Community

Southern Women’s Group - Christmas Gifting Campaign

Mon 25 Nov 2019 to Fri 20 Dec 2019

  • Bega

The Southern Women’s Group Inc - Women’s Resource Centre is charitable organisation which has been supporting the women and children of the Bega Valley since 1984.

For 35yrs the WRC has focused our efforts on supporting the Bega Valley in creating a community where residents can live free from violence and all forms of discrimination, with a particular emphasis on the needs of vulnerable women who are socially isolated, have mental health issues, are homeless, unemployed or who are fleeing from or recovering from domestic violence.

The WRC operates as a drop-in centre where women can access a safe space, information and referral to other support services as well as a range of workshops, computer access and a crisis food pantry.

This year we are inviting the residents of the Bega Valley to support us in hosting a Christmas Party where we hope to bring a little bit of Christmas magic to some of our women, children and families for whom Christmas is often a challenging, stressful and sometimes distressing time of year. 

We have a number of retail and business partners in the Bega area who are supporting us in displaying a WRC ‘Pay it Forward’ box where shoppers are encouraged to purchase an item from the store which will then be gifted at our Christmas Party on December 20 th . We also have hamper collection boxes at the supermarkets in Bega and some local businesses with suggestions of needed items that we would love to see donated. People can also donate to the trolley at Horizon Credit Union who have been a consistent and much valued supporter of the WRC Christmas drive for may years. We are also encouraging workplaces, sporting or social groups to consider getting together and making a group gift donation of something people less fortunate might not ordinarily be able to experience eg a couple of movie tickets, a voucher for a manicure, entry to potaroo palace, a meal for two at a local restaurant, season pass to the pool…..the possibilities here in the Bega Valley are endless.

If you’d like to speak with us about what items are particularly needed or age & gender gaps we have for our Christmas gifting then please do not hesitate to contact the WRC on 64921367 to speak with our volunteer Christmas Coordinator Kali who can point you in the right direction. Similarly if you are a business that we haven’t made it in to speak with yet and you’d like to be involved then give us a call and we’ll happily set you up as a gifting or hamper partner.