Charities to support

Below are the organisations that require assistance during the Coronavirus crisis, or who are taking donations and offers to help and passing these on to others in need:

Local:

Inner North Community Covid-19 Fund        

Phone: 03 8689 1967  / Email: info@innernorthfoundation.org.au / Donations: http://www.innernorthfoundation.org.au/support-us/make-a-donation/

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre                 

Phone: 03 8537 9500 / Email: hub_admin@asrc.org.au / Food and goods needed urgently: https://www.asrc.org.au/get-involved/donate-food-and-goods/

Lentil as Anything                             

Volunteer delivery assistant needed: https://www.lentilasanything.com/coronavirus-response

TLC for Kids                                                   

Phone : 1300 361 461 / Email : info@tlcforkids.org.au / Donations to provide relief for sick children: https://www.tlcforkids.org.au/donate/

Annie Borat Free Food Pantry

Brunswick community food donations: https://www.facebook.com/pg/annieboratfreefoodpantry

Victoria / National:

Melbourne Homeless Collective          

Covid-19 Sleeping Bags for homelessness donations: https://www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-homelessness-crisis-support

Foodbank                                                       

Financial support needed to source essential food and grocery items from supplier partners and make sure they go out to people in need: https://www.foodbank.org.au/VIC/ceo-message-coronavirus-response/?state=vic

Meals on Wheels Victoria                              

Currently seeking volunteers: https://www.mealsonwheelsvictoria.org.au/find-us.htm

Support Act                                                    

COVID-19 Emergency Appeal:  https://www.mycause.com.au/page/226584/covid19-emergency-appeal

Multicultural Arts Victoria                               

Taking donations to support diverse artists: https://www.multiculturalarts.com.au/get-involved/#donate-here

I Lost My Gig Australia                                  

Initiative where people can leave their details/offers to help: https://ilostmygig.net.au/i-want-to-help

Beyond Blue                                                  

Taking donations to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide during the Coronavirus crisis: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-involved/make-a-donation

Headspace                                                     

Taking donations to help young people in Australia with mental health support: https://www.multiculturalarts.com.au/get-involved/#donate-here

Safe Steps Victoria                                        

Taking donations to help victims of domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis: https://www.safesteps.org.au/get-involved/donate/

Domestic Violence Victoria                           

Taking donations to support women and children affected by family violence: https://www.dvrcv.org.au/about/donations

Victorian Aboriginal Health Services             

Currently working with DHHS in implementing testing facilities for COVID-19. Donations can be made here: https://www.vahs.org.au/support-vahs/

Youth Projects 

Phone: (03) 9304 9190 / Email: enquiries@youthprojects.org.au / Seeking donations to help keep high risk homeless with medical care, counselling, shelter, food and essentials: www.youthprojects.org.au   

Moving Feast

Email: movingfeastvictoria@gmail.com / New social enterprise collective providing food relief to vulnerable Victorians is seeking donations: https://movingfeast.net

Birth for Humankind

Phone: 1300 073 086 / Email: info@birthforhumankind.org / Melbourne based not-for-profit, providing free pregnancy, birth and early parenting support to women experiencing social and financial hardship. Birth for Humankind has also launched an emergency appeal to help provide transportation to women who are struggling to access appropriate maternity care during this difficult time.

Other information for volunteers:

Volunteering Victoria: https://www.volunteeringvictoria.org.au/covid19-forvolunteers/

If you have any questions about the above information or are a local organisation that wishes to be included on this list, please contact (03) 9350 5777.