Graffiti vandalism is an eye-sore in many areas degrading the visual aspects of our environment and having significant costs to society in remedying its presence. Graffiti can be seen everywhere – in shopping centre facilities, on the walls and doors of commercial businesses, factories and healthcare organisation. This is common in most cities, damaging the appearance of buildings and draining commercial resources. NSW, where graffiti costs the Government and residents more than $300 million every year, has tackled the problem with an annual community action day.
The aim of Graffiti Removal Day is to highlight the problem of graffiti across the state and encourage people to volunteer their time to remove and prevent graffiti.
Since the annual event was established in 2012, volunteers have removed 141,000sqm of graffiti, saving their community about $10.40 million.
Volunteering Graffiti removal – An Impactful Experience.
Being part of the activity can be very satisfying and a rewarding experience as the impact of our community service will be evident instantaneously.
The Blacktown Centre of the SSSIO is joining in this activity and encourages its members and others interested to join with them to support the initiative. This fun-filled service opportunity also presents a fantastic chance for Adults, Young Adults, and Children (primary school age and above) to take part with their families and spend quality hours driving a massive change and leaving a positive impact.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s message
As Sri Sathya Sai Baba has said, “Service is worship. Each act of service is a flower placed at the feet of God. Service to humanity is service to divinity“, let’s participate collectively in this community service to not just remove the graffiti but also leave an indelible and an everlasting impact towards a cleaner environment.
All are welcome and encouraged to join us in this activity. Please check with one of the contacts for details of any requirements for the event.
When: Saturday, 10 April
Time: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
Where: 51 – 59 Holbeche Rd., Arndell Park
Contacts: Jayant, 0459 114 178; Guru 0490 769 485 or Kailesh 0430 851 311