Offer a compassionate hand of support to those in need
Your donation will strengthen families and communities through programs and acts of kindness – big and small – that empower them to reach their full potential.
It is these simple acts of kindness that make a world of difference for those who are struggling to put food on the table; for those experiencing overwhelming stress, grief and trauma; and for those dealing with relationship breakdown, homelessness, and unemployment.
“After I contacted CatholicCare, it felt like there was a weight off my shoulders... I never knew people could be so kind!” - Angela*
Donate today to support families like Angela’s
A single parent to four beautiful children, Angela struggled for years with no support from her former husband. Angela’s son also has epilepsy, and every day she lives with the fear that another seizure could be just around the corner.
Between worrying about her son’s health and medical expenses, home-schooling her children during COVID lockdowns, and the constant struggle to make ends meet, Angela rarely had a good night’s sleep.
Just recently, Angela’s fridge broke down and she didn’t have the money to buy a new one. Then a higher than usual water bill came in due to a leaking pipe in her housing commission unit. It all became too much for Angela, and so she reached out to CatholicCare Victoria for help.
“I don’t like asking for help; I find it embarrassing – but I didn’t have a choice,” Angela says. “I phoned CatholicCare Victoria the next morning.”
Angela says she was overwhelmed by the support and kindness she received from CatholicCare Victoria’s Emergency Relief team.
Our team at CatholicCare Victoria were able to provide Angela with food vouchers so that she could put aside her weekly grocery money to save for a new fridge.
We also managed to have her water bill reduced - because the water pipe leak was not her fault - and her two oldest children were given pre-paid Myki cards to travel to and from school.
People like YOU make it possible for us to help Angela and others like her. This Sunday Appeal, you can donate to help us continue supporting people who are most in need.
Jesus calls us to practice mercy and compassion: especially towards those who are disadvantaged.
It was His mission on earth and it is that mission which inspires CatholicCare Victoria’s outreach to those in the greatest of need. You too can be part of this mission.
When you donate to CatholicCare Victoria, you walk beside those in need and offer a compassionate hand of support.
Give a gift today to support struggling families in need.
"For I was hungry and you gave me food;
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink;
I was a stranger and you welcomed me."
*At CatholicCare Victoria, we respect everyone who comes to us for help and many are working towards a fresh start in life. While the stories and quotes are true, the client’s name and image have been changed to protect their privacy.