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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.
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.
Being Extensively Useful is the history of Downs and West Community Support, written by Sr Jeannie Johnston.
For your interest, the annual reviews from Downs and West Community Service can be accessed through these links:
Downs and West 2019-2020 DWCS_Annual_Review