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Keeping an open door for our most vulnerable
As we all navigate our way through the Coronavirus crisis; many organisations like ours are closing their doors to the clients, either due to lack of volunteers to operate the services, or moving to a remote service via phone and email.
We are keeping our doors open; as many of the most vulnerable within our community do not have access to phones, or email, or computers and printers. They will be left behind through this crisis. Many of the emergency plans and closures already in place leave them behind.
This year, in partnership with several local community organisations, DVCS delivers the Diamond Valley Gift Appeal to support those families in the Diamond Valley region experiencing financial hardship. The Diamond Valley Gift Appeal will provide toy parcels and/or gift cards for children aged 0 to 16 years, and bring some much needed relief at Christmas time.
Christmas and the summer holiday can be stressful for families experiencing financial hardship and cannot adequately provide for their children and those who encounter unexpected costs or a sudden financial crisis.
Donate now to help buy Kids Gift Cards and give the gift of choice to a family in need this Christmas.
You can help families facing difficult circumstances get the essentials they need for their children to reach their full potential.
The start of the year is an expensive time for most parents — there are new school shoes to buy, stationery list items to tick off, and uniforms to replace with the next size up. To this we must add school fees, electronic devices, camps, and excursions. In some cases, the term fees for a family adds up to roughly $2,800 a year.
Due to current economic circumstances, many families are not able to meet the full cost of school.
Through KidsAssist we support eligible families with school related expenses. Your contribution enables us to provide support to struggling local families.
DVCS provide support and assistance in the City of Banyule, the Shire of Nillumbik and surrounding areas to people who are in need of relief from poverty, sickness, distress, misfortune, or disability.
Our ER services include:
Food Vouchers / Parcels
Health Care Prescriptions
Fuel / PTV Day Passes
Hygiene support - TLC/Bags
Swags, blankets and clothing
DVCS Food Collective is a group of local service delivery and donation partners, working together to address food security challenges for vulnerable and disadvantaged community members in the Diamond Valley Region.
We do this by sourcing and supplying basic non-perishable food parcels of everyday necessities to those who are experiencing financial crisis and needing emergency relief assistance.
You can join the collective by sponsoring one or many parcels: