03 Dec MitchelLake Day of Goodwill
On Friday 22nd November, the MitchelLake Sydney team took part in a day of goodwill. A team of thirteen volunteers ventured over to the Big W Distribution Centre at Hoxton Park for a day of Candle Bag Packing. These Candle Bags, valued at $100 per bag are put together by volunteers and sold for $15 at Australia’s largest free Christmas concert – Woolworths Christmas Carols in the Domain.
The money raised from these events is put into The Oasis Youth Support Network which is The Salvation Army’s response to youth homelessness in Sydney. In 2012 there were over 9,000 Candle Bags sold which raised over $125,000, this money means that young people are offered hope and helps them turn their lives around.
The MitchelLake team were put through their paces by setting up packing station, packing bags, tying the bags, breaking down used materials and cleaning up the warehouse. The Oasis Youth Support Network were extremely helpful and well organised which made the day thoroughly enjoyable.
Please get down to the Carols in the Domain event on Saturday 21st December and pick yourself up one of these expertly assembled Candle Bags.
Also, check out the various volunteering opportunities with Oasis Youth Support Network.