“$50,000 needed in 5 months” – Dreaming or Living the Dream?

16 May 2019 12:22 PM | Anonymous

MEDIA RELEASE – Two new aged living units almost a reality – The $50,000 Challenge.


Blackbutt, January 24th  2019: “$50,000 needed in 5 months” – that is the challenge for the little town of Blackbutt and the Blackbutt & Benarkin Aged Care Association (BBAC). The recently awarded Commonwealth Government grant of $204,740 has enabled committee to set the wheels in motion to build the first two x two bedroom Independent Living Units at the Scott Haven site. Plans have been finalized. Ian and Cathy from Gilliland Homes will build the units. Timelines are in place for a December 2019 build completion. Budgets have been drawn up and fundraising has come up with a $50,000 shortfall. Because the funding is provided on a $ for $ basis, we need to ensure we have another $204,740 to match the Building Better Regions Funding. This is where we need your help!


The Blackbutt & Benarkin Aged Care Association Incorporated is a Registered Charity with Public Benevolent Institution status. It is also a Deductible Gift Recipient. As a DGR, BBAC must comply with the Fundraising Rules of the ATO found at: https://www.ato.gov.au/Non-profit/Gifts-and-fundraising All gifts to The Blackbutt & Benarkin Aged Care Association Incorporated are tax deductible, and as a DGR, BBAC is not required to issue a receipt. Instead you may use your Bank Statements and Email notifications for claiming a Tax Deduction on your tax Return. However, if you require a receipt from BBAC, one will certainly be issued to you. Just email us at secretarybbac@gmail.com, or contact Emeric at the Blackbutt Post Office.


But how do we raise the $50,000 before June 30th 2019?


A Building Fund has been set up solely for this Project. The Bank details are Bendigo Bank - Blackbutt & Benarkin Aged Care Building Fund - BSB 633000 - Acc 160832713.


The Challenge is to raise $10,000 per month from February to June.


If 100 local businesses or residents donated $100 per month for 5 months we would have the $50,000. But that is too simple. If all residents made a commitment to donate some money than we would be able to achieve our $50,000 goal. If all local residents, businesses and organizations committed to do one or more of the following:


Go to your nearest Bendigo Bank and deposit your donation to Blackbutt & Benarkin Aged Care Building Fund - BSB 633000 - Acc 160832713

Go to your nearest Bendigo Bank and set up a five month regular deposit to Blackbutt & Benarkin Aged Care Building Fund

Go to Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BBACAssn/ and find the Donate Button to make your donation.

While visiting your local businesses look out for the donation boxes shaped like a little house. When in Blackbutt Post Office, Blackbutt Medical Centre, Bunya Nut Café, Main Street Realty, Blackbutt IGA and Yarraman Real Estate place your donation in the special “house” donation tins. Empty the coins from your pocket or purse. Drop in a couple of Note$ as well as your coins.

Buy a ticket in the Australia Day Raffle - $100 IGA Voucher and a bottle of Red from the private collection of Jeff Connor.

Buy a ticket in the Money Tree Raffles coming up soon.

Buy a ticket in the “Foot Massager” raffle. (valued at $400). Look for John Atkins and Susan Strid

Join in the activities of other local organizations as they do their bit by holding an event, a raffle, or fundraiser with profits to the Building Fund.

Support any other BBAC fundraising functions by attending or buying a ticket.

Look out for the flyer in your mailbox over the coming months helping to remind you of our $50,000 Challenge and how you can help us cross the line by 30th June 2019.


Come on Blackbutt – Can you meet the $50,000 Challenge?


Further information:  Treasurer – Emeric Charles  0410 611 242

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