Recently, Camcare received a cheque from the Camberwell and Hawthorn Branches of the Commonwealth Bank to support people in need in our local community. The donation will enable Camcare to provide urgent material aid such as, MYKI cards, and school costs including books, equipment and camp fees to families who are experiencing hardship or personal adversity. We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Christopher McLaren, Bank Manager and his branch staff for their generosity in choosing to make a difference locally.
In December 2020, Bank Manager Andrea Lao and staff of the Hawthorn Branch of the Commonwealth Bank also donated funds to Camcare. They were aware of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic was having on people in Boroondara, particular overseas students who were facing hardship due to the loss of casual employment in areas such as hospitality. These students seek assistance from Camcare to meet their living cost such as housing, utilities and food. Some were facing eviction and unsure where to turn.
Local support like this makes an immediate and practical difference.