Members raise funds in their local communities for Coats for the Homeless
WITH temperatures across the country beginning to drop and the wet season approaching, Australia’s growing homeless population is bracing itself for the bitter winter conditions.
In a bid to provide some comfort to those sleeping rough, in 2013 the Order’s Coats for the Homeless program will distribute 2,500 Coats nationwide this winter. In addition to Members coordinating the distribution effort, many are also planning local initiatives to raise money to fund the project.
If you are able to help raise funds in your local parish, workplace or community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for flyers and posters to support your efforts.
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Fundraising Breakfast in QLD
Members in QLD hosted a fundraising breakfast for the Coats project at the end of May. Over 150 people attended the event, including Councillor Graham Quirk, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane. The breakfast has already raised in excess of $10,000 with donations still coming in.
Members in NSW hosted a charity screening of the new James Bond film ‘Skyfall’. The black tie event was attended by 65 people and raised almost $4,000 for the project.