For Immediate Release
Rotary Club of Sandy Bay give a helping hand to local Mothers and Fathers.
The Rotary Club of Sandy Bay have donated a large collection of books, as well as funds raised at a recent Quiz Night to Hobart City Mission’s Small Steps and DIY Dads programs.
“The Rotary Club of Sandy Bay has collected over 200 books we are delighted to be donating them, alongside the $6,000 raised at our quiz night, to Hobart City Mission’s very worthwhile programs,” says the club’s quiz night committee member, Biddy Fisk.
“We hope they will enhance learning and encourage a love of literature in both the parents and children associated with these programs.”
The collection of books by the club is a new Rotary District initiative to help promote and enhance literacy. Hobart City Mission was chosen by the members of the Rotary Club of Sandy Bay as their recipient of the donations made through the initiative.
“This donation will go a long way in assisting the mothers and fathers in our Small Steps and DIY Dads programs,” says Hobart City Mission CEO, John Stubley, “with education being a large component of the support we provide, the books will be a significant addition to the programs.”
Hobart City Mission’s DIY Dads programs provide self-contained units for males with full or part time care of their children, who are seeking support to secure stable accommodation or custody. Similarly, Small Steps provides supported accommodation for young mothers who are in need of secure accommodation to support their child.
As well as accommodation, both programs provide life and parenting skill training, advocacy and guidance to help develop confident and capable parents.