Mayors Christmas Giving Appeal
Each year the Mayor of Camden holds a Christmas Giving Appeal asking residents to donate goods and toys to those in need in the Camden community.
In 2020, the Mayor encouraged residents to support two local charity organisations and donate online.
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard provide furniture and household goods to survivors of domestic violence. These people are starting over and need community support. They also work alongside the Macarthur Homelessness Steering Committee to assist people experiencing homelessness.
Money raised from the op shop goes back out to the community. We support other agencies in Macarthur and beyond to benefit people affected by domestic violence, financial hardship, and homelessness. We supply linen, crockery, cutlery, food to crisis accommodation. We provide clothing, DVDs, board games to mental health facilities. We donate nappies and clothing to women’s refuge centres. We give feminine hygiene products to women experiencing homelessness. We give food and gifts to those experiencing financial hardship.
Turning Point, Camden
Turning Point work to support men, women and families who are facing insurmountable pressures, even contemplating suicide as a way out because they just can't see a way forward. Let’s not leave those who are the most vulnerable behind. Their service delivery focuses on strength-based practices where people grow in confidence and self-esteem and are able to reach that turning point. Turning Point Camden's last day of operations for 2020 is Friday 18 December. It will re-open on Wednesday 13 January 2021.