Key Employment supported C.ex Community Crew’s Sleep Out to raise awareness of the homelessness situation in the local region.
Seven staff members braved the cold and contributed to the fundraising total of $45,000 to benefit three homeless charities:
Over 100,000 Australians identify as homeless with 1300 on the Mid North Coast having nowhere safe to call home.
Key hopes its small part played in the event can go some way to changing the lives of those sleeping out regularly in the area.
“Key Employment has helped me out a lot. I’m not as shy now and Key has helped me get a job and I’m more confident.”
“If it wasn’t for Key Employment I wouldn’t have the job I have now. I would not have had the confidence to apply for the job I did or do well in the interviews if it wasn’t for them. Key Employment isn’t scary! Just sign up with them and they will help you find a full-time or part-time job.”
“Key is fun! The trainers are awesome. I’m keen to get a job.”
“Before becoming a client of Key Employment I had tried to get a job part time. My friends were all getting jobs, but I wasn’t able to get one. I also found trying to apply for jobs on the internet hard because I am dyslexic. Thanks to Key Employment I am now employed as a kitchen hand.”
“I think they are doing a great job. They are providing for my needs and they are there to help us. It’s nice to have some support without feeling afraid; they are very reassuring. I feel looked after and respected, and they allow support, but don’t take away your dignity.”