Turbans 4 Australia

Be Kind Sydney Day

About

Turbans 4 Australia is a Sikh-led charity organisation that specialises in providing emergency goods to people in need regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. The people we assist include those experiencing financial hardship, food insecurity, homelessness and unemployment, as well as those impacted by natural disasters such as bushfires, floods and drought.

Our major projects include:

  • Delivering over 250 pallets of essential goods to those impacted by the devasating floods that hit Northern NSW in March 2022.
  • Establishing COVID-19 Crisis Relief Centres in Sydney, Queanbeyan, Dubbo, Wollongong, Brisbane and Melbourne. Throughout the pandemic, we used these centres to provide nutritious hot meals and hampers containing staple grocery items to people in need.
  • Delivering food, water and groceries to New South Wales’ South Coast throughout the devastating 2019-2020 bushfire season.
  • Transporting $3500 worth of groceries and 700kg of warm winter clothes to the small regional New South Wales town of Weston in 2019.
  • Transporting $5000 worth of toys, stationery, shoes and books to Coonamble’s Indigenous children for Christmas in 2018, as well as donating $7500 worth of IGA Supermarket vouchers to Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service.
  • In 2015, we gave $3000 worth of groceries to drought-stricken farmers in Dubbo, and delivered seven semi-trailers of hay to farmers in Coonamble.

Program donations fund:

Every Sunday morning from 11am to 12pm, our volunteers hand out hundreds of food and grocery hampers to people experiencing food insecurity from our headquarters in Clyde. These hampers include staple items such as rice, pasta, tinned vegetables and hand sanitiser, along with fresh fruit, vegetables and bread according to supply. Individuals who cannot line up to collect a hamper due to disability or family commitments can pick up supplies from our community pantry by appointment during the week. While we are based in the City of Parramatta, our clients also come from surrounding local government areas including Cumberland, Blacktown, Fairfield and Canterbury-Bankstown.

These funds will allow us to purchase non-perishable items for our community pantry and grocery hampers for up to six months. These items include staples such as rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes, salt and sugar, preventing thousands of vulnerable people in Western Sydney from going hungry.

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Thank you to our Donors

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John Wade

Donation as promised Amar

$1,000

Be Kind Sydney Bonus

$1,000

Be Kind Sydney Matched

$520

Antony Green

$500

Be Kind Sydney Prize Video

$400

Harsimran Kaur

$200

Rashmeet Singh

$100

Be Kind Sydney Prize Launch Post

$100

Yogesh Sachan

$53

Arvinder Singh

$21

Hilary Mckirdy

$21

Alicia Hatton