Jenny Leong MP drew the Parliament's attention to the fantastic work of the Greek Welfare Centre that provides services and programs to empower individuals and groups from the Greek community and the community at large.
"I draw the attention of this parliament to incredible work of the Greek Welfare Centre Community Service, whose head office is in the electorate of Newtown. The mission of GWC Community Services is to provide services and programs that enable and empower individuals and groups from the Greek community and the community at large to participate in all aspects of Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse society. In the electorate of Newtown, the GWC is a vital resource for the local community, offering one support for those most in need, as well as regular access to food, services and activities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the service has stepped up again, assisting local residents to access anything from mental health support to electricity rebates. We have received reports that they are delivering free food hampers with encouraging letters, reminding recipients that things will get better. We thank the GWC Board, Director Steve Magdas and Programs Manager Maria Kladis as well as all the staff and volunteers for all their hard work, as well as the compassion and kindness they continue to show our community."