St John’s Care Emergency Appeal With only three weeks of food and funds when COVID-19 hit, St John’s Care had to think quick and cheap. What can you do with $328.05? Quite a lot, actually. This was the budget for St John’s Care, a small emergency support organisation operating in Reid, ACT. The organisation runs a drop-in centre for people experiencing homelessness in Canberra, the ACT and nearby South Coast and Southern Tablelands. Like most nonprofits, COVID-19 put an abrupt halt to their operations. Their volunteers, typically falling within a vulnerable demographic, were no longer able to run food collections stalls. Their main fundraising event, a special dinner in the…
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