This week we would like to introduce you to a new columnist!
Shaz Harrison Shaw has been running local charity, Need a Feed, for the past three years, providing badly-needed food relief to local families in need.
Need a Feed is one way you can get involved and help those less fortunate. One of the many secrets of happiness is to help others. This might just be your chance!
NEED a FEED – The Beginnings
When my husband’s mum died we bought his family house. This left us struggling financially and grocery shopping was pushed to the bottom of the list.
I decided then that one day, when I am in a different position, I would do something to help those in need.
Over the years I have bought, sold and started several businesses. When I sold my last business I felt I wanted more out of my life than just money. I didn’t want to wait until I had been in a job that I didn’t truly love for 20 or more years, then retire to finally do what I really wanted to do.
I decided it was time to follow my passion and in 2012, Need a Feed was born!
The first Need a Feed distribution day lead me into partnership with Barnardos Family Referral service and I have continued to partner with more and more organisations since.
The families I support are in a much worse situation than we were back then, but I can feel the pain they are going through with what seems like no end in sight. I am there to encourage and support these families, as living proof that things can change
My vision for the future is to feed millions of people in need whether that be their bellies or their soul, create more partnerships, and reach people all over Australia.
I want to inspire and encourage people to reach their full potential and know that they can achieve their dreams. This is only the beginning!
More and more opportunities are arising for me within the organisation to help those in need.
I see nothing but growth, learning and long term support for those less fortunate.
As the years go on, I will partner with more organisations to develop long term solutions, and to help more and more families and individuals who need positive role models to support them.
“Believe and you will achieve”