The Drop - Tanilba Bay receives donation for refurbishment in a new partnership

To begin, we would first like to offer our thanks and appreciation to The Smith Family and to Komatsu Tomago.

On the 30th of September, The Smith Family received a charitable donation of $10,000 by Komatsu as part of their ‘Live your Dream’ initiative to be used for their Communities for Children program.

The Smith Family have decided to partner with Centre for Hope and ITEC Youth and use these funds to refurbish The Drop at Tanilba Bay (formerly the girl guides hall). Centre for Hope is extremely thankful for the generosity shown by The Smith Family and Komatsu and look forward a thriving partnership.

The funds will be used for beautification works inside and outside the facility with plans to landscape and create gardens, we will also be involving the young people that regularly attend the The Drop in these projects. The front entrance will be upgraded with the addition of a patio, along with fresh exterior painting and much needed interior refurbishments to bring the inside of the hall up to date.

“We will continue to partner with The Smith Family and ITEC Youth to bring support services to the Tilligerry Peninsula and we are grateful for the donation from Komatsu”

- Ms. Geraldine Moran, CEO and Founder of Centre for Hope

Sadly due to COVID-19 and the subsequent waves across the region, we have had to cease programs and visitation to The Drop.

As we begin our "new normal", we will be reopening The Drop with a fresh outlook, ready to assist the community and to begin the much needed renovations. Currently, we are running ‘Pop up Drops’ throughout the area to continue engagement with young people. These Pop up drops are delivered weekly from differing locations week to week. To find out where our pop up drops will be next and for further updates on the reopening of the The Drop, please check out our Facebook page.

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