These are live, urgent urgent cases in our community needing your help today. Support us through whatever you can to change people’s lives in their hour of greatest need. Read the full cases on CC Community Kitchen FB Group.
ABC Radio Sydney Afternoons presenter James Valentine visits the CCK team at Bankstown to learn more about, and help out with CCK’s #Hampers4all program.
Rima Waizani and Sana Karanouh were honoured to receive a personal call from the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley on the 1st of October.
CCK has teamed up with ABC Radio Sydney Afternoons presenter James Valentine to create exclusive lockdown t-shirts and raise money to help fund our important work. Find out how to be part of this exciting campaign which has already raised over $30,000.
Current drives we are working on to help our beneficiaries achieve their fullest potential, participate in and contribute to all aspects of life.
The CCK Widows fund is a dedicated fund servicing the need of widows in our community. The fund is permanent and will be open to donations from the public.
CCK is working to deliver culturally appropriate hampers for those living below the poverty line during Lockdown, or those in isolation due to testing positive for COVID.
CCK has partnered with Merciful Group to deliver food boxes to the people of Lebanon, providing them with food for a month per food box.
The Manoush & Mental Health Campaign in collaboration with Mission of Hope and Cafe on the Boulevard sought to create awareness of mental health within our community. If you need assistance during lockdown, we are here to help.
CCK x Birrong Boys High School have teamed up to provide Care Packs to all their year 12 students undergoing HSC during Lockdown21.
We understand and acknowledge all the amazing parents in our community who have had to home-school and provide for their children. Nominate a parent who you know is doing a great job to lift their spirits! We’ll choose 10 a week for a CCK #NormaliseKindness Gift as well as 10 parents CCK look after, who live below the poverty line.
Lockdown Learning is an interactive initiative created to aid parents with extracurricular activities for their kids during lockdown. The stress of parents having to take on a teacher role amongst other things has been understandably a difficult task for many in the community to navigate.
Sponsor an essential pack to those affected in Lebanon. Packs include Washing detergent, dishwashing soap, sanitary pads, handwash soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste.
It is tough times for our community during Lockdown. CCK has combined R U OK day with Fathers Day this year, to recognise more than just fathers.
1 in 4 students go to school with no lunch because their parents can’t afford it. Food poverty is such a huge problem in our community. Help us reach 0 food poverty in our community with this very important campaign.
Hire our team to cut your lawn. Donations go towards supporting the poor in Lebanon and creating jobs for our community right here in Australia.
CCK currently have a team on the ground in #Gaza now pumping out as much aid and food as you have assisted us with. This is the time to contribute, this is the time to pull together. Our brothers and sisters in Gaza need us
I met beautiful sister “T” this week, just in time before lockdown. She’s been from safe house to safe house and hotel hopping trying to find a forever home for herself and 3 children.
That day finally came alhumdulilah, she’s been granted a safe space for her and her kids.
I sat down with sister T in her empty house, she was embaressed as she apologised for not being able to offer me a chair to sit on. We sat on the ground cross legged as her kids ran around the house happily chasing and laughing with each other. T’s whole face was swollen, it looked like bees had bitten her everywhere and her nose was slightly crocked. “It looks a lot worse than it feels sis dont worry” she said to me,
As I let her talk she wanted to make something very clear…”Exiting an abusive marriage with kids is hard, a lot of people say oh why didnt she leave earlier and trust me i ask myself the same all the time”. The time he broke her collarbone, the time he fractured her cheek bone, the times he threatens the kids, sisters have a whole range of reasons why they stay, fear, financial insecurity and the list goes on. For sister T, not having any family here, she feared homelessness and her children not having a roof over their heads, so she stayed for the sake of her kids until things got physically too much.
They went through some hard days to get to where they have come and although they have nothing, they’re hopeful for this new start.
We need absolutely everything members, from fridge, to beds to sheets and couches. Lets stand by our sister in her time of need and make sure they start their new lives with everything they need for their forever safe home
– Rima Waizani
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