Thank you Business Edge accountants, which will donate proceeds from upcoming business seminars to help young people who are experiencing homelessness.
The donation coincides with Homelessness Week and will be used by the Youth Team at Junction Support Services to assist young people in need across north-east Victoria with crisis accommodation and other support.
An award winning not-for-profit organisation, Junction assisted more than 550 people of all ages who were experiencing or at risk of homelessness across north-east Victoria in 2016-17.
Business Edge’s Business Development officer Celeste (pictured with Zach from Junction) said the Albury-based accounting firm was proud to use its upcoming business seminars to support local young people in need.
“It’s sad to know there are young people in our community who do not have a safe place to sleep and we’re pleased to be able to join with Junction Support Services to help them,” she said.
Zach, a youth worker with Junction, visited Business Edge to talk about youth homelessness and said most people were vulnerable to homelessness.
“All it takes is one major life event such as a car accident, illness or a sick child and it becomes hard to pay the mortgage or rent. Homelessness can happen to any of us,” he said.
“On behalf of all of us at Junction and our young clients I thank Business Edge for helping some of the most vulnerable young people in our community.”
The first of Business Edge’s Track Your Business to Success seminar will be held on Thursday 9 August, 12pm-1.30pm and more seminars will be held in October. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds will go to Junction Support Services. To register, visit edgea.com.au/events