The Good News Update

By Trish, Rapid Response for Refugees Circle

Supporting women to find employment

Together with other Circles, AMES and the Vinnies Welcoming Centre at Kilburn, Rapid Response for Refugees Circle (Circle 110) is proud to have helped two wonderful women on their journey to employment – one with attaining a Care Certificate, the other with restarting her own Business here in Adelaide.

You will find Diamond of Nails and Beauty in Regent Arcade Adelaide – Shop 28, 101 Rundle Mall. Manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions and waxing every day except Sunday. Care for natural and acrylic nails with special “bundle and save” offers of $25 acrylic nails full set for students and a Tuesday offers for Seniors of a manicure and pedicure for $30.

A blissful experience
Sometimes it is an absolute joy to be a volunteer, especially when it means meeting up with people who are newly arrived in the Adelaide area and starting a new life.

It was my recent privilege to meet up with this beautiful grandmother from Guatemala, her son and his family and, later her daughter in law’s sister.

After contact with their Case Manager, I delivered warm bedding to this beautiful young woman, her husband and 2 children as well.

Every bedding package had either a clean recycled quilt and a new cover or a new washable winter weight quilt with new or recycled quilt cover and some blankets and throws. Everything looked and smelt super clean and was washed, ironed and ready to go straight on to the beds.

I arrived with some Spanish phrases on paper; the family had voice activated Google Translate! Just as well because I lost the screws for the bedroom heater in the plastic packaging. Much hilarity ensued.

Sincere thanks to everyone who has donated money or goods to be distributed via  Rapid Response for Refugees Circle.