Vollies descend on youth centre
CARLOW House in Wembley has a new vegetable garden after volunteers donated their time and materials for the project.
The volunteers from Bunnings homebase in Subiaco helped build the new vegetable garden as part of a transformation project last Frida.
Carlow House is MercyCare’s 24-hour supported youth accommodation service for people aged 16-19 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of family breakdown and other traumas.
Accommodation co-ordinator Tess Lau said Carlow House allowed young people to live in a safe environment while they also learned life skills that could help them live independently, find jobs or study.
“This project will not only help to create that environment, it will provide the young people with the opportunity to grow their own organic vegetables, another great life skill,” Ms Lau said.
“This nurtures a sense of responsibility and ownership, which will greatly impact the wellbeing and self esteem of the young people who live here.”
Volunteers Anne Ward, Samantha White, Ryan Stallard, Liz Fahey, Katie Atkinson and Adam Bowen at Carlow House.