We’ve got a heart for art!

Community Plus+ Newsletter July 2020

G’Day Community!

After what felt like a very slow start to the year, it’s a bit of a shock that it’s July already isn’t it! How have you felt about this month zooming past us?

As we adjust to the next phase of COVID-19, we’ve been preparing West End Community House and Yeronga Community Centre according to all the COVID safe guidelines in order to slowly start connecting back in with you in person (in limited numbers). We are slowly but surely reintroducing a few of our centre-based activities including Seniors Morning Tea and Art Group at YCCand Art Gang, poetry, music, gardening and women’s groups at WECH.

While we can’t quite welcome you back ‘in house’ to Open House just yet, we’re still busy with our window/door support, assisting people with information and referrals, tenant’s advice, phone and Wi-Fi access, food relief and printing/photocopier services from both West End Community House and Yeronga Community Centre.

From all of the team,

Stay safe, stay connected.

And remember,

Community Plus+ YOU = US!

We’ve got a heart for ART

It’s fair to say that art is a big part of our heart at Community Plus+. Both West End Community House and Yeronga Community Centre have well-loved, well-established art groups (have you heard of the Art Gang? Of course you have!) that have always met regularly to connect and create. During COVID lockdown, our YCC group haven’t been able to meet as usual, but members of the Art Gang have been connecting in one on one residencies with our very own artist/mentor/wonderwoman Sue.

In fact, we’re still celebrating the wonderful digital exhibition that members of the Art Gang have been involved in during COVID-19! Take a look at their work in the exhibition: Sideways (after 43 minutes).Congrats Art Gang!

ReThink makes an Impact – BOOM!

What better way to start Plastic Free July than by celebrating the success of our very own community superstars – ReThink!

If you haven’t already heard of local, social enterprise ReThink, then what are you waiting for? Get on to it! ReThink have a brilliant selection of sustainable, locally sourced items that not only support the local community by creating employment opportunities for people with a disability, they also help you achieve your goal of reducing plastic waste at a very low cost.

And it doesn’t stop there! As a part of their involvement in this year’s Impact Boom, ReThink will be participating in the Elevate+ 2020 showcase on the 14th July. Register for tickets here and listen to the ReThink team talk about their journey as a start up social enterprise making an impact to community.

Ready to make a difference in your home? ReThink are popping up at Yeronga Community Centre every Saturday morning from 9am to 12pm – See you there!

Thank you!

As you know, because of the COVID-19 restrictions this year, we haven’t been able to put on many of the regular events and activities that support us with our fundraising goals. This is why it’s even more special to us that you supported us in this year’s digital Tax Time Appeal. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who donated and shared stories of our work to encourage others to support us too. So THANK YOU!

With your generous contribution, we’ve raised a tremendous $35K! The funds raised will go directly to Community Plus+ programs making an incredible impact in your local community during COVID-19 and beyond. We can’t wait to share all the fantastic things that we achieve this year, together. Because after all, Community Plus+ YOU = US! 

From all of us at Community Plus+ (including our wonderful Community Plus+ volunteer Michael pictured above) thank you!