John McGrath MLA with Vicki Morrell at Southcare among the thousands of items that have been donated by the people of South Perth so that needy families will be able to better celebrate Christmas.
The City will again offer support to those in hardship through its annual food drive for charity this festive season.
Last year, a car load full of goodies including stocking fillers, gifts, Christmas food, decorations and crackers were delivered to Southcare in the lead up to Christmas. Thanks to the generosity of those who donated, families in need were able to enjoy some Christmas cheer.
If you wish to donate, please drop off any non-perishable food items or suitable gifts at the collection points;
• Civic Centre Reception
• Operations Centre Reception
• South Perth Library
• Manning Library.
Items will need to be delivered to the donation points by Wednesday 10 December 2014.
All donations will be delivered to Southcare, a not for profit organisation based in Manning providing services that support the well-being of people in need in the South Perth community.
On Tuesday I was delighted to present Southcare CEO Nicky Howe with a $65,000 Lotterywest grant.
The grant will not only provide a well-needed information and communication technology upgrade, but I am especially pleased that it will also support a project to provide elderly people with IPads.
I believe it is important that our seniors stay in touch with the rapid progress in technology. Becoming adept at using the internet can assist them to keep in contact with family members and friends. It can also help combat loneliness and isolation and provide them with greater independence.
Southcare supports frail, aged adults, needy families and younger people with disabilities in the South East Metropolitan area to remain living as independently as possible in the community. They have played an integral role in our community for the past thirty-two years. I am very supportive of the organisation and I look forward to continuing to work together.
Southcare – a community of volunteers dedicated to helping the citizens of South Perth – is pleased to celebrate 30 years of service. A festive service was held last Thursday where Southcare’s history was remembered and its long-serving members recognised for their contributions.
John McGrath was in attendance in celebrating Southcare’s achievement. He said that “Southcare is a well-respected, integral part of our community. All volunteers have shown considerable compassion and generosity, and I thank them for dedicating their time to such a worthy cause”.
Southcare first opened in April 1982 when concerned citizens from local churches assisted state housing residents in Karawara. In the years since, Southcare has progressed into a respected not-for-profit organisation which is the lifeline for many members of the South Perth community.
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