Warm food and warm clothes are everyone’s priority at this time of the year. Uniting Barwon has been busy distributing food and clothing to people feeling the cold and having to manage their winter bills whilst feeding their families.
You can help families by donating the following items:
- Soup, pasta sauces, long life milk, noodles, cooking oil, tinned vegetables, tuna and rice for the preparation of nutritious meals.
- Warm clothing such as children’s track pants (sizes 8 to 12), girls leggings and men’s track pants (M,L & XL).
- Material aid such as cutlery and saucepans are in demand for clients moving into what is often their first home.
ALL DONATIONS MOST WELCOME AND CAN BE MADE VIA THE TRUSTY ST LUKES SHOPPING TROLLEY IN OUR FOYER. GOODS ARE THEN TAKEN TO UNITING.
You can also add your financial support by donating to Uniting’s Winter Appeal here.
Did You Know??
The bread tags you are putting into the Recycling Bay in our foyer are being made into seedling trays. The proceeds are used to provide wheelchairs for the needy in South Africa. “ Bread Tags for Wheelchairs” has been running in South Africa since 2006. At present about 500kg of bread tags are collected per month in South Africa, funding 2-3 wheelchairs.
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Never in my craziest dreams had I ever pictured myself as a head amongst bread tags😬🤪😂🤣🤣 Thanks to @geelongaddy for helping us get the message out there in support of Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs. . . . #urbanupcycle #urbanupcyclegeelong #breadtags #breadtagsforwheelchairs #wheelchairs #fundraise #support #community #southafrica #geelong #cogg #transmutation
The plastic bottle tops from milk and fruit juice can be recycled also. We will drop them off at Encompass Community Services. They are then taken to Envision Hands who create bespoke aids out of the bottle caps with 3D printers, which are then donated to children in need.
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🖐For young James Quinn, it’s a helping hand like no other. The four-year-old boy has been given a Batman-inspired prosthetic hand, thanks to an innovative and environmentally-friendly organisation based in the west. James, who was born with an underdeveloped hand, was last week presented with a plastic “Phoenix Hand” which will assist him in learning how to manipulate his hand muscles and provide mobility support. The Phoenix Hand was created at the Werribee-based Envision Hands, a joint venture between charity Envision and the Wyndham Rotary Club. Swipe▶️for more 📸 @aawalkerphoto 📸 Link in bio✅ Alesha Capone🖊 www.starweekly.com.au📰 #prosthetichand #prosthetic #phoenixhand #mobility #mobilitysupport #newage #prosthetics #werribee #envisionhands #envision #wyndhamrotaryclub #melton #recylced #amazing #technolgy #innovation #engineering #science #tech #technews #batman #envisionhandsproject #westisbest #melbswest #cocacolafoundation
From St Luke’s Environment Action Group
The Geelong Chorale warmly invites friends and members of St Luke’s to attend their “Great Moments in Opera” concert on the 18th of August at 2:30pm, here at St Luke’s:
Here’s this week’s update:
Here is the newsheet for this week:
Here is this week’s news sheet:
And an short review of the recent Synod meeting