Welcome to Maleny Neighbourhood Centre’s website. We hope you find it useful and interesting. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to suggest changes.
Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Mission Statement is to foster resilient and fair communities and a just society where diversity is celebrated and participation encouraged.
Maleny Neighbourhood Centre (MNC) works to reduce hardship in our local area and is committed to supporting community. Is hardship a problem in QLD or in Maleny? Did you know that across QLD, the number of households who had their power cut off due to their inability to pay the power bill rose from 20,000 households in 2013 to a huge 25,000 households in 2014? If this has ever happened to your household, you will know how distressing it is. Every month MNC provides food for an average of 35 adults and 28 children, costing around $1,000 a month.
Go to www.malenync.org.au/donateMNC. All donations above $2 are fully tax deductible. You can also elect to pay your annual membership fees through your recurring monthly payments. Simple.
MNC needs to raise $100,000 per year to keep the doors of the centre open. While some of this money comes from room hire, the rest is generated from membership, fundraising and donations. This is where community support is very important. We believe that good health is about give and take and MNC aims to be the kind of organisation that you are happy to support so while you are busy MNC can help the people that need help.
·Connections with others in your local community, come to our community lunch every Thursday at 12.30pm Become a Volunteer
·Maleny Flexi School and local youth to be involved and make valuable contributions in their town. It starts with Youth.
·Maleny being ready in a disaster. After Cyclone Oswald, MNC led the community work behind Get Ready Maleny, our local Disaster Management Plan (link to Get Ready Maleny to come). MNC is listed as a secondary Evacuation / Recovery Centre
·People giving back to local communities. With your small change, in one step, you can make a small monthly donation and have your membership come out of the same fund. Click here to Donate
·Community gardening. Volunteers are working in the garden most days. Come along and join in! New & experienced gardeners welcome.