Thousands of vulnerable residents will receive a sweet surprise this Easter, with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner announcing the recipients of the 2022 Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Easter Grant Round of Easter Egg Charity Donation.
More than 2550 chocolate eggs will be donated to residents in need, through 20 local charities, with beneficiaries including flood-affected residents, victims of family and domestic violence and people living with illness and disabilities.
“Nothing compares to seeing a child’s face light up at Easter and this grant round is focused on bringing happiness to children who would otherwise go without,” Cr Schrinner said.
“From the Omicron wave to devastating floods, Brisbane has been dealt a tough hand in recent months, but the hope is that these donations will make the holidays a little sweeter for children and families experiencing hardship.”
The Easter Grant Round adds to an impressive $241,155 donation provided to 28 Brisbane charities in March, through the Charitable Trust’s first grant round of the year.
“Brisbane is renowned for its mateship and community spirit, and this has been on full display through the devastating Brisbane Floods,” Cr Schrinner said.
“It’s during the darkest of times that the best of humanity shines through and we’ve seen residents dig deep to support each other through our most recent grant rounds.”
Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Nina Schrinner said more than 38,000 chocolate eggs had been donated to residents since the Easter Grant Round began in 2007.
“Local charities have seen a huge surge in the number of people asking for help, first from coronavirus and then the terrible floods,” Ms Schrinner said.
“Providing chocolate eggs is a small gesture, but it’s one that eases the burden on parents and carers, and spreads hope during tough times.”
For more information about Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust grants and Easter Egg Charity Donation, visit www.lmct.org.au.
For more information about how we are assisting the culnerable just visit www.vickihoward.com/helpingthehomeless
Charities receiving Easter Eggs from the LMCT in 2022:
|ORGANISATION / CHARITY APPLICANT||ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION|
|Minds Combined LTD||Helping the disadvantaged reach their fullest potential.
Our mission is to inspire and empower disadvantaged people to realise their potential through events, hardship relief, networking, education and more.
|Hope Foundation T/A Lovewell Foundation||At Lovewell Foundation we stand with women who want a better life. We support, encourage, champion and equip women to rebuild their lives. Our women come from a range of vulnerable backgrounds. We work with women to identify and believe in their dreams and seek training and sustainable employment.|
|The Carers Foundation||Did you know there are children as young as 8yo that are caring for their sick or disabled parent or sibling. Who Cares for these Children? The Carers Foundation provides wellness-programs to support the emotional, physical and mental-health of Carers, including these children that miss out on their entire childhood.|
|Inala Family Accomodation & Support Service Inc||IFASS provides temporary, supported crisis accommodation to families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These families are given intensive case management through a Family Support Plan that is ‘tailored’ to their specific needs and achieve goals.
Staff complete assessments for other families ‘at risk’ for referral and support.
|Beyond DV||Beyond DV(Domestic Violence) Ltd aims to empower survivors of DV to reclaim their lives, with 9 unique programs that target the overall improvement in the well-being of DFV victims.
Beyond DV also
|RizeUp Australia||RizeUp is a community-driven organisation dedicated to supporting the many families affected by domestic and family violence. By assisting families to move from refuge to a new home furnished and setup by volunteers, RizeUp is helping break the cycle of domestic violence and enabling survivors to heal and start again.|
|Southside Community Care||Southside Community Care Inc seeks to provide a service which makes a positive difference in the area of homelessness. Southside Community Care Inc provides a holistic response to families and individuals who are housed and supported through the Organisation.|
|The Legacy Club of Brisbane||Legacy is an Australian charity established in 1923 and founded on a promise made from one digger to another to “look after the missus and the kids.” We are there for the long term, providing educational and development goals of families, helping those we serve to grow and thrive.|
|Y-Care (South East QLD)||The Cannon Hill Community Centre is a safe and welcoming place for the community to connect and seek support. We provide social groups, community events and programs, emergency relief, case management, social support, school holiday programs, computer lessons and crisis support.|
|Cystic Fibrosis QLD||Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is the peak not for profit charitable organisation raising funds and
awareness on behalf of people living with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is the most common genetic chronic illness in Australia day. Most sufferers will not live past their twenties. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis.
|AEIOU Foundation||AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism provides early intervention therapy services to help children with autism (aged 2-6 years). AEIOU provides a full-time centre-based program that is family orientated and supports children with autism to develop essential life skills, independence, and confidence, for an inclusive and fulfilling life.|
|Inspire Youth and Family Services Inc||IYS is a not-for-profit community benefit organisation committed to providing purposeful support, information and referral to deliver crime prevention, community development, mediation, counselling, advocacy, accommodation and housing options, school support and education awareness, employment and training options, referrals for other services and information about community support and activities.|
|Unitingcare Community – Koolkuna/Kalparrin Women’s Refuge||We provide accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic and family violence.|
|MANGROVE HOUSING LTD||Mangrove Housing is a community housing charity who provides individually tailored services to support over 1,100 vulnerable Brisbane residents.
Over the last 29 years we have helped many people including homeless families, elderly, people with disabilities, people with mental illnesses, people escaping domestic violence, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
|SILKY OAKS CHILDREN’S HAVEN||Silky Oaks is a not-for-profit charity who for over 81 years, has been helping people experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage achieve hope for a brighter tomorrow. Since 1940, we have responded to the needs of our community, providing a range of high-quality social care, therapeutic and early childhood services|
|CHILDHOOD CANCER SUPPORT INC||Childhood Cancer Support keep families together during their child’s cancer treatment in a compassionate and supportive community environment.
We provide free family unit accommodation, free hospital and airport transfers, onsite mental health support, counselling and social support services to regional oncology families staying in Brisbane near a treatment centre.
|YOUNGCARE LTD||Youngcare is a not-for-profit organisation creating choice and independence for young people (aged 16 – 65) with high care needs by providing fully accessible and age-appropriate living spaces, grants for equipment and home modifications, and support through a national phone line.|
|ANGLICARE – THE CORPORATION OF THE SYNOD OF THE DIOCESE OF BRISBANE||Anglicare SQ Homelessness services provides accommodation and support to women 18 years and older, and young pregnant and parenting 16–25-year-old young women and their children. The aim of our service is to provide longer term housing, enable stability and empower them to rebuild their lives.|