The Bowral Youth Refuge, operating for the past two decades, has been a place of comfort for people between the ages of 12 and 18 who are going through difficult experiences such as homelessness. One of the aims of the refuge is to try to alleviate the difficult situations the kids have had in the past through helping to keep their lives as normal as possible. Members of the Highlands Business Circle contributed towards this aim in November through providing the refuge with two cordless Xbox controllers, as well as a voucher for 50 visits to the local Bowral pool. Manager for the youth refuge Amanda Smith, expressed her joy that the kids were being supported by local business owners, stating that although “playing on an Xbox and going to the pool on a hot day might not seem like much, it helps our kids fit in.”
The Highlands Business Circle consists of local business owners who, amongst supporting each other, enjoy contributing to worthy causes within the community such as the Youth Refuge. Garry, a member of the Highlands Business Circle, said that the circle is always looking for like-minded business owners to join.
If you are interested, visit their website at http://highlandsbusinesscircle.com.au/contact.htm, and for a small fee you too can contribute to great local causes like the Youth Refuge.
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