This week is Neighbourhood House Week. It’s a week to celebrate the work and support that Neighbourhood Houses provide to the community. The theme this year is “Loneliness: the solution is community”. Which is very timely considering the situation we are all finding ourselves in at present. The volunteers and staff at Span are very […]
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Span’s Art for All Abilities is still continuing online, via snail mail and phone. Sheena, Amy and Julian are working with the participants to continue to develop engaging and fun art. We thank them for the extra effort they are putting towards working with the two groups. We look forward to them coming back into […]
Emergency food relief is available throughout Darebin. Bridge Darebin, Reservoir Neighbourhood House and Rotary in Preston have partnered with: Jika Community Centre, Span Community House, PRACE and Alphington Community Centre; City of Darebin; FareShare; Feed Appeal; Foodbank; Lentil as Anything; Northcote Bakeshop; The Office of Ged Kearney MP; and Uber. Emergency food relief is available in the […]
Darebin Libraries are still offering a free library delivery service to vulnerable people. Contact the Library on 1300 655 355 (9am–5pm, Mon–Fri) to discuss their services further. Free Wifi is available around Darebin libraries as well as in the major shopping strips. You can continue to access their many online resources with your membership details.
Rani, our wonderful Tai Chi tutor, is running online workshops. Please visit her website for further information. http://www.ranihughes.com
Save the date for Span’s online AGM to be held at 7.00pm on Thursday 16th July. All welcome. Sorry we cannot provide the lovely refreshments and company that we usually do but join us to discuss the success of Span throughout 2019 and hear about Sheena’s support of her Art for All Abilities participants. Please […]
Olympic Adult Education is hosting a free course for single Mothers and other women isolated at home with children during COVID-19. Sessions will include: looking after yourself; “survival” strategies; succeeding with remote schooling (primary school teacher guest speaker); sharing ideas about how to occupy the kids; dealing with financial pressure. Eight zoom sessions on Tuesdays […]
Whilst we cannot meet together for our monthly lunches, Span is providing meal packs for those who need a little support during this time. Our packs are frozen and have enough for 2-3 servings. Please contact us if you would like a meal. We can arrange home delivery.
Huge shout out to SecondBite! Span collect fresh, nutritious food on Monday’s and deliver to our local community. Second Bite rescue surplus food from across the retail network and redistributes it – free of charge – to more than 1,300 local charities around the country. All with minimising the use of plastic wrapping. SecondBite’s motto […]
Patch Project IDAHOBIT 2020 is happening, so get creating! Organised by Creative Circles Art Therapy to celebrate IDAHOBIT 2020. This is an opportunity for rainbow communities to share art or stories with the world. Can you draw, paint, sew, glue, collage, stich, appliqué, anything goes. This event aims to be inclusive and accessible. If you […]