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Aboriginal Connect to Country at headspace Lismore

Do you know or work with young Aboriginal people aged 12-25yr? headspace Lismore is proud to have the opportunity to work with award-winning artist Michael Philp, offering free Art and Cultural workshops. Michael will be hosting the Free “Connect to Country” art and yarn workshop on the 5 September 2017 @ headspace on the balcony from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

“Real Boy” movie screening for Wear It Purple Day

COMPASS (Tweed/Southern Gold Coast LGBTIQAP+ Youth Network) is excited to present Real Boy, a beautiful new release film documenting three years of a young man’s gender affirmation journey. headspace Tweed Heads will be screening this film for Wear It Purple Day on Friday 25 August at Hoyts Tweed City from 5-8pm, followed by an expert LGBTIQAP+ Awareness Panel”You Can Ask That”. Entry is by gold coin donation, all welcome. The film is suitable for 12yo and above, although it touches on some mature themes including self harm and drug use.

Our Homeless Clean Up at Splendour

It’s not just the festival goers who will benefit from this year’s Splendour in the Grass Festival. Organisers this year encouraged punters not to throw away their unwanted camping gear, but to donate it to Social Futures so it can be distributed to our partner organisations who work with rough sleepers. Volunteers from Social Futures Connecting Home Program and OTCP scoured Byron Parklands on Monday and managed to fill a truck with items which will be cleaned and donated to people in our region who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Going Places: Join Our Transport Sharing Scheme

Does your organisation have mini bus or people mover that could be rented to other community not-for-profit organisations? As part of the Transport Development Project, Social Futures is compiling a database of Northern Rivers organisations that have large vehicles available for not-for-profit organisations to rent on an at-cost or near-cost basis.

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