It has been said that the fluttering of a butterfly's wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet.* Last Thursday a kaleidoscope of butterflies began appearing on a tree in Melton...
Thursday 24 September saw the launch of our Responding to Youth Homelessness in Outer Growth Corridors: A research project in response to youth homelessness in Melton at Woodgrove Shopping Centre. The event also revealed the Tree of Hope, a place where the local community can visit to leave messages and butterfly wings of hope for homeless young people and their families. All funds raised via Woodgrove Shopping Centre's Tree of Hope initiative are being donated to Hope Street.
We are also very pleased to announce that Melton Leader has partnered with Hope Street to give Melton’s homeless youth a greater place in the minds and hearts of the community, and to help these young people get support within their local area.
Melton Leader's Paige Ricci writes:
Melton Leader today launches the Centre for Hope campaign to raise awareness of homelessness in Melton and to work with Hope Street to pressure the State Government to fund the emergency accommodation centre so desperately needed.
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How you can help
Please buy a butterfly for the Tree of Hope at Woodgrove Shopping Centre and effect life changes for young people who face homelessness in Melton. You can also make a donation today.
Check out our Photo Album at right for some of the photos taken at the launch in Melton.
*Quote by Paul Erlich
Image credit: Photos within right side of image above by Mark Wilson, Melton Leader Newspaper. Top photo features Melton mayor, Sophie Ramsey (left), Hope Street CEO, Donna Bennett, and centre manager of Woodgrove Shopping Centre, Greg Balmforth.