Category: Fundraising

The Spirit of Giving: OC’s Partnership with Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm

24 February 2024

For 50 years, Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm has been a loyal supporter of OC Connections. Previous owner Jim Boucher, and his wife Lorna, built the partnership with OC Connections (which at the time was called the Oakleigh Centre) to engage and bolster fundraising efforts in the local community. Neil and Neal (the two Neil’s) purchased […]

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27th annual charity golf day


17 July 2023

On Monday 10th July, we held our Annual Charity Golf Day at the Metropolitan Golf Club. This is one of our largest fundraisers, and we couldn’t have done it without the efforts of the organising committee, our volunteers, business partners and sponsors. The prestigious Metropolitan has been supporting OC Connections for 27 years – their members […]

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Vale Rosemary

6 December 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of long-time resident and OC Connections participant Rosemary. Rosemary passed away earlier in 2022 after more than 35 years of attending the OC Connections Day Support program. In November, Rosemary’s friends, housemates and OC Connections Support Workers, organised a COVID-safe lunch at a local […]

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Where to purchase your tree this year

23 November 2022

With Christmas just around the corner, this year’s festive season brings with it much hope and opportunity to reconnect with family, friends and the community.  Buying a tree from our Christmas Tree Fundraiser is an annual tradition for many families, including staff and participants as well as an important fundraising opportunity for OC Connections. OC Connections […]

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An image of a person swinging a golf club in a sand bunker as another man looks on. Text reads: OC Connections 26th Charity Golf Day

The OC Connections 26th Charity Golf Day

12 May 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the OC Connections’ 26th Charity Golf Day at the Melbourne Metropolitan Golf Club. When: Monday 11 July, 2022 (7:30am and 12:30pm shotgun starts) What:18 hole Ambrose tournamentLunch and refreshmentsPrizes and Competitions Who: Anyone who likes a round of golf

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Support for our housing project from The Metropolitan Golf Club

1 February 2022

The Metropolitan Golf Club is a long term supporter of OC Connections. For many years, the club and its members have provided the course for our Annual Charity Golf Day and raised funds throughout the year to contribute to our programs and projects. We are continually grateful for this support, as it not only affords […]

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three people standing beside each other. the middle person is holding a mosaic sign that reads Bunnings warehouse

Peter shows his appreciation of Bunning’s support

1 January 2022

Paul and Bruce from Bunnings Chadstone visited 773 Warrigal Road to see how we have been using the materials the store has generously donated to us over the last few months and to receive a token of our appreciation for this community support. Participants and residents have enjoyed donations in the form of seedlings and […]

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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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