OC Connections holds three major fundraising events each year – our annual charity golf day, our Winter Appeal and Christmas Tree Festival.
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 those with poor vision or hand-eye coordination.
We rely on community support to supplement the many services and programs we provide to people, and their families. We are committed to services that enable all those with disabilities to live active lives with dignity and independence. Your valuable contribution (great or small) is much appreciated and will be added to the OC Co-Achieve Fund to be used to provide people with the opportunities to achieve their goals from assistive technology through to support to gain employment.
What is the OC Achieve Fund?
We all have goals and dreams, some small some big. By giving generously to the OC Achieve fund you can help an individual achieve their own personal goals.
Your donation will go directly towards:
Help us achieve
“I want to get out in the community and explore the city."
“ A garden would be nice to grow vegetables and then cook them."
“ I like to explore Melbourne and buy my own lunch to eat with my friends."
“It would be good to play table tennis in a competition."
Your support is greatly appreciated! And just to show you how much, a few of our people got together to say ‘thank you’.
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 and is today our biggest fundraiser, 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.
To pre-order your Christmas trees, click here
Our fundraising events rely heavily on the support of our volunteers. To help us run these fun and exciting events, please click here
Corporate Charity Golf Day
Held each year at Melbourne’s prestigious Metropolitan Golf Club, our charity golf day attracts support from corporate partners, business associates and the broader OC Connections’ community.
An incredibly popular event, the day draws keen golfers from across Melbourne eager to play at one of the country’s best courses.
There are many ways to support our golf day:
- Register yourself or a team to play
- Take advantage of OC Connections’ generous sponsorship opportunities
- Donate prizes for the raffle.
As spots for this event fill quickly, we advise those interested to register early.