12 Weeks of Winter

CHAMPION (Community Hub and Meeting Place in Our Neighbourhood) is a community service established by the Temple Society Australia (TSA).

It offers emergency food relief and a host of practical assistance and advisory services to help people get back on their feet and operates from a community centre located in Bayswater. 

Help those in need this winter

During winter, our service sees a large increase in the number of people asking for help. Many coming to us are in crisis situations. They are struggling to pay their rent and other bills, some are living in their cars or couch surfing, and many are unemployed or unable to work due to health problems.

This is where we are hoping you can help the people of your community!

How to get involved

  1. Sign your business or organisation up for the 12 Weeks of Winter Charity Drive to hold a food and goods collection  
  2. Choose any week in Winter to collect food and everyday pantry/bathroom/cleaning items
  3. Drop donations at CHAMPION in Bayswater, or arrange us to collect them, for the Monday following the week you have selected

What to collect

We have a severe shortage of staple food and toiletry products and would be most grateful for any support. Here's a list of what we most need:

  • Any cleaning products- bathroom/shower sprays, etc
  • Breakfast spreads (Vegemite, Peanut Butter)
  • Coffee/Tea bags
  • Deodorant (men and women's)
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Meal bases (i.e. pasta sauce)
  • Pet food- dry or wet
  • Sanitary pads or tampons
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap
  • Tinned baked beans/spaghetti
  • Tinned soup
  • Tinned tuna
  • Tinned vegetables/fruit
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Washing powder

Food does need to be non-perishable and unopened (and before its use by date).

Where to drop of your donations

You will find us at the TSA Community Hall, 51 Elizabeth Street in Bayswater (brown building on the right of the driveway).

More information

Contact Martina Eaton, Community Care Worker
M: 0433 335 815
E: careworker@templesociety.org.au