Diocesan staff join together for the homeless

This year Alyson Segrott and Helene O’Neill of the diocesan staff joined the Hunter Homeless Connect working party and decided to conduct June Hygiene month, an initiative aimed at collecting toiletries for the Homeless Connect Day to be held on August 4 at Broadmeadow PCYC. 

Diocesan staff including the Chancery, CSO and CatholicCare,  kindly donated items suitable to distribute to the homeless. They teamed with Mini Vinnies groups from St John’s Lambton and St Columba’s Adamstown as well as  St Pius X High School and St Vincent de Paul members. 

The generosity of our community was overwhelming as campus staff gathered together to pack the items in bags that will be distributed on 4 August. As the number of homeless people increases in the Hunter we are called on to give support where possible and to create an awareness of this social issue amongst our school groups.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this diocesan effort and to Vinnies Mayfield for helping store and transport the offerings.

This is truly a community faith in action event.

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Helene O'Neill

Helene O'Neill is the Parish-Family Liaison Officer for the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

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