Bushfire Recovery

Our Community Pantry – Bargo

Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Sydney Womens Fund, Our Community Pantry, Bushfire Recovery, NSW Bushfire, Covid-19

Already Supplying affordable food hampers to 3,800 families in Bargo, Warragamba, Goulburn and Macarthur area, this critical food rescue project has been supporting regional and farming families in need since 2017.

Their own town hit by the recent fires,Our Community Pantry (OCP) need to provide for families who have lost everything. Funding will ensure 30 families will receive a food hamper a week for 6 months, while they rebuild their lives.

A model of building stronger communities, OCP want to make sure no Australian child suffers the physical and emotional scars from witnessing their parents struggle to buy food.

Funding Target
$11,000

A Gift of Just $330 will feed a family who have lost their home in the recent bushfires for 6 months

2020 New Project

Guitars for Heroes

Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation, Sydney Womens Fund, Our Community Pantry, Bushfire Recovery, NSW Bushfire, Covid-19

Enduring horrendous conditions to save countless lives and over 25,000 buildings and homes, volunteer firefighters have witnessed firsthand the devastation and mourned the loss of colleagues who died in the line of on duty.

Working extended shifts for weeks, or months, the emotional toll of being away from their families, while their own homes are in harm’s way, has deep impact and many suffer PTSD. his community program, developed by Nordoff Robbins Registered Music Therapists, offers emergency personnel free one-on-one and group guitar lessons. In a familiar environment, with people they know and trust, they draw strength and can heal together.

Funding Target
$8,800

A Gift of Just $1,000 allows volunteer firefighters to process their grief with a qualified music therapist

2020 New Project

Financial Capability for Survivors

Financial difficulties from natural disasters play out over many months and sometimes years. Delays in insurance claims, catching up on mortgage or car repayments, or loans to replace essential household goods can cause stress.

Currently, there are not enough financial counsellors on the ground, and where people don’t have access to regulated, compassionate advice in crisis, they may make decisions they will later regret.

In keeping with our commitment to women’s financial capability, we want to support communities in bushfire affected areas to have access to financial counsellors as they rebuild.

Funding Target
$22,000

A Gift of Just $1,000 will provide quality guidance to financially stressed families to navigate debt and available payments to help them recover after crisis

2020 New Project

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