News

COCKBURN CULTURAL FAIR 2018

COCKBURN CULTURAL FAIR 2018

The annual Cockburn Cultural Fair aims to bring to light the many different cultures of Cockburn and with it, delicious foods and diverse music. Each year the Cultural Fair is a specific theme. FOC have seen Japanese, Latin American and many more!


AFFORDABLE MEALS PROJECT

AFFORDABLE MEALS PROJECT

FOC received a government grant valued at fourty thousand dollars via the The Affordable Meals Project, with some of the funds we purchased the vehicle, built the new food van and founded several hundred meals for low social economic community members. Every cent we raise goes back to the community. Always.

Thank you to Fran Logan, Phil Eva and The Caravan Shed, without your generosity this project would never have got off the ground. With appreciation from the Members and Volunteers of Friends of the Community Inc.


VOLUNTEER STORY – CISCIDDA FAMILY

VOLUNTEER STORY – CISCIDDA FAMILY

These two young ones started volunteering for FOC with their father when they were eight years old. They never missed an Anzac Gunbarrel Breakfast and Australia Day Concert. Anthony and Samuel Ciscidda are two children of a set of triplets, their sister Sofia did some volunteering and their older sister also volunteered. Papa Ciscidda still volunteers with FOC the boys have engaged in employment, so we only see them now and then. 


JEMMA GRENFELL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 2017

Well done Jemma! Al the best!

In partnership with Lakeland Senior High School, Friends of the Community (FOC) provide a scholarship to a NOVA student entering Year 11 and Year 12 each year.  This is an ongoing commitment by FOC.

Criteria for the student awarded the scholarship are:

  • to enter an academic pathway;
  • to strive to maintain their academic record and good standing throughout the year(s);
  • to uphold the values and ethos shared by Friends of the Community and Lakeland SHS; and
  • to attend a Friends of the Community meeting to formerly introduce themselves and thank the organisation for its support.

The funds are paid to the school and held in trust for the student.  Fees, charges, text books, uniforms, excursions and other educational costs for the student are drawn from this account.


I met Norm and Serena at the end of 2020 and I must say I was blown away by the FOC. Such a simple idea, that benefits so many people.

Adele Varris

What we do is about giving back. We see so many people in need in the community, and we have the time and energy to do something about it.

Serena Anderson

I hope that we can help as many people as possible. We do whatever we can, to help those around us in our community.

Norm Dale

Address

15 Kent Street
Spearwood WA 6163

Office Hours

Monday – Saturday
1:00pm – 4:30pm

Contact Us

+61 428 342 051
foc@friendsofthecommunity.org