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Be kind to others

Be kind to others

We are all individuals with our own strengths and weaknesses so situations like coronavirus can affect different people in different ways. Some will adapt easily whereas others will be finding things quite tough.

Useful tips

If you’d like to help others in our community, here are some useful tips:

  • Keep an eye on your neighbours - this can be done through a note in their letterbox, a chat over the fence (remember to keep the recommended 1.5m distance), or by phoning or texting them.
  • Share recipes with family and friends.
  • Offer to shop for someone who is older or self-isolating and leave the groceries on their doorstep.
  • Set up an online book club and use articles from the internet as your reading source.
  • Consider setting up a facebook group with friends or neighbours so you can share your thoughts and ask for help if needed.
  • Help others if you see or hear of someone in need.
  • Share a ‘virtual’ dinner to help keep connected.
  • Maroondah’s Community Houses are currently available for individual support, online education, online health and wellbeing activities and emergency relief.

Be Kind - Neighbour card Neighbour Help Card

Do you have some spare time? Would you like to help your neighbours?

We have put together a Neighbour Help Card for you. If you’d like to help your neighbours, just print off the card, fill in your details, and leave it in their letter box. They can call you if they need any help.

If you don’t have a printer, we can print the card and post it out to you. Call us on 9294 5737 or email fiona.burridge@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Neigbour Help Card  (pdf, 70KB)

Thank you for your help

Be kind Thank you card thumbnail

Would you like to thank someone who has helped you over the past few months?

We have a Thank you card all ready for you to use or you can make your own using our template.

You can:

Contact us: email fiona.burridge@maroondah.vic.gov.au or call on 9294 5737.

Outer East Phone Chat

Do you know someone who is lonely, isolated or just would like someone to talk to? Outer East Phone Line chat  is offering just that - a friendly chat. Call 1800 984 825, Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and Monday to Thursday 5pm to 9pm. 

Share your kindness stories!

Tell us about some of the acts of kindness you've encountered, and see what others have been doing, on Your Say Maroondah:

Share a kindness story

Businesses supporting our community

Eastland

  • Supplied 2,000 toilet rolls to residents utilising either the Age & Disabilities services or the community relief program in Maroondah.
  • Handed out hand sanitiser at Ringwood Station and also provided it to local schools.
  • Donated hampers to Day Care Educators within Maroondah.
  • Commenced a local Pen Pal program with a group of local retirement villages, kindergartens, aged care and childcare centres.
  • Teamed up with Espresso Warriors to provide 4000 coffees to every Eastern Health nurse and 2,000 keep cups through a local supplier.
  • Assisted Glen Park Community Centre by providing over 500 items for their Food Pantry.

Other businesses

Other Maroondah businesses have also been doing a great job supporting our community:

  • Bunnings Croydon and Ringwood donated supplies for Mother’s Day packs for mothers who attend Council’s Supported Playgroups.
  • Hutchinson Legal Ringwood donated food hampers for distribution through local aid agencies.
  • RACV supplied high quality prepacked individual meals for distribution through relief agencies.
  • DeBortoli Wines supplied hand sanitiser for use in all Maroondah City Council Childcare facilities when sources were scarce.
  • Ace Filters provided approx 10,000 food containers to relief services in Maroondah.
07/04/2020
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