Carevan Blacktown lending a helping hand
Carevan Blacktown, is an affiliate of The Carevan Foundation, founded by Dr John Brabant in Albury in 2008 and has been working to assist those at disadvantage in the Blacktown Local area since 2011.
Carevan Blacktown is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers, providing a weekly meal service in a local setting and engaging the care and generosity of the community, passing this on to those most in need.
Carevan delivers provisions which benefit those at disadvantage, to supplement households, complement services available and create a point of connection to a community that cares.
Carevan enables connection to others in their community, those who share the same difficulties, helping to provide support through the common experience. Breaking down loneliness and isolation, principal factors in disadvantage of all types, is an important focus of Carevan Blacktown's work and underpins the provision of a seated gathering at which to serve.
We aim to create a sense of identity, belonging and achievement in those most vulnerable members of our community.
"Carevan Blacktown is a non-remunerated charity organisation made up of everyday people who have a passion for assisting those who struggle to meet life’s basic needs. We are trying to show that one or two people who want to make a difference can engage and work with other like minded people to help to grow a movement that for today focuses on changing the lives of a few but ultimately may make a difference to many....
"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?"
Volunteering with Carevan Blacktown
Carevan needs your happy hearts and smiling faces at meal services, food and donation collections and "behind the scenes" activities such as the all important fundraising.
There are lots of other ways to participate and help us serve the Carevan community!
Volunteers must be 18yrs+ and have participated in a training session to serve our guests ... BUT we love and need help to set up the hall & pack hampers before service and anyone 13yrs and older can do this kind of work!!
If you want to get involved, get in touch and we can talk about the options
Whoever you are and whatever your background, you're more than welcome at Carevan Blacktown!
Partnering with Carevan Blacktown to help others
Carevan Blacktown are a small entity, acting on the behalf of a big community heart and we are growing year by year.
We are grateful for all community interest and welcome its support.
Carevan Blacktown are supported by community groups, local business, schools and charitable organisations.
If you or your business would like to contribute to or partner with Carevan Blacktown we'd love to hear from you.
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." Mother Teresa
Tax Deductible Donations
We need donations to ensure we have the resources to respond to every single person in need. Your donation will make a difference.
And remember, your donation is tax deductible.
Carevan Blacktown sees the world through the eyes of compassion. We are blessed with volunteers and donors who see the world in the same way and use our organisation to express this compassion in tangible ways.
If you have a general enquiry and just what more information, please contact us - we'll be very happy to hear from you.
The Poverty In Australia 2018 report shows there are just over three million people (13.2%) living below the relative poverty line, including 739,000 children (17.3% of children)
Carevan is doing its part to make a difference, you can too.