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Wyndham’s Homelessness Week Initiatives

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Wyndham City's Community Centres Unite to Aid the Homeless and Raise Awareness

During Homelessness Week, from Monday 7 August to Sunday 13 August, Wyndham City’s Community Centres are stepping up to support individuals experiencing homelessness and to shed light on the impact of homelessness in Australia.

Ahead of Homelessness Week, Wyndham City is organizing a donation drive across various community centres to collect essential long-life food and personal care items. Additionally, locals are encouraged to participate in creating origami paper houses, which will be exhibited at Parliament House to raise awareness for the 30,000 Victorians facing homelessness.

Throughout Homelessness Week, Wyndham City’s Community Centres will host three events. Among these, a poignant film screening of ‘Under Cover,’ an Australian documentary showcasing the lives of diverse women over 50 enduring homelessness.

The city will also host a Community Morning Tea at Manor Lakes Community Learning Centre and a Community Dinner at Dianella Community Centre. Both events will feature a panel of H3 Alliance guest speakers, and attendees will assist in assembling dignity packs from donated items.

Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Susan McIntyre, expressed gratitude for the community’s compassion and care for those facing hardships. She urged everyone to get involved in supporting the most vulnerable members of the community by donating items, volunteering time, or participating in the week’s activities.

To find out more about Wyndham City’s Homelessness Week initiatives and donation locations, visit: www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/homelessness-week.

Homelessness Week Events:
1. Origami House Making
Locations: Dianella Community Centre, Point Cook Community Learning Centre, Manor Lakes Community Learning Centre
Date: Monday 3 July – Wednesday 9 August (weekdays)
Time: 9 am – 5 pm

2. Screening of the film ‘Undercover’ in Point Cook
Detail: Includes a panel of guest speakers and a light lunch
Location: Point Cook Community Learning Centre
Date: Tuesday 8 August
Time: 10:30 am – 1 pm

3. Community Morning Tea in Manor Lakes
Detail: Includes a panel of guest speakers and a light lunch
Location: Manor Lakes Community Learning Centre
Date: Wednesday 9 August
Time: 10 am – 12 pm

4. Community Dinner in Tarneit
Detail: Includes a panel of guest speakers and a light lunch
Location: Dianella Community Centre
Date: Thursday 10 August
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

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