This year once again the Angels team rallied the troops to ensure our communitys most vulnerable experianced the joy of the easter period. thanks to wonderful donors 150 children in foster carer living in the lower riverina and upper murry areas recieved lovingly prepared easter packages filled with goodies. we are ever so greatful once again for the support from the amazing social workers and case workers who ensure the children most in need receive these very special gifts.
Also for the second year running our Goulburn team put on an amazing free community easter lunch feeding 108 patrons from our community who would otherwise go with out over the holiday period, this included:
Homeless individuals and families
disadvantaged families and children
the elderly or disabled with out families or freinds networks.
Our amazing team worked very hard with some dressing up for the occasion with 2 easter bunnys and one fairy present on the day to ensure a good time was had by all .
loads of easter eggs were hunted in the local community garden bringing many smiles to children of all ages.
all children from very little to the teens also recieved a large easter egg or bunny plus a little box of goodies to take home. every attendeee on the day also left with a full belly , yummy food to take away and a small gift.
thanks to the Grace uniting team we had an absolute blast playing outdoor games and learning how to do some wonderful card crafting.
We would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers for the amazing effort and a huge thank you to those who donated food and offcourse easter goodies , with out this support the day simply would not have been possible.
Our Founder and President Melina Skidmore announced as a winner in the NRMA helping people awards 2013.
The Sunday Telegraph, Pride of Australia NSW finalists announced.
Our Founder and President Melina Skidmore is announced as a finalist in the Community Spirit Category.
Albury wodonga News Weekly, Launch of the new Albury / Wodonga AFTF Branch August 15th 2013,
The Riverina leader, Melina's battle inspires fight for city's vulnerable, July 17, 2013,
The Riverina leader, angels for the forgotten host first major fundraiser July 17, 2013,
Trivia night to support those in need Posted by: News Desk Posted date: July 10, 2013 In: wagga now
Angels spread wings May 2, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
Foster child uses tragedy to help others Posted Thu May 2, 2013 9:33am AEST
1230 ABC Riverina News 01/05/2013 01/05/2013 , 1:03 PM by Moyra Shields
Chloe Hart with ABC Riverina News
Women as EntrepreneursOur founder is featured in the summer edition of the Women as entrepreneurs handbook , our founder is found at the top of page 7
Easter appeal brings cheer to children2013 Easter appeal in Wagga Wagga
CEO Travels to Newcastle to speak during foster care week.Our CEO was mentioned in the catholic dioceses newsletter for her speech to their annual foster care week luncheon.
Local business helps charityWednesday 15th August 2012 Body shop staff donate work hours to volunteer , assisting the angels team .
Prime 7 News Wagga News CoverageWednesday 16th of May 2012 6pm local news coverage of Family helper day and discussing increased demand
on charity's in the region.
STYLE MAGAZINE,Article and mentioned on front cover winter edition 2012
LIVING MAGAZINE,You will find the article on page 64 and 65
Daily Advertiser articlearticle published after awesome donation from Freehills in Melbourne who assisted us with our 2011 Christmas appeal.OTHER LINKS 2012:The links below are other items in the media where Angels for the forgotten is either mentioned, quoted or pictured in a story .
Mentioned and Quoted in: "Cook ups for north Wagga " 09 Mar, 2012 05:00 AM
Coolamon Rotary club newsletter , mentioned and discussed our CEO Melina Skidmore presentation to their club.
Meeting Tony Abbott in Wagga,
March 12, 2012
Photograph Angels for the forgotten Volunteers at our Cleaning station set up to help North Wagga residents after the 2012 floods
Watch the clip to briefly see Tony Abbott and Micheal McCormack
meeting us at the cleaning stand in north Wagga during the 2012 floods clean up
08 Mar, 2012 02:35 PM
Mentioned in article "Volunteers get busy packing"
Daily Advertiser "Parents to pay for preschool"
Mentioned and Quoted in the article.
09 Jan, 2012 12:00 AM
Merimbula News: Letter to the editor about our "stockings full of Joy " Christmas appeal
OTHER LINKS IN THE MEDIA 2011the links below are other items in the media where Angels for the forgotten is
either mentioned, quoted or pictured in a story .
Refuge closes doors on mentally ill 19yo
10 Nov, 2011 12:00 AM
On Tuesday the 23 rd of August 2011 Prime7 News (Riverina)
came along to our head office to check out operations prior to our first ever open day.
Cold, Wet and Hungry20/4/2015
Have you noticed how , cold, windy and wet it is outside lately ??
I bet you have ! its Freezing !
Today at angels we assisted another newly homeless person, they were cold and hungry and seeking some shelter.
we were able to assist them with a hot cuppa , some food to eat and some to take away with them, we also helped them access some temporary accommodation just for tonight to get out of the rain. we also provided one of our Homeless essentials backpacks.
Did you know that Goulburn now has no refuges for single , men women or families? they were sadly all shut down last year as we now approach winter things are really going to start to bite for our local homeless community.
the only emergency accommodation we could secure was the one night provide in a motel through the Link to Home hotline, which is now the norm for those in need in goulburn.
we desperately need your support to ensure we support our community's homeless.
a donation of $50 allows us to provide our Homeless essentials backpack, its a god send for many homeless it contains:
Gender appropriate toiletry's pack
First Aid kit
emergency food ( 48 hours supply)
Dixi set ( compact camp cooking set)
Camp cutlery set
Small camping stove
water proof matches
Torch plus spare batteries
Warm set of clothes
Beanies. scarves, gloves
2 person tent
Please show your support and help us #HelptheHomeless #RightnowinGoulburn
Donations can be made with the donate button on the top right of this page or by direct deposit to
our account :
Angels for the forgotten
ACC 1012 3733
Please leave your name and the word GLBhomeless as a reference
please also email us your details at goulburn@angelsfortheforgotten so that we can issue you a tax receipt.
News article from the Goulburn post, October 10th 2014 titled "an angel to care for you". the story is about the first information sessions and launch of the new Goulburn Angels for the branch and relocation of our Head office.
For the full story click the link below.
Did you catch the story about about our awesome trivia night in the local wagga paper ?? NO ?? well aren't you lucky we have the link for you , just click it below and have a read. a huge thank you to all our guests on the night for bringing in a mountain of donations and placing them under the tree, we received lots of things from our items needed list including food, socks, underwear, toiletry's, new toys, baby items, jumpers, beanies, scarves, and much more.
thank you so much this will help many needy people in our community.
Please give a very big congratulations to Nicole Baillie the Angels for the forgotten 2013 /2014 Volunteer of the Year
She has been an amazing volunteer often working in unbearable heat, or freezing cold beyond midnight , and early hours just to ensure that refferals are delivered to the most needy when and where they are needed , driving 600km round trips if needed to make sure remote agencys who needed it can receive the items needed for the vulnerable clients they care for . Nicole goes above and beyond time and time again.
Last Night she was also Officially presented to the Wagga Wagga community as the new Wagga TEAM LEADER . Nicole will now manage the day to day running of the wagga warehouse and team.
#goulburn We are seeking volunteers ! today i start my long list of appointments with lots of lovely people in our community to launch our wonderful angels branch so that we can start helping local familys , children and youth who are in care , crisis, homeless or at risk but with out volunteers all of this hard work will be wasted so i need your help !
the immediate tasks at hand are :
~ find storage and office site
~ find volunteers and build a local team
~ fundraise locally
im currently working to set up a information session early august at a date and time to be set , i need expressions of interests to help me decided the size of location needed for this , if you would like to volunteer please register you interest either via our volunteer link here : http://www.angelsfortheforgotten.org/volunteers.html or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
i cant wait to get the goulburn team up and running just like our other wonderful angels teams , who are making a massive difference in so many lives , i know here in goulburn we can do just the same if not more.
if you would like to chat feel free to call me on 0403355075.
#volunteers #charity #community
Its just far too cold and the referrals just wont stop ! sadly the need is so high this winter and the donations received are lower than previous years and we have run out of Warm socks and scarves and beanies for teens and adults and need them desperately !
the winter weather is bitterly cold so we cant just leave these items out of the care packs , they are essential to help keep the individuals warm.
warm beanies , scarves and thick socks for both males and females are needed if you can donate we are happy to purchase in bulk but need funds to do so , or if you can donate items to either the Wagga or Albury branch's location details can be found here or if you can donate Polar fleece fabric we have some lovely crafty ladys who are happy to whip up some scarves for us free of charge. if you can help in any way and would like to chat to the team feel free to call us on 0403355075
Bookings for our Christmas in July trivia night are now open ! its going to be an amazing night full of fun and games ! with loads of prizes , the event will be held on friday the 25th July at the wagga RSL club from 7pm tables of ten are $100 to book simply follow this link http://www.angelsfortheforgotten.org/trivia-night.html or call 0403355075
A very big thank you to everyone who supported our end of tax year appeal at midnight last night our tax-time appeal reached $2465 which is an amazing effort in less than 7 days so thank you so much ! this is a fantastic way to kick of the beginning of this financial year for us , to help the many, children , youth and family's who are referred to us every week and we know with your continued support we can continue our work
Angels for the forgotten Inc