Community Builders

Community Builders is a diverse program that puts social building blocks in place to help restore the lives of community members experiencing hardship due to poverty, unemployment, disability, illness or social/family breakdown. In partnership with Anglican Aid, Port Kembla / Warrawong Anglican Church is reaching out across seven suburbs to the south of Wollongong.

Continuing the excellent community contact made via the church's Lawn Care 'n' Prayer program, which Anglican Aid has helped to support since 2017, Community Builders brings together an array of services meeting key needs: 

  • Financial Hardship - Emergency food packages for people in need.
  • Isolated Living - Friendship group, Cards Night and Cuppa N Chat.
  • Material poverty - Helping through food packages and providing free Lawn Care.
  • Social Mobility/ Limited Friendships - Helping people reconnect through social networks and programs.
  • Poor Educational Outcome - English For Life classes and Easy English Church plus delivering Anglicare Life Skills courses
  • Physical Disability - Helping people through Lawn Care who cannot physically look after their lawns.

Background

The Port Kembla / Warrawong parish comprises 28,000 people across seven suburbs: Port Kembla, Warrawong, Cringlia, Lake Heights, Berkeley, Primbee, and Windang. Four of these suburbs are among the twenty-five most disadvantaged in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.  Residents of the Port Kembla and Warrawong parish experience high levels of unemployment, mental health issues and loneliness. As such, it is also characterised by high levels of social dysfunction within families and across the community.

  • 63% of people do not have any qualification past high school and
  • 42% of the adult population are employed (60.3% is the national average)

“We long to be a church community that is known for both its faith and love – a love that is tangible and adorns the gospel.”

All donations are tax deductible.

ABN 28 525 237 517

    • Pray for 5 more volunteers. Pray we would train them well to be Community Builders able to visit people in their homes and to care for the most vulnerable in our community.