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Easy Care Gardening is a recognised charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

We are a not-for-profit organisation that relies on volunteers to ensure our work in the community can continue. Whilst we do receive funding from the Commonwealth Government, it is not sufficient to cover all our administrative costs and the purchase of new tools and equipment.

By donating to Easy Care Gardening you are supporting our work in enabling older Australians to maintain safe and sustainable gardens at home, living fulfilled lives at home for longer.

  • If you would like to donate to Easy Care Gardening using a credit card or PayPal, please click Donate Now to make a secure payment.
  • If you would prefer to make your donation by phone or would like to leave a bequest in your will, please contact the office on (02) 9983 1644 for more information.
  • Donations of more than AUD$2 are tax deductible.

Thank you for supporting our essential service. Without you, our important work would not be possible.

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Community Initiatives

Coming soon…

Stay tuned for updates! We’re currently gathering information about exciting community initiatives that we can’t wait to share with you.

Check back soon for more details and get ready to join us in making a positive impact in our community through gardening.

Important Dates

Get involved with your community by noting these important days in your calendar.
Contact us for more information on our community initiatives.

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March: Earth Hour, Challenge 60

Switch off and get active in nature to power-up your commitment to a sustainable future for the Earth.

Throughout the month of March, Easy Care Gardening will be welcoming submissions from volunteers and clients who wish to register how they spent 60+ minutes towards making a positive impact for our community and our planet. Bring someone new to the garden to volunteer for 60+ minutes or spend 60+ minutes collecting brown waste for compost. You could also show us what you did to pass the time during Earth Hour as you switch off your electricity.

The volunteer team with the most creative submissions will receive a team lunch valued at $350. The first 100 volunteers and clients to make a submission will receive a $20 Coles voucher and additionally, anyone who signs on a new ECG volunteer will receive a $50 Coles voucher**.

To participate register the details of your 60+ minutes of activity by clicking the link below.

** Terms & Conditions apply. See Registration form for more information.

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April: Earth Day

May: National Volunteer Week

This year’s theme was ‘The Change Makers’ and incredibly, ECG has been living this theme since 1988. The hard work from our volunteers to make a difference to the lives of our clients every day is testament to this.

 

June: World Environment Day

July: 'Bring A Friend to the Garden' Day

To celebrate International Day of Friendship each year on July 30, we invite volunteers to bring family and friends along to help out in the garden throughout
the month of July. All are welcome to see what we do at ECG and to enjoy the winter sunshine and fresh air.

Each person who gets involved will receive an Easy Care Gardening Certificate of Merit and a small gift. A bonus gift is also awarded to the person who brings the most volunteers for the month.

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August: World Senior Citizens Day

We are fortunate to live in a time when so many of our elderly are living lives of increased health and financial security, but this was not always the case. Throughout history, old age was not something an individual expected to reach, and so we lost the wisdom and experience of these individuals at an early age. World Senior Citizens Day on August 21 celebrates the fact that these keepers of wisdom are staying with us longer each year, and in better health.

About Senior Citizens Day

You have probably been told many times before that you need to respect your elders. In fact, this is a phrase that most children hear throughout their lives! Senior Citizens Day is all about respecting your elders. It is about honoring those people who have been on this earth longer than we have. Getting old is not easy. You have been independent your whole life, and then you feel this being stripped away from you. It can be very difficult to deal with, and that is why we all need to make sure that we are there for our grandparents and older people in general. That’s what this day essentially celebrates.

After all, seniors bring so much to the world! They offer their experience, their wisdom, and their knowledge. Our elderly friends and family have a lifetime’s worth of incredible experiences and tales to share with us. For centuries, cultures across the globe have looked to older people in the communities in order to provide them with knowledge and wisdom. In times of trouble or when we need some advice and direction, we can always rely on older people to impart their great wisdom on us.

It is also important to recognise that there are a lot of seniors who are incredibly lonely. A great way of celebrating this day is to say hello to that older neighbour who may live alone or spend some time with a charity who focuses on local seniors in the community, such as Easy Care Gardening.

 

September: International Day of Charity

International Day of Charity on September 5th encourages organisations and individuals to help others. The day also emphasises increasing solidarity and promoting social responsibility.

The UN recognizes that volunteering and philanthropic work provides social bonding while creating resilient societies. Giving to those in need helps to alleviate the worst effect of humanitarian crises.

While you can’t possibly help everyone, you can do your part by helping someone. The International Day of Charity is a great time to do just that. As the saying goes, “it’s better to give than to receive.”

There are many ways to celebrate the International Day of Charity. You could give to a food pantry or run a food bank outside your local grocery store or sponsor a child living in poverty. Supporting Easy Care Gardening by giving just 3 hours of your time to volunteering is another way to celebrate.

Chances are, you won’t have to go too far to help someone in need. That person in need might be your next-door neighbor or the homeless person you’ve seen at the train station. Whoever they are, today is a great day to give.

October: World Mental Health Day

Celebrated on the 10th of October, the overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.

Good mental health is vital to our overall health and well-being. Yet one in eight people globally are living with mental health conditions, which can impact their physical health, their well-being, how they connect with others, and their livelihoods. Mental health conditions are also affecting an increasing number of adolescents and young people.

Clean Out Your Fridge Day

November: World Kindness Day

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Our achievements to date wouldn’t be possible without the invaluable support of corporate businesses and local councils.

Together, we can continue to connect volunteers to the community and help make a difference to the lives of older people.

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