Together we are able
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has turned the world as we know it upside down. At Able Australia we quickly responded to COVID-19 and within several days we developed and commenced implementing our COVID-19 Management Plan.
During this short time we have seen this crisis bring out the best of so many. We are extremely fortunate and grateful of the support so many. The pandemic has enabled Able to band together with organisations, donors and supporter we haven’t had the opportunity to connect with in the past. The support we have received has ranged from providing food to producing and supplying much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
We have worked with a number of suppliers to secure a shipment of 1.2 million certified (EN 149) P2 Surgical masks to help protect staff and clients when managing with a known or suspected COVID-19 case.
We have collaborated with Swinburne University and The University of Queensland by using their facilities for 3D printing of frames which will be used for protective face shields. The protective face shields will be used by staff and are included in Able’s COVID-19 kits. Our COVID-19 kits have been provided to Able sites and include an extensive supply of PPE and other resources to be used when managing a known or suspected COVID-19 case.
Supporters and donors of Able have been working tirelessly in the drive to sew 400 gowns to help protect staff and clients. Thank you to Signorama for generously donating their printing services, City of Booroondara and Fabric Deluxe for promoting the call for seamstresses within their communities.
Whilst Easter was a difficult time for many as restrictions were in place, our clients Easter weekend was made much sweeter thanks to Lindt. Lindt Australia kindly donated 81 boxes of chocolates which bought a smile to our clients and helped make Easter one to remember.
To help our clients and the communities we support we have received a donation of winter clothing from Logan East Community Neighbourhood Centre in Queensland. This much needed clothing will help so many who are experiencing extremely difficult times keep safe and warm this winter and the years to follow.
Sporting equipment has been donated by Reclink. This equipment will be a well-used resource to keep our clients minds and bodies active. This donation will continue to give to clients well beyond the pandemic.
We are so thankful for the support we are receiving each week, helping us to deliver better days, every day to clients during this pandemic.
As a not-for-profit, your support will greatly assist us to continue to provide our high-quality services, and make a significant difference to the lives of people living with disability. To learn more or to donate, click here.