Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pay it forward.....!


This week was Homeless Persons Week in WA and there's been a lot going on to bring public awareness to the plight of the homeless, all wonderful events and as always well attended by Perthites. From the beginning of the week Mobile GP have been running a Soup Kitchen in Brookfield Place, not just any old soup, soup prepared by chefs from the kitchens of clubs and restaurants in Brookfield Place. Check out the daily menu..being Friday, in Perth anyway :) we had the pea & ham..wish I'd come in on Tuesday the French onion & Parmesan croutons sounds delish! When we arrived preparations for the lunchtime office workers were well underway. So you know how it works, you buy a soup & bread roll for $5 and pay another $5 all proceeds going to support Mobile GP's homeless health programs, fantastic oui!
...and what a setting, protected from the wind by The Old Perth Boys School (below & reflected in top shot) and surrounded by St. George's Terrace skyscrapers, perfect. It was a dull day weather wise but in Perth good cheer abounded :)) Hope that you have the weekend you wish for, take care and stay safe... Click here to see more reflections from around the world.....

35 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very worthy cause, and good of the chefs.

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  2. i like the wall of window reflections. glad they are calling attention to the homeless plight.

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  3. Bravo, Mobile GP, and bravo, Perth. It is a good cause and a creative way to support it.

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  4. "Pay it forward" is arriving to France, and I find it a great idea.
    And you caught a beautiful reflection!
    I wish you a great week-end, dear Gracie!

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  5. An excellent idea, Grace! Too bad it is needed though, isn't it?

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  6. Oh, what a great cause indeed and I agree with Jack, a very creative way to support it!! Terrific captures for the day, Grace, as always! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

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  7. I just love the first one ! Those reflections on the celling turn me upside down ! ^^

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  8. Very cool! I love city photos and even more when there are reflections.

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  9. superbe manisfestation un sujet qui me tient a coeur !

    bon w end ;o)

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  10. Haven't seen the 'pay it forward' concept here in the US.

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  11. All great shots, Grace. You folks from Perth are good people. Lovely way to help those who could do with a helping hand. Cheers!

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  12. What a terrific idea and cause! I love the entire enterprise - creative indeed and civic-minded! Ah, how could Perth be more perfect (other than it being located in Paris :))

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  13. Fantastic idea Grace .... So good to see local chefs contributing their time and effforts to help the homeless especially this time of the year.

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  14. Hopefully no 'soup natzis' evident. "No soup for you!"

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  15. What a wonderful idea!

    And I love French Onion soup, too....

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  16. What a grand idea and worthy cause. I can never pass up soup in any form, I love it. What a lovely setting too with old vs new.

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  17. A brilliant idea to develop this Noble cause.
    Very good photos full of Solidarity and Commitment.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  18. The soup kitchen is doing it just right. . .something for everyone. I hope that it is very successful. You, too, have a wonderful week-end!

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful event and for a very good cause. I love the "soup kitchen" theme for the event. That is a very clever way to proceed.

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  20. I agree with Kate and Sharon. Good cause.

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  21. A great cause and good on the chefs for giving their time and skills.

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  22. Sounds a great idea! mobile GP.good way..
    Nice post.

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  23. Beautiful ambience in the first photo. Great that the chefs offered their time for this cause.

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  24. This sounds like a wonderful project and worthy of support.

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  25. Bon Appetite, Mon Ami :)



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° >

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  26. What a great idea. It must be gruesome being homeless in winter. The soup cooked by real chef's is a wonderful tribute.

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  27. A great initiative and worthy cause!
    Love this idea!
    Léia

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  28. The menu sounds delish and what a great program... paying it forward.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  29. Wonderful shots from the city.

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  30. Good idea. Have you seen the movie pay it forward?

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  31. When I was married to my ex-husband, we volunteered for a weekend of helping homeless veterans. It was a moving experience...the volunteers offered medical help, dental help, vision help, job help, housing help...an amazing array of social services were available...and many of the attendees utilized the help...

    What I found most interesting was the numbers of people being served who came year after year. My ex and I spoke to one young man...he had been in the military and if I remember correctly, also had been to college. But he literally chose to be homeless...he enjoyed being at the top of the social strata of the homeless...he enjoyed figuring out how to get water from a "neighbor"...rigging a quasi shower etc. Now God only knows if he had a mental diagnosis or not...but he presented as rather normal in mind a body...go figure. There was also a couple who had been attending this event long before we became involved. I think that's one aspect of the problem that we who choose a more normal lifestyle don't understand. I think it was more accepted back in the days of the "hobo"...in the 30's and 40's...

    It is certainly an issue to be dealt with...here in the states we need to revisit the legislation that eliminated long term mental health care which I think is one of our primary homeless issues...

    I love the Pay it Forward concept...

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  32. Nice reflections in the top shot.

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