OC Connections Winter Appeal

Did you know that there are still a number of things not covered by the NDIS?

This Winter, help us raise funds to support people living with disability to lead the lives they choose.

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CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

At OC Connections, we create opportunities and provide expert, empowering support for people living with disability to live the life they choose, within inclusive communities that value who they are. Our specialised services, progressive partnerships and processes, and community connections all work together to support OCC participants to live and contribute with confidence, fulfilment and self-determination, every day and for their futures.

As a not-for-profit, we rely heavily on your support.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely heavily on the support of donors, sponsors and partners to provide more opportunities outside the NDIS for OC Connections’ participants to achieve their personal goals – from assistive technology to achieve greater independence, to support to gain employment, through to more safe housing choices.

From purchasing beds, buses, and education aids through to promoting art programs and buying new sporting equipment, the money we raise through our OC-Achieve Fund helps participants learn new skills, improve their independence and build confidence in their daily lives.

the oc connections’ winter appeal is your opportunity to make a difference today

OC Connections wants to create as many possibilities as we can to bring dignity and independence to people with disability by providing them with access to supports that assist them to live independently and to actively engage in their communities.

When you donate via the Winter Appeal, you are helping people with disabilities to achieve their personal goals and live an independent and fulfilling life.

Your contribution will be used to provide more opportunities outside the NDIS for OC Connections’ participants to achieve their personal goals – from assistive technology to achieve greater independence, through to support to gain employment.

we need your donation today!

Some OC Connections participants have told us that they are receiving less via their NDIS plans.  By donating today, it means that goals that are unfunded by the NDIS can be funded by us, with your help.

Where will your contribution go?

Thanks to the amazing support of people just like you, the Winter Appeal has previously funded the purchase of:

  • Sporting equipment so that participants learn new skills, increase their health and fitness, and build the confidence to join a local club
  • iPads to improve participants education and communication
  • Purchase of art supplies and equipment
  • Equipment for participants personal use 
  • Updating of furniture and home goods in our supported accommodation
  • Support for people to access new activities and events
  • Helped our community living residents celebrate Christmas
  • Supported a participant to purchase a laptop so they could access learn to drive apps

Read more about how your contribution has helped OC Connections’ participants live meaningful lives below

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN STYLE

In December 2021, OC Connections’ supported accommodation residents and day support participants were able to celebrate Christmas in style with assistance from the OC Achieve Fund. From money raised via our 2021 Winter Appeal, we were able to purchase Christmas vouchers, stockings and additional items for our houses to assist in the preparation of Christmas.

As a result, our residents were able to decorate their houses, enjoy gifts and meals together with their fellow residents and staff.

Friendship and community are a big part of life. We understand that being around people you like and who make you feel good is important. We make the most of opportunities for participants to build community and celebrate big moments and events in life, like Christmas and birthdays. This is why your donation is important – it provides opportunities for participants to celebrate and build their community.

REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND

Our supported accommodation helps people find a home, live well in their home, live with people they like, achieve goals, enjoy different activities and spend time with new people and old friends.

Participants are supported to build a community in which they belong and feel safe and respected.

Participants and staff become like family and so losing a housemate is like losing family – for both staff and residents. This year, the OC Achieve fund helped residents purchase items to build a mosaic memorial plaque for a deceased resident, as well as purchase a plant for the home’s garden.

The plaque and tree is so we can have a little space in the garden to remember our friend by.

OC Connections’ residents

Meet DAVID

David is a resident in one of OC Connections’ community living houses.  He loves to watch television, but had a tiny television that was hard to see.  His support worker, Miki, applied to the OC Achieve fund to purchase a new Smart TV and David was soon off to JB Hi Fi to purchase a new tv – just before his birthday!

“Thank you very much for organising the fund for TV for David, especially just before his birthday. We didn’t expect this to happen so quick!”, reported Miki.

Now David can comfortably sit and enjoy one of his favourite past times comfortably thanks to the OC Achieve fund and generous supporters like you!

A male stands at JB Hi Fi next to a Smart TV

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Other Ways To Donate

DONATE BY PHONE

You can call us on (03) 9569 0603 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm) to make a credit card donation.

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OC Connections, PO Box 127 Oakleigh VIC 3166

DONATE IN PERSON

We are located at 773 Warrigal Road Oakleigh 3166 and open 8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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