A very special thank you Orange Sky Australia for their support for the 2018 Homeless Expo. Orange Sky Australia is world's first free mobile service for those who are experiencing homelessness and is facilitated by more than 1,000 volunteers (which has expanded to 20 services across Australia). The organisation generates approximately six tonnes of laundry every week and it has been our pleasure to work along side them. Thank you again, Orange Sky Australia!
On Tuesday 22 May, CASA received a visit from the Hon. Michael de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works, Liza Carroll, Director General, Dept, Housing and Public Works and Bruce Walker, Regional Director (NQ Region), and Glen Cole, Senior Contract Officer, Housing and Homelessness Services. Minister de Brenni announced that the Queensland Government will be offering a five year service agreement for Specialist Homelessness Services which means ongoing funding for CASA
On the 9th of May, CQUni Mackay's City Campus in Sydney Street offered to host the 2018 Homeless Expo within their undercover basketball court. A total of 28 swags, 300 bags, and a large amount of clothing, blankets and bedding were donated by various people and organisations such as Endeavour Foundation, Givit, CQU staff members, Mackay Funerals, City Funeral Services, and Mackay Regional council. The Salvation Army also donated 100 generous food hampers to those who attende