It’s Your Community

Looking to donate before the end of the Tax Year?

Please call our office at 0499 400 043 and we can assist you over the phone.

Hawthorn Community Chest (HCC) is a network of Boroondara residents and business people who recognize the need for assistance in our local community and want to make a difference.  HCC is an independent, registered charity that works with care providers and other charities to ensure that people in Boroondara have somewhere to turn when they are most in need.  HCC was established in 1958 and over the past 60 years it has worked to make life easier for hundreds of local people and families.

When HCC was established, the founding Committee had the foresight to set up an investment portfolio, and the proceeds of this fund cover all our administration costs. We are very lucky to be able to give 100 percent of donations away as grants. Additionally, HCC has DGR status, so all donations made to us are fully tax deductible.

Hundreds of people have benefited over the years from the generosity and contributions made by people such as you and your neighbours.

HCC covers Hawthorn and surrounding areas such as Camberwell, Kew, Ashburton, Balwyn, Surrey Hills and Canterbury.

Your support really can make a difference to the daily lives of the people around you.

To see some of the wonderful work HCC does please click on the image below to watch our video: