Soul in the Game is where we add the time and talent of our team to the treasure of our granting program. We have individual staff members who provide their time serving onboards of charities and participating in community volunteering.
The CI team recently volunteering at St Kilda Mums, an organisation whose mission in is a future where we waste less, share more and care for every baby and child.
As part of a volunteering team, CI staff members really ‘walk the talk’ and get their hands dirty cleaning up donated goods to make an impact in the lives of new families doing it tough.
We know poverty has increased and disadvantaged families are struggling with the cost of everyday living, let alone the essentials every child needs. A recent report from the Australian Council of Social Services shows that at September 2021 there was a 25 per cent increase of families on welfare than before the pandemic began.
To coincide with National Volunteering week, a team of CI volunteering went to the St Kilda Mum’s Clayton Warehouse to be part of a solution that helps nearly 12,000 babies and children per year receive essential nursery items and equipment.
This was such a great way to spend a chilly May morning. As the St Kilda Mums team told us on the day, they can’t do what they do without the support of volunteers. The work the team did on the day - picking, packing, cleaning and sorting will have an immediate impact on Victorian families doing it tough this winter.
HUGE shout out and thank you to our volunteers – Cliff, Emily, Jackson, Joseph, John, Tom, Trish, Suzanne, Warren and Nicole.