We would love to have you join us through a donation.
Our Australian donations are made through our partners at The Lions Club of Gold Coast Tallebudgera Inc. and our American donations are made through our partners at the MaxLove Project – see our partners page for more information about each of these organisations. The leadership teams from these two amazing organisations have adopted our project and pass along 100% of your donation to us (minus small online transaction fees).
If you would like to make a large donation or any donation that does not incur transaction fees, you are able to do that via bank transfer (EFT) in Australia or by mailing a check in the USA. For more information on this, please email Bryce’s mom, Amy, at [email protected]
We would like you to know what your donation will be used for.
Our hope is that one day we will no longer deliver any turtle night lights to children because there will be no more cancer. To help make that a reality, we strongly believe in the importance of helping to fund children’s cancer research, hence our $1 per turtle and $1 per scarf and sock pairing donation to our partners at ANZCHOG (see our partners page). In terms of other costs, we pay all of our travel costs to visit the children’s oncology hospitals in Australia and New Zealand our of pocket as our annual gift to our family; those beautiful visits fill our hearts with more love and connectedness than we could ever capture in words. Additional costs, like the cost of t-shirts, wrapping paper, cards, banners and stickers are partially donated by the businesses that sell them and partially funded out of St Andrews bake sale monies and local fundraisers (thank you Gold Coast community!).
This ensures that 100% of every dollar you give will go directly toward the purchase and delivery of Super Max the Turtle night lights as well as children’s oncology and haematology research. Your donation money will never be used for anything other than that.
To personalise the turtle gifts for the children in treatment and their families, with every donation we invite you to write a short note that we will put onto a card that is given to a child with the Super Max the Turtle(s) you help us to purchase. We love the idea that every turtle is given with a note of support from the person/family who made that gift possible. As we learned from two year old Katerina in Greece, there is an inherent beauty and magic in receiving a gift from someone you have never met, especially when that person lives on the other side of the country or planet.
Below, you’ll see pictures of some of the beautiful notes that have been written by people of all ages from all around the world along with pictures of some of the strong, brave superheroes who have received Super Max the Turtles thanks to donations like yours.
Finally, to everyone who is reading this, please see the short one minute “Thank you” video Bryce made below. We know we will reach our goal to give a Super Max the Turtle to every child diagnosed with cancer in Australia and New Zealand every year thanks to you.