Community philanthropy involves community members working together and leveraging community resources to better address challenges and to improve the quality of life in rural communities.

To unite dignity, purpose, and service, where individuals can learn, build their skills, gain knowledge and wisdom, mental support, and/or financial resources for the benefit of themselves and the whole community.

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Poverty in Australia is a fact of life for many residents. The country is one of the wealthiest developed countries in the world, but that does not mean the country doesn’t have poverty.

Our Purpose

The Rural Communities Social Services Inc. (RCSS) provides emergency relief supporting people experiencing financial distress or hardship and who have limited means or resources to help them alleviate their financial crisis.  Being the first point of contact for an individual with complex needs, allowing for referral to more intensive support such as financial counselling or mental health or alcohol and other drugs support.  To further provide, immediate financial and/or material support to people in financial and emergency/disaster crisis.  Assistance is delivered by giving/seeking shelter, food, transport or vouchers, food parcels, hygiene facilities such as showers and laundry, clothing budgeting assistance and/or referrals to other services that help to address underlying causes of financial and psychological crisis We also support their animals and the wildlife on country warriors.

poverty means being denied what most of us take for granted: a secure job, a home, a sense of belonging, connection to others, empowerment and dignity. 

Ask Izzy is a search tool to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness find shelter, food, health and other critical support services.

What We Do- Financial Year 2021-2022

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Community emergency relief
including Food/Fuel & accommodation

Boxes in a Truck

$8771.00

Community Engagement & Support

Phone Camera

$10,000

Community Support through giving life saving Telco
sponsored by the NAB Foundation

Walk in the Park

490 Hours

Community Support through
Hours

Donation Boxes

$4,964
123 Items

Items provided to Domestic Violence/ homeless & Vulnerable for housing

$2269.10

Updated 08/10/2021 for the FY- 01/07/2021 to 30/06/2022
Care and support have been carried out for the rural towns:
Warwick, stanthorpe, st george, paroo, dalby, millmerran, Sth West Millmerran Community, toowoomba, inglewood, cecil plains, Leyburn, Lockyer Valley

Our support is through philanthropy and we don't charge the vulnerable to provide to the vulnerable.  All our services are provided through donations from our sponsors, founders and sales of merchandise!

Our preferred Accountants are the Hooper's Accountants (CPA auditing)

Updates - Keeping a healthy & Active lifestyle

As an ongoing commitment to our members, we like to keep the community informed about all the latest developments. We are constantly updating the site with exciting news and announcements on the latest community happenings, and are happy to share them with you. Check out all of the latest updates, learning & self-support, and stay informed about what’s happening in your community.