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Vision changes everything

Become a Visionary for The Fred Hollows Foundation today

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Vision changes everything

Become a Visionary for The Fred Hollows Foundation today

Please enter or select an amount and your donation frequency">

Please note: if you are signing up for a monthly donation, your nominated account or credit card will be debited each month on the 15th or the 28th (whichever is closest to your sign up date).

Frequently asked questions
  • What is a monthly donation?

    A monthly donation is the most effective way to support the work of The Foundation.  The benefit of giving monthly means that you will save time by donating regularly and your gift will help us plan ahead to be more effective at restoring sight. Monthly donations are powerful and have a multiplier effect, not only restoring one person’s sight, but many more, as it allows us to train doctors, build additional capacity and helps us reach those who no one else can.

  • What happens when you decide to join Fred’s team by choosing to donate monthly?

    Restoring sight changes lives and it can only happen thanks to the generosity of supporters like you.
    When you become a monthly donor we will send you:

    • A welcome pack in the mail within a few weeks. The welcome pack will contain all the necessary information about your monthly gift.
    • Your nominated account or credit card will be debited each month on the 15th or 28th (whichever is closest to your sign up date).
    • You will receive regular email updates, sharing stories from the field about patients whose sight you’ve helped restore; medical professionals and programs you have supported; events and activities The Foundation has taken part in; petitions and research relating to eye health.
    • At the end of each financial year, we will send a tax receipt with all your donations (donations over $2 are tax-deductible), for you to use for your income tax claim.

  • Why should I donate monthly?

    We count on your monthly donation to be able to plan ahead and continue to provide support to people living with avoidable blindness in more than 25 countries around the world. When you pledge to donate monthly, you are helping to:

    • Train a range of people from community health workers to surgeons who will then go on and train others. It is the ultimate multiplier effect.
    • Upgrade and build more medical facilities.
    • Conduct eye camps in some of the poorest and most remote communities.
    • Invest in innovation and technology that will continue to make eye care services more affordable and available to people living in the most remote parts of developing countries around the world.
    • Bring screening programs to schools so that children can get the treatment they need as quickly as possible.
    • Keep processing costs to a minimum, keeping administration costs down.
     Fred believed that the only way to get on with eliminating avoidable blindness was to break down every barrier in his way and to empower people.
    By becoming a monthly donor you are keeping Fred’s work alive and bringing affordable eye care to those who need it most.

  • Will I get a receipt?

    Yes, you will receive an email receipt immediately after donating and if you make a monthly gift you will receive a yearly tax receipt in the post every year.

  • What will my donation be used for?

    Your donation will be used to restore sight to those who are needlessly blind, and help end avoidable blindness in the countries where we work, which includes eye operations and treatments, training surgeons and eye health workers, and other sustainable eye health.

    For every $1 donated, 73% goes directly towards eye health programs, 7% is necessary for admin costs, and 20% goes towards investment in fundraising efforts which allows us to help even more people in future years.

  • What methods of payment are accepted?

    We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club. We also accept one-off donations by Paypal and monthly donations by direct debit.

  • What are The Foundation's bank details?

    Bank: Westpac
    Account name: The Fred Hollows Foundation Operating Account
    BSB: 032 057
    Account no: 304 917

    Or for donations specifically for The Indigenous Australia Program:

    Bank: Westpac
    Account name: The Fred Hollows Foundation Australian Aboriginal Fund
    BSB: 032 102
    Account no: 174 892
    Bank address: 477 Princes Hwy, Rockdale NSW 2216

    Please ensure you provide your supporter ID as a reference so we are able to provide you with a receipt.

  • How do I change my communication preferences?

    You can change how we contact you at any time. Get in touch, email [email protected], call 1800 352 352 or write to us at Supporter Services, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Locked Bag 5021, Alexandria NSW 2015.

  • Regular Giving Service Agreement

    Please view Regular Giving Service Agreement here.