Six Ways You Can Support Us
We rely on community support to deliver our safety service to the local waterways. We are very grateful for the funds we receive from the NSW Government, however we must continually raise more to keep our vessels running and maintain the skills and readiness of our crew so that we can respond to calls for assistance in even the worst of weather conditions.
Here are just a few of the ways you can help us continue to deliver our service:
Marine Rescue NSW has charitable status with the ATO and issues receipts for donations of $2 or greater so that you can claim them as a tax deduction.
Leave a Bequest
Many of us want to support community organisations, but can’t necessarily afford to contribute right now. If you are passionate about boating and life on the water and want to make a difference, consider leaving something to Marine Rescue in your will. (Beneficiary Details: Marine Rescue NSW Middle Harbour Unit)
An In Memoriam donation to Marine Rescue NSW is a lasting way to remember a loved one and to support our volunteers’ vital work to save lives on the water. Family and friends may give a donation to Marine Rescue NSW on the passing of your loved one in lieu of flowers at their funeral or memorial service.
Either you or your funeral director can arrange envelopes to be available at the service by calling Marine Rescue NSW Headquarters on (02) 8071 4848. If your loved one was a member or supporter of Marine Rescue Middle Harbour, you can request that donations are directed to this Unit.All In Memoriam donations of $2.00 or more are fully tax deductible. A thank you letter and receipt is sent to all donors. We will also inform the next of kin of the total amount given by family and friends in their loved one’s memory to support our safety operations.
Alternatively, donors can remember your loved one and show their support for Marine Rescue NSW now by making a donation online or by downloading the In Memoriam Donations form and returning the form to Marine Rescue NSW by mail or email:
Marine Rescue NSW
PO Box 579
Cronulla NSW 2230
(02) 8071 4848
Donations in Kind
We are always grateful for the generosity of local businesses who donate samples of their wares. This can range from equipment and supplies that we need for our operations, to dinner vouchers, experiences and other such goods and services that we can raffle to raise funds. In most cases we will provide recognition of such support through acknowledgement on our website, promotion of your business to our members, and certificates of appreciation for your to display in your store.
Corporate sponsors contribute either financially or in kind under the terms of a formal sponsorship agreement. In addition to the acknowledgement enjoyed by ordinary donors, corporate sponsors receive the following benefits:
- Sponsor’s brand features prominently on selected Marine Rescue assets (vessels, vehicles, etc)
- Sponsor’s brand features prominently on this website
- Joint PR / press release opportunities
Host a Coin Donation Box in Your Store or Restaurant
We have coin donation boxes in the form of an MRNSW rescue vessel which businesses can place on their front counter or beside the register to collect coin donations from customers. We supply the box complete with padlock and chain to secure it to your counter, and will drop by from time to time to collect the donations. This is a great way to show your customers you care about the local community, even if you can’t afford to make a direct financial contribution.