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The ‘Hotel Esperance’ Lends a Hand

Greenacres was happy to lend a hand to our friends from the Cram Foundation during the recent bushfire crisis that affected the Shoalhaven. Esperance Drive which is fully accessible with beds, hoists and equipment, was temporarily transformed into the 'Hotel Esperance' providing emergency accommodation to Cram participants who had been evacuated from their Shoalhaven home.

2020-02-06T00:00:00+11:00February 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Kickstart Christmas Elves

Greenacres' very own Christmas elves have been hard at work making a special surprise for sick kids in Wollongong Hospital's Children's Ward today. The Kickstart Careers participants came up with the idea of a Pyjama Party fundraiser for the Children's Ward during one of their fortnightly participant-led meetings. They set themselves the goal of raising

2019-12-11T00:00:00+11:00December 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Helping the Homeless

Superheroes don't always wear capes, sometimes they wear aprons like the staff and participants at the Park Road centre in Nowra who have been providing over 100 meals a week to homeless people in their community. Our Greenacres superheroes pick-up donated food from their local supermarket decide what meals to make based on what they

2019-12-10T00:00:00+11:00December 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Kickstart ‘Party’ Bus is Here

Watch out Wollongong - the Kickstart 'Party' Bus has arrived! A big thank you to our friends at IRT Group who donated the bus and officially handed over the keys yesterday at a special breakfast for our Community Connect volunteers. The volunteers have been receiving gardening training from IRT Facilities Management learning basic gardening and

2019-09-12T00:00:00+10:00September 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Outstanding Outsider Artists Exhibition

Like any other artist, 20-year-old Annie Liang loves the creative process of bringing the vision in her mind alive on the canvas. Unlike other artists though, being vision impaired means that she will never get to see what she creates. Annie embodies the underpinning belief of the Greenacres Outsider Artists which is that with the

2019-08-22T00:00:00+10:00August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Another Fantastic M2M Challenge in 2019

We don't know how we manage it but for the fifth year in a row we woke up to a perfect winter's morning for the Greenacres M2M Challenge “ cloudless blue sky, no wind and plenty of sunshine. The weather couldn't have been better, the atmosphere was amazing and, aching legs aside, close to 1000

2021-04-11T06:21:18+10:00August 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Outsider Artists Need a Space to Thrive

Severe cerebral palsy means 29-year-old Ashleigh Muirhead needs a wheelchair, is non-verbal and has very restricted movement. While she struggles to move or speak, Ashleigh does have a window for self-expression. She has just enough movement in one hand to hold a modified paint brush and create beautiful canvases of underwater scenes, landscapes and colourful

2019-07-03T00:00:00+10:00July 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Shape the Future of Disability Policy

Ten years ago the launch of the first National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (the Strategy) paved the way for how governments could help to improve the lives of people with disability. At the end of 2020 the Strategy will end, and Governments across Australia are working together to develop a new strategy for beyond 2020. The

2021-04-11T06:21:15+10:00June 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Touching Lives through Volunteering

It is tea time at Illawarra Diggers Aged and Community Care and the meal room is buzzing. Traditionally, Monday morning tea has been a quiet affair but since a group of Greenacres participants have been volunteering, you need to arrive early just to get a seat. The four volunteers “ Jefri Radam Pundavela, Amie Jones,

2021-04-11T06:21:14+10:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

New Name, New Direction

With light-filled rooms, modern furniture, beautiful gardens and the latest technology, it is safe to say the participants of the Kemira Day Program are loving their new home. Nestled within the larger IRT Williams Beach Gardens complex in Kanahooka, Kemira was designed to be a community for people with disability and their ageing carers. It

2021-04-11T06:21:15+10:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|
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