So Many Ways to Support Us
Maybe one of the following will suit you.
volunteerVolunteers who have undertaken accredited training (including Working With Children Check) deliver emergency relief, respond to requests for information and arrange for appropriate referrals to the Centre's Counsellors. Other volunteering opportunities include:
- Working with the Positive Living Groups.
- Collecting donations of food items from Foodbank in Dandenong and Aldi at Burwood One.
- Sorting and storing food donations, including fruit, vegetables, meat and bread.
- Becoming a Study Buddy.
- Helping out at the Forest Hill Op Shop.
- Joining the roster at our regular sausage sizzles.
- Lending a hand at other fundraising events.
Each day at the Centre we meet people facing great challenges in their lives. Their stories may differ but their needs are the same – information, support and practical assistance. Your donations directly assist the many families who look to us for help.We have a number of options to assist you make a donation:
Every contribution with a name and address will be acknowledged and a receipt issued.
make a bequest
Making a Will is an important task for everyone. It is necessary to ensure that your spouse or partner, your children, your dependents and other people or groups for whom you care are adequately provided for. If you have not already made a Will, then it is advisable to seek professional legal advice to help create it.
One way to continue your support of UnitingCare East Burwood Centre after you have gone is to leave a gift or bequest in your Will. Many community organizations are known to have benefited in this way from the generosity of people who wish to continue assisting in maintaining work which they believe to be worthwhile.
A bequest can be the whole or a percentage of the whole of your estate, or it can be the residue or a percentage of the residue of your estate after other personal beneficiaries have been accounted for. It can even be a specific dollar amount or a particular item such as shares, real estate, painting, etc. A common provision is for the bequest to take place after the death of a spouse or partner, so they can retain the estate for their lifetime.
For your gift to UnitingCare East Burwood Centre, we recommend the following example of wording for your legal adviser's consideration.
donate food and personal items
The Emergency Relief Program depends heavily on stocks of food and sanitary products including non-perishable items such as those listed in the attached PDF.
Donations are always welcome and can be left at the Centre during office hours, 9.30am to 3.45pm.
partners - foodThe generosity of these food suppliers makes a significant contribution to our Community Assistance Program. We are able to give more assistance to our clients, assisting with the important elements of better nutrition, while adding variety to their diets:
A team of our volunteers collects supplies of food regularly from the ALDI store at Burwood One. Each week Second Bite delivers batches of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as other foods.
Whitehorse Community Chest
The Whitehorse Community Chest has been in existence since 1962. It currently supports over 50 local charities and Not-For-Profit organizations providing essential services to people in need, and assists disadvantaged primary school children to increase their educational opportunities. UnitingCare East Burwood Centre is a beneficiary of the scheme. Information about direct donations can be found at http://whitehorsecommunitychest.org.au.
A monthly Farmers’ Market commenced in February 2016, on the 4th Sunday morning of the month at Deakin University’s Burwood Campus (Car Park 1, near Burwood Highway). Proceeds from a gold coin entry and the stall holder fees go to the Chest's funds. Volunteer gate attendants are always welcome.
2016 Market Dates are as follows: 28 February / 27 March / 24 April / 22 May / 26 June / 24 July / 28 August (Deakin University Open Day) / 25 September / 23 October / 27 November / Thursday 22 December – Twilight Market - 4 pm to 8 pm