Enormity is an independent, unfunded, not for profit, community based, teenage committee that relies on its own work ethic with the aims to:
- Change community attitude towards young people
- Involve young people in positive real life activities
- Address the lack of relevant affordable entertainment for their age group and therefore attacking boredom and associated problems
- Assist the community wherever possible
- Be honest and earnest
- Have fun
The committee became well known for its efforts to provide warm clothing for Australia's homeless and needy through their "National Coat Day" a public appeal for the donation of unwanted winter coats for redistribution to those in need.
Enormity raised over 71,000 coats nationwide and continues with the effort today. The group has just recently celebrated its 18th birthday.
Some Awards: -
- Young Australian of the Year Awards, Regional Initiative category, reaching Finals in 1998, Semi Finals 1999, 2000 & 2001. (Awards are normally only for individuals)
- Young Australian of the Year Awards, Community Service category, reaching Semi Finals in 1999, 2000 & 2001
- Awarded 2001 Tasmania Day Awards for Community Service by His Excellency Sir Guy Green, Governor of Tasmania.
- Awarded the Central Coast Council’s 1998 Australia Day Youth Award.
- Awarded the Central Coast Council’s 2001 Australia Day Community Events Award
- 2002 National “Can Do Community Award” for Tasmania, presented by Deputy Prime Minister Jon Anderson to Enormity in Alice Springs
- 2004, 2005, 2009 Young Achievers Award, reached the semi-finals in the categories of Community Service and Regional Initiative.