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Non Nobis Solum: How one St Hilda’s School student is living the school’s motto

“Since COVID-19 hit I have seen a lot more people living on the Gold Coast streets. I have also heard and read many stories of people losing their jobs. This made me feel very devastated and I knew that my family and I must try to help in any way we could,” says Year 6 St Hilda’s School student Gabrielle Aloysius, as she shares about a very special partnership she has forged between her school, her local church and business

"My key learning in that the dignity in being able to have access to new clothes at a time when little else in life is working is critical. Without access to critical life needs, people lose hope. They feel different from their peers, isolated and sometimes even ostracised" (Allana Wales, right, pictured in 2021 with Anglicare's Leanne Wood and Kate Littmann-Kelly)

Thread Together: transforming lives, one piece of clothing and conversation at a time

Four big-hearted women from the St Andrew’s, Indooroopilly community share about what drew them to volunteer for the global-first Thread Together initiative and the highlights and learnings from their volunteer journey so far, as they collaborate with Anglicare to help care for some of our most vulnerable people


From living on Christchurch’s streets to helping those living on Toowoomba’s

“My own experience being homeless, hungry and cold for six months in my mid-teens has helped me to empathise with those doing it tough on the streets…We opened our Winter Shelter in the parish hall in early June to provide a safe haven at night for people sleeping rough,” says The Rev’d Pauline Harley from the Parish of Toowoomba West, as Homelessness Week approaches in the first week of August


New JobSeeker rate is plunging people into poverty

Anglicare Australia has renewed its call to raise the rate of JobSeeker and related payments for good. The call follows the release of a new report on financial stress commissioned by the Brotherhood of St Laurence