Nov 07

ADRA Op Shop Morisset becomes one of the largest in Australia

The ADRA Op Shop Morisset celebrated its expansion and renovation with an official re-opening celebration on Sunday, November 6. The op shop is now the sole occupant of a warehouse with over 2000m2¬†of floorspace, making it one of the largest op shops in Australia. The celebration, attended by State Member …

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Oct 01

Building Belonging – Andrea’s Story

‚ÄúI was in hospital and rehab for eight months having to learn how to do everything again ‚Äď walk, talk, speak, make a cup of tea.‚ÄĚ Andrea was born legally blind, but she never let it stand in the way of her dreams. Just a few years ago Andrea‚Äôs life …

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Aug 16

ADRA’s contribution to food relief initiative featured on TV

With the need for food relief increasing across the country, ADRA Victoria has recently been invited to join Coles and SecondBite‚Äôs annual Winter Appeal campaign. Launched on June 22, this year‚Äôs campaign is directing its funds to SecondBite so they can continue providing food in the form of cooked meals, …

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May 19

Building a Brighter Future – Shupikai’s Story

‚ÄúWe were living from hand to mouth, barely able to afford money for food and school fees.‚ÄĚ Shupikai sits in the shade of her mudbrick home, a wide smile on her face. The two youngest of her five children play in the open area beside her home, their laughter drifting …

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Nov 01

How Basketball is Changing Lives

The ADRA community program in the Central Tablelands, NSW, is a shining example of collaboration¬†between ADRA and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Run by the Bathurst, Mandurama and Cowra¬†churches, the¬†program¬†supports¬†families¬†and¬†local¬†schools.¬† ‚ÄúWe have supplied food parcels to 23 public schools in the area every month since April 2020,‚ÄĚ says Pastor¬†Raymon¬†Paletua, the ADRA¬†Program¬†Manager. …

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Sep 24

Friendship Day High-Tea

On 23 September 2021, the Victor Harbor ADRA Op-Shop held a high tea in honour of International Friendship Day. “The event was designed to facilitate the meeting together of single people to provide a space where friendships could be initiated or nurtured at no cost to them,” says Dawn Peterson, …

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Sep 13

Debbie’s Story

For as long as Debbie can remember, drugs dictated her life. ‚ÄúI was a drug addict for 48 years,‚ÄĚ Debbie says. ‚ÄúI was always rejected from society, being a heroin addict, bikie, gangsta, whatever you wanted to label me.‚ÄĚ During this time, Debbie and her family experienced periods of homelessness, …

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May 28

Farewelling Eddy Johnson

After 14 years as manager of the ADRA Community Care Centre at Blacktown, Pastor Eddy Johnson retired in early 2021. COVID restrictions delayed a formal farewell, but Conference ADRA Director Malcolm Rea hosted a luncheon on May 26 (before the most recent COVID-19 lockdown) in Eddy‚Äôs honour. Denison Grellmann, CEO …

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May 07

Volunteer Profile – Linda D’Abreu

“Volunteering gives everyone the opportunity to use their God-given talents. It transforms lives.¬†And you could be the reason someone’s life changes.”¬†‚Äď Linda¬†D’Abreu¬† From Tuesday to Thursday, you will find Linda at the ADRA Mt Druitt Community Care¬†Centre.¬†Linda sorts through donated goods for the op shop and helps distribute food parcels. …

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May 07

Weekend of healing for women affected by the 2020 Far South Coast bushfires

Words: Amandine Ahrens. This story was originally published in Bega District News, with details added by ADRA Australia Throughout the bushfire season of 2019/20, Bega Seventh-day Adventist Church partnered with ADRA to support their local and surrounding communities who were evacuating to escape the flames. Over one year on, the …

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