How you can get involved
How you can get involved
There are many ways that you can help provide positive futures for young people with autism and their families. Mansfield Autism is a not for profit organisation overseen by a volunteer board and is registered as a charity.
Our current premises have served us well, but we just do not have the room to expand to cater for the demand for our services. So we bought a 100 acre farm, on the outskirts of town, that’s big enough for us to grow. And the benefits of being out at the farm will be incredible for our clients and students.
Our masterplan for the farm, dubbed Operation Gamechanger, includes a new term therapeutic school campus, residences for students, respite and crisis care, recreational facilities, family camp, equine therapy centre, swimming pool, walking & cycling tracks and professional development training facilities.
The total cost is around $30m and we are seeking external funding from government, from donations and philanthropic trusts and then we will borrow and down the track, sell existing land and buildings to fund the balance. All up Mansfield Autism will be contributing about $8m for Operation Gamechanger so every dollar raised or donated is vital.
50 years since the first Mansfield Rideathon and it’s back for November 2021. Every kilometre riden in the month of November will count toward our total distance. We’re aiming to ride around the world – 40,075 kms.
Riders can seek sponsership per kilometre ridden or make direct donations to the appeal.
All funds raised will go toward Operation Gamechanger.
We know your corporate social responsibility matters to you as does your reputation.
Our 50 year history of supporting families living with autism has been achieved by recognising the importance of partnerships and collective responsibility.
If you are interested in partnering with us to achieve great things, we would love to hear from you.
Your assistance in raising funds for Mansfield Autism would be fantastic.
If you have an idea about how to raise funds and would like to chat it through, we would love to hear from you.
Before you start, you will need a letter from us confirming you are acting on our behalf.
We would love a hand. Your skill set and enthusiasm may be just what we need. We do have project working bees throughout the year.
And the development of the farm will uncover all manner of opportunities.
We know your time is valuable, but if you think you can help out please let us know.
Mansfield Autism has a healthy list of things we need for the farm and for our ongoing programs.
If you have goods, services or equipment that you are happy to donate and you think may be of value to us, please contact us.
Recent donations of goods include a fire pit and whipper snipper for the farm.
Leave a gift in your will
Mansfield Autism treats gifts left to us in wills very carefully.
Funds are invested for the future and will be used for ‘Operation Gamechanger’ unless your instructions indicate otherwise.
It is important to get advice regarding your will and we recommend you discuss your intentions with your family.
Your online donation is fully tax deductible and will be used to support Victorian families living with autism.
Your donation will be used toward the masterplan development at our new farm, unless otherwise requested and agreed.
Your support, no matter how small, will make a difference.
Thank you for your consideration.