Reaching out: Necessities for daily life given to homeless

 

 

reaching From www.theleader.com.au Nov. 11, 2015

 

SUTHERLAND Shire-based charity Reaching has thanked 20 volunteers who helped compile emergency packs for homeless people in Sutherland Shire.

The president of Reaching, John Soliman, said the volunteers from Mirvac spent time putting soap, toothbrushes, rain ponchos and other essentials in backpacks for homeless locals.

He said more than 30 people sleep rough in the Royal National Park each night and many more were couch surfers.

Reaching also distributes tents and sleeping bags to homeless people via grassroots organisations such as Orana Inc.

Providing emergency food relief is another core part of their work and one in which shoppers can help.

Soon all shoppers on Woolworths Online will be able to donate a food grocery pack to Sutherland Shire residents doing it tough.

Shoppers will see a link that will enable them to purchase an emergency food pack to be distributed to individuals or families.

Reaching is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation helping people in need in Sutherland Shire.

To donate, see reaching.org.au

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