COVID-19 Emergency Response

This is a crazy time for all of us, but for some it is harder than others. There are many individuals and families in the Cranbourne community who have found themselves in unexpected circumstances with our local emergency support service receiving calls for help from more people than ever before. Our aim is to help support the most vulnerable in our community at this time.

We believe in helping people not just get through the moment, but make life long changes so that they can be free from the issues that have caused them to reach out for help in the first place, and that’s why we have chosen to partner with our local emergency support service (Cranbourne Information and Support Services) rather than simply hand out packages. CISS provide each person with all the resources and support systems they need to help them in their current situation, whatever that may look like. They also have a thorough screening system to make sure those most at need receive the care they need.

Due to the COVID-19 changes and restrictions, CISS are struggling with volunteer numbers and resources, so we are creating emergency relief packs to make sure they have everything they need to make a difference for those who need it most. Up to date we have been able to create over 80 individual packs which have been distributed to locals in need. We would love to continue providing these care packages however we need extra support to be able to do so. Each week it costs us an average of $650 to complete the required emergency relief packs which contain everyday non perishable essentials like food, drinks and hygiene products. You can help make this possible through a tax deductible financial donation, whether small or large, it helps us to make a difference!

To donate via direct deposit to the COVID-19 emergency relief fund, use the following details:
BSB: 063 133
Account Number: 1132 8166
Account Name: Southcare Donations Account
Reference: COVID (name/business)
Send us an email with your contact details and reference and we will send you a tax deductible receipt.