Our giving to others
Our parish has for many years placed great value on generous giving towards the needs of others. In the last financial year we gave from parish funds (largely enabled by our op shop) to support:
- Anglicare Victoria
- Latitude Youth Services, Altona
- Laverton Community Integrated Services
- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Footscray
- Homelessness support in Altona (through Salvation Army Hobsons Bay)
- Anglican Board of Mission – Reconciliation program in Australia
- Anglican Overseas Aid
We also have regular opportunities through the year for members to support particular appeals, whether seasonal (eg The Christmas Bowl) or for current emergencies in our community and the world.
Each Sunday, we also collect non-perishable foods which are then distributed by the Salvation Army (Altona) and Laverton Community Integrated Services.
Giving to the parish
Everyone is invited to join our Planned Giving Program, through which members pledge to give a particular amount to the parish each week or month. This amount can be adjusted at any time as circumstances require, and is known only to the Planned Giving Co-ordinator, Pat Baines. Gifts can be made week by week using offertory envelopes which are provided, or by regular direct debit through the Anglican Development Fund (the form to set up direct debit giving is available here). For further details please contact Pat Baines on 9315 7838.
Gifts to the parish can also be made by direct deposit:
Bank: Bendigo Bank
Account name: St Eanswythe’s Altona with St Clement’s Laverton Anglican Churches
Account number: 157594722