Donations To Charities

Donations To Charities

In lieu of flowers, families often request that donations to a favourite charity be made instead. Nelson Bros assists families who wish to support a charitable organisation in memory of the person who has died.

How Donations To Charities Work

You may ask family and friends to donate to one or more charities in the name of the deceased. The name and contact details of the charity is included in the published obituary or funeral notice. Your family and friends are then able to contact the charity directly.

Some charities return a list to you of the people who have donated and the amount of each donation, which will enable you to write thank you notes.

 

How To Contact The Charities

We list many of the organisations to which our families currently donate and the mailing address, telephone number and website of these charities or foundations.

If we do not have the contact details of your chosen charity, please advise us of these details so that we can accurately publish them in the funeral notice on your behalf and also so we can assist families in the future. You can e-mail us by clicking the button at the bottom of this page or call (03) 8398 4333.

When contacting the charitable organisation, the donors may wish to include the following information:

  • the donation amount
  • the name of the person whom this gift is in memory of
  • the name and address of the person who should receive an acknowledgment of this gift
  • donor's name
  • donor's address
  • donor's daytime phone number


Listening To Our Families

Having served Victorian families since 1858, we listen to our families' needs and what you have to say. Over years, families have told us that the manual collection of donations at the funeral is not the most appropriate time or place. It is a time of memories and reflecting upon the person who died, not of collecting money.

Furthermore we encourage families to build a relationship directly with the charitable organisation of your choosing. Dealing directly with the charity means that you are dealing with a direct representative, that you can ensure that the donated money is used for your specified cause, and that security of the donations is not compromised on the day of the funeral.

Nelson Bros supports you and your chosen charity in ensuring that this aspect of the funeral arrangements, as well as all others, are performed with dignity, accuracy, professionalism and care.

 

Charitable Organisations

Listed below are many of the organisations to which our families currently donate.

If we do not have the contact details of your chosen charity, please advise us of these details so that we can accurately publish them in the funeral notice on your behalf and also so we can assist families in the future.

2009 Bush Fire Appeal
(03) 9345 1800

Able Australia
1300 225 369

AIDS Trust of Australia
1800 689 188

Alfred Hospital
(03) 9276 3222

Alola Foundation
0437 983 070

Alzheimer's Australia
1800 639 331

Ambulance Victoria
(03) 9840 3500

Annecto - David House
(03) 9314 0988

Ardoch Youth Foundation
(03) 9537 2414

Arthritis Foundation of Victoria
(03) 8531 8000

Assisi Aged Care Facility
(03) 8458 3138

Austin Hospital
(03) 9496 5753

Australian Kidney Foundation
(03) 9866 3300

Australian Lung Foundation
1800 654 301

Australian Red Cross
(03) 9345 1800

Australian Rotary Health
(02) 8837 1900

Bethlehem Hospital
(03) 9596-2853

Beyondblue
(03) 9810 6100

Bone Marrow Donor Institute
(03) 9342 7888

Bowel Cancer Australia
(02) 9926 5014

Brain Link
1800 677 579

Breast Cancer Australia
1300 850 551

Bright Star Foundation

Broadmeadows Health Service
(03) 8345 5000

Cabrini Health
(03) 9508 1222

Camp Quality
(03) 9646 9923

Cancer Council Victoria
1300 65 65 85

Canteen Australia

CARE Australia
(03) 9421 5572

Caulfield Hospital
(03) 9076 6480

Cherubs Australia

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA
1300 852 500

Christian Blind Mission
1800 678 069

Dementia Care Australia
(03) 9727 2744

Department of Pain and Palliative Care, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
(03) 9656 1918

Diabetes Australia (Vic)
1300 136 588

Doutta Galla Aged Services
(03) 9689-0644

E.J.Whitten Foundation
(03) 9396 1108

Emmanuel College
(03) 9314 6333

Epilepsy Action Victoria
1300 374 537

Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria
1300 852 853

Epworth Hospital
(03) 9426 6133

Fred Hollows Foundation
(03) 9864 9369

Freemasons Hospital
(03) 9483 3573

Garvan Research Foundation
(02) 9295 8117

Guide Dogs Victoria
(03) 9854 4444

Hazeldean Nursing Home
(03) 9397 3167

Heart Foundation
1300 55 02 82

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
(03) 9496 5116

Holy Apostle Building Fund

Kidney Health Australia
9674 4300

Legacy
8626 0500

Legacy House

Leukaemia Foundation
(03) 9949 5800

Lost Dogs Home
(03) 9329 2755

Macular Degeneration Foundation
(02) 9261 8900

McGrath Foundation
(02) 8962 6100

Médecins Sans Frontières Australia
(02) 8570 2600

Melbourne Legacy
(03) 8626 0500

Mental Illness Fellowship
(03) 8486 4200

Mercy Hospice
(03) 9364 9777

Mercy Hospital for Women
(03) 9270 2222

Mercy Private Hospital
(03) 9928 6555

Monash Birthing Centre
(03) 9594 2488

Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria
(03) 9830 2122

Multiple Sclerosis
(03) 9845 2700

Myeloma Foundation of Australia
(03) 9853 8118

Namarra Nursing Home, Caulfield Hospital
(03) 9076 6012

National Stroke Foundation
(03) 9670 1000

Northeast Health
(03) 5722 0111

Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre
1800 220 210

One in Five

Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation
(03) 9296 2040

Oxfam Australia
(03) 9289 9444

Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of Victoria (now Independence Australia)
1300 704 456

Parkinson's Victoria
(03) 9551 1122

Peter McCallum Cancer Foundation
(03) 9656 2700

Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club
(03) 5258 1257

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
(03) 9948 2070

Rescued With Love

Retina Australia
1800 999 870

Rosary Home Aged Care Facility
(03) 9367 7722

Rotary Foundation
(02) 9635 3537

Royal Children's Hospital
(03) 9345 5037

Royal District Nursing Service
(03) 9536 5222

Royal Flying Doctor Service
9429 6344

Royal Melbourne Hospital
(03) 9342 7000

Royal Women's Hospital
(03) 9344 2006

RSPCA
1300 300 662

Sacred Heart Mission

Salvation Army
13 32 30

SANE Australia
(03) 9682 5933

Scope Victoria
180 815 768

SIDS Research Founation
1300 308 307

Skyline Education Foundation Australia
(03) 9553 5211

South Stone Lodge
(03) 9748 0977

Spark of Life
(03) 9727 2744

St Vincent de Paul Society
13 18 12

St Vincent's Hospital
(03) 9411 7111

Starlight Children's Foundation
1300 727 827

Stroke Association of Victoria
(03) 9670 1117

Sunshine Hospital
(03) 8345 1059

Ukrainian Elderly People's Home
03) 9367 8055

Vision Australia
1300 84 74 66

Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
(0) 9345 2555

Weribee Mercy Hospital
(03) 9216 8888

Western Bulldogs Forever Foundation
(03) 9680 6124

Western Hospital Footscray
(03) 8345 6079

Western Private Hospital
(03) 9318 3177

Westhaven Community Nursing Home
(03) 8371 3800

Williamstown Hospital
(03) 9393 0100

Williamstown Life Saving Club
03 9397 5493

Wintringham
(03) 9376 1122

World Vision Australia
(03) 9287 2233

 

 

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