As many of the women who access our programs don’t have family to spend Christmas with we put on a Christmas event both at Women’s House and at Homefront Crisis Accommodation. We like to be able to give each woman a Christmas gift and as such we appreciate the lovely donations we get each year.
Things that are particularly popular with the women are generally things that they would not be able to buy themselves such as:
Pamper packs of nice body washes and/or lotions
Handbags or totes
Makeup and nail polish
We would request that any donations of gifts are either not wrapped or if they are wrapped that it is clearly marked what is inside as we try to be as fair as possible and make sure that every woman gets a similar gift...”
We also support the Mary Anderson Family Violence Service by providing gifts for children of all ages. The response in the past has been incredible. We have previously manage to donate gifts that they are able to hand out during the year, not just at Christmas. Often children have fled their homes without any possesions so a ball, a cricket set, games, craft activites, hats, sunscreen, swimmers, towels the kind of luxuries that make life fun have been gratefully received.
Please send your gift to TCI and we will put it under the tree until the 15th December when we will pass it on to Sacred Heart Mission & Mary Anderson Family Service.