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Mumma's Nest Pays it Forward with $500 Donation

Alowishus Delicious have been running the Pay It Forward program for just over a year now. During this time more than 700 sandwiches have been paid forward from generous patrons in and out of the Bundaberg Region.

The vouchers are distributed to the people our Street Outreach volunteers meet while out on the streets. Mumma’s Nest coordinator's recently contacted Tracey at Alowishus offering a $500 donation.

$25 gift vouchers have been created to give people a chance to enjoy a meal together in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The vouchers not only provide a meal, but they ensure people get a chance to connect with their community.

“Paying it forward is what Mumma's Nest is all about - it's the reason why we do what we do and why we work so hard to make our events successful. When we had the opportunity to provide a random act of kindness, the Pay It Forward program was an obvious choice. We like to know that the money we donate will be used locally and where it is needed most, especially at this time of year,” said Hannah Jacobs – Mumma’s Nest.

Housing Project Builds Support 

IMPACT are fortunate to have great support from local business, clubs and community and just recently were honoured to be the beneficiary of The Waves Sports Club’s 8th Annual Charity Golf Day, which was a huge success. The Waves were delighted with the outcome of funds raised which totalled $10,175, which was only made possible by working in partnership with local businesses and sporting organisations.

The generous donation will go towards supporting IMPACT’s Housing Project. “I’d like to express a huge thank you to The Waves for choosing us as the beneficiary. It will go a long way to helping us complete the two houses,” said Tanya O’Shea, IMPACT’s Chief Executive.

“We have recognised, across many of our support programs at IMPACT, that one of the most fundamental needs for any person, who is looking to make change, is for them to be able to rely on stable accommodation. With this, and being able to offer wrap-around support services that improve choice, life opportunities and quality of life, we are confident we can improve the health and wellbeing of our clients. The housing project is a Board funded philanthropic initiative that started when Queensland Health donated us two houses, which were to be moved onto our current property.

“We are now well underway to preparing the houses in readiness for people to move in, but more help is needed. We’d love to talk to anyone who can offer trade assistance or further financial commitments.”