Mordialloc Neighbourhood House is involved in many community initiatives.
R U OKAY
In 2021 we made over 300 draw string bags which we filled with Christmas gifts and gave to Pantry 5000 to distribute to those who require their services.
Everyone deserve to have something special at Christmas and thanks to the generosity of the members for all the items donated we were able to put a smile on someones face.
If you would like to donate items for our bags please contact the office.
How to sew a drawstring bag
Click below to learn how to make a drawstring bag which can hold gifts at Christmas.
We are happy to be participating in this Screen Printing Project with Kingston Council, Suburban Rail Loop and Mordialloc Communitity Centre. You can pick up your Farmers Market Bag at the Market on the 1st Saturday of the month. If you would like to join us and learn how to screen print please contact our office for our next session.
We are a drop off point for food,
to help community organisations such as
Pantry 5000 in Aspendale.
We will be continuing this commitment in 2022 with regular monthly drives. We will take dry goods, tin foods, pasta sauces.
January/February - Pasta sauce, Tin Tomatoes, Pasta
March/April - Tin fruit and Vegetables, Rice
May/June - UHT milk, coffee, tea and hot chocolate
July/August - Oils, vinegar, salt, pepper, Rice
September/ October - Pasta sauce, Tin Tomatoes, Pasta
November/December - UHT milk, coffee, tea and hot chocolate and Christmas treats
Mordialloc Neighbourhood House is ensuring we are playing a role in our community recycling.
We are a drop point for egg cartons which are passed onto
Pantry 5000 for them to reuse.
MNH is also a drop point for bread tags.
We are looking at more recycling options in the future.
Read to me 123
Melinda Shelley, a volunteer in our local community, understands that babies and children need books to have a real chance in life.
Knowing that you first need to have books to be able to read to children, but that books are a luxury when you are struggling to put food on the table.
123Read2Me currently provides children in low socioeconomic communities with FREE quality children's books through recycled books or new ones
purchased with cash donations. The total value of books donated to date exceeds $3,000,000.00 (replacement value).
They promote reading to children and support the work of over 50
organisations, most o operating in the Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong, Casey, Kingston and Bayside Local Government Areas of Victoria.
Mordialloc Neighbourhood House understand the importance of reading to
children and children having access to books and became a supporter and
drop point for this organisation in 2019.
Menstruating isn't a choice but those experiencing period poverty often have to choose between purchasing period products or other essential items just to get by. We’d rather they didn’t have to choose.
We’re on a mission to ensure all who menstruate have access to period products when they need them. That’s why twice a year in March and August, we call on Australians to donate period products through our Dignity Drive, to be distributed to our registered charities across the country. We accept all products in original packaging, including pads, tampons, maternity pads, period undies, menstrual cups, incontinence products.
Since Share the Dignity was founded in 2015, we have donated over 3 million period products to those who menstruate, through our Dignity Drives and #ItsInTheBag campaign - thanks to your generosity.
If you would like to help all items can be dropped off to our office.
With so many people needing assistance during these difficult times, it is important to remember to check in with those around us and ask, "RUOK"?
Each year we will hold a morning tea for your to come in chat and meet new faces.
Biggest Morning Tea
Every May we hold a morning tea and it is all about the scones, cuppa tea and a laugh. Come join us for a morning of general knowledge trivia, board games and competition.
Participation fee will be $5.00 with all money raised going to Cancer Council Australia.
There will be a competition for the best apron.
Our Digital Literacy sessions are designed to support people 55+. These face to face workshops are run either one on one, or in small groups and are designed to give the learner the confidence and skills with their device. The sessions, will cover topics such as:
The absolute basics
Getting started online
Online skills (socialising online, Facebook, camera)
Connecting to others (video calling, Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime and ZOOM)
All about data (what is data, choosing a data plan, managing data, home data vs mobile data)
Wi-Fi and mobile networks
All about apps
Important sites online: Telehealth, MyGov, Consumers Affairs.