Estia's services requires substantial funding, to cover the cost of staffing, training, equipment, maintenance and repair of facilities, vehicle expenses, food and supplies, and quality outings for our service users. Approximately 80% of all expenditures are towards direct service delivery and facilities. Today, most of these operating costs are recovered from the National Disabilities Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
However, government funding has not been sufficient to enable us to grow our services and make investments in land, buildings and equipment. In our 23 year history we have only been able to grow the organization and accumulate funds and property through the generosity of our supporters and their willingness to make a difference to the lives of others. The generosity of our supporters has enabled us to establish our facilities in Gladesville, North Ryde and Roselands. More recently we have taken on the administration of the Kyle Williams Home Trust in Blakehurst and need to raise considerable capital for the vision for this estate to be realized and extend our services to meet the demand in the community.
Estia is also fortunate to have a strong fundraising committee who work voluntarily to organize our biennial fundraising dinner to obtain financial support from the community. All proceeds go to extending the services of Estia, and in encouraging and enhancing skills our service users may have in order to improve their lifestyle and give them an assurance that they have a place in our community.
Estia® is a registered trademark of the Estia Foundation of Australia, a registered charity and incorporated body established by Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia on 13 July 1995. As a charity, the Estia Foundation of Australia is also registered as a 'Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)' which means that it is registered to receive donations and issue tax deductible gift receipts. See: here.
Our supporters should note that the Estia Foundation of Australia and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia are not affiliated with Estia Health - which is an ASX listed public company providing aged care services. Estia Health is not a registered charity or Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).
People wishing to donate can do so through cheque, direct credit, cash or money order. Cheques and money orders should be made payable to:
The Estia Foundation of Australia
and mailed to:
PO Box 17 Gladesville NSW 2111
For other payment methods or for any bequests, please contact us to discuss options.
All donators will receive a letter of acknowledgement and all donations are fully tax-deductible.
The Estia Foundation takes this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who donate, for their generosity and support.
Donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. Please help us continue our work.