A homeless person deserves the chance to enjoy Christmas just like anyone else, which is why a local business will be hosting a special event and organising a festive donation event.
Nowra Konekt Employment Office, with support from the Shoalhaven Homeless Hub, organised a special Christmas event for Tuesday December 18 at the Shoalhaven Homeless Hub at 27 Junction Street, Nowra.
They will be firing up a barbecue but want to give people items to make Christmas nice and fun.
The Hub has limited funds and relies heavily on community donations to be able to assist people.
They have stockpiles of a lot of basic staple items such as canned goods, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps and sanitary items.
However, they do need things such as shampoo, conditioner, new socks and new underwear.
On top if this, they are looking for donations of food items (not canned goods) for the Christmas/festive season.
They are after delicious items such as chips/crackers, chocolates and lollies – things that aren't usually on a staple shopping list.
Nowra Konekt is collecting donations from now up until December 12 for items such as shampoo, conditioner, new socks in all sizes, new underwear in all sizes and genders and Christmas/festive food items.
People can drop off items to the Nowra Konekt office at 72 Berry Street Nowra, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.
Please share this with or collect from your friends and family – the more help the better.
Shoalhaven Homeless Hub and Family Counselling Service provides Homeless Specialist Services to families and individuals in crisis and assists them to achieve a level of independence that enables them to re-engage with their local community and live independently.
They aim to support, guide families and individuals whose tenancies and accommodation are at risk.
The service achieves these aims by using an integrated collaborative service delivery model that identifies and responds appropriately to the needs of families and individuals, beyond that of providing shelter.
The homeless hub a safe place for people in need, it also provides facilities and emergency provisions.
It offers access to a kitchen, laundry, bathrooms and showers also provides access to computers and qualified support workers.
People at the hub are able to access front-line information, seek advice and get referrals to specialist homelessness services.
Shoalhaven Homeless Hub also offers professional counselling to youth and families free of charge.