Remote & RuralPrint
The Remote and Rural Ministry, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Community Care Limited, endeavours to give personal support to families, in remote and rural areas of New South Wales, who might be experiencing financial difficulties as a result of:
• Ongoing drought
• Devastating floods
• Medical conditions
• Personal trauma
And other crises
Our funds also enable children of families who may be experiencing difficulties, to have the same opportunity, in education, as other students. Quite often, families are unable to provide finance for school excursions for their children and so the Ministry assists these children to benefit from a most important experience.
Both the Coordinator and Executive Officer ensure that the funds, from the Sisters of Charity Congregation, are used for the purposes for which they are provided.
The Ministry has a committee which conduct funds raising stalls, raffles at St Vincent’s and St Joseph’s hospitals, and a Bunnings BBQ in order to add to the grant.
Several meetings are held throughout the year to inform the committee of the many and varied ways in which the funds have been expended and also to create new ideas to extend fundraising.
Generous donors also give small amounts towards this Ministry.
A wonderful band of volunteers give of their time and materials to make cakes, preserves and knitwear for sale.
Goods are also donated for distribution to needy families and are taken to towns where floods and fires have devastated people.
On occasions, funds are given to families to cover utility costs or part thereof.
Each time, the Coordinator travels to country schools and towns, a healthy supply of groceries is taken for distribution to needy families. Often, pamper packs accompany these hampers.
Donations are also made to families to assist with expenses associated with medical costs. This money is used for travel, accommodation for family members, and pharmaceutical needs
In the field of education, funds are also given to assist with books, uniforms, footwear, and school camps.
On a smaller scale, practical support is also given to farmers to assist with maintenance costs, fencing materials, and tyre replacement on small vehicles.
Funds are used to provide meals for volunteers on fundraising days. Reimbursement costs are provided for materials associated with stalls.
Payments to Principals and Sisters in Remote and Rural areas are made by cheque and a letter accompanies the payment, requesting a broad account of the purpose for which the funds were used.
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.