Make a difference with a donation in lieu of a gift for your next celebration

Celebration Buddies

Make your next celebration more meaningful

Asking for donations to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation for your next celebration can make a life changing impact on the lives of children affected by violence and bullying, which is the most valuable gift.

Whether it is a birthday, your wedding or anniversary, celebrate with us and make your day even more special by helping to protect our children.

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Your efforts go a long way

All donations - large and small - can make a huge difference in a child's life.

  • AMF_Icongraphy_White_AMF_60,000BuddyBags.png $150 can provide three children in emergency accommodation with Buddy Bags - backpacks filled with basic, essential items
  • AMF_Icongraphy_White_eSmart_1-3AustralianSchools.png $400 can provide one term of tutoring for a child who is experiencing learning difficulties as a result of trauma
  • AMF_Icongraphy_White_AMF_1.5millionChildren.png $1000 can provide two children with a term of swimming lessons to help rebuild self-esteem and resilience

Nella celebrates a milestone birthday with us!

“Celebrating my milestone birthday was an opportunity for me to not only show my gratitude to family and friends but also a chance for giving to others in need, hence why I asked my guest not to provide me with a gift but to donate to an organisation close to my heart.” Nella

Jay donates his Bar Mitzvah gifts

Thirteen-year-old Jay Guttmann donated $2,000 from his Bar Mitzvah gifts to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation because he wanted to give back to the community. “I feel really sorry for all the children caught up in domestic violence and I would like to help them. It makes me feel good to know I’m helping kids.”

Donations as christening gifts

“We asked guests at our son's Baptism to make a donation instead of providing him a Christening gift. There was overwhelming support which made the occasion that much more significant. We raised over $4000 and hope to continue raising our son with an understanding that if there is a need and you can help, you should." Yana

Galya asked for donations in place of Bat Mitzvah gifts

Galya asked her friends and family to give donations to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation instead of gifts for her Bat Mitzvah because she hated the idea of kids getting hurt and she wanted to help stop it from happening.

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