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The It’s Up To Us! campaign has raised over $91,000 to date, with a huge thank you to Motorfest who donated $10,000 in lieu of their event, which has given a significant boost to the fund.

Keep up the good work. We can do this together.

Check out the latest on the work we do and the It’s Up to Us! fundraising campaign to counter homelessness.

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It’s Up To Us!

For more on this campaign, see below, or click here.

Monday July 12th, Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast launched It’s Up To Us!, a new initiative within the Housing and Homelessness Subgroup, to tackle the crisis of homelessness in Bega Valley.  

This initiative kick starts a building program for the provision of emergency accommodation for those without a bed for the night. Its goal is to raise $100,000 towards an urgently required transitional housing unit by the end of the year.

Homelessness locally has reached crisis point.  Referrals to NGOs for emergency housing has risen 230% in two years.  Volunteers from the SJA, working in conjunction with all of the Shire’s housing/homeless support services, run a hotline which receives on average a call every day related to crisis accommodation.  There are dozens sleeping rough in the shire each night but resources are limited. 

Read more about it here and here.

You, too, can contribute, here. Just select the It’s Up To Us! option when making your donation.

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HOMELESS

Awareness event
organised by our local service providers . 

Bega Showgrounds

Sleep On It

Music and events 4 to 8 pm,
then sleep out 8 to 8 am.

Postponed to 2022

ALL FUNDS raised go to SJA
for the It’s Up To Us! campaign to end homelessness. 

#### Thank you to Rotary Club of Pambula for so generously donating $2500 toward the purchase of our latest 22 ft caravan ($5500 total) — what a partner we have!

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  • Memberships are now due.  The annual fee has been increased to $5.00.  It is now very easy to join/renew online.  Alternatively you can pay direct into the Social Justice Advocates account at Bendigo Bank, BSB: 633 000, Account No. 157 357 567; pay at the general meeting, or sub-group meetings.   Receipts can be issued upon request to treasurer@sjasc.org.au

Best wishes, Dianne Beckett, Secretary
secretary@sjasc.org.au

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50For50 Dinner:

If you would like to receive an email letting you know about the next 50For50 Dinner, email sja50for50dinners@gmail.com