It’s time for action and innovation.
Let’s end homelessness, not just manage it!
Last Wednesday Indigo Junction hosted a Homelessness Week 2017 event to raise awareness of homelessness in our community.
In spite of howling wind and rain, the lunch time gathering of local community members, service providers and Indigo Junction board members was a fabulous success. Over 100 delicious home-cooked meals were served.
To start the day, Vaughn McGuire performed a beautiful Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony. We then chatted, tucked in to lunch and listened to music performed by our Karnany regulars.
The day featured a giveaway room with warm coats and a white elephant table. Foodbank donated food parcels and AADS and the Aboriginal Health Council were there, supporting the event with good health messages and giveaways. Orange Sky, Midlas, Dreambuilders and Woolworths Centrepoint also helped make the day a success. We even had a hairdresser offering free haircuts to help everyone feel fabulous!
The terrible weather added extra meaning to our event, reminding us that some people do not have a safe, warm place to belong when it’s cold outside. It really is time for action against homelessness.
We must acknowledge the hard work of our dedicated Indigo Junction staff members and volunteers who put a great deal of thought and effort into creating such a meaningful event each year.
A further special acknowledgement must be given to Gail Hinton (pictured centre above). Gail has had a strong connection to Karnany over the years and made a generous cash donation to support this event. Thank you Gail!