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Sacred Heart Mission volunteering packing take-away meals in our Dining Hall

How to set up a fundraiser on Facebook for Sacred Heart Mission

Starting a fundraiser on Facebook is an easy and fun way to connect with friends over a common cause and helps keep our essential services running. Learn how you can set up your Facebook fundraiser, share it with your friends and track your progress towards your fundraising goal - all in just a few clicks:

    1. Login to your Facebook account

    2. Go to

    3. In the form, enter how much money you want to raise

      As a guide:
      • $150 - Could cover one night of safe and secure accommodation for a person in crisis.
      • $228 - Could fund a professional support worker for a day to build relationships with up to 12 people, and help them on a pathway out of homelessness.
      • $450 - Could cover three nights in crisis accommodation for a woman escaping a violent home.
      • $750 - Could cover one night of secure accommodation for five people in crisis.
      • $1,539 - Could fund a support worker who can support up to 12 people over the course of a week.
      • All the money raised will be paid out to Sacred Heart Mission, including if you exceed your goal!

    4. Select an end date for your fundraiser
      We recommend running your fundraiser for seven to 14 days, to keep your friends engaged.

    5. Enter a title for your fundraiser

    6. Tell your story and explain why you support Sacred Heart Mission
      You will see in the Facebook form that this field is pre-filled. You can either use the default text or make your fundraising page more personal by talking about your connection to Sacred Heart Mission, and why it’s important to you to raise funds for our community.

      To provide your friends and family with more information about Sacred Heart Mission, feel free to talk to them about the work Sacred Heart Mission has been doing in our community for 39 years. You can also share our information about homelessness in Australia with your supporters to highlight the importance of this cause.

    7. Upload a cover photo
      Select a photo that attracts your friends’ attention and helps them understand more about the cause. You can find a selection of Sacred Heart Mission photos at the bottom of this page - feel free to use them for your fundraiser.

    8. Click ‘create’ to publish your fundraiser

    9. Tell us about your fundraiser!
      Share your fundraiser via Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so we can thank you for your amazing support and cheer you on.

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How to encourage friends to support your fundraiser

  • On your Facebook fundraiser page, click ‘invite’ to notify your friends, family, colleagues and club mates about your fundraiser and invite them to support you.
  • Share your fundraiser in your Facebook news feed.
  • Make a start and be the first to donate to your fundraiser. This will show your friends how invested you are in the cause.
  • Keep your friends up to date with how your fundraiser is going. Whether you hit a milestone, reached your goal or are off to a slow start - post regularly to remind your community about your fundraiser and inspire them to contribute.
  • Ask your friends to help spread the word and share your fundraiser with their networks.
  • Thank everyone who makes a donation. If a notification about a new donation appears on your fundraiser’s timeline, leave a comment and tell them how much their support matters to you.

Ideas for your Facebook fundraiser

The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing your fundraising activity! If you need some inspiration, here are some ways our supporters have raised funds for us:

  • Start a birthday fundraiser
    Dedicate your birthday to raise money in support of people without a home.
  • Join a fundraising run
    Are you planning to take part in a running event? Then why not run for a cause?! Either set up your own Facebook fundraiser or find out if you can raise funds for Sacred Heart Mission at one of the charity runs we partner with.
  • Start a wedding fundraiser
    In lieu of a wedding gift, you can ask your loved ones to donate to your fundraiser and turn your special day into one our community can celebrate together with you.
  • Challenge yourself
    Grow out your beard, quit sugar or coffee. Or, if you track your daily steps, why not ask your friends to pledge an amount for every step you take?!
  • Celebrate a special moment in your life
    Are you looking forward to an important event in your life - your graduation, a relationship anniversary or a success at work? Then turn this special occasion into a fundraiser and share your joy and excitement with our community.
  • Create a Christmas fundraiser
    Ask your friends and family to donate to your fundraiser in lieu of a Christmas gift.

Whatever activity you choose for your Facebook fundraiser, we are grateful for your time and effort to raise funds for Sacred Heart Mission. Together, we create an inclusive, fair and compassionate community, which enables people to overcome disadvantage and realise their full potential.

If you have any questions about fundraising on Facebook or if you would like to tell us about your fundraiser, please contact us via Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Common questions about Facebook fundraising

Anyone on Facebook can make a donation to your fundraiser. People can either donate by credit card or PayPal. For further questions about Facebook payments, please visit the Facebook Help Center.

100 percent of the donations you raise are paid out to Sacred Heart Mission. Facebook covers all processing fees. To learn more, visit the Facebook Help Center.

In Australia, Facebook partners with the PayPal Giving Fund to process and distribute donations made on Facebook. Any money you raise is usually transferred to Sacred Heart Mission within 90 days. You can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check if we have received your donation.

A receipt for your donation will be issued by the PayPal Giving Fund as they collect and distribute Facebook donations in Australia. The receipt will be sent to your Facebook-registered email address. For more information, visit the PayPal Giving Fund website.

Sacred Heart Mission photos for your fundraiser

Feel free to use the following photos for your Facebook fundraiser. Click on a photo to open a higher resolution image and download it to your computer.

We kindly ask you to only use our photos for your fundraiser and for no other purpose.

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Sacred Heart Mission Dining Hall Volunteers

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0136,596Meals served through our meals program over the last year
069,269Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
05,740Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respects to them, their culture and their elders past, present and emerging.


Sacred Heart Mission believes that the diversity of abilities, genders, sexualities, relationship identities, bodies and cultures in our community enriches us all and should be celebrated. Everyone is welcome at our table.