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Jayden

Jayden was born with genetic disabilities that have made even the simplest things in life a bigger challenge than normal. Yet his attitude to life is “This is me and I can do anything!” With his Nan Tina at his side and the tenacity to do the impossible, Jayden is conquering the world one challenge […]

Emma

Emma loves being part of our team at our Cardiff Op Shop. She says “The volunteers here are outstanding! They bring a smile to my face every day.”  She enjoys getting to know our regular customers. “They are beautiful people. My friendship circle has grown.” Emma didn’t expect that. She is super thankful to God […]

Mark

“The people here changed me. It wasn’t anything big, just working with good people, doing good things each day. I love it here.” Meet Mark. In December 2022 he saw our “Volunteers Wanted” sign on our fence at Warners Bay. He thought, “I’d like to do that.” Mark had done something similar 20 years before […]

Chelsea

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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 […]

CJ

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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 […]

Hairdooz

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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

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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

Church 4 Life

“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

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“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 […]

Colin

Church 4 Life

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 […]