Youth service makes most of gift
CALVARY Youth Services has made an $8000 donation from PEACH (Personnel Employed by Alcoa Charity Help) go a really long way.
The huge pile of goods bought for the crisis centre include white goods and dining suites for its four transitional housing units for young people in Mandurah, a big screen smart TV, industrial clothes dryer and kitchen equipment for the crisis centre, which houses seven young people at any one time.
Calvary has a long history with PEACH, which has in the past helped install reverse cycle airconditioning at the centre, buy an industrial washing machine and build a carport.
PEACH has been around for about 30 years and donates to local charity organisations from regular payments taken from the wages of Alcoa workers on a voluntary basis.
In that time, it has donated more than $3 million to not-for-profit groups.
Applications for funding can be made to PEACH every two years.
Retired Alcoa staffer Sue Breen is one of 10 volunteers who assesses applications and wants to make the community more aware of PEACH.
“PEACH is a really nice thing to be a part of,’’ she said.
Calvary provides crisis accommodation for 15 to 25-year-olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Calvary welfare manager Lisa Dunne with PEACH representative Sue Breen and Mark Russell of Holding Microwave.