There are many people in our communities who live with depression, anxiety, other mental health conditions, domestic violence, effects of violence and abuse, effects of alcohol and drug abuse (family members included), loneliness and just not fitting in. If you know anyone who many fit this description, or indeed yourself, you will know how important it is for them to feel accepted and cared for while, at the same time, doing fun activities such as painting, singing, drumming, mosaics, tai-chi and meditation. Some of our participants have been with us for five years and have now become volunteers, which is wonderful for them and our organisation.
Coolum HeARTs offers a safe, welcoming and family environment for people, at a very affordable price - $5 a session, where they can come and relax in friendly company while learning various arts.
We are integral to our local community, with over 200 participants, and we are all volunteers. It is a wonderful charity and we would love you to donate to us so we can continue our work making people's lives more enjoyable. Our money for art materials, drums, rent of facilities, etc. is from fund-raising and applying for grants.
We would like to see this model of organisation bringing adopted in other areas because it means so much to so many people who cannot enjoy what many of us take for granted.
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