Oakwood Funerals supports a range of community programs designed to help the young and old alike, as well as hosting memorial services and informational seminars. At Oakwood Funerals the funeral directors are committed to helping the local communities.
One of Australia's best regarded community organisations. Established in 1923, the organisation supports the families of deceased veterans from all branches of Australia's Armed Forces. Made up of volunteers, Legacy today is dedicated to caring for and assisting 115,000 widows as well as 1,900 children and dependents with a disability.
Oakwood Funerals supports Legacy's fund-raising activities. We support Legacy's volunteers with coping with grief information, and give our customary care and support to the families Legacy supports whenever it is needed.
One of the world's best known community organisations with the Recycle for Sight and Hearing Aid Recycling programmes as two of their most important initiatives, both of which Oakwood Funerals are happy to support.
For Recycle for Sight eye glasses are collected, repaired and cleaned, and then sent to communities in the developing world where they are distributed to people who otherwise would not have access to them. A simple pair of eye glasses can literally have a life-changing effect for the recipient.
Oakwood Funerals offers collection boxes in our funeral homes for your old, unused glasses.
Any local residents who have hearing aids which they are no longer using – whether it’s because they’re out-dated, broken or no longer required for another reason – can donated these to Booragoon funeral home. Even out-dated or broken hearing aids may be of value for their spare parts.
In Australia, hearing aid users typically replace their aids with a newer model every 3-5 years as technology improves. If donated instead of discarded, these older hearing aids can be used to improve the lives of people who can’t afford or don’t currently have access to hearing aids.
Upcoming events hosted by Oakwood Funerals will be posted below, with full details of the type, venue and program.