Help out a great cause
- Monday, 25 January 2016
ESE has recently learnt about UnitingCare Bendigo and wants to help spread the word about what they do to help people suffering hardship in the Bendigo area.
UnitingCare Bendigo offer immediate emergency relief and other educational services and have op-shops throughout Bendigo to raise funds for this vital and much needed support. Please go to their facebook page and like it to receive information about up-and-coming fundraisers! “UnitingCare Bendigo”
Leading up to Christmas we ran a 2015 Christmas Charity Drive, and thanks to all the generous donations received, UnitingCare Bendigo were able to make Christmas much brighter for over 220 families and over 700 local disadvantaged children.
The total donations came to:
- 1,600 toys
- 500 books
- 145 vouchers
- 180 gifts for adults
- 50 Christmas hampers
Without Bendigo’ residents support this would not have been possible! Thank you!
Back to school charity drive!
Leading up to the commencement of school in 2016 we are now calling on all able Bendigo residents to pitch in and support underprivileged families by donating school books and stationary items. You can drop these items off to ESE's office at 108 mollison street in Bendigo (cnr Mollison and Williamson streets).
The school books and stationary items don’t need to be expensive. A note pad, pens, pencils or pencil case… anything that you can spare!
Please see below further information about Uniting Care Bendigo.
Uniting Care Bendigo’s emergency relief service centre’s assist several thousand local people each year through their pressures of everyday living, financial hardships, or the stress of a crisis situation. We provide food, financial assistance, advocacy, household goods and clothing.
Periodically we hold programs such as education assistance and cooking. Each year we distribute hundreds of gifts which have been kindly donated by individuals, church groups, community groups, local businesses and in partnership with the
Share and Target Christmas giving appeal.
Uniting Care Bendigo run specialised programs periodically dependent on funding, such as mental health, cooking or life skills, offering clients who are referred via our emergency relief centre’s.
Uniting Care Bendigo shops offer a range of reasonably priced clothing, accessories, manchester, books, toys, household goods, furniture, bric-a-brac and a variety of something for everyone.
Uniting Care Bendigo’s print service offers reasonably priced printing, binding, copying to customers predominantly from congregations but to the wider community.