Deliver joy to fellow Casey Cardinia residents this Christmas and support locals in need who are doing it tough and need a little help over the festive period.
Here’s how you can help:
Donate non perishable items, toiletries and unwrapped toys to locals in need. Just drop them off at your local library.
Do you have a lost or damaged item? Deliver joy by making a donation to one of the nominated local charities and we will waive any charges.
Transit provides meals within a safe and encouraging environment for those who are finding life difficult.
These sessions provide an opportunity for lonely folk to connect with each other and to make use of the services we provide, including Centrelink staff, Housing and Mental Health agencies, Hairdressers, Shower trailer and Orange Sky Washing van.
In addition we provide food support for families. Clothing, household goods, help with removals and direct financial help in emergency situations is also provided
Transit works hard to be inclusive. To that end we have a large variety of backgrounds involved in volunteering and we encourage those who come as guests to transition to volunteering. Guests are encouraged to develop social connections and to care for one another.
Transit volunteers include First Australians, Asians, Muslims, young and old, able and disabled as we seek to acknowledge the diversity within our community.
Items most in need: toiletries, groceries
CISC provides a crisis intervention, information, and support service to people in the southern suburbs of the City of Casey, including Cranbourne, Hampton Park, Clyde, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, and the Coastal Villages.
Our services include information, referrals, crisis intervention services (including the provision of emergency relief), counselling, financial counselling, Education Assistance Program, advocacy and negotiation services, No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS), Infolink Outreach Program and ADHD Support Group.
We aim to inform, support, and empower our local community.
All our services are free and confidential, and we aim to provide a non-threatening, effective, and welcoming one-stop-shop for clients.
Casey North CISS has a range of service and programs that have been developed to respond to the pressing needs in our local community.
We continue to review these services to meet the changing needs of our local community.
All services at Casey North CISS are provided free of charge.
Items most in need: Christmassy items, mince pies, fruit cake, chocolates, tinned vegies, jams, breakfast cereal, soft drink
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide.
Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.
Established in 1994 and run entirely by volunteers from many professions, we provide
1/ Crisis Assistance- food vouchers, food, financial assistance, twice weekly meals (around 150 meals), emergency accommodation (4 units), loan cars.
2/ Supports Towards Recovery and Self Management – no interest loans,
Money Minded courses, budgeting help, psychological counselling and assessment , free legal advice.
3/ Community Development – garden, outings, meals, educational programs
We also run an Opportunity Shop which provides cheap but good quality clothing and household goods and helps to fund the work of the Andrews Centre (the main centre of operations).
A Learn Local organisation, Hampton Park Community House offers Classes and Courses.
Our welcoming environment and friendly staff, offer activities and children’s programs that our community values and needs.
We offer programs specially designed to help those most at risk and programs to help keep our young people engaged in a meaningful way. Programs are designed to educate children through different types of care.
Hampton Park Primary School
Situated within the City of Casey, 10 km southeast of Dandenong, our student population is made up of families from over 60 different cultural backgrounds which provides great richness and diversity in our school community which we value highly.
At Hampton Park Primary School, we place great importance on providing a rich, varied and challenging educational experience for our students.
The Salvation Army Doorways site in Pakenham sees around 50 families a day accessing our services.
These services include Food relief, Case management, financial assistance, referrals to other streams including alcohol and other drugs programs, English lessons, Money care programs and the list goes on.
Christmas sees a lot of stress with the mums and dads who cannot afford to give their kids the fun times that they would like to.
With the help of your organisation and others we can get toys, etc to those parents and enable Santa to make his mark.
The Salvos vision is: “Wherever there is hardship or injustice, Salvos will live, love and fight, alongside others, to transform Australia (Pakenham) one life at a time with the love of Jesus”.
So, to transform lives we have to work ALONGSIDE OTHERS, those community members that leave toys, food and etc with you to pass onto us to distribute in their name.
We cannot do without them.