Impact Report

2022—2023
A funeral at Bethel funerals

A report to our families of our combined impact

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Wycliffe Bible translations in the DRC

Thank you!

To the families who have entrusted their loved ones to our funeral services this year we say “thank you”.

Because you decided to partner with us, we have been able to bring care to your family, as well as ongoing life-changing support through our charity donations.

Our funeral businesses are unique in that we exist to give our money away!

We recognise that we are able to do this only because you chose to use our services.

It’s a unique business model for unique benefits and we couldn’t be prouder of it!

Please take a moment to look at the impact you have made, just by choosing to use our services. 

Sincerely,

Trevor Adams (Chair) and Andrew McKenzie (CEO)

on behalf of the entire Board and Staff team

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Thank you!

How you have contributed to making a difference​

Word investments Funeral homes charity funding

Our year at a glance

2022–2023​
$ 10000
Amount of funds distributed in 2022/23 to charities
10000
Number of charities supported in 2022/23
$ 10000
Total funds distributed to charities *
10000
Number of families assisted since we began *

* Figures are calculated to June 30, 2023

Supporting our charities

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Contributions to date

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Contributions this year

Our areas of impact

Real stories about real change

Mission

We support Christian mission organisations which implement health, literacy and Bible translation.

Mission Charities supported in 2022–2023:

  • Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia
  • Compassion Australia
  • Bible Society Australia
  • Scripture Union Australia
  • Christian Management Australia
  • Operation Mobilisation Australia to International Training Alliance

Mission charity spotlight

Wycliffe Australia

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Wycliffe work in partnership with the church in making disciples of people from every language group through Bible translation into vernacular languages. 

We support Wycliffe’s Australian operations, as well as their Education and Community Empowerment project in South East Asia. 

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Humanitarian

We join forces with accredited humanitarian aid agencies to help improve the quality of child education and the health and wellbeing of families in need.

Humanitarian Charities supported in 2022–2023:

  • Mercy Ships
  • Stable One Foundation
  • Baptist World Aid
  • Destiny Rescue
  • Prison Network
  • Medical Mission Australia
  • SALT Foundation

Humanitarian charity spotlight

Salt Foundation

Salt Foundation

The Salt Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that provides programs to promote a healthy state of well-being for individuals with disabilities.

“The team at the Salt Foundation are incredibly grateful for your generosity.
As a Christian not-for-profit organisation, we are very committed to delivering God-centred initiatives both locally in Melbourne and Internationally.”

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Mercy Ships helping communities

Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is an international development organisation that deploys hospital ships and volunteers to developing

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Local Community

In our local communities, where we have our funeral businesses, we contribute to programs that provide meals, coaching, counselling and support to disadvantaged groups.

Local Community Charities supported in 2022–2023:

Victoria:

  • Urban Life
  • Mitcham Community Meal 


Queensland:

  • Top Blokes Foundation 
  • Logan House Fire
  • Rural Aid
  • She Rescue

Local Community charity spotlight

Urban Life Care

Urban Life Care

Through our support our local charity, Urban Life can expand their work within our community and continue to run multiple programs like, Urban Pantry, focused on increasing food accessibility for our locals.  And Winter Shelter which is focused on providing shelter and food for people who need the resources and support.

“Our vision is to see all people flourish and find belonging and welcome in the community.”

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Together we create impact

Special thanks to our families

Bethel Funerals, Logan Funerals and Compassionate Funerals are part of Word Investments Limited, a not-for-profit organisation listed with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission.

Established in 1996, Word Investments Limited is 100% Australian-owned, and is governed by a volunteer Board. 

You can read more about Our Purpose on our website at https://www.bethelfunerals.com.au/our-purpose/.

For our full financial statements please visit  https://www.acnc.gov.au/.

 

Our Board distributes available surplus funds on a quarterly basis to support Australian charities, based on our Distribution Policy. Available surplus funds are those funds after expenses that are not committed to ongoing business operations and development. 

The Word Investments Limited Board also makes occasional additional donations. 

Operated under Christian values and principles, Word Investments Limited are not aligned with any particular Church denomination.  

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.