How to get involved
Support Link Vision
We are dependent on our shops, donations, rental income and volunteers as we currently receive very little external support, so any aid to assist our accommodation and other programs is gratefully received.
The funds we raise go towards both large and small goals throughout the years.
We rely on donations in order to achieve our goals.
All donations over $2.00 are fully tax deductible.
You can easily make a donation online or via direct deposit or cheque. Please make out all cheques to:
PO Box 6152
Fairfield Gardens QLD 4103
Link Vision operates ‘Op Shops’ selling clothing, shoes, cutlery, crockery, bric-a-brac and some furniture and electrical goods.
You can help in two ways:
1. Donate your pre-loved goods
Stock is sourced from public donations through our stores, donation bins located in car parks, railway stations and other strategic collection points, and collected by us from households.
Op shops are staffed by committed employees and volunteers, working six days a week. Unsaleable clothing is cut up and sold as ‘service’ rags.
We appreciate all donations made in store, in our donation bins and via our collection service.
We can also arrange to pick up large items from you, please contact us for our truck schedule.
2. Shop at our Op Shops
Our shops are stocked with a vast range of treasures just waiting to be unearthed. By purchasing items from our stores you are helping us reach our goals. You’ll be pleasantly surprised what you discover. Find your nearest store here.
Bequests are welcome after the family is cared for. The following is a sample for bequest wording in a will:
“I give the sum of $X.00 (free of all duties and charges) to Link Vision, for its general purposes absolutely. I declare a general charitable intention. The receipt of the secretary or treasurer of the association shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the payment of that sum. My executors and trustees shall not be obliged to enquire into the application of money or assets, the subject of this legacy.”
Make a Donation of Time
Your skills and time would always be appreciated for the following:
- Gardening around the units
- Maintenance of the units
- Assisting with our Refurbishment program
- Helping out in our retail stores
- Helping in our online store
- Writing articles for our website
- Collection duties
Come along and join our team of happy and very committed Volunteers- this is your opportunity to make a difference!
Work Experience Opportunities
We also appreciate the assistance offered via our Work Experience program.
We encourage local high schools and tertiary education students to contact us if they are interested in work experience. At Link Vision we find students who do donate their time and expertise find it a highly rewarding experience where they learn something new each day.
Work experience options include experience in any of our many op shops or onsite in our head office and unit location. If you are interested, please contact us for more information.
Membership of Link Vision is a way to provide support for the charitable activities that we undertake.
Becoming a member assists the organisation to lobby on behalf of its members and for those who have Low or No Vision who need support. Membership is $5.50 (inc GST) per year which is tax deductible.
Click here to purchase membership.
With annual events and multiple opportunities for advertising exposure across our various platforms, corporate sponsorship offers a wonderful joint venture opportunity.
If your company is interested in getting involved please contact us for sponsorship package details and pricing.
Solar Power Project
Estimated value: $250,000
Goals: Environmentally friendly, save tenants costs
Estimated value: $TBC
Goals: Renovate units to improve livability, comfort and functions
Expand Unit Constructions
Estimated value: $TBC
Goals: Increase our units and setup a new establishment in North Queensland, Brisbane and SE QLD
Estimated value: $TBC
Goals: Increase offering to cater to more children in the Computer Club. Establish new clubs for low/no vision students
Project: All 5 units built prior to 1987 build were fully refurbished / renovated.
Southern Walkway Entrance
Project: A new walkway was constructed at the southern entrance of the complex boosting accessibility.
Annual Gala Event
Project: In an aim to lift our profile and attract fresh support and donations the Link Vision Week events included a Gala and Fashion Show with Catwalk held in the Brisbane CBD.
Research for Expansion
Project: Complete preliminary research on expanding accommodation and educational services including feasibility, timelines and approach.