2021 End Of Year Update

Thank you!

We have achieved a lot at Amrita Australia this year! Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and donors.

  • Christmas outreach project - This is our biggest Christmas appeal so far! Volunteers are working to support their communities in Adelaide, Byron Bay, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sunshine Coast & Sydney. We are currently distributing hampers, grocery gift cards, gifts and care packs for those most in need.
  • Covid19 Relief to India appeal - We raised over $116,000 and assisted in delivering a donation of 50,000 units of hospital grade hand sanitiser in support of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) based in Kochi, India.
  • Mother's Kitchen - Over 3300 hot meals & 5000 sandwiches were provided in 2021!
    • Canberra - Serving approximately 60 hot meals each month. We also donated a total of 80 loaves of bread and 500 rolls / focaccia.
    • Melbourne - This year we launched Mother's Kitchen Frankston in addition to Mother's Kitchen Preston. Operating right through lockdown, they provided over 1000 take home meals in 2021.
    • Sunshine Coast - Cooking a 2 course meal for an average of 70 people each month. We also cook and package 50 - 200 takeaway meals per month which are frozen and distributed via a daily drop in service.
    • Sydney - During lockdown, Sydney started providing 100 Sandwiches per week. This was particularly well received by those struggling with homelessness.
  • Amrita Pantry - We have been active in Canberra, Melbourne & Sunshine Coast this year. We have donated non-perishable food to those in need as well as essentials like underwear, socks & beanies for the homeless.
  • Kids Breakfast Club – Covid 19 presented some challenges in 2021 with many schools being closed ... but we continued some services when allowed, and we are looking forward to a big 2022 in Melbourne & Sydney!
  • Remote OpShop appeal - over 1000kg of clothes, towels, curtains and essentials were collected across Australia and shipped to the NT in support of the Remote OpShop Project.
  • AIMS Hospital Project Faridabad - Building work continues rapidly.

Wishing you a year filled with love, peace & happiness,

Amrita Australia