Food supplies help ease budget pressure
FOOD relief became increasingly important for vulnerable clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, with our sites offering free supplies of fresh produce, baked goods and other groceries. An ongoing partnership with national non-profit organisation SecondBite continued to result in significant weekly supplies to the Mount Gambier Community Centre. Meanwhile, connections with businesses across the regions, including the Riverland and Murray Bridge, led to donated food being regularly available to support clients.
Broad community support spreads Christmas cheer
WE saw the generosity of regional communities at the end of a challenging 2020, with strong support for our Christmas appeals. Diverse donors, from church groups to service clubs, businesses, schools and individuals across our regions contributed, allowing us to spread some Christmas cheer to hundreds of vulnerable country South Australians. More than 200 children received toys thanks to donations to our appeal at the Mount Gambier Community Centre, supporting 97 families at Christmas. We were able to provide gifts and hampers to 189 families, couples and individuals, thanks to your generous donations to the centre.
Trampoline donation brings joy to young girls in care
A GROUP of young girls in residential care were thrilled to receive a Vuly Ultra medium-sized trampoline recently when Vuly Play decided to donate one of the products to an ac.care therapeutic strength-based care home. The homes are staffed 24/7 by ac.care to care for and support children who are unable to live with their biological parents. ac.care’s child and youth residential care service provides medium to long term accommodation and support to young people aged 10 – 18 years under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection for whom foster or kinship care places are not available.