Help us celebrate Christmas at Cabrini by supporting our Giving Tree for asylum seekers in Melbourne or our international programs in Ethiopia, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea.
This year Cabrini Outreach has Christmas Giving Trees on display until 6 January located at Cabrini Malvern, Cabrini Brighton, Cabrini Hopetoun, Cabrini Ashwood, Cabrini Prahran and CTG Mt Waverley. Here staff and patrons can use the Christmas tags to make a credit card donation onsite.
You can also make a Christmas donation online at cabrinifoundation.com.au to directly support one or many of the following causes:
Patients in Swaziland
Cervical cancer is the only cancer that can be completely prevented by screening., While it is being eradicated in most developed countries, it remains the most common and deadly cancer for women in Swaziland. In an 8-month pilot project, Cabrini Ministries’ screened 700 women and prevented over 100 women from possible cervical cancer. Your funding will enable the program to continue while Cabrini Ministries looks for other external grants.
Families in Ethiopia
Climate change is having a devastating effect on people in developing countries who rely on subsistence farming to live. Following the recent rain, 90 families supported on the Nutrition Program through the drought have been able to establish their crops and become self-sufficient again. 130 families require ongoing support as they are unable to support themselves due to an illness, disability or not having enough arable land. Cabrini Ministries relies on donations to support this program.
Patients in Papua New Guinea
The work of Cabrini Outreach in Papua New Guinea will prioritise maternal and child health, increase immunisation coverage for preventable diseases such as measles and polio, and work towards the prevention of tropical and neglected diseases such as malaria. Our collective support will provide essential medicines to the sick, strengthen emergency referrals to the provincial hospital, and make medical equipment such as a vaccine fridge or a steriliser available to help treating patients.
Asylum seekers in Melbourne
More than 350 people are receiving free primary care and/or specialist mental health care at the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub. The vast majority have either no access to Medicare or Medicare but no income. Our psychiatrists, general practitioners and physiotherapist give their time for free. Your donation will help meet the other costs associated with their care.