Dear ASCCA Supporter,
In 2014, Dick Smith Foods will give away $1 million to charities. Where this money goes will be decided by people who submit a photo of themselves with Dick Smith Foods products that they have purchased. The more people who appear in each picture with the products the better. If enough of our supporters participate, and nominate our charity, then we could well receive a donation. For more details, please click on the poster on the left.
Consider a donation to ASCCA
We gratefully welcome donations from $5 upwards. (Sadly, lower amounts can attract expenses that add up to more than the donated amount.)
You could make a donation in any of three ways:
Mail a cheque
Payable to ASCCA
Mail it to:
Make a direct payment
Identify your donation
Donate online by PayPal
Donations can be made using your own PayPal account or a credit card.
If you wish to receive a receipt for tax purposes, call us on 02 9286 3871
Why Donate to ASCCA?
Senior citizens throughout the world have become isolated in this Technological Age without a computer or tablet and access to the internet. They need to be taught how to use the internet and how to communicate by email and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to stay in touch with their friends and particularly their grandchildren. They need to know about internet banking before cheque books and passbooks disappear. They need to be able to shop, buy airline tickets, book hotels etc. online. They need to learn how to use their choice of the many technology based products which have become an important part of our society.
Mastering simple computer skills greatly enhances their self esteem and general well being and promotes positive ageing. This is particularly important with the aging population.
The Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) was founded by our President, Nan Bosler OAM in 1998 and the organisation has grown to be the National Peak Body for Seniors and Technology. There are member clubs and organisations in every state of Australia with a membership of some 43,000 Seniors. It is estimated that over 250,000 Seniors have been taught computer skills through our “Computer Pals for Seniors” clubs. ASCCA and our Clubs are run by volunteers who are all Seniors.
ASCCA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and a Public Benevolent Institution and registered with the Charities and Not for Profit Commission and hasDeductible Gift Recipient Status. ASCCA does not receive core funding from Governments.
We aim to bridge the gap to enable seniors to live in a technological world. Apart from basic computer skills, we teach them how to research their ancestry, digital photography, make cards and many other special computer based skills.
ASCCA runs a two day conference each year attended by international speakers and delegates and members from all over Australia. We offer training courses for our Club trainers in our tailor designed training facility in our offices in Pitt Street, Sydney. We also run special events during Seniors week.
The NSW Seniors Card App was launched recently at our premises by the Minister for Aging and Disability, the Hon John Ajaka.
In the past we have had direct financial support from the private sector, however, since the time of the Global Financial Crisis, this has become very limited. Some organisations provide valuable help in other ways, but not funding to keep ASCCA growing and to provide for day-to-day expenses.