Life Matters Foundation: Your Support is Changing Lives!

Established in 2002, The Life Matters Foundation has since effected lasting, positive change in many children’s lives. Shutterway is proud to be a supporter of their vital cause! We believe that by investing in education intervention we are helping to alleviate negative social circumstances that often lead to crime.

The Life Matters Foundation continues to go from strength-to-strength and 2016 has been one of their best years yet! Here are just a few of the highlights in their ongoing mission to educate and care for children to create a foundation for a wonderful future:

 

Literacy

Their amazing volunteers provided 6974 hours of intervention across four sites in 2016. That is incredible dedication! Not only that, but the foundation will be opening a brand new Literacy Centre in Capricorn Primary School next year.

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Counselling

Their experienced and caring counselling team has grown exponentially in 2016, with a counselor now being placed at each of the schools the Foundation is at. Group work sessions have also been bolstered, enabling a greater reach and impact into children’s lives.

Mentoring

The Life Matter’s Foundation now has more mentoring groups than ever before. This means that more learners are receiving valuable input in their lives from their mentors. A telling bit of feedback received was that Grade 8 learners reported feeling more prepared for high school because of their mentor’s influence!

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Annual Fundraiser

Shutterway attended the wonderful “Celebrating Our Heroes” fundraiser, which we detailed in a previous blog. The evening was a special one, and not only were the hard-working staff celebrated, but the Foundation managed to raise a record-breaking amount at auction!

Make a difference this festive season and please contribute anything you can to this incredibly vital cause. You can help here: http://lifemattersfoundation.org/get-involved

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