FAQs about Radiothon

Why does Sonshine have appeals?
How much does Sonshine need to raise for Radiothon 2023?
How long does Sonshine’s appeal run for?
How can I donate?
Is my donation tax deductible?
Is my payment secure?
Can I drop my donation in next week?
How can I share ‘my story’ of how Sonshine has impacted my life/my family’s life?

Why does Sonshine have appeals?

As a sponsorship restricted community radio station, over 50% of our funding has to come from listeners and the community. Without it we can’t exist.

For more information, visit our About Us page.

How much does Sonshine need to raise for Radiothon 2023?

To responsibly pay all of the bills we’ve budgeted for, we need to raise $209,000 this November.

Where does my donation go?

Your donation to Radiothon goes towards funding essential operational expenses to maintain our 24/7 broadcasting of hope. This includes annual music royalties, transmitter costs, everyday bills like electricity, and studio equipment. In addition, this year’s donations will address two unexpected needs. Firstly, we need to relocate our microwave studio-to-transmitter link to ensure signal continuity, costing up to $39,000. Secondly, we must replace our outdated core computer server, the “beating heart” of our broadcast and IT network, with an estimated minimum cost of $26,000. Your support ensures the sustainability and growth of our mission.

How long does Sonshine’s Radiothon run for?

Radiothon 2023 is going live on the 13th of November and running continuously through to the 17th of November.

How can I donate?

1. Via our secure and safe website

2. EFT directly into our bank account:

Please email us for EFT details.

3. Phone our friendly team on 9313 0985 during Appeal Week, 6am-6pm, 13th of November to the 17th of November. For outside of Appeal week, phone 9313 0800 during regular office hours.

Is my donation tax deductible?

It certainly is. Any gift above $2 will receive a tax-deductible receipt from us via your preferred method to help you with your tax return.

Is my payment secure?

Yes. Our regulatory, approved and audited payment facilities ensure 100% safe transactions.

Can I drop my donation in?

You can drop any gifts into the station or continue to donate securely online ! Drop in anytime to meet the team and take a tour between 7am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

A great way to help Sonshine budget responsibly month-to-month is by becoming a Sonshine Family Partner and giving a small manageable monthly gift.

How can I share ‘my story’ of how Sonshine has impacted my life/my family’s life?

This year more than ever, hope has been worth sharing. You can tell us your story of hope today. Has a song ever given you a greater hope? Has someone ever reached out to you during a tough time? Do you remember a particular time when you were encouraged by someone on air? Tell us your Sonshine Family story here or call one of our team during office hours on 9313 0800.

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