Food Appeal – For Midlands Simon Community

Midlands Simon CommunityHazel Revington will be launching her 2015 exhibition next month. Over the four weeks leading up to it, she is appealing for food items which will be donated to homeless people across the midlands.

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate” (Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt) is the title of Hazel’s exhibition which will be opening on Saturday 7th November. It is only fitting therefore, that the charity chosen to benefit in practical terms from the occasion will be the Midlands Simon Community who provide help and support (including hot meals) to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.

Anyone wishing to donate non-perishable and well in date food items is warmly invited to drop them in to Hazel’s gallery in Crowenstown between now and the 7th November.

About the Midlands Simon Community

Midlands Simon Community began in 2004 when a group of volunteers from across the Midlands Region came together and formed the Community. Midlands Simon was established to support individuals, couples and families who are experiencing, or who are at risk of, homelessness throughout the Midlands region of Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath.

While the main priority of our work is to assist all our Service Users to move out of homelessness, we also work very closely to help them overcome the many other difficulties faced by those experiencing homelessness, such as loneliness, isolation, poverty, and health and welfare issues. In short, it is our aim to help all our Service Users to rebuild their lives, and move out of homelessness into a permanent home.

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