We are thrilled to announce that through the sales of the Support Local Support Brunswick t-shirts, $4k has been raised for Brunswick Neighbourhood House.
They have written to say that the funds are being spent on community and outreach activities during the COVID19 pandemic - in particular, online courses.
“With restrictions due to COVID-19 closing face-to-face delivery of our courses, we have moved subjects online and provided them free of charge to participants. Being able to subsidise the courses has enabled access to online learning for a cohort which found itself suddenly out of work and stuck at home.
It has opened up opportunities for learning to a huge number of people, who might never have had the chance otherwise. We have found that online learning has been a great form of engagement for isolated, and hard to reach, community members. In addition, BNH set up laptop borrowing service to facilitate participation of individuals with no computer access at home.
Courses include English for Conversation, English for Intermediates, English for Reading & Writing, English for Job Search, English for Occupational Purposes and the BNH Step to Employment course that covers topics including resume and letter writing, interview preparation, and job search skills."
BNH has also allocated some of the Support Local, Support Brunswick funds to run an event during NAIDOC Week (8th-15th November).
The theme for this year's events will be, 'Always Was, Always Will Be', and BNH will work with the diverse Moreland community to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities following a lengthy time of lock down and hardship for many.”
If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, we have stocks in-store as well as online - purchase here