how you can help
You can help create opportunities for life ... for rural people.
100% of your donation stays in your local community.
Your donation will be used in your local community, to assist children, families and individuals in regional South Australia in the Limestone Coast, Murraylands and Riverland.
ac.care is a registered charity in South Australia, Charity Licence number CCP1186 www.charities.sa.gov.au
Projects that have been created from the generous donations we receive include the following, all of which still rely on donated funds to continue providing service to local people:
- Aboriginal crèches at Gerard and Minya Porlar in Murray Bridge
- Barker Cottage - holiday cottage in Victor Harbor for foster families
- Financial counselling services
- Homeless Youth Resilience Scholarship
by visiting this website http://www.givenow.com.au/accareruralpeople
by calling 08 8724 9211 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Please make your cheque payable to "Anglican Community Care Incorporated"
PO Box 1842
Mount Gambier SA 5290
** Please include your name and return address so we can send a tax receipt and thank you.
Aboriginal Children's Crèches
Gerard and Minya Porlar crèches care for children in a culturally appropriate space in a manner that respects their culture and helps children with school readiness. Your donations provide indoor and outdoor play equipment, books and art supplies to develop children's physical, social, listening and creative skills.
ac.care has been able to provide financial counsellingn services in regional South Australia from donated funds. We have noticed more need for financial counselling in remoter areas and need funds to be able to deliver this service.
Homeless Youth Resilience Scholarship
Support for young people ages 12 to 25 to continue or re-engage with education and move onto work, a trade or tertiary education, helping to break the cycle of disadvantage.
Youth Resilience Scholarships rely solely on donated funds. The increased donations to the Homeless Youth Resilience
Scholarship enabled us to double the number of young people who received the scholarship. Thank you!
Scholarship Recipients Speak
The recipients (names changed to protect client privacy)
Debbi - aged 13 - “I want to complete high school and to go to uni to study to become a lawyer. I want to be a lawyer so that people who do wrong things will be brought to justice. I love singing and dancing and really want to continue these after school, also my sport. At present I am writing a book and would like to complete this and continue to write. If I can earn enough money I would buy my mum a house and make sure my brother has what he needs.” (written by school counselor in discussion with Debbie)
Kylie - aged 16 - “I want to finish my education and then build my way up to youth work and help kids in my position.”
Tara - aged 16 - “My hope is to complete year 12 and be accepted into tertiary studies to provide myself with greater opportunities in life.”
Sharon - aged 16 - “I wish to complete school, get a positive career that would help me to be successful. I would like to complete school so I have a future.”
Cathy - aged 18 - “In my future I’m hoping to become a qualified childcare worker. I want to get a good job and buy my own house. I want a different life to my mum, a better life than I had growing up, having a good education behind me will help that a lot.”
Julia - aged 22 - “In the future I see myself as a nail technician and later on to do my hair course and gaining an apprenticeship so in the future my daughter and I can have a better life. This is a stepping stone for my daughter and me for a better life and future and I want to seize this opportunity.”
Helped by the generosity of donors, ac.care is in the process of increasing the delivery of outreach services to more remote areas of rural South Australia. Since ac.care was formed in 1986 our generous supporters have been making a difference to the lives of rural people.
If you are able to hlep ac.care through a donation in your Will, you may wish to consult your solicitor, trustee company or the Public Trustee regarding the wording.
More information please download our brochure.
ac.care is an organisational member with the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
We are a signatory to the Principles and Standards of Fundraising Practice
Anglican Community Care Inc is endorsed by the Australian Taxation office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). Our DGR number is 900 153 951
We are a registered Charity in South Australia. Charity Licence number CCP1186
Marketing & Communications Manager, Anne Hinkly-Tyler
ac.care’s volunteers help create opportunities for life ... for rural people.
Volunteers perform a variety of roles in our Community Centres in Millicent, Mount Gambier and Waikerie assisting with our Micro-Finance program. Our volunteers help interview Emergency Relief and No Interest Loans (NILS© ) clients to assess their needs and provide assistance. Other volunteer roles include Administration, Grounds-keeping and Class Facilitation.
Please check the careers page for current volunteer positions