to Vision Australia Limited, ABN 67 108 391 831, and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive Officer, treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

Suggested wording – specific legacies
To assist your solicitor or legal adviser, here is a sample of our suggested bequest wording for a specific legacy.

I give to Vision Australia Limited, ABN 67 108 391 831, the sum of ……. for its general purposes free of all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequence of my death and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive Officer, treasurer or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my executors.

https://www.visionaustralia.org/fundraising-and-volunteering/make-a-bequest

General Donations

By giving a donation today, you will be making a real difference to the lives of adults and children who are blind or vision impaired.

Your donation will be carefully invested in our vital services, from facilitating a child’s development to providing advice on adapting the home of an older person to retain independence. Thank you.

https://www.visionaustralia.org/fundraising-and-volunteering/donate/make-a-donation

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Each month thousands of volunteers contribute their time and skills, working in a range of capacities across our organisation.

Their inspiring generosity helps Vision Australia to manage costs and provide a broader range of services to tens of thousands of people who are blind or have low vision.

By volunteering you can gain new skills and confidence, put your time, energy and skills into programs, have fun and make friends while you enjoy the sense of reward that comes from really making a difference.

Apply now, either online, by email: volunteer@visionaustralia.org or phone: 1300 84 74 66

https://www.visionaustralia.org/fundraising-and-volunteering/volunteer

Our Annual Reports

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