When Chelsea moved to Lake Macquarie in late 2022 she was looking for a fresh start in life. She didn’t have a job and only knew one person in the area. She found out our Warners Bay Op Shop was looking for volunteers so she applied and joined our team. At first Chelsea only planned […]


My name is CJ and when my health crashed I couldn’t work in childcare anymore. But I found a new career after starting as a volunteer at Church 4 Life Charities, in a position that could work around my health needs. I first volunteered for Church 4 Life Charities in October 2016. I had a […]


Tracy has been a supporter of Church 4 Life Clothing Collections for a long time. She loves the easiness of the home donations collections, especially with a home business. More than that she’s been amazed at the changes in Debbie‘s life. Debbie and Tracy met at Play Group when their sons were babies 23 years […]

Ash & Sheldon

Ash tells her story: “5 years ago I was depressed, lacked confidence and was struggling with my mental health. Since applying for, and starting, a driver’s role at Church 4 Life Clothing Collectors 4 years ago my life has changed dramatically. Over the 4 years of working for Church 4 Life I have worked my […]

Roger & Elaine

“My wife and I moved to Lake Macquarie from Sydney at the end of 2017. We looked for a while to find the right church for us to be involved. One of the things we were looking for was a church that was serving and engaged with the community. My wife, Elaine found Church 4 […]

Jayden & Owen

“I haven’t seen Jayden laughing and happy like this in a long time. Thank you so much!” Jayden’s Mum said to Gail in our Op Shop last week. Jayden and Owen both started volunteering with us a couple of months apart. Previous workplaces had left them feeling pretty low and then unemployment left them bored […]


Homeless for 2 years due to Covid, Colin had lost his job and was looking for a way to house himself, his wife, his four kids and his mother-in-law when Church 4 Life Charities had a job opening. “My sister had a place with a flat at the back. She had one of my kids […]


Judy is 84 and on the 4 May 2021 she started volunteering with us. She had recently finished her Tupperware business after many years. This left her with a lot of time on her hands and, as she had recently had surgery she couldn’t drive for a few months, so she was stuck at home […]


“The goodies in the hamper nearly filled my small pantry!” Nover was nominated to receive from Hampers with Heart and was delighted by the surprise. “A young lady driver with a big smile brought the hamper. She was so nice and bubbly.” Someone from the community saw Nover’s difficult situation and nominated her, knowing she […]

Romaine & Nick

“What is this?” Romaine asked, when the the delivery came from Hampers with Heart. The boys gathered around trying to see inside the boxes and bags. “Are they presents?!” they asked with excitement. The whole family had been facing one difficulty after another through out the year.  Both parents had their work contracts finish up […]