All donations to Open Doors Youth Service are tax deductible. You can make a once-off donation or schedule to make regular donation via https://www.givenow.com.au/opendoorsyouthservice
If you have raised money for Open Doors Youth Service, the best way to donate this is via GiveNow so you can receive a tax receipt. If you would like our bank details to deposit the money, please give us a call.
Donating to our programs
Many of the services we provide do not receive any government funding and rely on donations and fundraising to continue.
All donations made to Open Doors Youth Service go towards helping us deliver services and support to LGBTIQAP+ young people. You can let us know which program or service you would like your donation to go.
One of our programs that we would greatly appreciate donations for currently is our PRIDE Art Therapy program. This is one of our most popular, beneficial and loved groups by our young people and it currently relies fundraising and donations to continue. We are in the process of applying for grants to keep this program running at Open Doors Youth Service. To read more about this program – see below.
PRIDE Art Therapy
The PRIDE Art Therapy program launched in 2017 with Open Doors Youth Service is the first of its kind. The purpose of the project is to support LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy young people between the ages of 12-24 and their mental health and wellbeing, encouraging them to live healthy empowered lives through connecting them to community and culture through the use of artistic activities and exercises. The program encourages young people to express themselves in healthy, safe ways.
This ground-breaking program is run weekly over 10 Organisations around South East Queensland to over 70+ young people. In total the program has supported over 1600 young people over 12 months and has proven to be one of the most successful programs run at Open Doors Youth Service. Unfortunately funding for this program has ceased (and the Mental Health Commission is unable to fund the same program twice) so we would love to keep it going. If you’d like to give our LGBTIQAP+ Brotherboy and Sistergirl young people the valuable opportunity to improve mental health and wellbeing, ultimately assisting connection with their peers and community through our incredible Creative Arts Therapy Program, please consider a donation to continue this important work. To help save this program please head to: https://www.givenow.com.au/pride-art-therapy-exhibition
Not able to donate money? We also are extremely grateful for any donations such as:
- Gift Cards eg, for Coles and Woolworths (these are given to young people so they can buy the food/toiletries they need). RUNNING LOW!!
- Long life pantry food items (expired products cannot be accepted) RUNNING LOW!!
- Brand new socks and underwear (tags must still be on)
- Toiletries (Eg, roll-on deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste etc) RUNNING LOW!!
- New makeup/cosmetics/nail polish (used in workshops and for young people to take home)
- Clothing in good condition
- Books & DVD’s for our Community library
- Art & craft supplies and stationary for our group activities
- Board Games and puzzles (can be used but in good working order)
- Musical instruments for our music workshop
- Blankets for winter
These donations can be dropped at Open Doors Youth Service anytime during business hours. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further queries.
If you would like to fundraise for Open Doors Youth Service through a community event or event at your workplace please get in touch with us at email@example.com to complete a Fundraising Application Form. If approved, we can provide you with our logo to use and any further information you require.
Whilst fundraising money for Open Doors is extremely helpful for us to provide appropriate services to young people, fundraising and doing drives for other items we need is also helpful. Please see our list above for more information on items we are in need of.