15 November 2019
For over 40 years, the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) has worked towards protecting and promoting the rights of Aboriginal children, young people and families.
This is achieved through the services we offer along with programs we run to build a stronger connection to community and culture for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in our care.
How you can help
You can donate to a current appeal or join a fundraiser such as our Christmas Gift Appeal; host a Morning Tea for Culture; or join our Run Melbourne or Melbourne Marathon teams.
If you would like to know more about donations in lieu of presents for an event such as a birthday, making a bequest (gift in your Will), or have your own idea to raise funds for Aboriginal children and families in our programs – get in touch.
Support for VACCA could also be included in your organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
Christmas Gift Appeal
Over the festive season we provide over 2,000 Christmas gifts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in care or in our programs, sourced from groups, workplaces, and individuals.
Gifts include toys, books and clothes in new and original. Donations also help purchase gifts and fund our Christmas events which are important for the community to come together.
To make a donation please visit www.vacca.org/christmas
All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Contributing to our cultural programs
Over the last few years support through our fundraisers and donors have contributed to the continuation of cultural programs including: Art Mentoring, Koorie Tiddas Choir, Return to Country and Cultural Camps. Throughout the year we accept donations and fundraise for these programs.
Our cultural programs are important in helping our children and young people connect to culture. When Aboriginal and Torres Strait children and young people have no connection to culture, it impacts their social, emotional, health, educational, psychological development and wellbeing throughout their lives.
A strong connection to culture, country, community and family is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people’s wellbeing; provides them with access to their rights; and confidence in knowing who they are and where they come from.
A strong culture builds a sense of self-esteem, resilience and improved outcomes in health, education, economic stability and safety in our community.
If you would like to find out more about how you can help, please contact our fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9287 8800.