•Make plastic bag substitutes from T-shirts to reduce the impact on the environment •Help with a community lunch •Donate items to the House of Welcome Food Bank.
Open to families with kids age 5+   Teens 15yrs+ no accompanying parent needed
WHEN: Wednesday, April 18
TIME: 10am-2:30pm
WHERE: The House of Welcome, 197 The Trongate, Granville
To participate PLEASE CONTACT Suma at the House of Welcome s.pillai@houseofwelcome.com.au
NOTE: PARTICIPATION BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

YOUR TASKS:
– 10.30am Participate in a Tees to Totes workshop to recycle used (clean) t-shirts and singlets into reusable tote bags
– At 12pm after the Tees for Totes activity help to set the table and serve lunch to be served at 12:30pm. Enjoy lunch together with refugee and asylum seeker clients
– Help clear up and leave the community hall neat and tidy

MORE ABOUT TEES TO TOTES: Collect and bring along old T-shirts. The House of Welcome facilitator will teach you how to make them into tote bags. Once these bags are made you will donate them to the House of Welcome Food Bank, based at the same location. These t-shirts are made by simple cutting and knotting techniques – a great family activity!

FOOD DRIVE: Each participating family is requested to bring along food/items for the House of Welcome Food Bank. Choose a few items from the following:
Sugar-1kg pkts
Cooking oil-1L
Canned fish- Tuna/Salmon
Healthy juices
Salt/pepper/spices
Canned tomatoes/lentils/chickpeas
Rice Basmati-1kg pkt
Tea/coffee
Honey
Instant Noodles

NON FOOD:
Nappies (12months and over)
Toothpaste/brushes
Laundry Detergent / dishwashing liquid/ soap
Shampoos, deodorants
Cleaning products and cloths
Sanitary pads
Razors and shaving cream
Toilet paper

The House of Welcome is a housing provider & drop-in centre for refugees and people seeking asylum. It is driven by generous volunteers who provide a welcoming reception, English classes, job support, orientation and accompaniment to appointments, gardening and home maintenance, social activities and much more https://www.stfrancis.org.au/house-of-welcome