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One Voice Can Make All The Difference

L to R: Jim Mellor and Steven Cowan

Established in 2012, One Voice had a vision to restore dignity and hope, one life at a time…

One Voice Mobile Showers provide free showers for people experiencing homelessness nationally. 40,000+ showers per year help restore dignity, connect people to support services and create lasting relationships.

In 2017, One Voice also acquired a property in the Macedon Ranges VIC and began their next initiative ‘Elevate’, a Life Restoration Housing Community providing practical human services, opportunities and a better future for young people.

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Fairy Sparkles Wherever she Goes!

Fairy Sparkle with Sam Kennard, CEO of Kennards Self Storage

Fairy Sparkle waves her wand and brings her happy heart and bag of sparkles to everyone she meets, especially our patients in hospital.

Her life’s work is visiting the sickest patients, especially children, in our hospitals. Bringing smiles to sad faces, lift spirits that are sagging, inspire those that need it, sit with those in the depths of despair and has held the hand of many ‘passing’.

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Another Magic Moment for Sydney Basket Brigade

Once again at the end of last year the Magic Moments Foundation a National Not for Profit organisation, spent the day packing donations of food, clothing and toys into hampers to be delivered out to those who need it most, making sure that Christmas is enjoyed by everyone.

The hampers are packed into a number of donated boxes to be delivered. Kennards Self Storage were very happy to once again supply boxes for this great cause.

Coverage of the Sydney Basket Brigade in action can be seen on Channel 7’s news report.

A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers and to the Magic Moments Foundation for continuing this wonderful initiative for another year.

 

School Libraries In Fiji Are Filling Fast With Books!

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Its amazing what can happen when human beings come together to help one another, one small gesture can mean the world to another…

Books For Fiji (BFF) started in 2015. It was my first visit to Fiji but fortunately we have friends there, on the island of Taveuni. We were heartily welcomed into the local village of Sogulu near our friends’ house. After touring throughout the island we discovered the want and need for kid’s books. The schools have very little, and no libraries. I knew I could get wonderful books back here in the Northern Beaches of Sydney from my children’s old schools.

Upon returning home I called the boys’ schools. Yes, they regularly cull the library shelves and I was welcome to come and get boxes of books. That was the beginning. Word got out via the International Association of School Library-ship, Oceania (IASL) and many schools responded. We now can get many good quality, already accessioned, library books.

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Toni & Guy Do More Than Cut Hair!

Kennards Self Storage Community

Support Aboriginal women in the remote Northern Territory of Jilkminggan and help them launch their own social enterprise. This was the small idea that Tanya from Enterprise Learning Projects and Kelly from Toni & Guy Bondi Junction embarked upon several weeks ago, not knowing it would end up a huge success nationally.

The idea was born from Enterprise Learning Projects’ trip to Jilkminggan in February. There, the women of the community shared their ideas for business and expressed their desire to develop their existing skills in sewing and print making, as well as to provide work opportunities and economic growth for the entire community.

The organisation then partnered with Toni & Guy, accepting donations to be given to the community, from second hand clothes to kids items, sewing materials and more. These items will be used to create a ‘pop up Op Shop’ in the community, aiding the community’s business efforts and harnessing all the funds to facilitate the women’s trade education in a newly established Art Centre.

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Are you thinking of storing your stuff?

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There comes a time in most people’s lives where self storage is inevitable. Whether it’s long or short term. Storing old items, or storing while you go through a house renovation, or turning that spare room into a new bedroom for the new baby! Maybe you are heading overseas for a few years travelling or you have to downsize. Whatever the reason self storage can be a great alternative. But you need to make sure you do your homework first!

Be sure to look at exactly what you want to store and measure it out, you only want to rent the space you need. Remember you can use from the floor to the full height of your unit, by stacking items and using shelving, doing this correctly will save you money.

When you come to choose the location ask yourself how many times you will be visiting your storage space, if it’s not going to be often, then you can be flexible as to how far you have to travel. Storage centre rates can vary depending on where they are located, whether they are close to the city or further out, all of this plays a part in your monthly storage costs.

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Sydney Sleep Out Raises $65,000!

Stepping Stone Sleep Out

What a night! Friday the 18th September saw around 80 people brave the rain and participate in the Harbour Sleep Out to support youth who have endured a rough run in life.

It was fantastic to see members from all over the community come together to support our youth. With this support Stepping Stone House are one step closer to helping even more disadvantaged youth in Australia.

Stepping Stone House to date have raised $65,111 and are hoping for even more donations.

The event will run until the end of November. We encourage you to register as an individual or Team and sleep out in your back yard to help raise more funds for Stepping Stone House. Or you can simply make a donation by visiting The Stepping Stone House Website.

Kennards Self Storage made a financial donation in addition to a donation of 300 Kennards Boxes that were used by participants as shelter to sleep under on the night.

Established in 1989, Stepping Stone House is a not for profit organisation providing medium to long term accommodation, care and development for homeless and at risk young people aged 12 to 24 years old from around NSW.

Hugging Humanity

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HUG – Helping Ugandan Generations, established in 2008, supporting the families of Uganda with aid such as clothes, scholastic materials and toys, assisting villages and children where there is no government support or aid.

Cate Altamura founder of HUG first realised the severity of poverty throughout this country when travelling as a journalist, visiting Uganda to cover a story on orphanages and developing communities. On her return to Australia she was compelled to raise awareness about what she had experienced. Cates determination and overwhelming response from the public saw over one tonne of aid sent to Uganda.

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