The Woodies Toy Donation

We are delighted to have received this incredible donation from the Arbour Berry woodworking group – The Woodies

The Woodies created 30 handcrafted and individually painted wooden toys. Gil Scott (right in photo) led the initiative which included the work and dedication of many hours from fellow woodworkers Eddie Watts (left in photo) and, during the early stages, Ross Barrett.

These beautiful toys will be given to children staying with us, and are sure to bring a smile to their faces. Thank you.

Taylah’s Fundraiser

Last night, Taylah completed her head shave. For a month now, Taylah has been sharing information and statistics around domestic and family violence. She is raising awareness of the issue and the proceeds of her head shave will go toward supporting women in our region escaping domestic violence.

SAHSSI is incredibly grateful to be the recipient of Taylah’s campaign – which so far has topped $3,500

Layback Living Charity Initiative

We are so pleased to have been selected by the staff at Layback Living for their in-store charity initiative. For every seat sold, the customer selects one of three local charities for their $5 token. At the end of the quarter, Layback Living donate the tally to SAHSSI.

We are grateful to the team for selecting us, for supporting vulnerable women in our region, and for helping to raise awareness about Domestic and Family Violence.

Kiama Community Support

With Winter approaching it was a warm feeling in Kiama when we visited Tracey at Angels Hair at Kiama to pick up much needed donations from the local community.

The wonderful donations consisted of food, cash to purchase food vouchers and other essential items for our clients.

Thank you so much Kiama, we appreciate all that you do to support women and children in need.

National Reconciliation Week 2020

‘In this together’

SAHSSI’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) working party organised staff members to get together to have a morning tea and discuss what reconciliation means to them, at various sites so that social distancing could be maintained. Great information was shared and great discussions took place.

On the 27th May SAHSSI took part in the Reconciliation Australia virtual event by posting our Acknowledgment and it was great to see so many staff members taking part in this event.

Also to mark the week, SAHSSI’s delivery of Indigenous cultural books for adults and children arrived. These are beautiful stories, some written and illustrated by Coomaditchie about the Dhawaral nation.

SAHSSI would like to also acknowledge that this is Aboriginal land, always was and always will be.