Lifely friend and colleague, Steph Eames

Lifely launches the Steph Eames Giving Fund

Today, we’re proud to announce the launch of our new workplace giving program, the Steph Eames Giving Fund. With her family’s blessing, the fund has been named in memory of our friend and colleague, Steph Eames.

Remembering Steph Eames

With great sadness, we mourned the passing of our colleague Steph Eames in March 2022.

Steph was a valued member of our team from 2017 until her passing. Steph’s kindness and generosity were well-known. She exemplified life, laughter, and an irrepressible belief in seeing the best in everyone.  Steph’s passing was a blow to our community, especially the participants and families she supported diligently during her career.

With the blessing of Steph’s family, we have established the Steph Eames Giving Fund to continue her legacy of compassion.

What can the giving fund assist with?

The fund was established to support Lifely participants and families by purchasing one-off and essential items and services that will make a positive difference in lives or assist in challenging circumstances. Examples may include:

  • Essential items
  • Emergency purchases or services
  • School and work supplies
  • Sporting equipment
  • Gifts for milestones, celebrations or participants without a family
  • Camp fees
  • Minor home modifications or assistive technology

Lifely staff will identify participants and families who may benefit from support during their work. The giving fund committee will review all nominations for support for appropriateness per the procedure and available funds.

Ways to give

Lifely staff can choose to make donations to the giving fund through fortnightly post-tax payroll deductions, make a one-off donation or make a credit card donation online. Community members can contribute to the giving fund by making a credit card donation via our online donation form or by contacting us directly at 1300 799 421.

Lifely is an Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient; donations of $2 or greater are tax-deductible.