On Monday 7 August 23, our Make House a Home project (MAHAH) delivered 15 sets (30 tea-chest boxes) of new homeware to Launch Housing’s front line offices in Dandenong and St Kilda.
Launch’s case workers were delighted to have a refreshed supply of boxes. They allocate them on a highest need basis to long term homeless clients when they can finally place them in a unit. After extended homelessness, these people typically own no homeware to set up afresh once they are housed. The boxes are also allocated to some victims of domestic violence who have left a dangerous situation with no household possessions.
Funded by the Rotary Melbourne budget, our “MAHAH” program is now in its fifth year and in that time has assisted more than 200 homeless people.
Chris Wang prepared and labelled all the boxes at his Sunshine warehouse and volunteers Marg Leser, Trevor Nink, Jim Orchard, Richard Parker and Sue Smith did the purchasing and packing.
Despite the pressure on the availability of DIK trucks, Bob Glindemann assisted and DIK’s volunteer driver Andy Steinicke did a marvellous job driving the congested round trip to Dandenong with Jim.
Launch Housing highly value what we do and the demand is real and ongoing.