Providing support to remote, rural and regional communities in NSW and Queensland
Providing financial and practical support to country families doing it tough
Sister Anne travels hundreds of kilometres on each of her trips through the country, taking cheques, grocery and petrol vouchers, donated goods, clothing, toys and school supplies to primary schools, where the principal then directs them to families experiencing disadvantage.
“I sit down with the principal and they tell me what’s going on, they know which families need help, and how I can help,” says Sr Anne. “They ask for things, for example money so kids whose families are doing it tough can go on excursion.”
She also visits aged care facilities, charities that are in need of supplies, and parishes where Sisters from other orders are based.
In the 2022–2023 financial year, Sister Anne travelled 6,502 km through country NSW to assist 15 schools
In the 2022–2023 financial year, $17,185 in grocery/petrol vouchers and cheques were given to families experiencing disadvantage
Helping Eugowra recover from a devastating flood
In April 2023 Sr Anne visited Eugowra, which had been devastated by the November 2022 flood. “St. Joseph’s school was totally destroyed by a two-metre high wall of water, which demolished everything in its path,” she says. “That little school with just 35 children lost everything – furniture, equipment, laptops.”
She took them boxes of toys, puzzles, games, kits, dolls and books, and grocery vouchers valued at $1,500. In June she returned with more toys, stationery and vouchers.
Disadvantaged families in country New South Wales need your help
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