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You can help NNAAMI by giving a donation.

To continue the vital and essential work that NNAAMI provides, your tax deductible donation would be most welcome.

NNAAMI is run entirely by voluntary effort and appreciates all financial and other support generously contributed by individuals and organisations.

Your offer of financial assistance can be contributed in the following ways:

  • Make an online donation:
    Suggestions - Direct your Donation to a special purpose
    Help pay for
    (A) Counselling Session for a young person. $60.
    (B) Young person to attend a Respite Camp. $350.
    (C) Young person to attend support groups $200.
    (D) Help with Travel Costs for a young person to attend nnaami support sessions or groups. $20.
  • Or, you can post one to,
    NNAAMI P.O. Box 213 Glen Iris 3146 Victoria Australia.

  • Or, use the Submission page to register your donation offer by email. Select the subject Donations.

  • If you wish, contact NNAAMI to discuss the process for including NNAAMI in your Will. Ph 98893095 or P.O. Box 213 Glen Iris 3146.

  • Businesses Clubs and Organisations are most welcome to assist NNAAMI. Contact us for further details on our current needs or for NNAAMI to provide a speaker to address your organisation.


Special Sponsors

To fund the continued improvement of this web site NNAAMI may accept a limited amount of sponsor donation advertising. For further information contact us.

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Toys and Hope

Contribute to a fund for children and young people who visit their parents or grand parents in psychiatric hospitals. See the Toys and Hope appeal for more details.


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