The Parish of South Yarra is an important provider of community outreach services. We operate ten Emergency Housing Apartments, 1 Short term Crisis Shelters, a food bank which supplies 1100 families per year and a 24 hour bread supply.
Our former convent building is now ‘The Haven’, it has been been turned into 14 independent living units for those living with mental illness.
The parish Augustinian clergy and pastoral team reach out to the isolated, elderly and ill in our community as well as in the Alfred Hospital and local nursing homes.
YOUR BEQUEST IS THE WAY TO ENSURE OUR WORK CONTINUES
By leaving a bequest to the Parish of South Yarra you are helping to ensure that our community outreach and pastoral work can continue.
Our staff and volunteers liaise with more than 70 workers from 20 different housing agencies across Melbourne to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community are given a respite from homelessness.
Our Pastoral team regularly visit some 40 housebound people who would otherwise be isolated and our Augustinian priests, assigned 24 hours a day to The Alfred, Victoria’s premier trauma hospital, make more than 200 visits annually to minister to the sick, the dying and their relatives.
THE GIFT OF A BEQUEST
It is often through their wills that people are able to give a more generous amount to an organization or cause that is important to them.
If you are passionate about helping others in your community that are less fortunate than you, then please consider naming the Parish of South Yarra in your Will.
TYPES OF BEQUESTS IN YOUR WILL
By making a bequest to the Parish of South Yarra you are helping us to help others!
A bequest is a gift or donation left in your Will. It may be:
- A gift of a specific sum of money
- A percentage of your estate
- The Gift of assets, for example, property or shares
- The residue of your estate – what remains after all other bequests and family have been considered
Your bequest can be made as a general or unrestricted gift, or it can be directed towards a specific project here at the Parish of South Yarra i.e. The Crisis Shelters or Food Bank.
Priorities and requirements can change over time. This means that the most valuable gift to the Parish of South Yarra is an unrestricted bequest, as it allows us to direct the funds to the area of greatest need at the time when the gift is received. If you have a bequest intention, please consider having a confidential discussion with us to ensure that your wishes are carried out.
WOULD YOU LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT MAKING A BEQUEST?
If you would like further information about making a bequest to the Parish of South Yarra, or if you have made a bequest already and would like to let us know, please contact the parish office.