S.O.U.L. Soup Patrol started on 25th September, 2008. The first three weeks we had to virtually give away our soup to people walking their dogs and watch the beautiful sunsets. On the 16th October, 2008 we were phoned by the volunteers to say that they had served 33 people. What a celebration! Now today we serve approximately 80-150 people every Sunday. We go to 6 different stops in the Rockingham area. The meals served a nourishing and wholesome. We try to create a very homely atmosphere.
S.O.U.L. Care started in February of 2009. We were given a house from a generous benefactor. It soon became apparent that we needed to help those women who are pregnant and homeless. Over the seven years many Mums, babies and children have used the house called St. Pio’s House of Hope and since then another house called St. Benedict’s House of Hospitality. However, due to COVID and other circumstances beyond our control, we have lost our accommodation. Our heart and vision is still to provide safe and supportive places to house vulnerable and pregnant women. If you are in a position to support this vision or are able to provide us with accommodation or a house, please call us on 9558 9350.
S.O.U.L. Incorporated Charity Shop S.O.U.L. Incorporated have recently opened a Charity shop so that we can fund the work we do in our community and become more self-sufficient. We rely on donations of items from the public to sell in the shop. We also re-purpose furniture. We sell the following items:
- Repurposed Furniture
- Furniture—office and household
- Vintage china and linen
- Bric a brac
- Accessories ie. Cushions and throws
- Baby Furniture
- Baby clothing (Newborn—12 months)
The shop is open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 4pm and we are located 1/5 Cessnock Way, Rockingham.
We are always looking for furniture donations. If you have a piece of furniture we would like to donate, please send us a picture of it on 0450 947 751 and we will get back to you. We prefer wooden pieces, not melamine, as we can not re-purpose that.