A wonderful evening of singing Christmas Carols around a campfire on the oval, with assistance from the Junction Park State School choir.
A selection of amazing international foods are on sale for dinner, with all money raised going to Chaplaincy at JPSS. Marshmallows will also be available for sale, to toast over our campfire. Glowsticks will also be available for sale.
This year, the school community will have the choice of Persian, Vietnamese, Japanese or Greek cuisine, courtesy of four generous Junction Park families!
Choose from Vietnamese Sticky Pork Belly rolls (with Vietnamese salad), Yakisoba (Japanese BBQ noodles) and Sushi, Persian or Greek cuisine.
You will sing Christmas Carols together, participate in a Christmas Carols quiz (who will be the Carols champion for 2015?) and eat delicious food together!
What a way to end the year!
The Garage Sale Trail is here again and we're keen to see all our local neighbourhood turning up to support our fundraiser to raise some cash for the centre.
We have been donated so many wonderful items from people across Brisbane and while we use a lot of it for emergency support for those who visit our centre, we are now bursting at the seams with second hand goods.
If you're in the area, stop by for a rummage and bring a suitcase since we will have some amazing bargains. Everything must go on the day so you can offer us any amount of money - high or low!
Our volunteer Hazel will be selling her famous chili jam on the day and there will be cakes, sweet treats, ice tea and a mini version of the Community Cafe Pop Up operating upstairs in the Hub.
We have a range of baby goods, children's and women's clothing, homewares, bric a brac and so much more to choose from. There are donations of vintage and antique items along with lots of fun crockery, cutlery and kitchen things.
So come along and be part of the fun at this little shindig at Annerley Community Hub.
Thursday 1st October - 2pm
The first test of Annerley Community Hub's idea to bring a Community Café to Annerley in the afternoons was road tested in a Pop Up café scenario. 60-70 people turned out to enjoy Barista-style coffee, tea, scones with jam and cream and other sweet treats.
We had people from all walks of life at the event including locals, people from the Annerley Stephens History Group, Councillor Nicole Johnston and our special guests from the Annerley Baptist Church. The ABC were so gracious in donating the use of the space and their time to come down and check out the idea, drink some coffee and tea and each scones with jam and cream together with the rest of the community.
This was a really excellent example of how individuals and multiple community centres can work together to achieve goals in each locality.
With the help of Yeronga Community Centre (and the Scone Queens), we were able to use their professional coffee machine, locate coffee beans for a fractional price, use their kitchen to bake scones and had a volunteer from their centre to make professional coffees.
The cafe was a huge success and the whole neighbourhood is asking when the next one will be held. Hopefully this will become a more permanent fixture in Annerley in the future.
We are having a super dooper sale as part of the Garage Sale Trail on Saturday 24th October!
With so many amazing donations to our Swap Shop, we have been able to amass a huge collection of incredible items which you can purchase for a song, knowing your hard-earned dollars will be going to a good cause.
We hope that money raised will help to continue the good work at Annerley Community Hub where all community members are welcomed and can sit, chat and have a cuppa in a communal space.
If you have any donations to drop off, please take items which are in good condition and useful to Annerley Community Hub - 556 Ipswich Road (upstairs at the Centrelife Building).
See you there!
Annerley Community Hub have a great collection of Volunteers who are keen to collect a large amount of goods to donate to Angels for the Forgotten. This is a non-profit which is a service which recruits, trains and supports foster carers.
They accept handmade goods which will be used in foster homes to ease the transition for children and their foster families.
If you have handmade toys, pillowcases, cushions, games or anything which would make a child's move into foster care more enjoyable, please deliver to:
Annerley Community Hub
556 Ipswich Road
Annerley QLD 4103
Mon - Wed, 9am - 1pm
Watch as a man and his beard are forever parted in an effort to raise funds for a breakky for Brisbane's homeless.
On the 2011 Census night there were over 4,000 homeless people in Brisbane, ranging from those who were sleeping rough to those in crisis shelters and boarding houses. Homelessness continues to be a big issue in inner city Brisbane.
Community Plus+ Boarders Breakfast is a free community service provided to people living in local boarding houses, experiencing homelessness or otherwise disadvantaged, by offering a much-needed free hot breakfast to up to 60 of our areas most disadvantaged residents per week.
The breakfasts are held at 6:30am on Thursday mornings at West End Community House.
Alex Skinner, who is a Community Development worker at West End Community Plus says:
“We have a great crew of volunteers who are out here before dawn in the winter to make these breakfasts happen”
“We are fortunate to receive donations of food from organisations such as Second Bite and OzHarvest, but we still need to raise around $5000 a year to get the basics- like sausages and eggs”
Gary* a breakfast attendee says:
“It really helps me get through the winter, knowing that I can come and have a hot brekkie. I feel really at home here.”
Community Plus+ have recently been offered one innovative way to help with fundraising to continue the much needed project into 2016, by hosting a charity beard-shaving event.
Local resident and event industry identity Craig Mathews, has volunteered to have his mighty beard shaved, to raise donations for the project, having experienced being homeless in his own past.
The event will be held at The Rumpus Room in West End, on 14 September 2015. The night is also home to the soulful and talented band Captain Dreamboat, who will be filling the night with their signature vibe. As it happens to be a Monday night, the traditional Rumpus Room hospitality prices will be in effect, and West Ends best kebabs are right next door.
The Beards for Breakfast charity event is kindly supported by Scenestr Magazine, Little Rascal Records and many more
Cash donations can be made on the night. OR
Community Plus+ is a registered not-for-profit Organization, trading as West End Family Care Services Inc.
All donations are tax deductible.
Community Plus+ is a community development organisation in Brisbane’s innersouth. We work across three centres – Annerley Community Hub, West End Community House and Yeronga Community Centre – to strengthen communities in our local area.
Annerley resident, Kath Chown is the voice of the Annerley blog and she writes about her experiences along with any events happening in the local area.