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Donating to Cafs

At Cafs, your contribution counts.

We’ve been supporting children and families as a proudly independent organisation for nearly 160 years and, in that time, we have expanded to deliver more than 44 innovative support programs specifically designed to meet the needs of people across the Victorian Central Highlands.

It’s hard to believe that even the smallest donation could make a significant difference to someone experiencing hardship.
Just $5 could provide a new outfit from Cafs Thread Together Hub to a person in need.

Your gift, no matter the amount, will help Cafs continue to build a stronger, more resilient community.

Donations* can be made by following the links below.

*Cafs is a registered charity and donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Workplace Giving

Become a Cafs workplace giving partner today.

Workplace giving is where employees give regular donations to a charity from your pre-tax pay. You simply choose the amount you want to donate from each pay, organise with your employer and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you would like to include Cafs in your existing workplace giving program or register your interest through our preferred platform Good2Give, please contact Serena Eldridge, Manager, Brand Development on 03 5337 3333 or email welcome@cafs.org.au

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Support Cafs 2022 Carer Family Day

This year Cafs is celebrating Christmas a little differently.

 

We are working with the award-winning team at Cave Hill Creek to give Cafs Foster & Kinship Carers, their families, and children in Cafs residential care an unforgettable family experience this Christmas.

 

Cafs Carer Family Day is an opportunity for 150 guests to participate in fun filled day of outdoor experiences and a family lunch at Cave Hill Creek’s Beaufort camp venue.

 

But we need your help!
Can you help us give the gift of fun family memories this Christmas?

 

CAFS stories

Cafs Thread Together is leading the change in the local community


The new Cafs Thread Together clothing hub in Ballarat is a life changing moment for those who walk through its doors. However, it isn’t just the “shoppers” who are discovering its power but also the volunteers.

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How Step Up helped a young boy overcome violent behaviour toward his mum


Dylan was the last child anyone expected to be violent or aggressive. He’s the quiet one in the family. When Dylan was nine, he started lashing out at home.

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How June and Robert found the right time to become Cafs foster carers


Becoming foster carers can be a life affirming experience. June and Robert always knew that fostering would be in their future; it was just a question of timing. 

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How Cafs financial counselling helped
a dad battling with cancer


When you’re a self-employed dad, being sick comes with more concerns than your own health. With no money coming in, Tony was stressed about his family. 

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Housing Support: How Cafs ATAR team helped a father avoid eviction


Bruce was admitted to hospital for three months, and while he was in there, he asked his adult sons to take care of the home he'd been renting for the past eleven years.

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How Cafs helped Chloe and her family find hope


Chloe was 16, and her young life was falling apart. She’d dropped out of school and had started drinking and taking drugs. She also started stealing and self-harming.

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How Cafs day stay helped one young family establish a healthy bedtime routine


For Bianca and Josh, the excitement of becoming new parents was giving way to exhaustion. They were desperate for more sleep.

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Cafs acknowledges our past. In the spirit of reconciliation, we give deepest respect to Australia's First Nations Peoples. Their histories, their stories, their resilience. Their connection to culture and land. The wisdom of their Elders past, present and emerging.

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