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Marymead always appreciates the generosity of the local community for their various donations. If you would like to give a material gift to Marymead, simply drop it in to us at 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah. Shortly after receiving your donation we will forward you a personal ‘Thank You’ letter to show our appreciation for your thoughtfulness.

Your donations enable our limited funds to go further – thank you!

The types of gifts that have been given in the past, and are appreciated include:

  • Gift Vouchers (store and movie vouchers etc)
  • Clothes (hand made, knitted or bought)
  • Toys (new, smaller or medium sized items are ideal)
  • Books (also new or near new if possible)
  • Sporting gear (footballs, cricket sets, netballs etc)
  • Tickets to events

We are unable to accept:

  • Electrical goods
  • Second hand bedding/second hand furniture
  • Second hand bikes
  • Second hand car seats/cots

Donations can be delivered to our Canberra office at 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah between business hours 9.00am - 5.00pm.


Donations to Marymead can now be made online. Alternatively you may wish to post us a cheque or money order. These should be made payable to Marymead and sent to us at PO Box 4260 Kingston ACT 2604.

Cash Donations

While the majority of donations today are online or by credit card, Marymead will always continue to accept cash donations and we would love to thank you personally when you arrive.

All cash donations should be hand delivered to Marymead at 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah during our normal business hours, namely 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. A receipt will be provided as donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.


Your Will, a caring legacy

Your Will

Everyone needs a Will. It is your way of showing how you care – and ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

When you make your Will, you have the opportunity to enhance the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and families with a legacy through Marymead.

Reviewing your Will

Because of changes to your assets, it’s a good idea to update your Will every few years. We advise that this be done in consultation with a solicitor.

List all of your assets, taking care that you nominate gifts for particular people, if you wish, and allocate a proportion of your assets to each of your loved ones.

Once you’ve done that, give some thought to those who may not have the same bright future as your family and friends.

How do I leave a bequest to Marymead?

There are a number of ways to leave a bequest to Marymead.

You may wish to leave a percentage of your assets, or a lump sum. Remember though, the value of a lump sum will diminish in time, whereas your assets will increase.

If you have already made a bequest to Marymead, are considering it, or if you would just like more information please give us a call on 1800 427 920 or send us an email at

We will then place your name on our ‘Bequest Register’, acknowledging your interest in leaving a bequest to Marymead.

At the same time you are also able to nominate a particular Program within Marymead where you would prefer your bequest be allocated. Alternatively you can leave that decision up to Marymead and we will allocate your bequest to where it’s needed most at the time.

Marymead’s programs and services include:

o Accommodation Services
o Coordination and Support Services
o Counselling and Education Services
o Disability Support Services
o Foster Care

Wording your bequest

To make a bequest, simply insert the following wording (or similar) into your Will. Speak to your solicitor or contact Marymead if you have any further questions.

Bequest clause for Marymead

I GIVE the sum of $ (or percentage of estate) to the TRUSTEES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CANBERRA AND GOULBURN AS TRUSTEE FOR MARYMEAD (‘Marymead’) of 255 Goyder Street Narrabundah ACT, to be applied toward the general purposes of Marymead and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other duly authorised officer of Marymead will be an absolute discharge for my trustee.


Workplace Giving

Small change can equal big Change, with Workplace Giving…

What is Workplace Giving?

While we all might like to help out by volunteering or fundraising, balancing work and family often leaves us with little time to spare. Workplace Giving provides you with an easy and practical way to support Marymead and make a difference to the lives of less fortunate children and families in the local community.

Workplace Giving is a voluntary program where donations are deducted directly from your gross salary each pay period. You also get the benefit of giving pre-tax, making each dollar go further, whilst receiving an immediate tax deduction without the need to keep receipts for tax purposes. This means that the cost for an employee on a 39.5 per cent tax rate, pledging a $10 weekly charitable donation is only $6.05.

Read more about Workplace Giving

Donate Online

Make a donation online and make a real difference in the life of a child!

Marymead has been an integral part of the local region for over 50 years. We know it is only because of ongoing community support that we can continue the work we do in supporting disadvantaged children and families.

Whatever you can contribute is greatly appreciated and every dollar we receive goes toward creating a brighter future for children.

Making your donation is easy through our secure online giving platform

All donations to Marymead of $2 or more are tax deductible.