We Care Community Shed: Our community shed gives away free food and clothing every week on Thursday and Friday. We supply many people in need in Dandenong and surrounding suburbs and also assist asylum seekers and refugees. In the last 12 months we assisted around 2824 people. The shed is open 10.30-2pm.
English Classes: We hold free English classes for permanent residents and assist people from many cultures. The classes have seen students progress to further education, including universities and gain confidence for employment. The classes are on Thursday’s during school terms and operate between 10- 12.
Play Group: This is the largest playgroup in the City of Greater Dandenong and operates Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30-11.30. It is extremely popular as parents come and socialise in a very pleasant environment, while their children play and learn skills to progress them towards school. They socialise, paint, listen to stories, sing songs and dance, to name a few.
Schools Program: We assisted 12,359 high school students in the last financial year. We now have assisted 15 schools which is up from 8 schools and we do 5 schools on a weekly basis. This program is extremely popular and the positivity taught within being embraced by all. We cover topics including but not limited to: living your best life, mental health, supporting friends and other class mates and teamwork. We have motivational rappers during the lunch time visits to really engage the children paired with youth workers too.
Helping hand days: We have a Helping Hand day every December where we give new toys, clothing and food. Last year 916 people came on the day for assistance. We are holding an additional Helping Hand day this year at other locations such as Lynbrook, in October.