Foyer cho­sen to re­ceive fund boost

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Near You -

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.

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