I have an idea and I need your help.
I, like so many others, have watched on in absolute horror at the terrifying and increasing occurrences of domestic violence. As of last week, 62 people have lost their lives this year as a result.
Enough is enough.
I don’t have all the answers and I cannot even begin to contemplate how we can put an end to this. But as I watched the news showing another tragic story of a women shot and killed by her ex partner only a few minutes from my home I realised I couldn’t just keep watching and then go about my day. I needed to help, in some small way.
I have teamed up with a wonderful local organisation called My Friend’s Place, a not for profit refuge providing a safe haven for women who have escaped a domestic violence situation.
The Hand Up Donation Drive is something I truly feel passionate about and desperately hope it works. I’m seeking the donation of preloved (or new) household items, toiletries, non perishable food items and women’s clothing. In most cases, these brave women have arrived at the refuge with little to no belongings. This donation drive aims to help them start a new, safer life.
If you’re in the Gold Coast or Brisbane area and have anything you can donate, your generous donations will be accepted at multiple locations from Friday 18th September to Friday 2nd October.
Click the menu links above for more information and please send me an email if you have any questions or can offer support by way of donation.
We’d so greatly appreciate your help. I want these women to know the kindness of strangers, that the world can in fact be a nicer place and that eventually, life can be sweet. They deserve this.