HA Supporters Program
When we set out we decided not to charge membership because we understand that not everyone can afford to pay for information and support and we didn't want those people to miss out. The problem is we receive no funding which means we can not look to the future without considering how we are going to pay for it. Following discussions with some of our loyal supporters we have created the Hypersomnolence Australia Supporters Program. What is a Hypersomnolence Australia Supporter?
Our supporters are people who are grateful to have an organisation that represents idiopathic hypersomnia and people living with IH. Our supporters know that HA is a not for profit charity that receives no funding so they want to help make sure that HA can continue to do the work it does well into the future. Our supporters are people living with IH, parents, family members, partners, and friends of people living with IH. They are also professionals who know how important it is to have an organisation that is so dedicated to people living with IH.
To become a Hypersomnolence Australia Supporter we ask that you make a minimum tax-deductible donation of $25 annually (if you can give a little more that would be awesome!).
We understand that not everyone can donate $25 annually. Becoming a supporter for one year does not commit you to donate every year. How often and how much you donate is entirely up to you. However to receive discounts on our paid content and events supporters are expected to make a minimum $25 donation in the year that they access the content or attend the event. What do supporters get for their donation other than a fully registered not for profit charity that specifically represents idiopathic hypersomnia? HA created and hosts the annual Worldwide Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week (IHAW). Your donation will ensure that HA not only continues to exist, it will also enable us to continue to host the IHAW. Worldwide awareness and recognition of idiopathic hypersomnia is an important goal of HA's but it is a big job and we do need support to continue to do this at least at the level we currently do. With your support, we can make each year even better than the last. Our supporters that make a minimum $25 donation receive periodic news updates and also discounts on any of our paid content including events such as the Idiopathic Hypersomnia and Narcolepsy Education Day. Did you know that giving to a good cause is good for your health? Studies have shown that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. You can read more here. What better way to get that warm glow than supporting a charity that supports you or someone you love?
Join Hypersomnolence Australia's Supporters today! Click here to sign up and then go to our PayPal Giving Fund to make your tax-deductible donation.
Please note, if you would prefer to just make a one off donation you can do so at any time via our PayPal Giving Fund. ALL OF THIS INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE "GET INVOLVED' PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE Hypersomnolence Australia is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 01 Jul 2013. It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. ABN: 19662120036