Foyer chosen to receive fund boost
YOUNGIMPACT100 has awarded its inaugural grant to Foyer Oxford in Leederville to help fund activity and education programs for young homeless people. Last month, 32 6 to 18-yearolds met to vote on how to spend $3225 they had raised by donating at least $100 each. This year’s theme was youth homelessness and mental health. Committee members Holly Chamberlain, of Mosman Park, Isabel Rowley, of Cottesloe, Laura and Grace Whiddon, of Peppermint Grove, and Jake Burton led the group as they researched focus areas, recruited donors and championed four charities. A team from Edventures WA, which won last year’s Impact100 WA’s $100,000 grant, facilitated a social experiment that led to discussion about economic refugees, sharing resources and the differences between rich and poor. Presentations were made about the four grant recipients and the young group chose Foyer Oxford.