End of Year Chat
The end of the year has been most celebratory for us at the Friends of HEAL Foundation, and also for our refugee background kids participating in HEAL services in QLD schools
We have also been fortunate in having the support of the Commonwealth Bank in the form of a grant across three years, for work to be done at Kedron and Yeronga State High Schools, and St James College. This will involve using digital cameras to work on questions of identity, belonging and acculturation. And we will be able to use some of the second quality paints kindly donated to our HEAL services by Jim Cobb of Chroma Australia.
Items for sale will vary according to what we are given to sell, but prices will always be good. The ebay clothes were modelled by our CEO and daughter Claire, not because they have skills in that area, but because they don’t charge. No fancy overheads for us!
As well as the ebay shop, we also have our gift shop on the website selling great gift cards, donated goods, perpetual calendars, have a look- www.fheal.com.au . The following photos show some of the goods available online.
In fact we are proud to note that we are very careful with the money our supporters give- we do not want to waste money on admin. Our wonderful Treasurer Michael Clarke tells us we are spending 93% of all money received on our therapy services, with only 7% percent going on fundraising costs, mobile service costs and supplies for therapists. That’s a bit like running on a shoestring, but it works for us.
Please make a note of the following dates, and join us for our events in 2018. We have a QPAC Concert coming up on Tuesday 27th March, and our annual lunch, including silent auction will be on Sunday the 20th May, once again at The Summit.
Thanks for your interest and support. You are helping us to make a difference to young former refugees’ lives. And that’s building a better world for all.
Many best wishes for the festive season, peace and love,
Jane and Adele on behalf of the Board of the Friends of HEAL Foundation Nov 2017