Charities

We are proud to create lovingly handmade items and donate essential goods for our Australian charity partners, including:

  • Warm beanies, scarves and gloves for people experiencing homelessness,

  • Care packages for women leaving prison or escaping domestic violence, and

  • Knitted blankets, beanies, clothes and personal care items for mums and bubs in need.

 

Over the last 12 months alone we have supported St Kilda Mums, Project Dignity Crisis Relief, Wombat Housing, The Prison Network, Bayside Community Emergency Relief, The Father Bob Maguire Foundation, The Alfred Hospital and many other local charities and health providers. 

If you are a charity or non-profit organisation that requires handmade or essential items, please complete the form below:

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We are very grateful to Our Kitchen Table for their generous support. Our program which focuses on refugees and asylum seekers experiencing hardship was established March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 crisis. To date, we have distributed groceries, toiletries and over 6000 meals to students and families seeking asylum. Your generous donations of beautifully crafted face masks, hand knitted blankets, scarves and beanies as well Mother’s day essential packs, all made with love, have been greatly appreciated by the recipients. It is through the generosity of organisations like

 

Our Kitchen Table and others that we can hope to emerge from this ongoing crisis as a more compassionate nation, one that recognises the importance of the interconnectedness of co-dependent local and global communities.

 

Elly Brooks & Nicole Brown, Project Dignity Crisis Relief Program

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Bayside Community Emergency Relief (BCER) is a 100% volunteer run, community driven charity. Our mission is to empower people experiencing hardship and tragedy by providing requested emergency aid via our amazing community supplies.  We have ongoing initiatives for children and adults fleeing domestic violence and vulnerable elderly.

 

OKT has  supplied us with vital items for our comfort packs that are designed to provide mental health and physical support. We are grateful for the beautiful beanies and scarves, as well as hand made dolls dressed in individual lovingly made outfits.  These items bring comfort to their recipients at a time when it is most needed. 

Deb Brook - President, Bayside Community Emergency Relief

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For nearly 20 years every Tuesday we have been providing and distributing food to the homeless and disadvantaged in St Kilda and in Port Melbourne through the Father Bob Maguire Foundation. We walk the streets handing out delicious and nutritious food to those in need, and in the evenings we set up a food van and serve nutritious meals to the disadvantaged in the area.

 

We have been very fortunate to have Our Kitchen Table volunteers join the program. Apart from making delicious sandwiches, casseroles, salads and cakes, OKT volunteers help serve the meals, and chat to our guests. OKT has also provided warm coats for distribution, and made beautiful knitted scarves and gloves sets and also donated generous gift packs of toiletries. OKT’s contribution, kindness and genrosity to the food van is very much appreciated.

Debra Korman- Food Van Coordinator Kehilat Nitzan

To Our Kitchen Table, a huge thank you to you and all your wonderful volunteers for kindly making and donating your beautiful creations to Escabags. Your continued kindness is greatly appreciated.

Stacy Jane

Founder - Escabags

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Our entire operation depends on the goodwill and generosity of kind people like those at Our Kitchen Table. We are so grateful for your contribution. You have shown so many families that someone cares about them.

Jessie Macpherson

CEO, St Kilda Mums

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Prison Network has been providing support to women in Victorian prisons for over 75 years. We believe every women is deserving of dignity, hope and purpose. And so to this end, Prison Network  journeys with women in and beyond prison, providing the support and courage they need to navigate positive pathways and create change. 

 

We have been thrilled to collaborate with Our Kitchen Table in preparing beautiful care packs with essential items for women leaving prison, as well as being the recipient of gifts for children of women in prison at Christmas time. We are very blessed by their support and thrilled to be partners with Liz and her team.

Amelia Pickering - CEO, Prison Network