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  • Oracle of Sassafras matches $1000 donation 30 April, 2019 Following today’s article published in the Ranges Trader Mail, the Oracle of Sassafras has kindly offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, the $1000 donation offered by The Philanthropic Collective to Sassafras Primary School, for the set up of their Maker Space Project. The Oracle of Sassafras will be transferring the funds to The Philanthropic Collective’s account and… Read More »Oracle of Sassafras matches $1000 donation
  • MakerSpace at Sassafras Primary School 23 April, 2019 The Philanthropic Collective is delighted to have contributed $1000 towards the creation of a Maker Space for the students of Sassafras Primary School. The Maker Space project will be an important strategy to better engage all their students in the sort of hands-on education that gives them an understanding of the powerful role of technology… Read More »MakerSpace at Sassafras Primary School
  • HOTG Stakeholder Video Messages 27 November, 2018 From Sassafras Primary School:https://www.facebook.com/halloweenonthegreen/videos/750560768631493/ From Sassafras Preschool:https://www.facebook.com/halloweenonthegreen/videos/2159593000923225/ From Hills Home Schooling Community:https://www.facebook.com/halloweenonthegreen/videos/759195761092661/ From Ferny Creek Primary School:https://www.facebook.com/halloweenonthegreen/videos/339428069948648/
  • Halloween on the Green 2018 Finances Report 10 November, 2018 The Philanthropic Collective oversees all aspects of the event with one nominated representative from each stakeholder representative school to form a committee of management. Transparency is of the utmost importance to us. The entire event is costed with grant funding, monies both raised and donated prior to the event opening. The event is not dependant… Read More »Halloween on the Green 2018 Finances Report
  • HOTG 2018 Acknowledgements 10 November, 2018 It is with great pride that The Philanthropic Collective once again hosted Halloween on the Green this year at Ferny Creek Reserve. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the small and dedicated volunteer army for helping us create this wonderful event for our Hills community and beyond. Without this grass roots level… Read More »HOTG 2018 Acknowledgements
  • Thank You To HOTG Volunteers 5 November, 2018 The Philanthropic Collective would like to thank all volunteers who have made Halloween on the Green 2018 such a huge success. Your time and efforts on the day, leading up to the day and the day after have been most appreciated. You are all an integral part of bringing this wonderful event to fruition.  We… Read More »Thank You To HOTG Volunteers
  • Halloween in the Hills 21 September, 2018 Article published in Ranges Trader Mail:
  • Sponsoring the Sassafras “Archie’s” 13 August, 2018 The Philanthropic Collective is delighted to be the sponsor for the “Sassafras Archie’s”. We wish all the participants and emerging artists all the very best.
  • Supporting Local Cricketer 18 May, 2018 The Philanthropic Collective is honored to throw its support behind an inspiring young man. We will be donating $1000 to help him fulfill his dream. Read his story below and if you too can help don’t hesitate There are millions of tiny stars twinkling in the night sky to inspire the dreams of those who… Read More »Supporting Local Cricketer
  • Thanks Again to Woolworths and Aldi Monbulk 12 May, 2018 Thanks to all our supporters at Woolworths and Aldi Monbulk today for their very generous donations of treats and fruit. The Philanthropic Collective was proud to present all our students at Sherbrooke Community School with another Wednesday of free lunch items for all to enjoy.
  • Letters of Support for Forest Hive Project 26 March, 2018
  • Proposed Forest Hive Community Arts Centre 22 March, 2018 Check out this article about the proposed Forest Hive Community Arts Centre in the Mail Ranges Trader!  By Derek Schlennstedt A hive of activity surrounds new plans to build a performing arts centre in Sassafras at the Sherbrooke Community School. The aptly called Forest Hive Community Arts Centre/Cultural Hub, aims to provide an ‘anchor point’… Read More »Proposed Forest Hive Community Arts Centre
  • Proposed Performing Arts and Music Centre 15 March, 2018 A cross-section of our local community leaders came together today for a great cause. The Philanthropic Collective was honoured to host our local politicians, local business, arts and school representatives, for the official presentation of our most important vision for our local community.  The proposed Performing Arts and Music Centre with teaching facilities, that we… Read More »Proposed Performing Arts and Music Centre
  • Primary Pyjama Party 14 March, 2018 The Philanthropic Collective is delighted to have purchased all the ingredients, for the kind parents who will be preparing delicious food, for the Sherbrooke community school primary pyjama party and social, held tomorrow night. We wish everyone attending, a great time.
  • Bunnings Barbecue 2018 17 February, 2018 The Philanthropic would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who have generously given their time today to run the Bunnings barbeque. We are very proud to report that after all expenses $1861.60 was raised today. These funds will be dedicated to support our Breakfast club at Sherbrooke Community School as well as the magnificent… Read More »Bunnings Barbecue 2018
  • Thank You Pellegrino’s 10 February, 2018 The Philanthropic Collective would like to thank Pellegrino’s in Olinda for donating a box of fresh apples and Yarra Valley Strawberries for providing delicious strawberries for all our swimmers big and small. We were also delighted to offer all our children, parents and teachers free hot dogs and vegetarian sausages as well as oranges. It… Read More »Thank You Pellegrino’s
  • Christmas Lunch for Students 20 December, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective would like to extend the biggest thank you to Woolworths Monbulk for providing the most copious and beautiful Christmas lunch for all the children at Sherbrooke Community School. This will take place tomorrow, Thursday the 21st of December at 11:00. Thank you to Alanna, our wonderful Canteen manager for putting it all… Read More »Christmas Lunch for Students
  • Picnic Tables for Sherbrooke Community School 12 December, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective commissioned and paid for three picnic tables to be created by hand for our students at Sherbrooke Community School. They will form part of the new eating area for our students initiated by our Principal, Sue Holmes. It is with great pride and pleasure that they are offered to the students of… Read More »Picnic Tables for Sherbrooke Community School
  • Grants For Community Recipient for HOTG 2018 29 November, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective is proud to be the recipients of ‘Grants for Community’ for Halloween on the Green 2018. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Yarra Ranges Council for believing in our Community Event. Thanks to our committee members Genevieve Lim, Rachael Vautier, and Andrew Fillip-Gautier for crafting with skill and care the grant proposal.
  • On a Halloween High 17 November, 2017 Article Published by Ranges Trader Mail:
  • Final Tally for Halloween On The Green 2017 3 November, 2017 Dear friends of the Philanthropic Collective. It has been an honour and a pleasure to spread some magic around our hills and for all our children. It is moments shared in good fun that create beautiful memories. May this just be the beginning of something beautiful that keeps us remembering that we are all to… Read More »Final Tally for Halloween On The Green 2017
  • Thank You to Our Volunteers 30 October, 2017 All of us at The Philanthropic Collective would like to express our most sincere thanks to all our incredibly generous sponsors who have made Halloween on the Green possible. We have also been humbled by all our most amazing volunteers for their hard work during the year to bring this event together and on the… Read More »Thank You to Our Volunteers
  • Halloween hits the hills 20 October, 2017 Article published by Ranges Trader Mail: “It has become evident over the past couple of years that there is no real central gathering point on the mountain to celebrate this occasion. We see a lot of pockets of Halloween that break out on the mountain and we see a lot of kids dressed up with… Read More »Halloween hits the hills
  • What to See and Do at Halloween On The Green 13 October, 2017 But what else is there going to be at Halloween on the Green I hear you ask??? Besides the plethora of costumes to marvel at, the food, the trick or treating, the bands to dance to, the rides, the mini-golf, the haunted house, the silent auction to bid on, the chill out zone for littlies,… Read More »What to See and Do at Halloween On The Green
  • Trick Or Treat! 12 October, 2017 No Halloween event is complete without Trick or Treating and thanks to The Sassafras Sweet Co. (Sassafras, Olinda, and Warrandyte), all children at Halloween on the Green will be able to participate in free Trick or Treating! ?? Avoid the trick and get your tickets now ??http://www.hotg.philanthropic.org.au/ ?? Enjoy your treat at Ferny Creek Reserve,… Read More »Trick Or Treat!
  • 10 October, 2017 Be sure to bid on our Spookily Silent Auction at Halloween on the Green!! Some of our generous contributors: SkyHigh Mount Dandenong Belgrave Book Barn Balance Mountain Day Spa Hart School of Dance Carman’s Kitchen Scienceworks Luna Park Melbourne Tupperware Dance Empire Ninja Stars Sidetracked Entertainment Phillip Island Nature Park Sat 28th Oct 12 –… Read More »
  • HOTG Early Bird Winner Draw 1 October, 2017 Congratulation to Jonathan Ennever who was the lucky winner of the Halloween on the Green early bird ticket purchase prize. He is the lucky winner of a $100 voucher at Skyhigh and x 2 $50 vouchers for costumes.com.au. The draw for this prize was held on Monday the 9th of October at Sassafras Primary School… Read More »HOTG Early Bird Winner Draw
  • Weekly Fruit a Big Success 12 September, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective is very proud to have consistently delivered every week, between 60 to 80 Kg of a large variety of fruit to our school for students to enjoy for free. We are also delighted to report that all of it has been eaten. How awesome is that? A huge thank you to Woolworths… Read More »Weekly Fruit a Big Success
  • Halloween On The Green 2017 5 September, 2017 We are overwhelmed by the community support in sharing our event – thank you all!! Here is our flyer with some of our generous sponsors for Halloween on the Green, to whom we are extremely grateful ? Get in early to book your tickets at hotg.philanthropic.org.au!
  • Inaugural Halloween On The Green Festival 30 August, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective is very proud to bring to you Halloween on the green festival. It will be a great family day out and the opportunity to raise funds for our school. Tickets are cheap, all kids rides and activities are free. It will be a day filled with fantastic entertainment for grown-ups too. If… Read More »Inaugural Halloween On The Green Festival
  • Radio Amateur’s Club 24 August, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective is delighted to have purchased the needed equipment to reinstate the Radio Amateur’s Club & eventually the Radio station at Sherbrooke Community School. This will create the opportunity for all our students to learn valuable skills and encourage their self development. We will keep you posted on the progress of this project… Read More »Radio Amateur’s Club
  • Thank You Aldi, Woolworths and Piggery Cafe 18 August, 2017 A big Thank you to Aldi, woolworths and the piggery Cafe for their continuous and generous support. We have been able to provide great breakfasts for all our students, a permanent free fruit bar all day, every day of the week, and an abundant afternoon tea for our students attending home work club. This has… Read More »Thank You Aldi, Woolworths and Piggery Cafe
  • Resilience Project Dinner 1 August, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective was delighted to provide supper for last night’s presentation of the resilience project. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Tiffany for her efforts in bringing this amazing presentation to our school for everyone to benefit from. Your work with our students is most appreciated and this was a great… Read More »Resilience Project Dinner
  • Come and Enjoy Breakfast Club 31 July, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective would like to thank Woolworths, Aldi and the Piggery Café for their kind donations of fresh fruits, bread and pastries. Our students will have lots to enjoy for afternoon break and for home work club. Breakfast club tomorrow morning will also be abundant, so be sure to come and enjoy.
  • Thank You to Cafe de Beaumarchais 17 July, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective would like to thank Cafe de Beaumarchais in Sassafras for their generous donation of 5 cafe tables and 10 chairs. This will, with no doubt, be welcomed by all our students and add to the cool atmosphere of Sherbean cafe, championed by our senior students.
  • Buddy Bench at Sherbrooke Community School 23 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective would like to thank Andrew & Fabian from the Oracle of Sassafras for purchasing the paint for the Buddy Bench being championed by Tiffany. We would also like to acknowledge the lovely Emily for making it her special project. What a wonderful initiative that will benefit all our students.
  • Performance Night Thank You 23 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective would like to thank Julie from “The Fat Badger Café” in Sassafras for catering at cost for Sherbrooke Community School’s performance night. Everything was delicious and greatly enjoyed. We were also very glad to see the fruit platter that Andrew and Fabian provided being enjoyed by all. We would also like to… Read More »Performance Night Thank You
  • Free treats at Performance Night 18 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective will be offering free treats at Sherbrooke Community School’s performance night this Thursday. Should anyone want to add to what we will be offering please let us know. Whatever remains will be given to all the students and teachers the following day.
  • Fabulous Friday Feast for Breakfast Club 16 June, 2017 What an amazing free Fabulous Friday Feast for breakfast club this morning at Sherbrooke Community School. Brioche with maple syrup, pastries and seed loaf courtesy of our kind supporters at Burnham Beeches. This was nicely complimented by crumpets and smash avocadoes with freshly squeezed lemon and crack pepper, scones with butter and jam, kiwi fruits,… Read More »Fabulous Friday Feast for Breakfast Club
  • Free Fresh Fruit Today 13 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective has delivered fresh fruits for the students at Sherbrooke Community School to enjoy for free today, during their afternoon break and before homework club. There are cherries, kiwi fruits, mandarins, white and red grapes and pears to choose from. There are also plenty of vegies, fruit and bread for families to take… Read More »Free Fresh Fruit Today
  • Thank You Olinda Football Club 10 June, 2017 Thank you to Olinda football club for their kind and generous donation of footballs.
  • One life can make a difference 10 June, 2017 You may sometimes feel lost and powerless, but everyone matters no matter what you have been told. Never forget that it only takes one thought to start a revolution, one tiny flame to break the darkness. It only takes one step to start the journey , one little hope to lift your spirit.One life can… Read More »One life can make a difference
  • Supporting Healthy Eating at Breakfast Club 9 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective is so please to have been able to provide beautiful free fresh and healthy treats to the school canteen at Sherbrooke Community School to support healthy eating at Breakfast Club. This morning our students will have, beautiful bread from Burnham Beeches, avocadoes, Passion fruits, pears white grapes, cherries, and English muffins amongst… Read More »Supporting Healthy Eating at Breakfast Club
  • Thank You to Ripe in Sassafras 7 June, 2017 Thank you To Ripe in Sassafras for kindly offering delicious Muffins for all the students at Sherbrooke Community school for their afternoon break. Yummy!
  • 5 Chromebooks for Sherbrooke Community School 5 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective is proud to have purchased 5 Chromebooks for the primary students of Sherbrooke Community School, which will enhance their learning experience. This was made possible by the generosity of our kind sponsors. We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to SP AusNet Services, Bendigo Bank, Dixon & Doshi Tax Accountants,… Read More »5 Chromebooks for Sherbrooke Community School
  • Thank You to Chicks-with-Sticks 4 June, 2017 A warm thank you to Chicks-with-Sticks for all the woollen hats, scarves, jumpers, and blankets they have knitted with love and kindly donated to the Philanthropic Collected to be distributed to the students of Sherbrooke Community School. The donation was so generous that we decided to send some of the beautiful and colourful woollen blankets… Read More »Thank You to Chicks-with-Sticks
  • Free Clothes Shop 4 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective is now actively working on setting up a free clothes shop which will be opening soon for the students to access at Sherbrooke Community School. We welcome all donations of new or good quality clean used clothes as well as shoes, for the shop. Students will have access to take what they… Read More »Free Clothes Shop
  • School Library Renewal 4 June, 2017 Thank you to all the kind parents who have volunteered to clean and reinstate the library at Sherbrooke Community School as well as sort out and catalogue the book resources available.  The Philanthropic Collective is very excited at the prospect of helping the library become a thriving place of learning where all the students will… Read More »School Library Renewal
  • Thank you Oracle of Sassafras 4 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective would like to thank Oracle of Sassafras for their generous and continuous financial support. We would also like to thank them for replacing the stolen sports equipment at Sherbrooke Community School.
  • Free Food Program 4 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective has established a free food program to support Sherbrooke Community School. We would like to acknowledge and extend our thanks and support to Aldi Monbulk & Burnham Beeches in Sherbrooke for their support to our ongoing free food program. The program supports free food breakfast club, after school homework club Mondays and… Read More »Free Food Program
  • Food donations for Swimming Carnival 4 June, 2017 The Philanthropic Collective would like to thank Bruno from Yarra Valley Strawberries for donating a colossal amount of freshly picked strawberries for all our students from Sherbrooke Community School to enjoy at this year’s swimming carnival. Also a big thank you to Paul Pellegrino from Pellegrino’s in Olinda and for their kind donation of plums for… Read More »Food donations for Swimming Carnival
  • Chromebook for Sherbrooke Community School 23 March, 2017 On behalf of The Philanthropic Collective we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the board of Bendigo Bank. They have very kindly sponsored a grant for the purchase of a much-needed Chromebook for Sherbrooke Community School. This gesture will make a huge difference to our students learning and will go a long way… Read More »Chromebook for Sherbrooke Community School