Are you hosting an event or have questions about Cuppa for a Cause? The FAQ page covers questions about donations, the event, donations, COVID-19 and more.

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What is Cuppa for a Cause?
Cuppa for a Cause is a great way to support and fundraise for Meals on Wheels NSW. By hosting your own tea party, you’re helping older and disabled people across Australia enjoy cups of tea in their own home.
When is Cuppa for a Cause?
The official date for Cuppa for a Cause is on National Meals on Wheels Day, Wednesday the 30th August 2023. If this date is not suitable, you can host your event on any other day in August or September.
How will the money raised for the event be used by Meals on Wheels NSW?

Money raised during Cuppa for a Cause will go in to the Meals on Wheels NSW financially disadvantaged fund. People in our community should never be refused a meal, just because they are financially disadvantaged, so thank you for supporting your own community and backyard.

Funds will also go towards raising awareness and the profile of Meals on Wheels NSW and contribute to training and initiatives for volunteers and staff.

If I can’t host Cuppa for a Cause, how else can I get involved?
If you aren’t able to host an event, you can show your support for Meals on Wheels NSW by spreading the word about the great work Meals on Wheels does in the local community, and the Cuppa for a Cause event. You can also make a donation via our website at www.donatetous.org.au.
How do I register for Cuppa for a Cause?
Simply complete the online registration. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email to confirm you have registered to host an event. Don’t forget to download the invitation, posters and so on from our website for use at your event.
How do I host a Cuppa for a Cause event?

Step 1 – Invite your friends, family, or colleagues to the event by pinning up posters on your noticeboards or emailing them an invitation.

Step 2 – Put on a really good brew.

Step 3 – Invite participants to bring a plate of their home cooked scones, biscuits, sponge cake – the choices are endless.

Step 4 – On completion of the event, kindly bank the funds raised via our website www.donatetous.org.au or via direct deposit.

How do I fundraise during Cuppa for a Cause?
Invite guests to make a donation to Meals on Wheels NSW. Plan to host games, competitions, raffles and so on at your event to get everyone involved. If you are hosting your event at work, don’t forget to ask your employer to dollar match funds raised by employees and support Meals on Wheels NSW!
How do I get recognition?
We will be emailing a Certificate of Appreciation to everyone that registers to host an event and makes a donation.
How do I bank funds collected during Cuppa for a Cause?
Once the final sip is savoured and the last scone is snatched, there is still one more party favour left to collect. To pass on the proceeds of your fundraising tea party to Meals on Wheels NSW, simply use on of the methods outlined below:

Option 1 – deposit the funds collected via our website using our secure payment gateway. Visit our website at www.donatetous.org.au and process a donation using the online form. You can opt to use Credit Card. This option will automatically send through a payment receipt once payment has been processed. Don’t forget to tick the Cuppa for a Cause checkbox on the online donation form.

Option 2 – bank funds via manual Bank Transfer. Deposit at your local bank or online using the following details:

Account Name:  Meals on Wheels NSW Ltd
BSB: 062 033
Account Number: 10208528
Reference: Cuppa

Option 3 – payment via cheque, cash or over the telephone. To arrange an alternative payment method, please contact Meals on Wheels NSW directly on 02 8219 4200 or via email marketing@nswmealsonwheels.org.au

Thanks for supporting Meals on Wheels NSW and participating in Cuppa for a Cause. Donations over $2 are tax deductible. A receipt will be issued once payment has been processed. Please do not send any cash in the mail.

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