Founded in 1950 by a group of pioneering parents, the Oakleigh Centre (OC) was purpose-built to accommodate children with intellectual disabilities across the city of Monash.
Today, OC Connections provides services to more than 400 adults in the areas of employment, residential, recreational and day supports. To learn more about the great work OC Connections performs, visit https://occonnections.org/.
The annual OC Connections Christmas Tree Festival is a popular festival. It originally began in the 1960s in the backyard of Frank Burton, whose daughter attended OC Connections’ day support services. In time the festival grew to become the organisations biggest fundraising event, attracting generations of families who regard buying one of our trees as a Christmas tradition.
Each year, more than 1500 trees are sold by a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time throughout the week and on weekends to help people find that perfect pine. The festival runs throughout December.
SYPAQ staff proudly volunteer their time to this great cause.