Beyond Barriers - Restoring Lives LTD is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, which means we are a charity that cares. Our mission is to give support in practical ways to everyday Australians when they it most.
Currently our support is threefold: We support through the Flagstone Foodbank, this provides a local place to go for food and personal care items when the going gets tough; it is a place where anyone in need is welcomed and supported - no questions asked. We support through the Flagstone Op Shop, this is a place filled with clothing and household items at affordable prices. And lastly we support through the Pinnacle - Reach for the Sky program, a Mobile Adventure Program that seeks to enable participants of all ages to discover their true capabilities by letting go of self-imposed restrictions through Adventure Therapy and Experiential Learning.
Until recently, Karen had a job that was providing for the needs of her and her daughter; but a workplace accident changed everything. Karen was placed on full bed rest, was now unable to work, walk without crutches, or drive, and with no income until work cover was approved, Karen had no money for food for her daughter and herself; so she reached out to us - 'I was wondering if you'd be able to help me out at all. I don't know who to contact or what to do right now...it's all very overwhelming. I'd be ever so grateful for any help at all.'
All over our local area, people, like Karen, are experiencing desperate hardship after a sudden change in their circumstances. All too often, there isn’t enough money left to buy food after paying the bills and many, like Karen, do not have the required documents to access charitable support. At Beyond Barriers - Restoring Lives we help to restore the lives of 'Everyday Aussies' by giving support when they need it most; so our Flagstone Foodbank is open to the general public and there are NO JOINING FEES or HEALTH CARE CARDS or PENSION CARDS required!
WE WELCOME ALL WHO ARE IN NEED, because life happens!! We won't let families, like Karen's, slip through the cracks and go hungry!
In times of family crisis – when there is no food in the cupboard, when you have to choose between paying the rent or feeding the kids, when a tragedy hits you from left field – it’s good to know there is help just down the street! Flagstone Foodbank is that help!
Please help us provide support for 'Everyday Aussies', like Karen, when they need it most.