The Rotary Club of Umina Beach will hold a variety night at Ettalong Diggers Memorial Club on November 25 to raise money for Mary Mac’s place to buy a vehicle to visit the homeless.
Mary Mac’s Place Woy Woy is a non-profit community kitchen where volunteers provide a hot lunch, washing and shower facilities and referrals to other services for the homeless and disadvantaged people in our community.
Mary Mac’s is currently planning its Christmas lunch.
Mary Mac’s Place co-ordinator Ms Catherine Pantehis said hampers would also be given out “to hold people over while we are closed during the Christmas and New Year break”.
Ms Pantehis said Mary Mac’s would be thankful for donations of any items on their Christmas lunch wish list: hams, 20 cooked chickens, turkey, apple sauce, mustard, long life custard, long life cream, icecream, salads, soft drinks, lollies in small packets, chips, Christmas cakes/puddings, and bonbons and decorations.
The Mary Mac’s Hamper wish list included: cans of corned beef, meat, tuna, salmon, sardines, baked beans, spaghetti, vegetables, long life breakfast drinks, cereal packaged in own bowl, noodles, rice, pasta, fruit snack packs, muesli bars and fruit bars, dried fruit, tinned fruit, chocolate or jelly beans (for diabetics), chips, snacks, biscuits, long life custards, two-minute noodles, small cartons of long life milk, tea, coffee, small packets of sugar, canned soups or meals, crispbread, small sachets of vegemite and spreads.
Donations of toiletries are also being accepted including wet wipe flat packs, good quality razors, shaving cream, soap and shower gel, deodorants, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Media release, 9 Nov 2017
Catherine Pantehis, Mary Mac’s Place