Friday Feedback – 5 June 2015

Friday Feedback:
The Hub has been busy as usual. We did not have a chance to update last Friday,so this is an update for a two week period:
342 visits by homeless clients to the Hub
88 breakfasts served
28 showers
22 laundry services
68 food packages given out
9 clients secured housing
2 clients gained employment
provided clothing to 3 clients for appointments and interviews

A Big THANK YOU to just some generous donations this week:
Lyn and Partner donated $890.00 for us to purchase street swags
Cricks Butchery Murphys Avenue Gwynneville for donating sausages and bacon for our breakfast program.
As well as the many wonderful people who bought food parcels in.
On Monday we launched our campaign Wrap up Homelessness Day and was joined by Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery, students and teachers from Figtree Primary and High, Pleasant Heights Public School, Wollongong High and St Columbkills Primary. Football South Coast CEO Ann-Marie Balliana who kindly launched our partnership with Football South Coast.
Media interviews with:
Mercury
Win News
i98fm
Wave fm

Unfortunately although we had lots of great stories and with your assistance were able to assist so many- there are still occassions were people are forced to sleep rough. Below is the reality of street living. The best we could do on this particular night when all accommodation was booked in the Illawarra was to provide a mattress, lots of blankets and a blue tarp.This is our friend with the broken pelvis. Remember when you or your school or workplace support us on Wrap up Homelessness Day Friday 12th of June you are helping us assist people in need. Please contact us if you would like a kit 4228 0955.

craig rough sleeping