Food for thought
WELFARE and advocacy non-profit organisation CARAD will buy a food truck with $100,000 it received from Impact100.
The Perth-based service, which supports asylum seekers, refugees and detainees, along with Dress for Success, which helps women from various backgrounds enter the workforce, were the 2017 winners of Impact100’s major grants.
CARAD volunteer co-ordinator Joanna Josephs said the food truck aimed to break down the social stigma around asylum seekers and refugees in a positive way. She said clients would operate the food truck, selling their cuisines at public and private events.
“It’s something we can all agree on… food,” Ms Josephs said.
Subiaco-based Dress for Success will use its $100,000 to continue the job readiness and workplace essentials modules it has been piloting this year.
“Over the next two years we’ll be able to expand to help an extra 1000 women by running workshops twice a week,” Operations manager Diane Murfit said.
“We’ll have guest speakers to empower women and provide them with folders so they can record their journeys.”
Impact100, which has donated more than $1 million to charities since 2012, voted on and presented the grants at Fraser’s last month. Cahoots, Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Birdlife WA received $10,000 each.
CARAD volunteer co-ordinator Joanna Josephs and Dress For Success operations manager Diane Murfit.