IGA Joondalup staff offer a hand to help clean up gardens of Youth Futures


Cameron McKinnon, Amanda Stewart and Sabine, Cate and Jordan Brodie.
Cameron McKinnon, Amanda Stewart and Sabine, Cate and Jordan Brodie.

CLEAN-UP on aisle one? Not on this occasion for a group of community-minded supermarket staff.

Sisters Supa IGA Joondalup owner Cate Brodie gathered a team of five employees to voluntarily tidy the gardens of the Youth Futures crisis accommodation centre in Joondalup this month to prepare it for new boarders.

A Youth Futures spokeswoman said the gardens were in need of much attention having grown messy over a number of years.

Ms Brodie was “speechless” when she found out more than 3100 homeless and disadvantaged youth sought help from Youth Futures each year.

Youth Futures chief executive Mark Waite said it was “wonderful” to see a local business volunteer to help the organisation.

“Volunteers such as this help us to alleviate costs involved in hiring someone so that our resources are spent on our clients where it is needed most,” he said.

The Youth Futures centre is based on Davidson Terrace for youths aged 16 to 21.

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