Youth ser­vice makes most of gift

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

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.

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Cal­vary wel­fare man­ager Lisa Dunne with PEACH rep­re­sen­ta­tive Sue Breen and Mark Rus­sell of Hold­ing Mi­crowave.

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