Last Friday members of our Metro team had the pleasure of visiting Lumen Christi College.
During the student’s lunchbreak a visit from the Street Van helped to raise awareness of the need in our local community, many were very interested to learn about the presence of the Street Van in the local area and the services offered by Hope Community Services.
Friday night guest speakers from Hope delivered an informal talk to the students participating in the Lumen Christi Young Vinnies Sleepout for 2019. It was great to see so many interested and compassionate young people wanting to help and offer their time as volunteers.
R U OK?Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs.
This year in the build-up to R U OK?Day we’re encouraging everyone to Trust the Signs, Trust your Gut & Ask R U OK?
We want everyone to feel confident they know the signs someone might need support by listening to what they’re saying, seeing what they’re doing or knowing what’s going on in their life. Whenever you notice a change, no matter how small, we want you to trust your gut and start an R U OK? conversation.
Why not come and join us from 10.30 tomorrow at 56 Fourth Road in Armadale for a cuppa and a chat. This is a community event, and everyone is welcome. Hope to see you tomorrow!
Many thanks to everyone from the Goldfields Dry July team!
I am pleased to announce that we have raised a total of $878.80 throughout July with support from a mini fundraiser, and through the individual fundraising efforts by our Dry July volunteers.
I really hope that next year we can make this an even bigger event, generate some more hype and have a few more team members commit to a Dry (but not dreary) July in support of a truly important and meaningful cause.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your commitment, help, encouragement towards our WA Goldfields Pipeline of Hope volunteers, and for your continuous support towards raising awareness around Drug and Alcohol related issues and diseases.
Many thanks to Gemma and Lilli from everyone at HOPE.
Our Armadale Street Van would like to thank Gemma Hofman and Lilli Jones of Dale Christian School for their donation of clothes and money to our street van service. Their clothing donations will help keep many people warm this winter, whilst the money will go towards helping to fund our workers in the evening.
Gemma instigated the clothing and donation drive after she regularly saw the same homeless man. She felt bad that she had nothing to give to him. After a discussion between the two girls, the two girls approached the leadership at Dale Christian School to obtain permission to start an appeal in the school newsletter for goods to donate to help homeless people.
The school got on board and donated generously. Anthea Parry, Pastoral Care Co-ordinator 7-12, contacted New Spring Church to see which organisations were in the area and they suggested contacting HOPE us. New Springs Church also supports HOPE with the Armadale Street Van by donating food and supporting with pastoral care as well. HOPE and Dale Christian school are very proud of the girl’s efforts and kindness towards their local community.