Win a Brand New Toyota Yaris or $16,000 in cash

Buy your Christmas Treasure Trove raffle tickets today to support victims of domestic violence and you’ll go into the draw for chances to win:

1st Prize: New Toyota Yaris or $16,000 in cash

2nd Prize: $1,000 worth of jewellery from Kurt Seifert Jewellers

3rd Prize: Notebook / Tablet

Hills Community Aid and Vodafone (Stockland Mall, Baulkham Hills) are giving you a second chance to win a brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 Smart Phone. Simply buy your Christmas Treasure Trove raffle ticket to be automatically entered into the second chance draw. The second chance draw will be drawn Friday January 13, 2017 at Hills Community Aid – 390 Windsor Road Baulkham Hills.

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Purchase your tickets by visiting:

Vodafone Baulkham Hills: Shop 24, Level 1, Stockland Mall, 375-383 Windsor Road Baulkham Hills, or;

Hills Community Aid: 390 Windsor Road Baulkham Hills

You can also make a donation to help rebuild the lives of women and children who have experienced family violence.

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The Christmas Treasure Trove raffle is a fundraising project authorized by ‘The Rotary Club of Holroyd Inc.’ 18 Haven Street Merrylands NSW 2160 in conjunction with a number of community organisations which receive 75% of the value of the tickets they sell. CFN Permit No: 12810. Public draw at 7pm on Monday 16th January 2017 at the Merrylands Bowling Club, Oxford St., Merrylands by Rotary Past District Governor Paul Reid. Result SMH Wednesday 18th January 2017 and on www.holroydrotary.org.au. Winners will be notified.

 

 

Tax returns – we can help

Get free help with your tax
return from a Tax Help volunteer

Are your tax affairs simple?
Do you earn around $50,000 or less?
You could be eligible.Tax Help poster A4 HCA 13
To find out more, contact
Hills Community Aid for your appointment on
Thursdays 10am to 1 pm from 6 August.  Ph: 9639 8620

Parents Again ? Would you like to meet people in similar circumstances who really do understand your situation and who share some of your experiences?

Grandparents V2

VOLUNTEERS WANTED NOW!!

Make a Difference in Your Community

Are you caring, compassionate, a good listener and looking for an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to your community? Do you want to enrich your own life and the lives’ of many others? There are approx. 6,000,000 people across Australia already doing so; why not join them and share in the rich rewards which only Volunteering can bring.

Hills Community Aid (HCA) is looking for Volunteers to fill a number of important part time roles. If you have a background in reception, front office work, accounts or administration and are able to commit a few hours for 1 or 2 days per week, working in a relaxed, stress free and happy workplace, we’d love to hear from you.

Located in Baulkham Hills, HCA has a proud tradition of servicing the people of The Hills for over 40 years with a variety of positive and meaningful programs and services. We are easily accessible by bus and free parking for volunteers is also available.

Please contact us for more information about the opportunities available by telephoning us on 02 9639.8620 or emailing [email protected]2

PIAC Releases Report of Impacts of Utility Disconnections

Cut Off III – The Social Impact of Utility Disconnection (Final Report) has been released by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)

It has found that paidworkers are as likely as pensioners and the unemployed to be disconnected from electricity or other utilities.

Forty four per cent (44%) of households disconnected from electricity, gas or water in NSW last year reported their primary source of income as paid employment.  A further forty five per cent (45%) of households cut off from electricity or other utilities cited Centrelink payments as their primary income source.

‘In 2012, there was a significant increase in respondents who reported that their gas, water or electricity bill was unusually high,’ said PIAC senior policy officer, Carolyn Hodge.

‘Although most respondents owed between $300 and $1,000 prior to disconnection, almost one in four households owed more than $1,000 when they were disconnected. These debt levels are significantly higher than they were four years ago,’ Ms Hodge said.

More than a quarter of disconnected households (26%) were disconnected more than once during the year, and many respondents said they were unable to pay energy and water bills because they had to meet medical expenses.

‘Forty-five per cent (45%) of disconnected households included a person with a health condition, some of whom rely on electrical equipment such as wheelchairs,’ Ms Hodge said.

Embarrassment was the largest barrier to people seeking help to pay utility bills.  ‘Many people don’t know where to go for assistance, or are unaware they can ask for energy and water vouchers or payment assistance to help them pay their bills,’ Ms Hodge said.

Cut Off III is PIAC’s third report into the social impact of electricity, gas and water disconnections. Previous reports were issued in 2005 and 2009.

To download the Report and Key findings go to:
http://www.piac.asn.au/news/2013/04/report-reveals-impact-electricity-disconnections

 

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Sports & Recreation for School aged Children grants available

Community Foundation of North Western Sydney offers the funding for “Sports & Recreation for School aged Children” program under the Bridging the Gap funding up to $250.- per child to eligible families.

To be eligible,

  • Families residing in The Hills Shire area.
  • the parents needs to be on a low income

(i.e. receiving Centrelink benefits or Family Tax Benefits)

The required amounts need to be supported by a written quote/invoice and upon approval Hills Community Aid will be issuing a cheque written to the service provider.

For further information or application kit please contact;

Hills Community Aid
390 Windsor Rd
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Ring Shyama at HCA (02) 9639 8620 or 96862738

Funded by Castle Hill RSL Club and Bankstown Sports/Baulkham Hills Club through Clubs GRANTS Scheme NSW  

 

 

 

The Hills Council School Holiday Guide

  • The School Holiday Guide is produced by Council’s Community Services Team for each school holiday period and provides information to families on a range of activities available for their children during the school holiday period.

Homelessness Hub

Blacktown Homelessness Hub
Tuesday 20th November 2012
9.00am – 1.00pm
Alpha Park, Blacktown

Blacktown City Council are coordinating the establishment of a Homelessness HUB at Alpha Park (in Blacktown). It will take place on the 20th of November.

  • Housing Assistance
  • Centrelink Assistance
  • Health Assistance
  • Community Information
  • Free ‘personal care’ packs, clothing, food and lots more…

The Hills Cultural Festival – Rouse Hill Town Centre

COME AND EXPERIENCE THE

EXCITEMENT OF THE HILLS

CULTURAL FESTIVAL.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 2012

11AM TO 2PM

TOWN SQUARE

ROUSE HILL TOWN CENTRE

Entertainment, Music and Dance Workshops including henna, origami and Chinese calligraphy

Face painting

Fun for the whole family

The People’s Government of Qiaokou District, Wuhan Municipality of China visit Baulkham Hills

A Delegation of the Government of Qiaokou District Study Tour headed by XU Yihua Deputy Districts Director visited Baulkham Hills Shire last week.

The study tour was aimed at studying the community sector systems and facilities including models and business practices.

Hills Community Aid was able to access a venue facilitated by ‘Rouse Hill Town Centre’ to meet and brief the 20 strong Chinese delegation about HCA services in the Shire.

Shyama Perera – HCA ‘Emergency Assistance Coordinator’ outlined the services available and how people in need can be helped in the area.  Shyama also presented the ‘No Interest Loan Scheme’ to the visitors who showed a lot of interest in the program.

Oscar Cortez – Community Development briefed the delegation on the HCA history and “Community Development projects, programs and activities”.

“The People’s Government of Qiaokou District, Wuhan Municipality of China visit Baulkham Hills”.

Qiaokou District, Wuhan Municipality  China Map: