Downs and West

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Downs and West Community Support started in 2007 in response to hardship being experienced by people of south west Queensland as they faced prolonged drought. Since the floods of 2011, the focus of the ministry’s support has been to offer encouragement and practical support to people in rural and remote Queensland who are severely affected by climatic changes and other matters outside their control.

The ministry provides financial support to families including pre-paid grocery and petrol vouchers, household goods including Christmas hampers and gifts, and various donated goods following natural disasters.

It conducts retreats for country women which include health checks and relaxation therapies, motivational speakers, and companionship. It runs a number of other programs of support for isolated country people.

The ministry has received generous support from individuals, families, schools and other organisations, including businesses, who donate goods and money.

Financial support

Many people have recognised the difficulties those living in remote and rural areas have experienced and have generously supported stalls, raffles and requests for donations.

If you are able to help by making a donation, your generosity would be deeply appreciated. You may wish to make a general donation for the work of the Company delivered through these ministries or specify the particular ministry you would like to support. All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible, and we will send you a receipt for this purpose.

Donations can be sent to:
The Executive Officer
Sisters of Charity Community Care Limited
Level 7, 35 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Our account name is: Sisters of Charity Community Care Limited

Donations may also be made online here.

 

 

For your interest, the annual reviews from Downs and West Community Service can be accessed through these links:

CS – 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014

Report on the DW2014_15-DWCS

Annual Review2015-16 – DWCS Annual Review7

171030 – DWCS – Annual Review 2016-2017

181016 – DWCS – 2017-2018 DWCS Annual Review_FINAL

Downs and West 2018 2019 Report from the Chair

THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
When we have so much to praise the Lord for, we must not complain.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
True affection is to rejoice in the happiness of our dear ones. Never allow a sentiment of resentment to enter into our hearts.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Pray, reflect and consult – and may the divine spirit direct all to God’s greater glory.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
May our dear Lord Jesus fill your hearts with His own love. Amen!
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We must have patience with others as He has patience with us.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Under every difficulty try to pray fervently.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
We have much to thank Him for, even for those little drawbacks on our comforts and conveniences.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Do pray that justice may be accomplished in peace and that truth may prevail.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
Go on now as steadily as you can, relying on the Divine assistance and fear not.
THE WISDOM OF MARY AIKENHEAD
What we do ought to be done well.

The Sisters of Charity acknowledge the First Peoples and traditional custodians of this land where we live. We respect, value and honour their history, culture and spirituality. We are committed to standing in solidarity and to actively working for justice, peace and harmony in this land.

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Level 7, 35 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Australia

T: (02) 9367 1222