Serving our Community

Donate online now to our Companionship Program

Donate online now to our Companionship Program

Donate online now to our Companionship Program

Donate online now to our Companionship Program

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The Co.As.It. Companionship Program provides a volunteer visitor to older Italians in their own homes. It gives them an opportunity to socialise and converse in their own language.

Eighty year-old Cristina, who lost her husband four years ago, is a recipient of this free service. Her children are all grown up, so she lives on her own at home. Before Signora Cristina joined the Companionship Program, she had nothing to stimulate her or to look forward to. Her daughter Rosalie has noticed a significant change in her attitude since having weekly visits from the Co.As.It. volunteer. "Mum used to bake and was a good cook, but had given up doing anything", says Rosalie. "The other day we went shopping, and I caught her looking at the almond meal, icing sugar, etc. I think she will start cooking again. She is also happier these days."

The Companionship Program started in June 2009 with the one-off support of the Community Relations Commission but from this year, it will not receive any funding from Government. So we seek your support in helping us to continue this service which currently enhances the quality of life of 19 senior members of the Italian-Australian community. There are 50 on the waiting list and many others who need the service.

You can help by making a online donation for the program. All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support.