Appeals & Campaigns
In 2020, Silky Oaks helped over 1500 individuals and families experiencing homelessness and other social care needs. We need the help of our community to increase our ability to respond!
Silky Oaks has been on the ground for 81 years tackling the issues many individuals face head on through our Emergency Community Relief Assistance Fund (ECRAF). Your generosity enables individuals and families to escape homelessness by giving them hope, respect, dignity and care.
Your gift will go towards providing someone with practical, life-changing help. From a hot shower and a healthy meal, to the ongoing, one-on-one support it takes to help someone get back on their feet.
On average, the Family Care and Support (FCS) team provide 400+ food hampers to people and families in need each year. Unfortunately, given the level of financial distress many people and their families are facing, we are expecting community need to rise.
At present, we are seeking donations of the following items:
- 1 litre long life milk
- Tinned fruit
- Tinned vegetables
- Canned soup
- Baked beans
- Tinned spaghetti
- Tinned tomatoes/pasta sauce
- Rice/Pasta in 500 gm packets
We kindly ask that any items for donation be brought to our reception during the hours of 9:30am-4:00pm.
As we approach Christmas time, please check back for items we require for our Christmas hampers!
The Green Haven Project was launched by the Health and Safety Committee in October 2019.
The project has grown from humble beginnings and now includes the support of four Bunnings stores; Manly West, Capalaba, Mt Gravatt and Cannon Hill. The Australian Industry Trade College (AITC) have also joined us in our endeavours and to date, we have added more than one thousand plants to the campus gardens. It is the heart-warming responses from our clients and visitors that continue to motivate us and we are looking forward to our future projects.
Our sincere thanks goes out to all our volunteers and workers, Bunnings, AITC and our generous community partners, for helping make this project a success.