Kiera The Samoyed, Trish Keilty – Avocare Founder and Nick Dryden – New Beginnings Animal Rescue Volunteer collects oats to be distributed to various Animal Rescue Organisations in need.
December 2016 – Menzies Avenue Kitchen Christmas Lunch – Our Work For the Dole activity which feed the less fortunate community members a 3 course meal in the last week of December 2016.
Did you know that in a 6 month period (June to December 2016) our Avocare Community Connect Distribution Centre, Work For The Dole Activity – Warehouse Worx, distributed over 111 Tonne of food??
May 2017 – Brad Savage, BBC Digital Account Manger with Trish Keilty kindly, accepting the much appreciated donation from Canon Australia to the value of $1,000 towards our Social Enterprise. Thank you.
Avocare – The Charity With A Heart.

Lemmy and Praise from Enjoy Church Mulgrave are one of the many charities who collect food for a cause from our Avocare distribution centre.

#Enjoychurch is a vibrant and contemporary church that have multiple campuses throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria. This food was being collected for their “Re.Store” Program.

Thank you for the photo opportunity guys!

Pearcedale Primary School accepting a donation of beads and various goodies for their school carnival.

At Avocare we are passionate about helping others, but we also love it when other help us along our path too.

Kathryn and Matthew from Chobani delivering another donation of fresh yoghurt and dips to help Avocare meet the every increasing demand of food relief.

May 10th 2017 – Greater City of Dandenong guests touring the Avocare Community Connect warehouse.

Avocare are very grateful for our relationship with Forever New Clothing this allows us the privilege to on donate to fellow charities.

Director of Carers of Africa – Bright B Chinganya, Avocare Marketing & Comms – Rachel Greetham and Carers Of Africa Manager – Diane Carrick collect their donation of  sandals ready to be shipped to Africa.

Federal Bruce MP – Julian Hill, Avocare Work for the Dole Supervisor – Sue Fehr, Isaacs MP – Mark Dreyfus and Avocare Managing Director- Trish Keilty.
Our cooking activity at Ebdale Kitchen Frankston – 120 sandwiches are made weekly and distributed to Community Support Frankston where they go to those less fortunate.

You too can make a difference – it starts with you.

Contact Avocare and see how you can help us with our mission.

A heartfelt message from an Avocare receiver.

The successful Work for the Dole Twilight Market activity held at Harmony Square Dandenong.

Alvina Singh – Avocare Work for the Dole supervisor (Pictured middle)

Be sure to visit one of the Avocare Op Shops and find yourself a treasure or two!
Feeling the Avocare love – Greyhound Rescue Victoria are one of the animal rescue organisations in which we donate to in partnership with Foodbank.

Can you help fill our goodie bags that go to those less fortunate?

If so contact us today.

Melissa Ramsden from Vagary Creative with her left over table pieces and props donated to Avocare via Foodbank.

BUT they are not ordinary table pieces and props, they are luscious fresh fruit and veg – How creative!

Now thats food for though.

Pets of the homeless CEO – Yvonne Hong and Avocare Marketing & Comms – Rachel Greetham with a boot full of goodies for our 4 legged companions.

Pastor Hilda, long time supporter of Avocare pictured with Avocare Managing Director – Trish Keilty.

We just cherish our partnerships and supporters.

Hands on work experience gives our Work for the Dole participants job ready industry based skills.
Our cooking activity at Ebdale Kitchen Frankston – 150 homemade meals are made weekly and distributed to Community Support Frankston where they go to those less fortunate.
Avocare Director – Emma Barnard, Try Australia CEO – Julia Cambage and Avocare Director – Michael Eagles, at the Avocare Networking Breakfast in August 2017.
Guest Speak and MP State Member – Gabrielle Williams at the Avocare Network Breakfast held in August 2017.

Yet another successful Work for the Dole activity – The Avocare Trivia Night 2017.

Thank you to one and all for your support in making the night a great success.

Trish Keilty with Dave McNamara- CEO Foodbank Victoria.

It’s inspiring to share the same goals as Foodbank and continue to feed those less fortunate in Victoria.

Even these “special” cucumbers have a home at Avocare, because we are all unique in our own special way!

I love potato!

Even our rescued vegetables are seeing our pattern #charitywithaheart

Page 3 of the Souvenir Edition Dandenong Journal.

This edition was based around “then” and “now” of the Dandenong Journal in this souvenir, glossy page edition.

The Avocare “Historical Heritage” activity was featured, this activity works with the Dandenong and District Historical Society where participants upload the old Journal editions into  Historical Heritage Wiki, the computer age!

Pictures are Trish Keilty with Cris Yanez – Avocare Supervisor and Judy Grant – Dandenong & District Historical Society.



With thanks to Foodbank, we support many of Animal rescue organisations complete their mission.

Here is our very own Avocare Mascot – Kiera!

And the Winners of the Avocare Trivia Night 2017 are.



And another successful WFD activity – The Avocare Networking Breakfast. After months of preparation, the Avocare offical opening and network breakfast was yet again another success. Avocare were overwhelmed with the support and attendees on the day.

Pictured from left to right are; Rohan Dennington – WFD Participant, Alvina Singh – WFD Activity Supervisor, Rachel Greetham – Marketing & Comms and Kevin Cheung – WFD Participant.

A BIG thank you to all involved.

Meet Ebony Edwards, she was one of Avocares Work for the Dole participants in our Warehouse Worx activity. On Ebonys last day, it was with mixed emotions that she parted; “To be honest, I didn’t think that I would end up liking it here, let alone make friendships that would last a lifetime. Waking up every morning knowing that I am coming to work to see my friends is the best feeling in the world”.

This is a prime example of how our WFD activities promote social inclusion and gives each participant additional confidence, alongside making new friends!

Good luck Ebony from all at Avocare.


Our Op Shop in Seaford was honoured to be part of the “I Love to Op Shop tour in October 17”.

These bags were packed by our Seaford staff to ensure that our shoppers were well and truly spoilt.


A BIG thank you to Foodbank for our new signage outside Avocares premises, we value our partnership and are glad to assist Foodbank charities who collect from us. The Dandenong distribution centre is a central food collection point for emergency food and material aid.


Listed in the Greater City of Dandenong “Flavors” Magazine 2017


A fun but factual Avocare fact!


At Avocare we are known as the “charity with a heart” and therefore with such close ties with most of our fellow Dandenong charities we get to witness so many good incentives, but most importantly we get to offer our services where we can too!

Afri-Aus Care Inc. are a Dandenong based charity whose recent project ““Personal Development through Basketball” commenced. The Peregrine Falcons are a young African Women’s Basketball Team.

Avocare are very proud to be providing one of the “incentives” to Peregrine Falcons players. This may take the form of clothing, shoes, jewellery or grooming products if needed for interviews or, in some cases, court appearances, or simple just to reward them for their efforts in the game.


Thank you once again to our partnership with Forever New Clothing we can be part of this great journey with the young women involved.


Avocare with the assistance of our WFD Participants have just finished sorting and packaging 39,800 nappies, ranging from prem to toddlers – November 2017.

This is the 4th year that Avocare have been participating in The Nappy Collective. We assist with being a drop off point and collector on behalf of The Nappy Collective. Where they collect left over, unused, disposal nappies and redistributes them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need.



We know what’s its like to be a small charity and sustain our model with the help of donations and community support, therefore Avocare try and assist wherever we can.

Receiving a donation of books galore is Jaime Ramos, Founder and Chairman of SANCSS Australia.
These books will be packed and shipped to The Philippines for kids in need.