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Have you heard? Calvary Hospital plant stall

Calvary Hospital Auxiliary spring plant stall

Calvary Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its annual Spring Plant Stall at Jamison Centre on Thursday 24 September 8am-4pm. There will be a great variety of plants including succulents, natives, exotics, roses, geraniums, lilies, iris, shrubs, strappy plants and trees, to suit all conditions – hardy, groundcover, shade or heat loving, and indoor. To look after our planet please bring your own bags or use one of our recycled boxes. All funds raised will be used to purchase equipment for the care and comfort of public hospital patients. More info: call Jan on 0437 790 980.

GIVIT donation of the week: Djembe Drums

A school based on the South Coast of NSW that supports over 650+ students living with the impacts of trauma following the Black Summer Bushfires is seeking items to run new support programs for their most vulnerable youth. With a high population of Aboriginal students, the school is committed to supporting their engagement and retention in education while also supporting the social and emotional needs of all students, particularly following the challenges they have faced this year. The school is aiming to launch a new program DRUMBEATS, which will be delivered to their most vulnerable students now and into the future. The DRUMBEATS program is a strength-based, evidence informed program which builds ‘resilience through rhythm’. It is a hands-on innovative program proven to improve social, emotional and educational outcomes for young people. In order to run this program, the school is in need of 12” Djembe Drums. Any donations of good-quality, pre-loved or new drums e will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be delivered or posted to the organisation. To donate, visit givit.org.au/donate-items, search by category “Djembe Drums” to view requests located in your area. After you pledge the item, you will be contacted by the relevant organisation to arrange pick-up, post or drop-off. IVIT supports more than 350 charities and community groups across the Capital Region by matching your items with people who need them most.

Free money management course

A free budgeting and money management course will be held over two Saturdays, 3 and 17 October 9.15am-12.30pm. This CAP Money Management Course assists participants to manage debt, budget, save and get more control of their finances. Previous participants have commented: “This is a good course. I heard a few good tips during the sessions and am inspired to check on a few things in my own budget.” Location is Tuggeranong Baptist Church, Ground Floor, 23 Garratt Street, Wanniassa (adjacent to Wanniassa Shops). Register at capmoney.org.au, email [email protected] or ring Robert on 0402 007 551.

Red Dove reopens

Preloved clothing is reopening following six months’ closure due to COVID restrictions. First opening will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday 24 -26 September. At Tuggeranong Uniting Church, Comrie Street, Wanniassa, opposite Erindale back carpark. You will also see our beautiful Floriade Reimagined Tulip gardens. We have heaps of sellout winter stock and new summer stock. Free goods continue to be available for fire-affected families.

Light the Night … at Home

Every day, 41 men, women and children are diagnosed with blood cancer in Australia and sadly, 20 people will lose their life to the disease each day. Blood cancer never stops, even during a pandemic … and while we continue to stand together, apart, you can continue to support people affected by blood cancer in your local community by registering now for Light the Night … at Home. Host your very own special event with your family and friends at your chosen location on Saturday 10 October and raise funds to ensure families facing blood cancer have access to the best possible care and treatment as well as someone to support them through every scary and uncertain moment that follows a diagnosis. When you register at www.lightthenight.org.au you will receive one of the three coloured lanterns to light the night sky and symbolise the different ways blood cancer has touched your life: Blue to show your support for someone facing blood cancer; Gold in memory of a loved one lost to blood cancer; or White in honour of your own blood cancer journey. To find out more, visit lightthenight.org.au or phone 1800 500 088

Rotary mangoes

Woden Daybreak Rotary is now taking orders for delicious Queensland mangoes. All profits will go to Rotary’s partner, ShelterBox, which provides international disaster relief. Email [email protected] for more information.

Lions Club of Canberra City

The Lions Club of Canberra City holds dinner meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month, 6.30-9pm, at the Ibis Styles, 203 Goyder Street, Narrabundah. You are invited to dine with the club, socialise, listen to the guest speaker and help to plan new activities. All members are encouraged to participate in discussions about organising and preparing for community projects. The club has been privileged to serve the Canberra community and beyond for over 61 years and values the service of all their members. Come and meet new friends and work alongside our active, enthusiastic Lions Team. Club members are fun loving and dedicated to serving and helping to bring happiness, success, joy and hope into people’s lives. More info: call Lion Rhondda on 0402 102 267 or email [email protected]

Supplementary Volunteer Grants

VolunteeringACT, on behalf of the Australian Government, is pleased to offer 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants to Volunteer Involving Organisations across the ACT to support the efforts of volunteers in building stronger, more resilient communities. Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 can be used by volunteer-based organisations to support the efforts of their volunteers and encourage and increase participation in volunteering. Funding can assist organisations transition their volunteering programs back into operation following the disruption caused by COVID-19, with grants to help re-engage volunteers and adapt practices to support volunteers’ safety. Applications close 11.59pm AEST, Sunday 20 September. More info: volunteeringact.org.au/services/supplementary-volunteer-grants/

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