Ways You Can Support Us
Wellington Multiple Sclerosis Society relies on the support of generous donors as we only receive 8% of our funding from the Government, the rest of our funding is sourced from fundraising, generous donations and grants.
A donation to the MS Society really will make a huge difference to the life of someone with MS. All donations go towards supporting our three great field workers who provide services and support to people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families in the Wellington region.
Every dollar we receive makes a difference! Donations are eligible for a tax deduction, please ensure you request a receipt should you require one.
There are several ways you can support us.
Make a Donation
Become a Regular Donor
Knowing we can count on a constant, regular source of income helps us budget – and it also makes giving easier for you! Setting up a automatic payment or using payroll giving, Once you’re set up, we’ll make sure you receive an annual receipt so that you can claim your tax rebate.
Below are the details on both options.
You can set up an Automatic Payment online via internet banking, or download an Automatic Payment authorisation form to take to your bank. Click HERE to download our Automatic Payment Authority for Regular Giving.
In setting up an automatic payment online, please include the following information in the reference fields:
Your Last Name, The initials ‘AP’ in the reference field.
Payroll Giving allows you to make donations direct from your pay, applying the tax credit immediately. If you would like to donate directly from your pay, there are a few easy steps to follow:
- Check with your employer. This is a voluntary scheme on their part as well as yours and they need to agree. (Note: payroll giving is only an option for employers who file their EMS (IR347) and EDF (IR345) forms electronically.)
- Tell your employer that you’d like to set up a regular donation to the Wellington Multiple Sclerosis Society Inc. Let them know how much and how often and whether you’d like to receive information from the Mission or not. If you don’t give them permission, your donation will be passed on anonymously.
- Your employer will then deduct the donation, calculate and apply the tax credit, complete the IRD requirements and forward your donation to the Mission.
- As your tax credit is applied immediately, receipts for donations are issued directly to your employer for them to file – you will not receive a tax receipt.
Bequests - Leaving a Gift in your Will – the ultimate in giving!
There are several ways you can make an impact on the lives of people with Multiple Sclerosis, beyond your lifetime. A bequest in your will is a great way to do this. A bequest would go towards our day-to-day work or a specific project.
A gift to support Wellington Multiple Sclerosis services
MSW provides services to those affected by MS; this is predominantly through our Field Worker Service. Donations to our general fund will ensure that our services continue for PwMS.
A gift to support a specific project
You may prefer to fund a specific project, one that already exists or one you would like to develop. If so please contact us to discuss how we can implement your project.
Suggested wording for your Will
Having identified that you would like to support us you could use the following wording. We do recommend that you obtain professional help writing your will.
“I bequeath the sum of …… dollars (or a …… per cent of my residuary estate) to Wellington Multiple Sclerosis Incorporated to be used for …… (general purposes / specific project)
A receipt appearing to my Trustee, to be given on behalf the Society, will be complete discharge to my Trustee, who shall not be obliged to see the application thereof.”
MSW is happy to assist you with your queries either call us on 04 388 8127, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you prefer post send a note to PO Box 15024, Wellington 6243
Volunteer for Our Annual Street Appeal collection
Do you have an hour or more to spare? If so we would appreciate your help with our Annual Street Appeal and are looking for collectors. If you, your friends, relations or colleagues could spare just an hour or two, we would be very grateful. The more collectors we can get the more money we are able to collect for the Society.
All money raised goes toward supporting our three field workers who support people and families in the Wellington region affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Collecting is simple and very gratifying – you just need to stand at your designated spot and the generous public come to you.
Maybe street collecting isn’t your thing then how about a collection at work?
If you can help us please let us know with your details by completing our online form below. Thanks a million!