Scrap Hotline and SA Power Networks support SA youth
Scrap Hotline and SA Power Networks make Sammy D Foundation Community Mentoring Program possible!
Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed, the Sammy D Foundation made the difficult decision to cancel its Reach for the Stars Ball in 2020. This event is an important fundraiser in the Sammy D Foundation’s event calendar with the money raised allowing the Foundation to provide mentoring support to young people each year through its Community Mentoring Program.
We reduced our waitlist significantly before COVID-19 thanks to our Reach for the Stars Ball supporters, but unfortunately we have received a number of enquiries in the last few months referring more young people in need of a positive role model. It seems as though the need is much greater than we have seen before. Young people and their families are also feeling the effects of COVID-19.
However, thanks to the support of two key South Australian organisations, the Sammy D Foundation Community Mentoring Program will continue to support SA youth. Through partnerships with the Foundation’s Major Partner, Scrap Hotline, as well as Education Partner, SA Power Networks, the Sammy D Foundation will be able to continue to recruit and train volunteer mentors who will support up to 20 young people over the course of the next 12 Months.
Both Scrap Hotline and SA Power Networks have been supporters of the Sammy D Foundation’s education and mentoring programs and have played a pivotal role in the Foundation having educated over 138,000 participants, and mentored over 200 young people since 2010. Without the support of organisations in our South Australian community, we would not be able to continue to incite positive change in the lives of young people. We are incredibly grateful for both Scrap Hotline and SA Power Networks for their investment in young people.
Together we’re shaping lives, and changing futures.