Coffs Neighbourhood Centre to open Celebrating Fathers and Men pop-up shop

Dane Owen, a volunteer at Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre where there’s a Celebrating Fathers and Men pop-up, free gift shop on Wednesday 31 August 10-12pm.

COFFS Harbour Neighbourhood Centre (CHNC) will open a Celebrating Fathers and Men pop-up, free gift shop on Wednesday 31 August 10-12pm.

This is an opportunity to support families who are struggling and who may benefit from being able to select a gift for free.

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“Whether or not someone is a father, we all have come across amazing men in our family or our community that make a positive difference to our community and the lives of children,” Di Woods, Manager at CHNC told News Of The Area.

Special men have played a role in the life of many of us.

CHNC’s philosophy is that Father’s Day is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate fathers, as well as positively acknowledging men who play an important role in supporting our children.

“We recognise that the traditional role of a father or male role model has changed.

“They help to raise great children.

“They contribute to the lives of children from sharing stories, to building confidence and skills in our young people,” said Di.

Many fathers are balancing changes in their work environments, or job roles, changes in parenting and household responsibilities as they support and navigate their families through the disasters.

For many this has been a challenge with increasing cost of living locally.

“Many have taken this opportunity to build better relationships with their children.

“Children who have supportive men or fathers in their lives grow to be more confident in their surroundings and are more socially connected.

“Fathers who nurture strengthen better verbal and academic skills in their children,” said Di.

It is well researched and documented that emotional security in children is facilitated by positive father involvement.

Sunday, September 4 stands as a day to show our appreciation to the men in our life.

Showing our love and appreciation does not need to be expensive.

“We can cook something, make a card, watch a sports game or spend some time together, or give them a little gift from the CHNC pop-up gift shop,” closed Di.


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