UPDATE: Unfortunately the Election Day Fundraising BBQ at OneHope Baptist Church will not be proceeding tomorrow. . The polling booth will be open as normal. . Keep your eyes peeled for more opportunities to support the work of OneCare in our local community!
One Care Geelong have been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Pakington St this May! . Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100. . HOW YOU CAN HELP? We’d love your support in receiving the highest $300 donation! Simply head to Grill’d Pakington St during May for a burger and pop your Local Matters token in our jar. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation. . It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your support! . You’ll find us on a jar at Grill’d Pakington St, 135-135A Pakington St Geelong.
Come and buy a sausage and support One Care on election day at One Hope Baptist Church, Province Blvd in Highton. . This Saturday 18th May between 9am - 4pm!
Meet Corrie. Our lovely CEO. 👋🏻 Why did you decide to work with OneCare? I got involved right when OneCare first opened. It was perfect timing more than anything else. I had just finished my counselling qualifications and was really excited to work in an environment that encompasses a holistic approach. At the time I also took on the setting up and coordination of the COACH Mentoring Program. Counselling and coordination of this program is a perfect marriage as counselling enabled deep engagement with issues while COACH developed volunteers to take on the most important role of relational encouragement and support of families who were dealing with life challenges . What is your role? / What projects are you involved in? In 2018 I took on the role of Chief Executive Officer. I support the team as they deliver our programs and engage everyone with the vision of OneCare. It’s a job that is never boring! My day varies from policy writing and review to sitting with someone dealing with all sorts of issues. The administrative and financial work is really important to provide the structure for building a strong, cohesive and respectful community that feels like family. . What’s your best memory of working with OneCare? I have so many memories it's hard to nominate one. There are weekly stories of people who take courageous steps toward wholeness of life. This might be from someone who, though they are going through a tough time themselves, reaches out to someone else and listens to them to someone who reaches major life goals in the COACH program. It is a daily pleasure working at OneCare. . What are you looking forward to being involved in with OneCare this year? This is going to be a big year! We are working toward a new strategic plan that will shape our way forward. We are in the final stages of developing a new program that supports refugees and asylum seekers into the private rental market and, best of all, we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary!