What’s been happening with our Foundation
We completed last year with some very nice donations at Christmas.
Brother Michael Christmas Hamper Appeal, Food Bank, Womens Housing Association SA and Cancer Council, all very worthwhile donations at a special time of the year.
Foodbank distributes breakfasts, lunches etc to children who otherwise would go to school without these essential meals. They also distribute food parcels to families in need when required. The distribution centre takes in food and volunteers take care of
things from there.
Womens Housing donation was made in conjunction with a fundraiser by the AHA to support marginalized families who have had to move from their homes generally because of domestic violence. The funding went towards hampers and pamper packs for the women in these shelters.
Cancer Council was made on behalf of Unley Booze Brothers who won our Picking Competition and requested this Charity receive their prize in conjunction with Pure Wine Company and Tom Grant who has been supporting the Foundation in this way for a number of years.
Brother Michael Christmas Hamper Appeal is conducted by the Monastery as Glen Osmond and has been running this appeal for 30+ years.
The funding helps provide a Food and Gift Hamper for families all over South Australia. Once they have the funding arranged a group of Volunteers put the hampers together and physically deliver them door to door in their own vehicles in their own time. This has been a favourite of the Foundation and this year will continue with our support which will be our 8th year and a total of nearly $20,000.