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Share a Meal 2017!

Dear Friend,

I’m writing today on behalf of L’Arche Australia to ask for your support help.

We are continuing to use ‘Share a Meal’ as our main fundraising event during the month of August. We have chosen August as this is the month that L’Arche was founded in 1964 – August 4.

This exciting national event will be a wonderful opportunity for those who care about inclusion and community, to gather over a meal and raise vital funds needed to provide care and support to those living with an intellectual disability.

To ensure that the launch is a success we need you to host a Share a Meal for L’Arche Australia. Will you help?

If you care about the dignity of those living with intellectual disability then we would love to have you involved, please let us know. Simply register online at our website as soon as possible. www.larche.org.au/shareameal

This event is very important to everyone at L’Arche and we are hoping that people like you will act now to help us continue our essential work and in particular to grow L’Arche in Australia

In L’Arche, people who have intellectual disabilities and those who come to assist them, share life and daytime activities together in family-like settings that are integrated into local neighbourhoods.

L’Arche in Australia has 5 communities in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart and is committed to helping create an open, inclusive and compassionate Australian society where every person is valued and can make a contribution. Our friends in Bendigo, Perth and the Hunter are in the process of establishing communities and need our support. We also have committed people in Adelaide and Alice Springs who deeply desire a L’Arche community in their cities.

It is essential that this new event is a success, so that L’Arche can help more adults living with an intellectual disability to build their homes in a community that celebrates their gifts and provides them with a place to thrive.

We are inviting community groups, churches, individuals and companies across Australia to get involved with this exciting new event to raise these vital funds.

Will you please host an event for L’Arche Australia? It’s a simple way to share a sense of community gathered around the table – and make a real difference.

Planning your own Share a Meal event is simple, all you need to do is choose a meal time, invite your guests and ask them to bring a plate and a donation.

It doesn’t need to be too much work for you, perhaps you can hold your Share a Meal over morning tea, during a church or staff gathering, or at lunch. In fact, it really couldn’t be easier and it will be a lovely experience for you and your guests.

If you can help, will you take a moment to register today on our website?

Once you’ve registered to become a host, we’ll send you a kit containing everything you need to get your event organized – including a simple guide and some posters.

The official month for Share a Meal is August, but you can hold your own event on any day or month around that time that suits you. All you have to do is return the funds raised once your event has concluded.

Remember that most importantly, your support will help us to reach more people living with an intellectual disability, and change their lives for the better.

If you would like to speak to someone before you register please call us on:

(03) 6238 4341.

Best wishes

Dr David Treanor
National Leader
L’Arche Australia