All Cabrini sites have now welcomed this year’s Christmas Giving Trees, which raise money for Cabrini Outreach projects in Melbourne, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea or Swaziland.
For asylum seekers in Melbourne, Cabrini Outreach provides health services in the northern suburbs including immunisation, comprehensive mental health screening and treatment and medical or pharmaceutical supplies.
In Papua New Guinea we support our medical and surgical teams who provide outreach and medical treatment as well as education in a provincial hospital.
In Ethiopia we support children and families via Cabrini Ministries Ethiopia and in Swaziland we support a cervical cancer screening service operated by Cabrini Ministries.
Anyone wishing to make a donation can simply take a tag off the tree, fill in credit card details and put it in the box at reception. Alternatively you can go make a donation online.
As a Catholic organisation, Christmas is the high point of the year for us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Gift giving is an important part of the Cabrini tradition of compassion. At this time of year, we give thanks for our good fortune by sharing it with people less fortunate than ourselves.
Previously we have also accepted Christmas presents. As this is a transition year, we will distribute any donated items to Family Life, a specialist family services provider working with vulnerable children, families and communities, but please ensure they’re under the tree by December 10 in order to allow time for distribution.
To read more about the work of Cabrini Outreach, please visit: https://www.cabrinioutreach.com.au/