Online Fundraising

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I Walk My Way?
    • You can Walk on the Gold Coast (1 August), in Melbourne (18 April) or in the Barossa Valley (2 May) or you can organise your own where you live!

  • Can I run instead of walk?
    • Yes, runners are very welcome; however, be aware that there will not be a truck to carry packs. Also, there will be limited (or no) drink stations along the way. Check the information for your particular Walk to find out more.

  • Run?? I can hardly walk!
  • How much does it cost?
    • It’s $50 for an Adult, $20 for a Child and $100 for a Family (up to 4 kids). Your registration includes a Walk T-shirt, bag sewn by former refugees, breakfast, and sausage sizzle lunch.

      PLUS, thanks to the generosity of the Lutheran Laypeople’s League who are covering the registration costs, your fee is a donation that goes straight to those who need it most. Thank you, LLL!

  • Can I walk as a team with my family or friends?
    • Yes! It’s easy to create or join a team. Simply register for your chosen Walk, and you’ll be guided through the process.

  • How do I share my fundraising page?
    • When you view your page, you will see a ‘Share’ button alongside the usual ‘Donate’ button. When you click on ‘Share’, you will see various options to share via Facebook, SMS, Email or to Copy the link.

  • Are donations tax-deductible?
    • Yes! Donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Your friends and family can donate any amount they like to support you.

      They can find you or your team here. You can also share the link to your personal fundraising page on Facebook or by email.

  • What do I do with cash donations from family and friends?
    • Follow these easy steps:

      1. Deposit the funds into the ALWS account, details as follows:

      • Commonwealth Bank, Account name: ALWS Overseas Aid Fund
      • Account number: 0093 0721
      • BSB: 062 500
      • Reference: Your full name + postcode + WMW (if space allows!)

      Send an email to alws@alws.org.au with the following details:

      • Your name
      • The amount deposited
      • The date deposited
      • The full names, addresses, email addresses and amount donated of any of your supporters who require a tax receipt and/or who wish to be acknowledged on your fundraising page (note that we can’t issue receipts to ‘Nan’ or ‘Aunt Mary’ - full names are required!) It may be easiest to download this sheet and use it when collecting cash donations - then you can just attach it to your email to ALWS when you pay in the funds.

      3. We’ll take care of the rest! We’ll send out receipts to your supporters who need them, and add their names to your fundraising page so their donation is added to your total. Hooray!

  • Who’s organising Walk My Way?
    • Walk My Way is an initiative of Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS), the Lutheran Church of Australia’s Overseas Aid and Resettlement Agency. You can find out more about ALWS here.

  • What does this have to do with The GRACE Project?
    • Change to Walk My Way is part of The GRACE Project, which helped more than 40,000 refugee children to go to school in 2019!

  • Got more questions?
    • Simply get in touch. Call us on 1300 763 407 or email Kirra at walkmyway@alws.org.au We’d love to help!