13/04/2017 - 13:51

NFP seeks local support for care kits campaign

13/04/2017 - 13:51

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Not-for-profit organisation People Who Care is calling on the community and local businesses to pledge funds or donate items for kits to help those fleeing domestic violence. 

NFP seeks local support for care kits campaign
People Who Care chief executive Alison White.

Not-for-profit organisation People Who Care is calling on the community and local businesses to pledge funds or donate items for kits to help those fleeing domestic violence.

PWC has been operating across Perth for 36 years and each year supports more than 3,000 people who have fallen into hardship, via acts of goodwill and volunteer services.

By the end of April, the charity is aiming to distribute around 2,000 kits to launch its Packed with Care Drive. The kits will then be delivered to agencies such as St Vincent De Paul Society WA, to distribute to families in need.

PWC chief executive Alison White said the campaign was ongoing and the free kits would be given on an as-needs basis.

“We want to not only bring community awareness to this important social issue but also to provide a practical solution to families who are usually faced with fleeing when violence erupts,” Ms White told Business News.

“Many women might spend a while planning to leave but as the violence is usually episodic; the fleeing is usually spontaneous with no time to grab anything other than car keys and children.

“We want to have a kit that is available with urgent and critical supplies until they find shelter; information on where to get help, supplies such as toiletries, sleepwear and non-perishable food.”

PWC is also hoping to encourage food businesses to provide meal and coffee vouchers.

Ms White said donations should be directed to the PWC’s Guildford office.

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