Rotary Club donation fills pantries at Eveline House

Eveline House student presenting a certificate of appreciation for the donations made by the Rotary Club of Devonport North.

A generous donation by the Rotary Club of Devonport North has re-stocked the pantries of the young people living at Eveline House as part of the Youth2Independence (Y2I) program.

The students, aged 16-24, have been homeless or at risk of homelessness. Developing skills such as budgeting and shopping for groceries and learning how to cook nutritious meals is an important part of the Y2I program.

“The students are on low incomes, and like everyone in the community, they find making their budgets stretch to include good food a challenge,” said Youth Development Coach Christian Benton.

“The donation from the Rotary Club of Devonport North enabled us to purchase items for food hampers that were distributed to each student. It came at exactly the right time and the young people were extremely grateful.”

Club Secretary Paul Crabtree said every year the Club holds events to raise funds for international, national and local organisations. Each year in June it chooses local organisations and/or charities to support.

This year we chose Anglicare’s Eveline House. We believe the Youth2Indepence program is very worthwhile, especially concentrating on the 16-24 age group that may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We are pleased to assist this group, and endeavour to continue our support into the future.

Photo: Eveline House student Evelyn presents Paul Crabtree (left)  and Peter Colgrave of the Rotary Club of Devonport North with a certificate of appreciation for their generous donation of pantry staples.

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Anglicare manages Eveline House (Devonport), Thyne House (Launceston) and Trinity Hill (North Hobart). It will also manage a new facility that is under construction in Campbell Street in central Hobart.

The Youth2Independence program is offered to 16-24 year olds who have been homeless or who are at risk of homelessness. They need to commit to participating in education and training, employment and gaining independent living skills.

If you or someone you know is interested in this program, please make an initial enquiry with Housing Connect on 1800 800 588. Check this webpage to find out more about what is required of young people entering the program.

Youth2Independence is supported by Homes Tasmania.


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