OC Connections’ two major fundraising events – a charity golf day and Christmas Tree Festival – receive wonderful community and corporate support. Find out how you can become involved in these fun and exciting events.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on fundraising dollars to supplement our services and pay for specialist equipment not covered by government funding. In the past, fundraising has paid for modified buses that transport participants to community activities; assistance for the financially disadvantaged to buy wheelchairs that help them get around and enhance their independence; computer touch screens to assist with communications.

Christmas Tree Festival

Our popular festival originally began in the 1960s in the backyard of Frank Burton, whose daughter attended our day support services. In time the festival grew to become our biggest fundraising event, attracting generations of families who regard buying one of our trees as a Christmas tradition.

Each year, more than 1500 trees are sold by a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time throughout the week and on weekends to help people find that perfect pine. The festival runs throughout December.

Pre-order your trees online here

Location
OC Connections – 773 Warrigal Rd Oakleigh

Dates
November 25 –December 21, 2016

Times
Monday to Friday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 6pm

Our fundraising events rely heavily on the support of our volunteers. To help us run these fun and exciting events, please click here.