The ski season is rejoicing and so are we because, for the first time since March 2020, we have reopened our dining room. The Open House Meal was always intended to be a social meal, a place of welcome, comfort and enjoyment as well as providing a nourishing, healthy meal to local community members who may, for many reasons, otherwise go without.
Over the past 27 months, we have provided take away meals but finally we’re back to sitting down to share a 3 course, free meal. Our regular and new diners were very happy.
Could you help us financially to handle the demand on Open House and our other programs? The link for your end of financial year tax deductible donations is in the next line.
Click Here to make a donation (perhaps even monthly donations)
And we’ve changed the day
We consulted with the diners and our volunteers before changing the day from Wednesday, as there are less meals available on Thursdays. The change to indoor dining is timely as winter is when people need the service most.
We are very grateful to see the return of some of our volunteers who have been waiting in the wings for the call out for their help – as well as those who have remained constant and supported the program throughout the COVID era.
The heaters are on, the lights are on and people are ‘home’ again.The buzz is back in the room!
New Staff Member
We wish to give a warm welcome to our new staff member, Martin Prest. Martin began volunteering with us in April 2019.
Martin has been a reliable, friendly and helpful volunteer and when a position was advertised Martin put forward a convincing application for the role of Emergency Support and the Open House program assistant.
We are encouraging our readers to support our winter food appeal. As food prices increase and utility bills keep rolling in, we are seeing people approach the Centre on a daily basis seeking our help. We are touched by the kindness of others and realise we live in a very supportive community.
You can assist us by donating non perishable items directly to the Centre at 14 Acland St, St Kilda during business hours on Monday to Friday. Items that are very helpful include
- Long Life Milk
- Canned protein such as, Meat, Tuna, Legumes
- Breakfast cereals
If getting here is challenging, tax deductible financial contributions are welcome and can be made by clicking on “Click Here” above or by depositing directly into our account. Please mention ‘donation’ in the description.
Our account details are –
Name: Christ Church Mission inc.
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With our thanks.