Dinner for 4: Skills for Work – Heckenberg
Creating jobs and helping families eat a healthy dinner
A Gift of Just $2,400 secures 2 hours per week of employment for a year and TAFE certification to a woman.
Giving opportunity: Dinner for 4 creates new employment opportunities for disadvantaged women in Liverpool to prepare and package a healthy meal for families in need in Western Sydney.
Supporting: 120 families will receive healthy meals. In addition, 2 women are employed and trained in safe food handling to pack 30-40 meal parcels for delivery per week. The women gain skills, work experience and are paid 2 hours per week for 40 weeks of the year.
Program partner: Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections
The Village Pantry – Bankstown
Food security and on the job training skills development for those in need
A Gift of Just $1,000 trains volunteers to prepare healthy food
Giving opportunity: Putting food on the table for those struggling. Refugees, asylum seekers, single parents, elderly, people living with a disability or mental illness. Healthy meals and connection to further support, education and a sense of belonging.
Supporting: 700 meals per week. In 2020, CSS Village Pantry supported 25,000 vulnerable people with food. Plus, Village pantry also provides supported job skills training for volunteers and is expanding it’s skills for work with FoodLab.
Program partner: Community Support Services Inc (CSS Village)
Plate it Forward – Glebe, Kings Cross
Food relief, education, training and employment for people in need
A Gift of Just $400 rescues 1,000 kilos of food to be donated to marginalized community members
Giving opportunity: Plate it Forward is tackling hunger and employment insecurity in Australia by harnessing the power of food to provide food relief, education, training, and employment. Redefining ‘equal opportunity to help those left out of employment pathways.
Supporting: 6,500 hours of employment, education and training at Ability Social (20 hours per week at 6 staff p.a. Plus 3,000 hours of Asylum Seeker employment and training to deliver 1000 meals per week
Place: Redfern, Glebe, Kings Cross, South West Sydney
Program partner: Plate it Forward
Being Herd Pathways – Parramatta, Penrith, Campbelltown
Linking young people at-risk with mental
health and job seeking support
A Gift of Just $1,750 takes a young person through the workshop, and peer mentoring program
Giving opportunity: Addressing the link between mental ill-health and unemployment for young people (aged 16-24) to overcome challenges related to seeking employment, education and
training. The pilot engaged 150 hard to reach, at risk young people, with 46% of participants reporting engagement in training, education or employment (almost 20% higher than those utilising Jobactive services).
Supporting: 40 at-risk young people who are not in education, training, or employment.
Place: Parramatta, Penrith, Campbelltown
Program partner: BATYR
RISE – Claymore
Employment and education pathways for at-risk young people
A Gift of Just $1,000 enables 3 young people to enroll to a subsidised Cert III training in their chosen career path
Giving opportunity: Reconnecting young people suspended or chronically disengaged from school with alternative pathways to further education, training, or employment. The impacts of Covid-19 are profound for young people in low socioeconomic families and is increasing the barriers to future employment.
Supporting: 20 at-risk young people between 14-19 years of age from Campbelltown LGA including young women, men, LGBTQI+ and Indigenous young people.
Place: Claymore, Campbelltown, Camden
Program partner: Whitelion Youth Agency
Project Educate – Hurstville
Re-engaging young people at-risk with
education and employment pathways
A Gift of Just $100 will provide 2 disadvantaged young people with the cost of all their core subjects for one year
Giving opportunity: Support at-risk young people to re-engage in learning within an alternative education setting that provides wrap-around support with both a distant education curriculum and trauma-informed case management. Flexible approaches and hands-on practical skills will remove barriers to learning to achieve a qualification and secure a pathway into
further education and employment.
Supporting: 10-12 young people per year (aged 15-17) of mixed gender, from a range of cultural backgrounds.
Program partner: Project Youth
The Footpath Library Hub – Sydney, Parramatta
A ‘one-stop shop’ of support services for people experiencing homelessness
A Gift of Just $100 buys 25 pairs of reading glasses
Giving opportunity: A monthly, mid-week, daytime hub in Sydney where The Footpath Library will collaborate with other services providers such as a street medic, legal outreach, street vet, counselors etc. to offer a warm, safe environment for people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage to access a ‘one-stop shop’ for support.
Supporting: 100 people experiencing
homelessness or disadvantage or at risk to
walk away feeling more positive and to feel
that they matter and that people care.
Place: City of Sydney, Parramatta, Inner
Program partner: The Footpath Library