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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.

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

Some Maroondah businesses have 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.
  • Eastland supplied 2,000 rolls of toilet paper for distribution through Council’s Aged & Disability Services and Maroondah Community Assist when sources were scarce.
  • 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.
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