Community Care Van set to expand
In June 2015, the NSW Branch initiated a new activity to assist Sydney’s homeless – The Community Care Van. The Van is driven by NSW Branch volunteers who also distribute seasonal items to those sleeping rough and a nurse from St Vincent’s hospital, offers healthcare.
In the 18 months since the project started the response has been overwhelming and thanks to the generosity of donors, the items distributed by the volunteers have expanded beyond our Coats for the Homeless, to also include sunscreen and sun hats in Summer and water and hygiene packs year round.
Community Care Van Distribution volumes in the last 12 months:
- 1,677 bottles of water
- 507 Hygiene packs (since March 16)
- 432 Coats for the Homeless
- 361 Sunhats
- 322 tubes of Sunscreen
Currently the Community Care Van service operates once a week, however thanks to the generous support of CITI CLSA, the van will soon be operating twice a week to service the homeless in the state.
If you have a current driving licence and would like to become a volunteer driver, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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