City support sus­tains hope for change

Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

THREE lo­cal sus­tain­abil­ity ven­tures have re­ceived $2000 from the City of Can­ning to roll out their projects in the com­mu­nity.

Af­ter sur­pass­ing crowd­fund­ing tar­gets, Can­ning Fab­ric He­roes, Hope for Her and Good Deed Move­ment re­ceived the ad­di­tional fund­ing from the City.

Can­ning Fab­ric He­roes is com­mit­ted to in­stalling a fab­ric bag swap sta­tion at lo­cal su­per­mar­kets.

Hope for Her aims to end pe­riod poverty by de­vel­op­ing biodegrad­able san­i­tary pads. The Good Deed Move­ment is pro­vid­ing support to the home­less by run­ning boot camp classes.

Col­lec­tively, more than $20,000 was raised for the three projects through com­mu­nity in­vest­ment alone.

Can­ning Mayor Paul Ng said the City was work­ing on grow­ing lo­cal so­cial en­ter­prise.

“With the help of com­mu­nity in­vest­ment and support, the City has proudly built the ca­pac­ity of three new so­cial en­ter­prises in Can­ning, who have been men­tored through a com­mu­nity build­ing and crowd­fund­ing pro­gram over the past 12 weeks,” Mr Ng said.

“The long-term so­cial and com­mu­nity ben­e­fit these projects will have, now that they have the fund­ing and com­mu­nity support be­hind them to launch real so­lu­tions to real sus­tain­abil­ity prob­lems, paints a bright fu­ture for them and our fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.”

Zavier Walker, of Fab­ric He­roes, Ivan Marcelo, of Good Deed Move­ment, Start Some Good CEO Tom Dawkins, Hope for Her’s Pamela and See­lan Goven­der, and Bai­ley Walker, of Fab­ric He­roes.

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