In August 2017 an 11 year old girl called Bella, reached out to Colony 47 to learn about the logistics of setting up lockers for homeless people in her home city of Bunbury in Western Australia.
Colony 47’s Housing Connect program was very excited to provide all the information Bella needed to advocate for lockers in her community.
Colony 47 Housing Connect Area Coordinator, Christina Augustine, said that her team is encouraged by the efforts of this young girl and hope that through this incredible action, more people in the community will realise that small actions can make a big difference.
“It was great to cross paths with an inspired young person who was willing to take action to create positive change in her community.”
After lobbying the council of Bunbury WA, Bella managed to get permission and funding to get the lockers installed in the CBD.
This remarkable young woman is such an inspiration for us all, raising more than $3000 for the project through community sponsorship and crowd funding and seeking funding support through the council for the balance? remainder?
Bella inspired people in her community to support her vision and her local council responded. This is a great example of a connected community working together to make life better for everyone.
Colony 47 Housing Connect values the proactive and innovative partnership we have built with the City of Hobart which has helped improve services to people in our community affected by housing stress and homelessness.
Follow the link to the lead up story in the South Western Times: