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Our Outreach Programs

There are three areas of Outreach undertaken by the congregation of Toorak Uniting Chuch:

The first are Outreach Projects funded by monies donated to a retiring offering on each of the monthly Communion services. The Church Council also contributes to this area from the annual budget. Historically the contributions from both these sources have been very close to equal.

 

For projects to be considered they must be:

  • Christian based

  • Not have a tax deductible source of support

  • transparent in how the money is spent and send bi-annual reports
  • Require a relatively small amount of money to achieve their goals

The Outreach Projects we support using these funds are: Cranbourne Food Truck; Homework Hub; SOSK and Robinvale College.

The second category of Outreach Projects are funded from the Elspeth White Bequest. This is part of the interest of a significant bequest made to the Uniting Church of Victoria and Tasmania by Lady Elspeth White who was a member of the congregation for over sixty years. Programs supported by the Elspeth White Bequest are Southern Mornington Peninsula Uniting Church Community Relationship Manager and the Ustaz Vincent Mang'ok Foundation.

Lastly, we have Outreach Projects funded from the Toorak Uniting Church’s share of the profits from the Toorak Opportunity Shop, which is jointly run by members of the Toorak Ecumenical Movement. This includes the congregations of St. Johns Anglican Church, St. Peters Roman Catholic Church and Toorak Uniting Church. Funds from the Op Shop support the Black Rhinos.