Category: Fundraising

Three large Christmas hampers sit on a bench. In front are 3 Christmas gift bags

Love Loud Initiave – blessing our community

14 December 2021

Image: Shamilla Thiruganaselvarn and Bill Pontikis (standing) from Clayton Church of Christ with Therese Desmond (OCC), Colin Bostock (City of Monash) and Ibrahim Maaloof (Monash University) at the Clayton Church of Christ Sunday Service. The Clayton Church of Christ has been a supporter of OC Connections since 2017 through the Church’s Love Loud Initiative.  Each year […]

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‘Tis the season to continue to put people first: why we won’t be selling trees again this year

25 November 2021

2021 has proven to be another extraordinary year for all of Victoria and especially our staff, participants and their families.  We’ve continued to work hard and adapt to the continual changes that COVID-19 has caused to ensure the safety of our OCC community and we will continue to do so for as long as we are faced with this virus.   Even […]

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Support for our artists from The Metropolitan Golf Club

22 November 2021

The OC Connections art program is a popular activity within our Day Supports Program and has fostered some talented and prolific artists, under the guidance of our creative support staff: Val, Rose and Michelle. Over the years the work of our participant artists have featured on our Christmas and gift cards. This year is no […]

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metropolitan golf club 25th Charity golf day sunday 27th June 2021

OC Connections Charity Golf Day – 27 June, 2021

15 April 2021

OC Connections is excited to once again hold its Charity Golf Day at The Metropolitan Golf Club. Registrations are now open. Please join us for a fun day at one of Melbourne’s most prestigious golf courses while helping to raise much needed funds for the people we support. 18 hole par play Lunch and refreshments […]

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A Christmas Surprise

18 February 2021

With the cancellation of the Christmas Tree Fundraiser, the opportunity to raise much-needed funds to assist in providing non-funded supports for our participants was missed.  We were fortunate, however, to recently receive a very generous donation from our tree supplier, Dandenong Christmas Farm. This was a welcome surprise and a great start for 2021. Each […]

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Thank you to a passionate supporter

18 February 2021

In early February, Therese Desmond, CEO of OC Connections (OCC) was delighted to be presented with a very generous donation from one of our long-term supporters – the women members of The Metropolitan Golf Club. Caroline Nicholson, Women’s President, Kate Kemp, Women’s Captain and Sally Milne, Women’s Golf Administration Assistant at The Metropolitan Golf Club […]

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An update on this year’s Christmas Tree fundraiser

12 November 2020

2020 has been an extraordinary year and as Victorian’s, we’ve all made sacrifices to keep each other safe. We’ve worked hard to ensure the safety of our OCC community and will continue to do so. While Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions are easing, we are going to extend our people-first approach, and unfortunately, our annual Christmas Tree […]

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therese desmond oc ceo accepts donation from metropolitan golf course

Thank you to The Metropolitan Golf Club!

21 September 2020

We are very excited to announce the fantastic fundraising effort of our long-standing supporter, The Metropolitan Golf Club. Joan Cumbrae-Stewart, Women’s President from The Metropolitan Golf Club recently presented OCC CEO, Therese Desmond with a cheque for $16,260.30. The money was raised from a combination of activities during their inaugural Charity Week last November and […]

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