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Donate to Butterfly

You can bring HOPE to those suffering from an eating disorder today. Your donation allows us to fund vital programs and services. THANK YOU!

You can donate in the following ways. 

Capital Fund

Donating to our Capital Fund will enable the long term sustainability of Butterfly so that we can provide assistance and support to future Australians suffering from eating disorders and negative body image. 

Donate, and find out more about our Capital Fund.  

General Donation

It is estimated that there are 1 million people in Australia suffering from eating disorders yet only 25% are receiving treatment. The suicide rate for eating disorders is the highest of all mental illnesses. Funding for treatment, prevention and research is critically low leading to many gaps in service provision that lead to potential loss of life. 

Butterfly provides services that fill these gaps - your financial support as a General Donation enables us to keep our life saving services and programs open.

Make a General Donation to Butterfly today. 

Community Fundraising Donation

Butterfly's Community Fundraising donation is for community fundraising events that have run in schools, businesses or as an individuals.

Donate to our Community Fundraising.

The Butterfly Foundation Christmas Appeal

Your donation to our Christmas appeal will allow us to do the following things. 

  • Help fund our far reaching education programs to support young people. 
  • Support our specialised treatment program, the Butterfly Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Contribute to our National Helpline, which provides vital assistance to those living with an eating disorder and their loved-ones. 

Find out more and donate to our Christmas Appeal

More ways to get involved

Donation Questions

Capital fund or general fundraising?

Donating to our Capital Fund will enable the long term sustainability of Butterfly so that we can provide assistance and support to future Australians suffering from eating disorders and negative body image. 

Donating to our General Fundraising meets the immediate needs of our programs and services. 

Is my donation tax deductable?

Butterfly is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) with Item 1 status and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and is a registered charity under the provisions of the Charitable Fundraising Act (NSW) 1991 – CF no. 18393. Therefore, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

How will I know where Butterfly has used my donation?

Contact our Fundraising Coordinator, 
elizabeth.herd@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au to find out where your donation has supported Butterfly. You may also be interested in receiving our email half yearly Butterfly newsletter that updates our activities. 

When will I receive my tax receipt?

A tax receipt will be posted or emailed within the week of making the donation. For online donations, an order notification will be emailed immediately after a donation is made and then a tax receipt will be emailed within the week.

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Worried about a friend or someone you care about?

It can be extremely difficult raising the subject of eating disorders with a friend or loved one. To be supportive one needs to learn what to say and what not to say.  

 

We can help you with knowing when to talk to your friend and what to say. ›

Concerned parents & carers

Communicating your concern with your child about eating and dieting behaviour can be extremely difficult. Butterfly offers a range of services that can provide you with skills and information related to communicating with your child.  

 

We can help you with recognising issues and what to do. ›

Teachers & Professionals Working with Young People

Teachers and those working with young people are often the first to become aware of dis-ordered eating behaviours.  Butterfly Education provides early intervention and prevention skills for professionals working with young people. 

We have a range of advice & resources ›