“Recently some girls from Stella and I got to talk some of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan about the work that the Good Samaritan Foundation supports. We talked to Sisters in Melbourne, Sydney and the Philippines. All of these sisters have different stories and work in very different places. One Sister works in the Philippines and gets no money from it. She helps at the Kinder School and helps cook in kitchens to make food for the homeless. They teach women how to cook and help them with their personal lives. She also takes food and amenities to women in prison and talks to them. Unfortunately a lot of their work has been put on hold due to the pandemic. Many of the kids have not been able to attend school and they have not been able to enter the prisons. Many people in the Philippines have not been able to get vaccinated either so this means a lot of them are getting Covid and becoming very sick. We also got to talk to a Sister in Melbourne. She is a family investigator for women and children’s domestic violence and works in homes and safe places where women and children can come to escape domestic violence. The location of the home is kept secret and only known to people staying there and people who work there. This is so a partner can’t come in and hurt them. We got to learn some facts about domestic violence as well. One of these facts was that one woman every week is murdered by her partner due to domestic violence. This is why the Sisters create places like this, so these things happen less often. Overall it was a great experience to see the work done all over the world by the Sisters and how it is helping people everywhere. We saw that when everyone makes small changes we can make big changes to the world around us.” Sahara, Year 8
To learn more about the Good Sams Foundation and the very important work of the Sisters, visit their website https://goodsamsfoundation.org.au/. Are you looking for a charity you can trust to make the absolute best use of your charity dollars? Consider becoming a supporter – a link in the chain for people in most need both here and in our region.