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Do Something Day 2017
“DoSomething Day” on July 19 was more than just a slogan for Campbelltown Catholic Club.
Staff and management rolled up their sleeves to paint, garden and do repairs around three homes in Campbelltown operated by Macarthur Accommodation System (MAS).
These homes enable residents with a disability to live as independently as possible in their own home or group home while providing domestic assistance, financial management, personal care and health and lifestyle care.
Catholic Club CEO Michael Lavorato, as he painted window sills, said he was thrilled by the “do something” attitude of the team around him.
“We decided to support MAS because of the great job it does providing long-term support and independent living training in such a caring and respectful way,” he said.
“We get a glimpse of the self-worth and quality of life it creates, because one of our club staff members, Lizzie, lives in one of these homes.”
MAS currently supports 17 residents in nine houses.
DoSomething Day, founded in 2016, is a celebration of volunteering and random acts of kindness, backed by ClubsNSW and NewsLocal newspapers.
It doesn't have to be refurbishing a home.
It might be helping an older person with their shopping, buying a homeless person a cup of coffee or a meal, picking up rubbish in the park or mowing an ill neighbour’s lawn.
The club industry in NSW boasts over 44,000 volunteers who dedicate 1.6 million hours of their time per year to activities in their communities.