Donations received are used primarily for buying food ingredients so the Carevan volunteers can turn these ingredients into a variety of nutritious meals and hot drinks for its clients. As food has a limited life, Carevan often share excess food with Anglicare and other community based agencies around Wangaratta.

As far as outgoings are concerned Carevan is fully autonomous and is not required to pay royalties, licensee fees, wages etc, which enables it to distribute the majority of financial donations received to directly benefit its clients.

AETS STUDENTS – “Project With Purpose”

I met with the students who are completing a course with AETS. This was a wonderful group of energetic and enthusiastic students who are excited and committed to raising awareness and funds for Carevan Wangaratta & The Salvation Army.

In talking with these students, it was clear their passion for making a difference in the community. To raising awareness of those struggling in our community.

Mentored by Gav Rowell, they have created Business Models, Marketing Plans, Met with Community Members and Business’ and are working professionally towards their goal of helping us and The Salvation Army.

The group consists of Magenta, Daniel, Bethany, Jack & Jacob.

MORE TO COME on this amazing group of young inspirational adults.

Daniel, Magenta and Bethany mulling out ideas. (absent Janck & Jacob)


Continued Compassion from Alpine Truss

Carevan Wangaratta recently received a gracious contribution from George Prothero on behalf of Alpine Truss.

George, a long-time supporter of Carevan, has once again shown his compassion by donating $12,000 to help with the day to day running of the van.

Carevan Wangaratta provides meals to the community three nights a week, at three different locations. There regular clientele includes the underprivileged, the homeless and the lower socio-economic families of Wangaratta and surrounding district. With no ongoing government funding the day to day running of the service is reliant on donations like that of Alpine Truss.

Michelle Kennedy, Carevan president said ‘we are humbled by the donation from George, contributions like his are vital to our sustainability’.

George Prothero presenting cheque to Carevan President Michelle Kennedy and Carevan Treasurer Ross Johnsto



We are very grateful to the Wangaratta Library for organising an appeal for the donation of blankets to Carevan Wangaratta.

Sit, Knit, & Crochet Club, who meet every Thursday  (2-5 pm Wangaratta Library) have been knitting wool donated into Blankets, Scarves, Hats, Gloves, Baby Sets, and Socks since September 2017 for the Appeal.

Year 12 students from Galen School, Wangaratta, also took on making a blanket as a project. The students were taught how to knot and put the blanket together.

There were over 120 blankets donated, along with the other items …… we will enjoy passing on these beautiful and lovingly made blankets, and other items, to those in the community in need of that extra bit of warmth and comfort this winter.




With much appreciation and grattitude, Carevan Wangaratta has received a $1000 donation from the Giant Pumpkin Competition Harvest Festival & Creative Arts Exhibiton Committee.

We’d like to thank the committee for chosing Carevan Wangaratta at this time to make this substantial donation.

The Giant Pumpkin Competition Harvest Festival & Creative Arts Exhibition – Murmungee, is held every year at the Murmungee Hall (see map).

Here is some information about the up-doming festival which sounds like an enourmous amount of fun.

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There is a very special guest for the younger members of our community at this years event. So Mums and Dads mark Saturday the 21st April in your calendar and head out to Murmungee.(9.30am to 2.30pm)

The event is FREE and there are lots of activites for children that are also FREE.

Here are some photos from previous events and the Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival 2018.

Bowmans Murmungee Hall, Bowmans Road, Bowmans Forest, Victoria, 3735