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Youth Action NSW Youth Work Awards

Youth Action NSW Youth Work Awards
Posted on 31st October 2019

Glebe Youth Service (GYS) is delighted to announce that our very own Eloise Woods and Jeff Hockey recently won awards at the Youth Action NSW Youth Work Awards. Jeff Hockey very deservedly won a Lifetime Achievement Award and Eloise Woods took out the NSW Emerging Youth Worker of Year Award. Jeff Hockey has devoted his life […]  Read more »


Christmas time 2019
Posted on 31st October 2019

Christmas time is fast approaching so our annual appeal to members to contribute small gifts such as books, clothing and toys for children whose families are currently residing in supported accommodation in Glebe is about to commence. We also accept personal care items for their parents, whether staying at Elsie Women’s and Childrens’ Refuge, Rainbow […]  Read more »

Jeanette Knox and Edwina Doe looking exceptionally colourful at the Sunset Soirée (photo: Phil Young)

Sunset Soirée
Posted on 31st October 2019

On the balmy evening of 11 October 2019 the Glebe Society’s Sunset Soirée for Centipede took place at the Glebe Rowing Club premises. It was well supported by both Glebe Society members and friends and family of Centipede children. Guest speaker Phil Lloyd, Glebe resident and Centipede Dad, created a fair amount of mirth while […]  Read more »

Recycling Success Story: Cast-iron Frypans
Posted on 1st April 2019

The Kitchen Pack Project was desperately short of frypans over the summer, so I asked Wayne Carveth (project supporter and cast-iron cookware devotee) to refurbish a set of cast-iron frypans.  Read more »

I’m Dying to Tell You
Posted on 14th March 2019

Searching for a way of ensuring that there is a method available for essential contacts to be found and made in the event of an emergency.  Read more »

Community Report (March 2019)
Posted on 14th March 2019

Christmas appeal, “craft and catch-up” and Kitchen Starter Pack project  Read more »

Ageing in Place
Posted on 14th March 2019

The Community Development Subcommittee hosted a round table afternoon tea and discussion in October last year to gather information from Glebe Society members about their experience and those of friends and relatives with respect to Ageing in Place in Glebe.  Read more »

Please Support Christmas Gifts for Glebe Residents

Please Support Christmas Gifts for Glebe Residents
Posted on 3rd December 2018

Due to the wonderful response last year to our Christmas appeal for children and their parents living in supported accommodation in Glebe we would again like to support Elsie Women’s Refuge, Rainbow Lodge, Detour House and Kathleen York House with the addition of people in the Youth Programs run by Glebe Police.  Read more »

Kitchen Pack Project Update (November 2018)
Posted on 3rd December 2018

We’ve now delivered 21 Kitchen Packs to Elsie families and Rainbow Lodge men moving into their new homes but, after a recent surge in deliveries, we are running short of stock. We really need the surplus kitchen items you have in your own cupboards, or those you can source from neighbours or friends, or maybe […]  Read more »

The Oppy
Posted on 3rd December 2018

What are you going to do with all those surplus-to-requirement items you find in your Christmas stocking this year?   Read more »

Community Matters – Sewing for Good
Posted on 30th September 2018

Are you handy with a sewing machine, a pair of scissors or a needle and thread? If so I would like to invite you to join a Glebe Society Community sponsored sewing and craft group, which we are commencing in late October.  Read more »

How is Centipede Changing?
Posted on 31st August 2018

Centipede at Glebe Public School Inc. is a community based, charitable organisation that has been providing ‘before and after school care’ and holiday programs for students at the Glebe Primary School since 1989.   Read more »

Community Development Subcommittee Annual Report 2017-2018
Posted on 6th August 2018

Kitchen Starter Packs, fundraising for Centipede, the Old Fire Station and the Elsie Mural.  Read more »

Kitchen Starter Pack News
Posted on 6th August 2018

Extraordinary support from our members has ensured that our project is unequivocally viable. With the project launch, we received a massive amount of good quality recycled goods as well as cash donations but, equally important, there has been a steady stream of recycled goods since then.  Read more »

Community News (July 2018)
Posted on 5th July 2018

Vale Noreen Hayes, Book sale for Glebe Public school readers, Glebe Carers’ Support Group and The Glebe Dirty Reds now have a website  Read more »