Boost for local homelessness and youth charities

Boost for local homelessness and youth charities

Local homelessness and youth charities have received a much needed boost sharing in proceeds totalling over $230,000 from the Gold Coast Mayoress Charity Foundation.

Representatives from six charities were presented with cheques at a special ceremony at Gold Coast Volkswagen this evening which coincided with the launch of this year’s major prize raffle.

Gold Coast Mayoress Ruth Tate applauded the work of the charities and thanked the wider community for their support since the reestablishment of the foundation.

“The Gold Coast has a wonderful and generous community spirit,” said Mayoress Tate.

Boost for local homelessness and youth charities

“We are incredibly thankful to everyone including our sponsors whose support last year has meant we can now provide meaningful assistance to local charities doing important work, particularly for young people.

“Resources are always stretched in the non-for-profit sector and we hope this assistance will help ease the pressure and allow volunteers and staff to spend more time looking after the vulnerable in our community.”

Local food rescue charity OzHarvest received $75,000 towards the purchase and fit out of a new van.

“The team at OzHarvest do such a fantastic job which means that other groups including churches and soup kitchens can focus on their outreach programs,” said Mayoress Tate.

“Helping to fund the purchase of another van will ensure fresh, nutritious food has every chance of reaching someone in need rather than being needlessly wasted.”

Rosies, Havafeed, Surfers Paradise Anglican Crisis Centre, YHES House and GC Project for Homeless Youth received the balance of the proceeds for their work with homeless and vulnerable local youth.

Boost for local homelessness and youth charities

The Mayoress said she hoped to better the $230,000 raised last year beginning with the Mayoress’ Unforgettable Charity Ball and major prize raffle later this month.

“The annual Mayoress’ Charity Ball is open to the entire community and is a wonderful way to acknowledge and support the great work of our local charities,” said Mayoress Tate.

“This evening I can reveal this year’s major prize is a new Polo 66TSI Trendline, which has been generously donated by James Frizelle’s Gold Coast Volkswagen.

“This is a great opportunity for everyone – including those who can’t attend the Charity Ball – to show their support for the foundation and its work.”

For more information visit http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/mayoress-charity-ball-2014-20912.html

Boost for local homelessness and youth charities

Boost for local homelessness and youth charities

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