Our team

In our first year of operation, we supported 125 families with a small volunteer team. In 2021, we helped 1993 families from across Greater Sydney and some regional areas of NSW with a small team of staff, supported by a large and committed volunteer workforce. Our Board provides strategic oversight of the organisation.

Considering that due to Covid, 2021 saw lockdowns for a large part of the year which impacted our ability to assist social workers from a large number of local government areas, we are very proud of the number of families we managed to assist during these difficult times.

Board Members

  • Chair – Kathryn Brennan
  • Vice Chair – Philip Whyte
  • Treasurer – Michael Barker
  • Secretary – Tracy Edwards
  • Ordinary Member– Dominique Brown
  • Ordinary Member – Deepti Mishra
  • Ordinary Member –  Craig Berger
  • Public Officer – Michael Barker

Staff

  • Gabrielle Humphreys – General Manager
  • Brenda Lavender – Quality Assurance Officer
  • Saskia  Duncan – Social Services Coordinator
  • Kaylene Pring- Social Services Coordinator
  • Katrina Lonergan – Partnership and Sustainability Coordinator

Volunteers

Our volunteers are essential to our team and work tirelessly to ensure your donations are ready for families in need when requested by their social worker.