Bridges Connecting Communities is a not-for-profit organisation charity that has been providing services to benefit the elderly and disability community of Knox and South West Yarra Ranges (SWYR) for over 43 years. It is only through the ongoing financial support of the Commonwealth & State governments, local businesses and individuals that Bridges can continue to prosper and meet demand.
Every donated dollar is greatly appreciated and used directly to add value to the services delivered to our community. In 2022, Bridges supported 620 elderly residents and residents living with a disability who live at home. Bridges services promote socialisation and independence which has a positive impact on health and well-being allowing residents to remain in their homes as they age. Bridges fosters an active ageing approach, helps create stronger and resilient communities and is inclusive to all who are eligible to receive our support.
Gifts over $2.00 are tax deductible and a tax receipt will be issued.
If you would like to financially assist our work in the community, please use the following bank details for direct bank transfer:
Bridges Connecting Communities
Account No: 157300468
Reference: Your name
Please email us at email@example.com with your details including your name and payment amount, and we will forward you a Tax Receipt.
Why Do we Need Support?
At Bridges our goal is provide our services to as many people in the community as possible.
Current funding is received through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home and Community Care Program for Younger people (HACC-PYP), however with an ever-increasing ageing population it is only through the support of local businesses, community groups and individuals that Bridges can continue to grow.
Your contributions are put directly towards providing services such as Transport and our Community and Individual Programs.
If you are a business, community group or individual and would like to support Bridges please contact our office.
Who does my donation help?
Bernadette* shared her circumstances with one of our volunteer drivers on the way home from a medical appointment. Her credit card had been hacked, her care provider was no longer around, she had no cash, and she was living off the oranges she picked from the tree in her backyard.
With your donation, we were able to provide her with essentials and meals while we arranged for another local charity to deliver home-cooked meals weekly. We rapidly deployed a series of drives to support her obtaining her medical needs and reached out to other people and organisations.
*name changed to protect the privacy of the client.
Special thanks to Kerry Bell, Branch Manager, Commonwealth Bank (Bayswater Branch) for their generous donation.