A HOMELESS shelter in Waterford will open its doors to the public for an eye-opening Christmas party on December 13 from 5pm.
Sheltered by Grace has invited the community to attend a free BBQ with founders, volunteers and residents.
This comes ahead of the shelter's 10-year anniversary towards the end of January next year.
Administrative Officer Andrea Lee said the event was an opportunity for people to see how Sheltered by Grace was changing lives.
"It would be a wonderful opportunity for the community to come and meet the people behind the scenes and get to know how we work to support the transformation of those who have hit hard times and found themselves homeless," she said.
"We would love for anyone interested to come and check out the facilities and enjoy some free food."
Sheltered by Grace is on track to expand and accommodate more people after obtaining a $97,795 Gambling Community Benefit grant earlier this year.
The money is being used to partially fund construction of a two-storey Homeless Transition Centre on site at 157 Old Logan Village Road, Waterford.
To RSVP for the event email firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10.