On Sunday 28 July, more than 250 guests arrived at Hale School Chapel for a special Thanksgiving Service to acknowledge and thank our Anglican community for their compassionate and ongoing support to our clients and organisation. Whether it’s making up beds, giving social support to men, women and families, baking, fundraising or volunteering – our Anglican community is always by our side.
Guests enjoyed a special performance by Pennsylvania Girlchoir from the United States of America, along with a delicious afternoon tea organised by Hale School.
The Service was led by Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy AO, who thanked guests for serving their community to help those most disadvantaged.
“Your continued prayers and support, committed volunteering and generous donations to St Bart’s means together, we are providing accommodation for men, women and families each night, and helping to create better lives for those most vulnerable in our community,” she said.
Something special happened this past year – St Bart’s received more support from the Anglican community through donations, which do many things such as:
- Kick start the St Bart’s Scholarship Fund to help those in need secure the funds to get an education, to study, to learn, to gain skills or knowledge to be employed in the workplace and avoid poverty.
- Help us secure identity documents so clients can receive health and other care.
- Help assist clients to transport their furniture and belongings to their new home.
- Help us give people the skills they need to keep their home in good shape, and to prevent a spiral back into homelessness.
- Give individuals and families emergency food and other essential supplies. The list goes on…
Together with our Anglican community, we work towards achieving our Vision:
A world where everyone has a home.
Together, we make a real difference to the lives of children, women and men in our community.