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How can we help you?

We are now in the midst of stage 4 restriction. We have all been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. Working from home, limited supplies in shops and not being able to meet our loved ones. These are strange and difficult times. But because of circumstances, some are finding it much harder than most.

Migrant workers who can’t receive government assistance
International students who have lost your job and do not have support
Asylum seekers & refugees who are struggling to make ends meet
Elderly, with a chronic disease or disabled; and everyone else that needs help

Our church community is here to help.

Our Chapel will be open between 12.30-3pm every Sunday to help anyone in need! We are located across from the State Library on 333 Swanston Street (corner of Lt. Lonsdale).

We want to do what we can to help you in this time of need. There will be frozen cooked meals and essential items for you to take, as well as people to talk with. So, if you need support, please come to CrossCulture on Sunday afternoons. If you know anyone in need, please let them know and help us spread the word.

How can you help?

Thank you for your generosity. Here are ways you can help:

Drop-off your donations

(Updated 14 August 2020)
With the stage 4 restrictions, it is unclear if you are allowed to travel for more than 5km to drop off groceries, so we encourage you to donate financially. All your donations will be used to purchase grocery items for the food relief centre.

For those who live in the CBD, you can drop-off your donations on Sundays between 12.30-3pm at the Chapel.

Pantry drop-off list:

  • White Rice (1kg)
  • Indomie (5 packs or 1 box)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Eggs (half-dozen or dozen)
  • Long-life full cream or soy milk (1L)
  • Cereal or Weetbix
  • Canned food
  • Chips/Chocolates/Biscuits
  • Vegetable oil (1L)
  • Toilet paper (4 packs)
  • Shampoo/Body soap/wash

Thanks for your generous donations. We currently have enough of the following items: bread, soup powder, large fruit juice and canned drinks.

Give directly

Your donations will be used to purchase essential items and cook meals for those in need. If you wish to donate money, you can give to Assist via PayPal.

Or if you prefer to do bank transfer, please add the following note/reference: “CrossCultureAssist”:

BSB: 013 160
Account number: 483 584 935
Account name: CrossCulture General
Reference/Note: CrossCultureAssist

All donations made to CrossCulture Assist can be tax-deductible. Once you have made your donation, please email admin@crossculture.net.au with the following details so we can issue a receipt: date of transfer, receipt/transaction number, amount, full name, address and email address.

Contribute your time

Your response has been overwhelming. Thank you so much for everyone who is willing to volunteer your time. At this time, we currently have enough volunteers. We may make further announcements when we do need volunteers! Once again, a huge thank you! (updated 11 August 2020)

Spread the word

If you know someone who needs assistance, let them know about us. If they are unable to come on Sundays, you can help with pick-up and delivery on their behalf.