During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on almsgiving, which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity.
St Canice’s is a Jesuit parish in Elizabeth Bay, just behind Kings Cross, and their outreach centre works to provide weekly health, legal and employment clinics, daily showers with access to toiletries and personal care items and brand new clothing, along with daily meals and a coffee shop to those experiencing homelessness and social exclusion.
These services are entirely funded by donations from generous parishioners, local residents, businesses, schools and the Waverley College community.
They are currently seeking donations of tea bags, instant coffee and bags of sugar to help stock their coffee shop, which runs alongside their daily meal service. The coffee shop runs seven days per week, and serves around 200 cups of tea and coffee each day to both the homeless and disadvantaged.
It is their hope that the Waverley community can help ensure this coffee shop can continue to provide its guests with a place to gather, pray and chat, with a cup of coffee and a cake in hand.
Canice’s Kitchen Philosophy
Canice’s Kitchen is a gathering place for street people, which operates on the values of inclusivity, kindness and understanding, and welcomes everyone through its doors. More than just cooking, they are about conversation. Bringing the community together to create a hub of inclusion, support and safety.
If you are able and willing to, these donations would be greatly appreciated. Nothing fancy, just tea bags, instant coffee and bags of sugar (not individual sachets).
All donations can either be dropped to the Junior or Senior School Reception. We will be making regular deliveries to St Canice throughout Semester 1.
Once again, your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated, particularly in this season of Lent.