On the final night of our annual Presence Conference, Ps Phil and Chris and C3 Church reach out to “Love Sydney.” Since the inception of Love Sydney 9 years ago we have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to help our Sydney community.
The organisations we support are chosen for their role in helping disadvantaged people as an expression of our love and commitment to our city. In past years these organisations have included – Humpty Foundation, Youth Of The Streets (Father Chris Riley), Homes For Heroes, Fighting Chance, Kids Helpline, Louisa Hope Nurses Fund, Wig Library (Randwick Hospital), Food Within
In addition, we have also helped families and individuals over the years including Sam Corliss and Jackson Kelleher
Fighting Chance is an organisation working in the disability sector in Australia providing training, skill development and work opportunities for people who face unemployment and social isolation, simply because they happen to have a disability.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is a children's charity that, for more than 28 years, has been purchasing essential and often life-saving medical equipment for sick and injured children in Paediatric Wards, Neonatal Units, Maternity and Emergency Departments in hospitals across Australia.
Youth Off The Streets provides support to disadvantaged and marginalised youth, providing a sense of belonging to those that don’t feel like they have a home. A young person who is at risk can have issues of substance and other abuse, alienation from family, school and their community.
Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. For 26 years Australia’s kids and young people have been turning to their professional counsellors and they have responded to over 7.5 million contacts. For some young people, connecting with Kids Helpline has been a life-saving experience, while for others it’s about practical help and emotional support at the critical moment they need someone to listen.
When Jackson’s brain was starved of oxygen at birth, Doctors said he would never stand up, talk or walk. He had suffered severe brain damage, had quadriplegic cerebral palsy and would be disabled for life. With the love and support of his father David, his primary carer, Jackson made progress. Dr Martin Kluckow said after three and a half years: “it’s a miracle that he has got this far.” David said of his son: “He’s my mate. I’m going to make him better; we’re going to overcome this tragedy together. Click the link to support Jackson.
We met Sam through our C3Cares homeless dinner at Wentworth Park, Glebe. We were able to support Sam in his dream to start a bicycle business, restoring bikes for people in need and moving him into permanent accommodation.