Posted by Katrina Flinn
Rotary Hawthorn Christmas 2023 Projects 
Support for Camcare Update
Thanks to all the members who were able to bring to the meeting today lots of non-perishable food and other items for donation to Camcare for distribution to those in most need in the community. Thanks to those who promised to bring in items next week and of course, those who have donated cash.
By way of reminder ….
Our friends at Camcare have advised that donations of food and groceries have dropped considerably during the course of the year, reducing Camcare’s normally robust supplies of emergency relief goods. (Apparently, most emergency relief providers are experiencing this).
The impact is so dire that Camcare has decided to concentrate on continuing to provide food staples and essentials rather than providing Christmas treats.
The request is for members to purchase a few extra items of non-perishables when they shop to support Camcare in providing emergency food relief.
Items requested include:
Cooking Oil
Long Life milk
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
Spreads-peanut butter, jam, honey, Vegemite
Long life proteins like cans of tuna
Tin fruit and vegetables
Rice and pasta
Pasta sauces
Detergent: Dishwashing, clothes washing
Donations for Camcare  will be collected at next week’s Club meeting of 5th December. Items will be delivered to Camcare after the meeting of 5th December for distribution to those in need.
Club members are also sourcing some bulk donations of toiletries which will top up our donations.
We are also happy to take cash donations and we can do the shopping for you!
Cash accepted at the meeting/s or alternatively you can transfer funds or deposit to our Club’s bank account.
Rotary Club of Hawthorn Inc BSB 083166 account number 838458728 (put your name as the reference) and email Katrina to advise (
Ongoing support for Upton House mental health unit at Box Hill
We are also continuing to support Box Hill Hospital’s mental health ward with extra items (over and above the supply of care bags and clothing).
If members can check their cupboards for surplus items which may be suitable for donation to the wards both adult and adolescent) such as new (or gently used), games, puzzles as well as books (light/uplifting reading, inspirational autobiographies etc) and bring them in to meetings for donation.
For more information about either of these projects, to make a donation or to arrange a drop off of donations please contact: Katrina Flinn Community Service Director ph 0417 475 415.
Together we can make a difference!