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Literacy is the miracle that can break the poverty-cycle

I’m sure you know how passionate I am about helping those who are caught in the poverty-cycle. That’s why I give meals to the homeless and basic healthcare to our needy guests.  It all happens thanks to your kindhearted support, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could prevent people falling into poverty in the first place? Together we can! The best way to do this is by giving struggling kids the literacy skills they need to succeed. That’s why I’m rolling out...

Helping the homeless get through a heat wave

Last summer was especially hot. In fact Sydney sweltered through some of its hottest days in many years. It’s uncomfortable for us, but imagine how tough it was for the homeless. Thankfully your support enabled us to keep them hydrated with cool drinks and nourished with healthy meals. We were also able to give them showers to wash away the heat of the day and help restore their dignity.  ...

Our volunteers make a world of difference

Our volunteers are special people. Every day more than forty of them generously give their time to help others. In fact we couldn’t achieve the miracles we do without them! They help in so many ways, from serving meals at our food van and the Loaves & Fishes Free Restaurant, to sorting donated goods. This Easter our volunteers will be here too with Easter eggs and hot cross buns for our needy guests. “The spirit of our volunteers truly inspires me”, said...

Your support helped feed thousands last Christmas

At Christmas more people turn to us for help than at any other time of year. In fact last Christmas, Rev. Bill and his team served more than 60 hams, 300kgs of turkey and 1,800 Christmas puddings! This was all thanks to the support of people like you and the organisations who donated food and other items. We would especially like to thank these organisations for their generous support: John Singleton & Family Blackmores Jaycar Electronics MFS Investment Management Sargents Pies...

We’re finding homes for the homeless

Helping people off the streets takes lots of kindness and effort, especially if they’ve been homeless for a long time.  Thanks to your support we’re winning the battle. We have even found homes for people who have been living rough for over a decade!  “I’ve lost count of the number of homeless people who we’ve helped into stable accommodation”, said Rev. Crews. “The impact on their lives is dramatic. Their health improves and many of them even get regular jobs.” Finding homes for...

Make your support even more valuable

You enable us to help the most needy Sydneysiders – the homeless, the destitute and the lonely. Now you can stretch your donation even further by becoming a monthly giver. Monthly givers contribute an automatic credit card donation once each month. It’s easy to set up and you can cancel at any time. To find out more please call us on (02) 8752 4666. ...

Help teach needy kids how to read.

Help make Easter miracles happen

Easter is a really important time of year for me. Not just because of its religious significance, but because it reminds me a better future is possible whenever we use our compassion to lift people out of despair. That’s exactly what your support enables me and my team to do every single day. Like the nutritious meals that stave off hunger in the homeless, or the basic healthcare that means our guests don’t get sick.  But what if we could prevent poverty...

Rev. Bill Crews' Christmas

My Christmas

As you can imagine, Christmas Day is really important to me. It’s both meaningful and spiritual and it makes me reflect on my own life. I have been giving Christmas lunches to the lonely and needy for 49 years. These people often feel left out, excluded and pushed to the fringes of society. But when they come to my big marquee in Ashfield on Christmas Day there’s a welcoming family waiting. It’s deeply moving not just for them, but for me...

You can make Christmas miracles happen

On Christmas Day we’ll serve lunch to thousands of hungry, needy and lonely people. There will be ham and turkey as well as bon-bons and lots of fun and laughter. It’ll be just like a big family! These Christmas miracles happen when we support each other. That’s why I’m asking you to donate. It’ll help feed the hungry, give comfort to the lonely and bring joy to little children. So please give today. ...