Yesterday I was proud to be a part of the Noosa Homelessness Roadshow and to work alongside a variety of Qld businesses, Government Departments & not-for-profit Organisations. This event was held near the premises of You-turn (formerly United Synergies) - at Tait Duke Community Cottage.
There was free clothing, haircuts, laundry services, food etc for the community & homeless to access as well as a few hands-on Art projects available - which I helped facilitate. We painted tiny houses - 4.5 metres of tiny wooden houses I had cut from recycled wooden fence posts. Good luck to anyone who tried to walk past without getting roped into painting at least one!! Who would have thought something as simple as 'tiny houses' would allow a table of complete strangers to stand around, talk, laugh & have fun competing for the best presented house in the village. These tiny houses (painted in You-turn logo colours) will be proudly displayed in their reception area - each house personally named - with a word or two that represents what home means.
I am so proud of how a community of strangers can come together and support others - even if it is to lend a helping hand or offer a listening ear. Isn't that what a community is all about?