Donate in memory/in celebration

Give in memory of a loved one

Donations are a wonderful way to honour the memory of a special person and to show you care. Every donation, large or small, helps us to change lives.  To make a donation in memory of a loved one: 

  • Donate here on our website 
  • Call us on 1300 364 507 

How to organise donations in memory of your loved one

A special way to honour a loved one when they pass away is by offering friends and family the opportunity to make donations to Melbourne City Mission to celebrate their life, instead of sending flowers. Your gift will be used to assist with our vital work in the community.  

  • Online donations

Encourage friends and family to visit and select Donate Now on the home page of our website. Make sure you select the donate in memory field in the drop down box on the donation page. Please ensure to list the name of the person you are commemorating and their next of kin. We will inform the next of kin about the money you have raised for Melbourne City Mission in honour of their loved one.

  • Funeral collections

The funeral director can organise this for you. They will contact us for a supply of special donation envelopes that will be available at the funeral. Alternatively, we can send these directly to a family member. We will send a letter and receipt to every person who makes an In Memoriam donation.

An acknowledgement letter will be sent to the family, along with the names of the people who made a donation. If you wish to receive In Memoriam donations when you pass away, it may be helpful to inform your friends and family, executor or include instructions in your Will.  If you would like any more information about In Memoriam donations, call us today on 1300 364 507 or email

Donate in celebration

Donating in lieu of a gift is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. If you are planning an occasion – a birthday, a wedding or a special event and want to donate to Melbourne City Mission instead of receiving gifts, you will be helping us make a difference. You donation will help us continue the vital work we do in the community.

How to make a donation in celebration

  • Donate here on our website 
  • Call us on 1300 364 507 

Visit and select Donate Now on the home page of our website. Make sure you select the donate in celebration field in the drop down box on the donation page. Please ensure to list the event that you are celebrating and the name and address of the person who is celebrating the event. We will be able to let you know the overall amount of money that has been raised for Melbourne City Mission by hosting this event. Asking for a donation to be made, rather than accepting a gift for your event is a great way to raise vital funds for charity.

Examples of events or special occasions that you may request donations to be made in lieu of gifts:

  • birthday
  • wedding
  • anniversary
  • christmas
  • christening
  • baby shower
  • house warming
  • and more!


Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 364 507 or email and we will be happy to set up this event in our system so that your friends and family can make a donation for your special occasion.