Children's sports wear range Vortex will help homeless charity

MANLY DAILY ARTICLE - 26 September, 2017

There’s a great article in today’s Manly Daily of four Year 6 students (Tomas Cheetham, 11, Uriel Klein Camacho, 12, Yannick Leonard and Jules Marie 12) from Killarney Heights Public who have created a range of sports T-shirts to help our 'at risk' young people as part of their ‘Genius Hour’ project.  The industrious students found a local printer in Cromer and printed samples to show their friends. They then contacted StreetWork as they wanted to support a local charity helping young people … so far they have sold nearly $1,000 worth of t-shirts.

To read the article – click here:

To buy a shirt email with all profits being donated to StreetWork - Northern Beaches branch.

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StreetWork would like to acknowledge the contribution that we've recently received from the Northern Beaches Council Stronger Communities Fund - Community Grants which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around through our PRIDE Empowerment Program.  This program is funded by the NSW Government with the objective of delivering a more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local community on the Northern Beaches.

PRIDE Empowerment Program pairs young people (YP) with a positive adult role model. The objective is to reduce risky behaviour by promoting protective factors in YP’s lives through social bonding; community involvement; and skills development. The 8-week program is specifically designed to empower ‘at risk’ YP and will be delivered in partnership with StreetWork mentors, professional psychologists (like Headspace) and qualified fitness instructors. Each participant will be engaged in a trusted one-on-one relationship-building environment, with the aim of developing the following empowerment skills Building Rapport; Ownership, Accountability, and Responsibility; Positive Thinking; Positive People; Overcoming Fear; Encouraging Failures; Self-Actualisation; and Reward.





StreetWork would like to acknowledge the contribution that we've recently received from The Danks Trust which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around through our KickStart Mentoring Program.

The Danks Trust was created by Sir Aaron T Danks in his Will in 1928 and continues to be administered to this day by his family representatives. Over recent years, this Trust has contributed around $1.0 to $1.2 million dollars per annum to those less fortunate in our community.

The Novus Foundation Donation

StreetWork would like to acknowledge the contribution that we've recently received from The Novus Foundation which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around through our KickStart Mentoring Program in the Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai area.

The Novus Foundation was formed in 2006, a collaboration between the Rotary Club of Wahroonga, The San Foundation and The McCarroll Automotive Group.  Since then the Novus Foundation has raised over $1.25 million for a variety of different organisations, including StreetWork, that are supporting young people.  The Novus Foundation Board is determined to concentrate on matters which impact young people and their ability to perform to their natural level of capability. They're focused on ensuring that the next generation of young people can take their place in society using their technical and leadership skills to the full, not limited by ill health, lack of training or shortage of opportunity.


Last Saturday morning, 24 June, StreetWork staff and volunteers gathered together at the St Andrew's Church - Roseville at the Supporter's Breakfast. The breakfast is an opportunity to connect with our local supporters and hear from our youth workers about the achievements they've had with young people.  We would like to thank St Andrew's Church for hosting our breakfast again this year and for the wonderful cooked bacon and eggs breakfast and amazing cappuccinos. 

#turningyounglivesaround with St Andrew's Church and our supporters.


As a way of saying 'thank you', staff and volunteers ran a BBQ at the St Michael's Football Clubs home games last Saturday afternoon.  Players and spectators enjoys a beautiful winter's day watching the over 45s teams play each other.  They cheered each time a goal was scored and supported StreetWork generously through the purchase of cold drinks and sausage sandwiches.  The day raised an additional $1,200 for 'at risk' young people to help them turn their lives around.

#turningyounglivesaround with the support of the St Michael's Football Club


StreetWork is proud to be participating in The Growth Project - a one-year leadership development program that brings together leaders of emerging charities with business leaders so that they can share and learn from their previous experience, grow individually and have maximum positive social impact.

Central to The Growth Project is the concept of collaboration and engaged giving where all involved share their time, knowledge and resources to help develop the future leaders of Australia’s non-profit sector.

For more information on The Growth Project, visit


The Killara Golf Club Ladies' Charity Day was held on Tuesday, 20 June and the Charity Committee presented StreetWork with a $20K cheque which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people.  We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Club's fundraising activities and for raising much needed funds to help young people in the region.

#turningyounglivesaround together with the Killara Golf Club


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Members of the Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Local Advisory Council (LAC) are pleased to announce that SOS Removals and Storage have become their very first Bronze Founding Partner.  

SOS Removals & Storage is a family run business owned by Bryan and Jo-Anne Moffat which has been operating since 1968.  They are centrally located in Thornleigh in Sydney are it's accessible from the M2, M1 and the Pacific Highway. 

We welcome Bryan and Jo-Anne to the StreetWork community and appreciate their support which will be used to directly assist 'at risk' young people from the Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai region.

For more information about SOS Rmovals & Storage click here.



StreetWork would like to acknowledge the contribution that we've recently received from News Corp Australia Staff Donation Fund which will be used to support more 'at risk' young people to turn their lives around through our KickStart Mentoring Program.

The Staff Donation Fund is an important part of News Corp Australia's News in the Community program which aims to help improve the communities they service across Australia. Through their editorial and community initatives, they contribute to their vision to inform, advocate and inspire to help build a better Australia. 


StreetWork would like to acknowledge the generous group of 4 very talented sculptors, Yvonne Sheehan, Wendy Bishop, Lee Clark and Melissa McElhone, who recently exhibited their inspirational work in the Art Space in Chatswood.  We are very grateful that they donated 10% of the sales to us and this money will be used to support more 'at risk' young people.

Reference: Article published in the North Shore Times

Reference: Article published in the North Shore Times


Silent Auction Stall

With the Killara Golf Club Charity Day only 2 weeks away, members of the Charity Committee continue to fundraise on StreetWork's behalf.  This week they set up their silent auction items ready to receive bids from players.  Well done and thank you to all involved.

Mothers Day Flower Stall

The Killara Golf Club continues to fundraise on StreetWork's behalf.  Leading up to Mother's Day, members of the Killara Golf Club Charity Committee, held a Flower Market stall where bunches of flowers were purchased by golfers.  A very special thank you must go to Karen Sefton, Jenny Goode and Sue Browne who ran a very successful fundraising activity.


In celebration of National Volunteer Week, StreetWork would like to take this opportunity to thank all our past and present volunteers. We are grateful for the generosity of our volunteers who freely offer their time and skills to support young people in our local community.

With the support and generous contributions of our volunteers, StreetWork can provide the best level of support to 'at risk' and young people. Young people benefit from the smallest of contributions from individuals, corporates and community groups.

#turningyounglivesaround with the support of our volunteers