Giving Tuesday, November 29 - Together We Give
This #GivingTuesday, make a positive impact and help Sunshine Coast Community Services build an engaged, healthy and thriving Coast!
You can help us make a difference!
Every year, on Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday), millions of people across the globe show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day and touches every person in a meaningful way.
Our programs are all about helping people, nurturing connections, linking to resources and building the support that enables our community to thrive. We support 1 in 5 people on the Coast, and your donations help us have a real impact. In 2021, we supported our community through 30+ programs and services in the following areas:
- Community Action & Engagement Programs
- Together Against Violence
- Family, Youth & Children's Services
- Child & Family Counselling Programs
This year, we also launched our Capital Campaign for Building Together. This milestone community project will help address affordable housing issues on the Coast by providing 34 affordable housing units for women and children and a new hub for programs and services the whole community can access.
The need for our services is greater than ever. Join us on #GivingTuesday and help us meet those needs!
Your donation makes a difference!
Here’s just a fraction of how donations helped us to deliver services in 2021:
235 Arrowhead Clubhouse members living with mental illness supported in a safe, stigma-free environment
More than 16,500 visits (including 579 times by children) to the Food Bank for essential food and supplies
1,200 calls to our 24/7 Access Line received from women seeking resources and support
1,318 check-ins to connect with and ensure the wellbeing of Better At Home seniors
395 victims of crime and other traumas received support and resources through Police Based Victims Services
5,241 unique visits to Parent-Tot Drop-In. 99% found the place warm and welcoming and would return
3,905 times Childcare Resource and Referral services accessed
275 women attended Bellies and Babies sessions and provided with support, education and connection
2,883 times Youth Services accessed, connecting youth to resources, support and opportunities to create positive peer connections
100% of children demonstrated improved feelings of wellbeing after receiving Children’s Counselling Services
21 children with experiences of violence supported and empowered through the PEACE program.
To see more about the impact of our programs and services, watch this video.
Why support Community Services?
Every year, on Giving Tuesday millions of people across the globe show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day and touches every person in a meaningful way. Meet some of the staff, board members and volunteers who give to Community Services - not just by donating - but by giving the gift of their time, energy and commitment to make this a healthier, engaged, thriving Coast.
Will you join us?
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, join the movement dedicated to giving back and be part of something BIG this Giving Tuesday.
We rely on supporters for their incredibly generous contributions. You help us to provide food, housing and support to our most vulnerable community members. And now, we need your help more than ever to build affordable housing that the Sunshine Coast so desperately needs! Donate today and make a real difference!
Why not hold your own fundraiser? When you ask your friends and family to help raise money for Sunshine Coast Community Services, you increase the amount you would've given on your own. Create your Facebook fundraiser for Sunshine Coast Community Services Society by following this link:
Want to encourage your friends, family and social networks to donate? You can download this pledge graphic to share on your social media supporting Sunshine Coast Community Services this Giving Tuesday!
Every day our volunteers amaze us with their hard work, creativity and caring attitudes. We have a strong volunteer program that will provide you with training, mentorship and a rewarding experience. For more information about volunteering opportunities, contact Andrea Hobbs, email email@example.com or call 604-865-0283.