Creating Opportunities for life The Rotary Club of Keilor is a proud supporter of Hand Brake Turn, an organisation who helps turn around the lives of disadvantaged young people. Hand Brake Turn provides hand’s on training in automotive skills for young people aged 15 to 19 who have difficulty within the mainstream education system. After eight weeks of intensive automotive training along with social skill development, students are rewarded with a Certificate 1, followed by up to 12 months of job search and personal support. At a recent graduation ceremony the Rotary Club of Keilor handed over a cheque to Hand Brake Turn using a part of the funds raised at the recent Keilor Rotary Club Car Show. Our club also supports HBT by sending them old cars for students to restore for sale or to use during their training. An example of the Rotary Club of Keilor working in our local community.
Christmas Bags for the Royal District Nursing Service
In the lead up to Christmas for the past four years, the Club has supported the local Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) in bringing some Christmas cheer to that service’s most housebound, restricted and isolated clients.
The project normally involves the provision of up to 100 Christmas Shopping Bags into which we packed Christmas “goodies” (primarily small food items and personal grooming products) for distribution by local Royal District Nurses.