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HOBAN Bringing Christmas Cheer to Those Doing it Tough

Major Brendan Nottle, Salvation Army and Alison Watts
Major Brendan Nottle, Salvation Army and Alison Watts, CEO Hoban Recruitment.

On behalf of our clients for the twelfth year running, HOBAN Recruitment has made a donation to assist in the operation of the Salvation Army Lighthouse Café. Having hundreds of interactions each day with vulnerable people, the Salvation Army Project 614 provides support to marginalised people in the City.

The much needed donation will help the Café to continue providing their services for those in need, helping them stay open 22 hours a day and serving over 500 meals every day of the year. At night, the cafeteria turns into a refuge for those who have little place to go. A Christmas lunch is hosted by the centre and is attended by up to 400 people who would otherwise go without food on this special day. There’s also a toy drive so that underprivileged kids won’t miss out on seeing their very own present under the tree.

Major Brendan Nottle from Salvation Army put the spotlight on the importance of initiatives such as Project 614, especially during the Christmas period:

“The Salvation Army Melbourne is deeply appreciative of this wonderful gift given to us by HOBAN Recruitment.

At this time of the year we see people that are really excited about Christmas and are really looking forward to getting together with family and friends. Unfortunately, we are seeing an increasing number of people coming to The Salvation Army who are completely disconnected from family and friends, and this often ends up being their worst time of the year.

So to receive this kind of support helps bring cheer to people that are doing it really tough. But more importantly it helps people get back on their feet going forward into the new year.”

In giving back this Christmas, HOBAN, along with their sister company Clicks IT Recruitment have also participated in a Salvo’s Supermarket Drive. Over the past few weeks, staff having been popping a few extra items into their trolley to be brought into our offices for donation. The food and gifts collected will be prepared for Christmas hampers by the Salvation Army to help spread the Christmas cheer to families and individuals in need.

4 teams of HOBAN staff showcasing their Christmas donation

We’d like to say a big thank you to the Clicks and Share Services team for getting involved in this initiative with us. It is wonderful to see everyone embrace the spirit of giving – which Clicks have done in a big way. Clicks’ recent donation to Foodbank and Beyond Blue means an extra 10,000 meals will be delivered this year and supports these organisations do the great work they do.

Thank you for joining us in support of this valuable program. Please accept our best wishes for a happy and safe festive season from the team at HOBAN Recruitment.

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