DoSomething Day brings joy to Inner West

The annual celebration is a chance to shine a light on the small acts that make differences in people’s lives.

Community members have given back to others, and spread kindness on the annual DoSomething Day, an initiative by the DoSomething Foundation. Clubs around the Inner West organised events to mark the occasion.

In Ashfield, children at St Anthony’s Family Care were treated to magic shows, dancing, face painting and a morning tea, by Stardust Kids.

Club Ashfield also donated $4,500 to St Anthony’s, a centre which allocates 30 per cent of their enrolments to children with disabilities.

The homeless and in need enjoyed a Christmas in July lunch at the Exodus Foundation’s Loaves and Fishes Restaurant.

Celebrity chefs Danielle Alvarez, Ross Lusted and Justin North, who head kitchens at some of Sydney’s most esteemed restaurants, donned the yellow Exodus Foundation apron alongside the charity’s founder Rev Bill Crews, to provide food for Sydney’s homeless.

The Foundation’s restaurant serves free meals every day of the year, from largely donated goods.

The Newtown Neighbourhood Centre on King Street invited hair stylists to give their time for free, cutting hair for the homeless.

Stylists who regularly charge up to $250 for a haircut at 10 Sydney salons took part in the initiative, completing approximately 60 cuts for the disadvantaged and homeless. DoSomething Day founder and Sustainable Salons co-founder Paul Frasca were both on hand at Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, and expressed their commitment to helping others in the community to try and make their lives better.

DoSomething Day occurs annually across Australia on July 25.