The DENNY Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors who provide their time, expertise, and guidance on a voluntary basis, with the support of a dedicated team of qualified professionals...

Our Vision

We are commited to social responsibility and exist to develop and auspice effective, holistic solutions to aid in the relief of poverty; and to support and advocate for individuals and families...

Our Aim

Our aim is to develop and implement practical programs that enhance well being and resilience in children, young people, their families, and the community...

Our Mission

Our Mission is to engage, support and strengthen 'at risk' young people affected by drug and alcohol use, mental illness, social disconnection and poverty...

Our Promise

We are committed to adhering to the highest ethical standards, acting with integrity and transparency whilst persistently seeking best practice, evidence-based, positive outcomes...

Volunteer Opportunities   

As the busy Christmas period draws close, Warilla-based charity organisation The Denny Foundation is calling for some much-needed help. Established five years ago, the Foundation relies on volunteers to help it deliver its outreach and food parcel programs across the Illawarra. The charity needs about 20 new volunteers to allow for anticipated growth in the New Year.

"We're a bit short of the volunteers that we need." The Denny Foundation executive director Margaret Purcell said. "We've lost a few volunteers recently due to poor health and it's the time of year where the University and TAFE students we have volunteering are busy with exams. Our outreach and food parcel programs have grown over recent years and it's making it hard."
The Foundation's programs run twice a week, the outreach on Thursday and Friday and the food parcel program on Tuesday and Friday, and volunteers will be accepted for either program regardless of experience.
"Anybody can help out, it's one of those things where you pick up the skills you need as you go and we have an extensive training program as well," Mrs Purcell said.

She said the outreach volunteers take vans out to disadvantaged areas. "[We] set up there for the afternoon and give out food and try to help those who need it.  "We find the younger volunteers really suit that.

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