On 1 July 2017 Share joined Uniting, the new community services organisation of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania.
Uniting is the community services organisation of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. Christ invites us to serve humanity by creating an inclusive, connected and just world. This is the foundation of the work that we do as Uniting. Synod’s decision to create Uniting brought together 21 UnitingCare agencies, Wesley Mission Victoria, and two Synod business units – Share and UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania Early Childhood Services – to form one united organisation. Bringing together all of these agencies into one has been a big task, and there is more work to be done. We appreciate your support and patience as you walk the journey with us.
Share’s trusted relationship with congregations across Victoria and Tasmania has nurtured and supported a strong culture of making a difference and strengthening our communities. The Synod decided that Share would join Uniting for a number of key reasons. Most of the money Share raised was distributed to programs and services that are now part of Uniting. Bringing Share together with the fundraising teams from the other agencies delivers a stronger, more focused fundraising approach that connects congregations and the community with the services that Uniting provides.
Donations made through Uniting will continue to support people who live life at the margins and the programs and services that are close to your heart. In addition,you will still be able to nominate specific locations or services where you wish to direct your donation.
Uniting has its foundations in the inclusive and diverse Uniting Church, and draws on our common values to take action to help make a positive difference in people’s lives. By being a single united voice we now have a greater capacity to respond to the growing needs within our communities.
We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
- Imaginative We challenge convention, explore new possibilities and dare to dream for a better future.
- Respectful We act with honesty and integrity, and open our hearts to all people without exception.
- Compassionate We are nurturing, generous and thoughtful in our words and deeds
- Bold We face injustice head on and stand up for what is right and true with confidence and strength.
Our commitment to diversity
As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work. We welcome lesbian, gay, trans, gender diverse and intersex (LGBTIQ) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.