As part of our ESV Gives Back initiative, we decided to divide and conquer!
OBK is a community kitchen in the heart of Bondi. Last year over 120,000 meals were made and distributed to disadvantaged Australians from the OBK kitchen. Half of our ESV team went to OBK and helped prepare 300 meals for disadvantaged people. The goal was 270 meals but the ESV team loves a challenge and delivered more.
The remaining ESV team members went to Lillian’s – a young women’s only refuge in Sydney’s Inner West. Lillian’s accommodates young women who are experiencing homelessness in a safe, secure and supportive environment. The ESV team re-organised the garage, transformed three garden areas (there were A LOT of weeds), painted and then cooked the girl’s dinner! The team was so efficient they completed everything on the ‘wish list’ and more!
There was one outside wall that needed some expert prep work so ESV paid for the professionals to come in and complete this section of painting. The girls at Lillian’s are very happy with the makeover!
Thank you to every ESV staff member who rolled up their sleeves to make a difference. Our cultural principles definitely shone a little brighter … People Count & Dare to Challenge.
“I can’t thank you or the team enough for the hard work you all put in to give Lillian’s some love, we all felt it and appreciate the awesome outcome! I wasn’t joking when I said we were scarred from the last Community Day we had….you and your team were so respectful and professional and it was so obvious they were on a mission and they should be so proud of all they achieved in such a short amount of time.”