It's in the bag - share the dignity

#itsinthebag Share the Dignity campaign is currently underway and Sash & Belle (local Gungahlin business) is excited to donate a minimum of 20 new handbags to the cause. We would love to fill them with donated goods from the Canberra community. read more

Norwood Crematorium ‘Teddy Bear Garden’ Christmas decorating.

This is a courtesy notice to inform all parents with angel babies at Norwood Crematorium ‘Teddy Bear Garden’ who might be interested.

There will be a group of families gathering to decorate the ‘Teddy Bear Garden’ this Saturday at 10am with all things Christmas. We all know how difficult it is when times of celebration come around and we have to try to cope without all our family being present, so we are trying to embrace this festive season to ensure a) our babies lights shine bright enough for Santa to find them, and b) we know within our hearts we have given them some happiness and cheer this December. read more

To Trick or Treat or Not Halloween 2016

This post is in regards to Halloween which is coming up on Monday 31st October. Please read on no matter your view on Halloween for some ideas on how to deal with Halloween. read more

A new partnership to address illegal charity bin dumping

The ACT Government is to work closely with The Smith Family to address concerns regarding illegal dumping at charity bins around Canberra, Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris announced today.

“The proposed agreement will see The Smith Family conducting daily sweeps of the city to remove material left around charity bins for an initial period of 12 months,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

Communities@Work Clothing Drive

Do you have any unused business clothes sitting in your closet? Give them new life and new purpose by donating them to Communities@Work.

For many who unemployed, on low incomes or who have experienced a life changing event, it can be a real struggle to meet the cost of suitable clothing for a job interview, a parent-teacher meeting or to start new employment. read more

Ellie is Gungahlin's Super Kid

Earlier this year we put the call out Do we have a super kid or super school in Gungahlin? for The Good Guys Super Kids awards.  read more

ACT Government to consider the future of charity bins around Canberra

The ACT Government will look further into the management of charity bins following examples of extensive dumping taking place and consider removing them permanently from some locations, announced Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris today.

“The management of charity donation bins is difficult. On the one hand they help support charities with donations of clothing, footwear and blankets, but on the other hand they are used by some people to dump unwanted items from their house,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

Gungahlin Movie Marathon rolls out the red carpet in June

Gungahlin’s first Movie Marathon fundraiser will be held from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June 2016 at Gungahlin College, local Gungahlin MLA Meegan Fitzharris announced today.

“I’m very excited to announce that the Gungahlin Movie Marathon will offer a weekend full of movies from 17 to 19 June. read more

Extra buses to Skyfire and free services home

Canberrans heading to Skyfire this Saturday are urged to avoid parking hassles by catching one of ACTION’s special Skyfire services to and from the event.

ACTION buses, in partnership with Hit 104.7, will provide additional services to take Canberrans to Lake Burley Griffin with free chartered return services to major bus stations afterwards. read more

Rotary sponsors new club for Gungahlin teens

The Rotary Club of Gungahlin is sponsoring a new community Interact club for Gungahlin high-schoolers aged 12 to 18. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people.

“Young people have ideas and energy, and they want to contribute to the community,” says Rotary Gungahlin President Sandra Mahlberg. “Interact empowers them to make a real difference in the world while having a great time, making friends, and developing valuable skills”. read more

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