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This one’s from the heart

June 18, 2020 Brooke Robinson

A collaboration between the diocesan Development and Relief Agency (DARA), Soul Café, and Collective Heart initiative resulted in the making of a tasty meal for families the agency supports including asylum seekers, refugees and those struggling to provide food for their families due to COVID-19 job losses.

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Fair wind blows with gratitude

May 26, 2020 Brooke Robinson

The diocesan Development and Relief Agency (DARA) recently received a generous donation from the Newcastle branch of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA).

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Volunteers keep social obligations on the boil

April 17, 2020 Brooke Robinson

When Pope Francis gave his extraordinary blessing to the world on 27 March, he recognised the essential workers who continue to serve and give hope to others in a time of uncertainty and need.

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DARA day-trippers get familiar

December 11, 2019 Brooke Robinson

DARA’s multicultural women’s group recently enjoyed an adventure exploring Nelson Bay and surrounds.

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Parliamentary Recognition for Toronto Community Kitchen

December 06, 2019 Brooke Robinson

The wonderful work of the Development and Relief Agency's (DARA’s) Community Kitchen in Toronto has been recognised in Parliament.

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Community votes to feed the homeless

October 28, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Vulnerable people in West Lake Macquarie are receiving the gift of a safe place to eat after the Catholic Diocese’s Development and Relief Agency (DARA) won $34,000 funding in the My Community Project state government grants.

‘Never give up’: DARA’s Community Day at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen IMAGE DARA

‘Never give up’: DARA’s Community Day at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen

September 04, 2019 Alexander Foster

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – these are the words echoing in the minds of students and teachers who had the pleasure of witnessing John Sandy’s presentation at St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen at their recent Community Day.

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Creative afternoons encourage conversation

August 21, 2019 Brooke Robinson

The gentle hum of voices and the clicking of knitting needles fill Thursday afternoons at DARA’s Refugee Hub.