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12 weeks and 12 coffees later!

It has been a very busy time at Raw Potential supporting many young people who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness in the ACT.

We are honoured that young people feel comfortable to turn to us for support. At the same time however, we are overwhelmed with the reality of the number of young people who are sleeping rough in Canberra.

Bloc and Subbies lead generous gesture to help our kids

A signature Canberra autumn day laced with sunshine and a perfect temperature was matched brilliantly by the generosity of a group of local building and construction industry sub-contractors during a fund-raising BBQ on Bloc’s high profile DKSN building site in Dickson on Friday, April 12.

Raw Potential board members rattle the can at Light Rail launch

More than 25,000 people turned out to be part of history in Canberra as Light Rail debuted on Northbourne Avenue on a beautiful April Easter Saturday morning. Coinciding with the launch of Light Rail was a well-planned gold coin fund-raising activity that will go to help the work of local charities.

Kids Caring About Kids – 24 May 2019

It doesn’t get any better than kids caring about kids.   Imagine a 9-year-old leading the charge on our big social and environmental issues.   In fact, you don’t have to imagine -it’s happening. So much does she care about the environment and the things that are going to shape her world, 9-year-old Ariella is urging you and many of her friends to see how their world might look in another 21 years.

Raw Potential Canberra, through the imagination and commitment of Ariella, is inviting you to attend the opening night screening of Damon Gameau’s new trailblazing film, 2040.   This film is being hailed by the critics for its positive contribution to the climate by simply embracing the best solutions available to improve our planet and shift them rapidly to the mainstream.

Gameau’s other well-known documentary was ‘That Sugar Film’ which shone a spotlight on the dangers associated with excessive sugar intake and the way in which sugar had negatively infiltrated the diets of so many people.

Palace Cinemas at New Acton is the venue for this powerful new Gameau documentary on Friday, May 24th with funds raised on the night going to help young at-risk people through the important work of Raw Potential Canberra.   Here we have a perfect solution, young people caring about their future and the future of others.   Help Ariella and her friends make a difference and book now by clicking on the link below.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-night-fundraiser-hosted-by-ariella-tickets-59507008063?aff=eivtefrnd

A golden opportunity welcomed

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The proceeds of local tourist attraction Cockington Green Gardens’ annual Canberra Day gold coin donation charity fundraiser have been handed over to Raw Potential Canberra chairman, Paul Kane by Cockington Green Gardens’ director and operations manager, Mark Sarah.

Golden Canberra Day for Raw Potential

Cockington Green event

On a golden Canberra Day morning, the queues waiting to get into Cockington Green Gardens was a portent of things to come for Raw Potential Canberra (formerly Youth Care Canberra) and Canberra City Care, the two charities benefiting from the attraction’s 2019 annual gold coin donation entry.