December 20, 2019

Liberty's Community Development

Acknowledging others for the work that they do is really important, not only the person but for ourselves. Throughout 2019 we acknowledged volunteers, staff and the organisation for the hard work that we all put in to making Liberty a home away from home. Every month there is the opportunity for you to nominate volunteers on the MYGC website, which gives them a chance to win $1000. If you would like to nominate a volunteer, you can do this by going on to the website or let me know and I can assist you with this process. Nominations for the Volunteer Queensland Awards and the Volunteering Services Australia 2020 Gold Coast Volunteer Awards open in December and I encourage you to please let me know who you would like to nominate, along with a bit of a story we can share in a nomination. Also opening soon are the Volunteering Services Australia Community Organisation of the Year Award and the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards 2020.

Successful grants this year include $35,000 towards a new bus received from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, and $1000 towards Carer’s Pamper Day received from Councillor Peter Young through the Division 5 Donation Program. We are waiting to hear about whether Liberty has been successful with a grant application for $10,000 through the Angie Bell, Federal Member for Moncrieff, Round 5 Strengthen Local Communities / Stronger Communities Programme.

A huge thank you goes out to Books & Gifts Direct and Amcal Gooding Drive for generously donating so many wonderful books, toys and giftware for our Christmas raffle.

Our games mornings are proving to be great fun for shoppers, and will re- commence in January. This takes place on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Runaway Bay Shopping Centre in the Community Hub (opposite Woolworths). Our first games morning for 2020 will be Tuesday, 7 January.