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Wayside Chapel Donation

On the 24th of April 2020 the outreach team from The Wayside Chapel took to the streets of Sydney with a big box full of our socks to donate to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Reverend Ted Noffs opened Wayside Chapel in 1964 at a time when Kings Cross was fast becoming a mecca for disaffected youth; the home of the red light district, illegal gambling and drug culture. What started as a couple of rooms in an unassuming apartment block in Hughes Street, quickly became a place where people from all walks of life gathered to share their concerns, voice their opinions and find connection. 

Within a couple of years, The Wayside Chapel grew to include a chapel, coffee shop, crisis centre and the first office of the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs. The addition of a theatre drew in people from all walks of life to watch drama, music, film and public debates. By the end of the decade, Wayside Chapel had already cemented its place in the fabric of Sydney society.

Sydney Sock Project are incredibly grateful to work alongside such an established organisation that gives so much back to our local community. This is a first of many donations that will be made on our behalf to The Wayside Chapel so we are very excited to see what the future holds between both of us. A big shoutout to the outreach team for going out into the streets and making these donations on our behalf during such an uncertain period of time with COVID-19.

 


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