Melissa Roberts Foundation $11,100pa
This not for profit organisation was established in 2011 by parishioners Faye and Bruce Roberts in loving memory of their beloved daughter Melissa, an ex student of Bosco College Engadine. The foundation conducts fundraising, and offers a wide range of support and services around illnesses including voice hearing, paranoia and childhood trauma. Read a thank you letter dated August 22 from Bruce Roberts, describing the work being completed using our donations.
Beyond Blue, $7,900pa
An Australian independent non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses, whatever their age and wherever they live. Read a thank you letter dated 22/9/22 from Beyond Blue describing the work being done using our donations.
Beyond Blue have shared the following link with us, which you may find personally helpful:
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, $6,700pa
A community-led, non-for-profit organisation that is committed to upholding the human rights of all people seeking asylum. Free of Federal Government funding, the ASRC is Australia's largest independent provider of aid, healthcare, education, employment and legal assistance for people seeking asylum.
Sylvanvale Foundation Limited, $6,200pa
A local charity, providing children with a disability a better quality of life. Sylvanvale supports more than 750 children and adults with disability throughout the Sydney metropolitan area and Blue Mountains to live and participate in the community, as they choose. One of their services is Mikarie Child Care Centre, which is shown in this little video. A letter of gratitude from the Sylvanvale CEO.