Canberra Mothercraft Society,

Other ways to support us

Thank you to all the staff at QEII. It’s great that there is a place like this to help and support families.

– Rami

Donation gifts

Mark your special event by giving forward with a charitable donation to CMS.

Buy our book: Keepsakes from Mother’s Table

This collection of knitting and afternoon tea recipes is available for $10 (including GST).

Contact us to buy a copy.

Buy our book: The QEII Years: 1963-2013 Staff Memories

This book is an historical account of the Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre in Canberra, told through the memories of decades of staff. For $15 (inc GST) you can purchase a hard-copy or an e-copy.

Contact us to buy a copy.

CMS Wednesday Knitters market stalls

CMS Wednesday Knitters run market stalls at the Curtin shopping centre. Stallholders sell hand-made items and edible goods. Donations are gratefully received. Some proceeds are donated to the CMS.

Contact us about donations to these market stalls.

CMS Knitters market stall

Corporate partnerships

Partnering with us provides an opportunity to contribute to life-changing programs that support mutual values between your organisations and ours.

Benefits of corporate partnerships:

  • active engagement in your community
  • boost staff morale, including through enhanced organisation reputation
  • recognition by the wider community that your organisation is socially responsible
  • promotional opportunities that increase your brand or awareness.

Contact us to discuss corporate partnership opportunities.

Workplace giving program

Workplace giving is a simple and cost-effective way to support CMS. An ongoing donation can be deducted automatically from your pre-tax salary each pay period.

Even as little as 50c or $1 a week from your pay can make a difference when combined with contributions from your fellow employees.

Your contribution can potentially be matched by your employer, giving your employer an opportunity to demonstrate organisational commitment to employee interests and corporate social responsibility.

Contact us for more information about workplace giving.

A big thank you for all the help and advice from QEII. While we can’t say our child is an amazing sleeper just yet, after 3 weeks he is now settling in his cot – quite the transformation!  It is making our life so much easier!

– Win and Xau

Trusts or foundations

A charitable trust or foundation to CMS helps us strive Towards Healthy Families.

With grants and ongoing donations from trusts, foundations and private ancillary funds, CMS can fund a range of health and community development activities and programs that address issues such as health, parenting education, community development, children in vulnerable families and more.

We can provide information on a program of interest to donors, whether it is benefiting all of our clients or targeting a specific issue.

Contact us to discuss setting up a trust or foundation.

Sponsorship

We value meaningful partnerships and can tailor options for major sponsorship support.

Contact us to find out more about being a principal sponsor.

Volunteer as a critical friend

Volunteers are important to CMS. They provide:

  • a critical link between our services and the community
  • invaluable expertise and promote the work of CMS
  • assistance for fundraising
  • critical feedback on our services
  • advice for opportunities for improvement.
Volunteer as a Critical friend

Contact us if you are interested in volunteering as a critical friend.

Focusing on families with young children

We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which CMS and its services at QEII are located, and their Elders past and present.