• Staff Band Together to Help Wayside Chapel

Staff Band Together to Help Wayside Chapel

Donation drive was a success!
Winter hit Sydney quickly and harshly this year, with temperatures plummeting in May. Come June, we were all feeling the cold, which made us think of the less fortunate who were not able to source new blankets and heaters. We discovered The Wayside Chapel and decided to coordinate a blanket and toiletry drive to assist them in the colder months. The Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets of Kings Cross since 1964. Today, under the banner of love over hate, The Wayside Chapel creates a community where there is no ‘us and them’ by breaking down the barriers of judgement and providing a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome just to ‘be’.

Open seven days every week, the Community Service Centre at The Wayside Chapel is the first point of contact for people visiting. The centre is open to all and provides the little things people often take for granted: a willing listener, a shower with a fresh towel, clean underwear or assistance finding a bed for the night. The toiletries are essential as over 108 showers are provided each week to people who are sleeping rough. Nationwide at Henry Schein Halas through the coordination of Henry Schein Cares we rallied together and donated to Wayside Chapel: travel size toiletries (such as soap, shampoo, conditioner and deodorant), razors, socks, underwear, towels, blankets and warm clothing such as tracksuits and jumpers.

The donation drive was a success! Henry Schein Halas donated over 50 blankets, 10 boxes of toiletries/socks/underwear and dozens of warm jumpers and towels! Henry Schein Cares wants to thank everyone that took part of this donation drive as every donation makes a huge difference to anyone that walks into The Wayside Chapel for a warm shower during this cold winter

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