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National Sorry Day 2020

Observed annually on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers and acknowledges the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’.

National Sorry Day is a day to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation. While this date carries great significance for the Stolen Generations and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it is also commemorated by Australians right around the country.

Exiting News... Thank You to Adam Crouch MP & the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund!

We had a visit today from Adam Crouch MP – Member for Terrigal and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast!
Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre Manager Colette Baron and Chairperson Michael Hynes were presented with a check for $255,984 for Youth Programs from the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund.
We are grateful and very excited to bring these programs to our Youth in the community!

Thank You Coast Shelter

A big shout out to Coast Shelter and the lovely Allison for delivering these much needed Food Donations for KNC Food Pantry today!
We also cannot thank The Rotary Club of Kincumber enough for supporting Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre through this difficult time of increasing demand due to Covid-19 and organising this delivery.

National Volunteer Week 2020

 

Happy National Volunteer Week! We're recognising the generous contribution of Kincumber Neighbourhood Centres amazing Volunteers past and present and everyone who selflessly Volunteers Australia wide.
We couldn’t do what we do without the fantastic work of our Volunteers!
Because of our Volunteers we are able to support the community with programs such as KNC Food Pantry, KNC Youth Brekky Club, KNC Playgroup, Boomerang Bags and Craft & Connect.
Due to Covid-19 alot of our Volunteers are self-isolating. We cannot wait until all of our Volunteers are safely back at KNC and putting the heart back into the community.

Thank You

We want to say a MASSIVE thank you to the following people for their generous donations of Food and other items for the KNC Food Pantry!


We handed out over 80 Food Packages to families last Wednesday and your donations helped us to do it 🙂
We really need these donations to feed people in need in our commUNITY


🌻 Dee from Organic Hair on Daleys Hair Salon and also some of Dee’s clients have kindly been dropping off groceries 💓

🌻 Tracy Ellis who donated $100 of groceries 💓

🌻 Linda Van who dropped off a beautiful hamper of Groceries

 

And thank you to all of the others who donated 💓

If you have Food or Pantry items to donate please call us on 4363 104 or you can donate through the Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre website through the Purple Donate button.

 

Neighbourhood Centre Week 2020 Loneliness - the solution is community

In 2020, the theme for Neighbourhood Centre Week is ‘Loneliness: the solution is community’.

Recent research has found 1 in 4 Australians are lonely, and that the ‘loneliness epidemic’ has significant social, health and economic impacts.
Neighbourhood centres by their very nature help combat loneliness by providing a space for people to meet and form meaningful connections through participation in community programs and projects.
Whilst things are different at the moment with Covid-19 we have enjoyed staying connected with our community through our Social Media channels, through phone calls and emails
In honour of Neighbourhood Centre Week we would love for you to share how Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre has helped you or someone you know in the community to connect or helped in any way that has added to their happiness OR share what have you done or had done for you to reduce loneliness in the community.
Leave a comment, share a photo or tag Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre on Facebook!
Remember we are still here for our community
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Emergency Relief

At Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre we are here and working to support people in need in the community.

 

 

Appointments are conducted by phone due to Covid-19.
If you are experiencing financial hardship we can help you with your Electricity or Gas Bill by EAPA appointment.
We are providing Emergency Food Assistance Monday to Friday when food is available.
We have KNC Food Pantry & Second Bite every Wednesday at 10.30am.

For a $2 gold coin donation we can give you 2 bags of groceries.
Coles Food Voucher and Woolworths Petrol Voucher by appointment and assessment.
We have an Abundance Box on the front doorstep with Free Pantry items that is available 24/7.
Please feel free to take what you need or leave something you don’t need.
We can also help you with Referrals Monday to Friday.
If you are struggling please do not hesitate to call us on 4363 1044
Donations Needed. If are able to help we are gratefully accepting Donations through the Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre Website

Thank You Green Point Baptist Church!

KNC Food Pantry & Second Bite would like to say a Massive Thank You to Green Point Baptist Church.

At a time that we have unprecedented demand for food relief due to COVID-19, Green Point Baptist Church have been donating hampers and bags of groceries.

The reality of running this program is we need donations all year long to feed nutritious food to the vulnerable in our community.

We are not funded for this program and these donations mean so much.
Thank You for helping your local community!

KNC Youth Brekky Club Announcement

 

KNC Youth Brekky Club Announcement

We are sad to say that due to current advice from NSW Health and the World Health Organisation that Youth Brekky Club is temporarily closed.
As soon as possible we will let everyone know when Brekky Club is back.
Our apologies to anyone affected by this.

KNC Food Pantry Announcement

KNC Food Pantry & Second Bite will be running tomorrow from 10.25am.


We ask that everyone exercise patience as we navigate these changes and ensure that we respect each other’s personal space.
We do not know how much food will be donated tomorrow given the supply chain and unprecedented demand for food but are running as normal with what we have.
Due to advice from NSW Health and the World Health Organisation there will be some temporary changes in order to protect you our clients, and also our volunteers & staff from COVID-19.
We have a station for hand sanitising and ask that you sanitise on your way into the program and also when leaving.
Please refrain from visiting the centre if you are unwell with any of the following symptoms;

1. Respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

2. If anyone in your household is unwell with the above symptoms.

3. If you have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with Corona Virus or with any of the above symptoms.

4. If you have travelled overseas in the last 14 days.

KNC Volunteers & Staff will stay home if they exhibit any flu-like symptoms and only return to KNC when they are cleared by a doctor.
Or after 14 days self-isolation in the case of exposure to someone with symptoms.

Corona Virus Update

Corona Virus Update

 


We have implemented some temporary changes in line with advice from NSW Health and the World Health Organisation.
This is to protect our clients, hirers, volunteers and staff from COVID-19.
From today, we will be implementing new hygiene requirements when visiting our centre as well as Social Distancing practices.

Visiting community members will be encouraged to:
1. Phone ahead on 4363 1044 before attending the centre
2. Use hand sanitiser upon entering and leaving the building.
3. Wash hands regularly with soap and water.

Please refrain from visiting the centre if:
1. You are unwell with any of the following symptoms; respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
2. If anyone in your household is unwell with the above symptoms.
3. If you have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with Corona Virus or with any of the above symptoms.
4. If you have traveled overseas in the last 14 days.
KNC Volunteers & Staff will stay home if they exhibit any flu-like symptoms and only return to KNC when they are cleared by a doctor - clearance certificate must be produced OR after 14 days self-isolation in the case of exposure to someone with symptoms.
We will keep everyone informed of any other updates.
Take care everone.

Form Support Drop in Sessions

Do you or someone that you know need help filling in paper or online forms?

Our lovely volunteer Christine from KNC will be at Kincumber Library on the fourth Monday of the month for anyone who needs help filling in print or online forms.
Call 4304 7641 for enquires.

Volunteer Maintenance Person Needed

We are after a volunteer for general maintenance around our friendly Neighbourhood Centre.

 

Your duties would include gardening, helping to maintain the centre, assisting to set up rooms for hirers, which requires lifting tables and chairs.
Assisting with unpacking food deliveries to our food pantry
Setting up and packing up our food program. lifting tables and chairs as needed.

Helping with our food program which involves lifting crates of food.

Need to be able to work with a friendly team of Staff and Volunteers.Needs to be flexible as things can change quickly around here!
Can work independently
Needs to be fit and healthy as heavy lifting is involved
This volunteer position is a Centrelink approved activity.

Requirements:
Working with Children Check
Follow WHS procedures

Please call Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre on 4363 1044 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteers Wanted for our KNC Food Pantry & Second Bite food program

We are looking for volunteers for our KNC Food Pantry & Second Bite food program.


If you want to help your local community and prevent good food from going to landfill we want you!

We need volunteers who can commit to volunteering every Wednesday from 9 am to 11.45am.
Are able to work with a friendly team of Staff and Volunteers
Can work independently
Needs to be fit and healthy as heavy lifting is involved.
For example lifting crates of food and tables.
Assisting with unpacking food deliveries to our food pantry
Setting up and packing up our food program.

If you have a vehicle and are able to help with picking up food when required that would be great but is not a not a requirement 🙂
Working with Children Check
Follow WHS procedures

This program is in alignment with our core values at KNC.
We take good, nutritious food that would go to landfill and is wasted to feed people in need in the Community.
If this is you please pop into the centre and fill in some volunteer paperwork.
Alternatively email the program co-ordination Leanne:
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Craft & Connect

Craft & Connect


Join a lovely group of people to make Craft & Connect.
Fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12pm to 2pm
$2 Gold Coin Donation
Includes Coffee, Tea & Biscuits
Kincumber Neighbourhood Centre

1/20 Kincumber Street,
Kincumber,
2251
Call 4363 1044 for enquiries
This is a fortnightly class.
Cardmaking
Scrapbooking
Crocheting for Beginners
Knitting for Beginners

KNC Youth Brekky Club Volunteers Needed

Have you been thinking about Volunteering in your Local Community in 2020?


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We have Volunteering Opportunities for Youth Brekky Club on Mondays and Fridays.
Brekky Club runs every Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays of the school term.
KNC Brekky Club Volunteers assist with tasks such as setting up the breakfast area, preparing and serving breakfasts, and cleaning up and washing dishes.

Social interaction with the students is an important part too, and supports informal learning of social and life skills.
All volunteers need to provide their Working with Children Checks.
As a volunteer you can apply for one free at Service NS
Call 4363 1044 if you are interested or email:
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KNC Playgroup First Play Date for 2020 is the 4th of February

We are happy to announce our first KNC Playgroup date for 2020 is the 4th of February.


We are looking forward to seeing all of our our Playgroup friends!
If you are a Parent , Grandparent or Carer of a Playgrouper and are interested in co-coordinating this year we would love to hear from you 🙂
It is a great chance to connect with your local community.

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