No one could have ever prepared any of us for what our Christmas/New year break was going to look like this year. Your tireless support meant that we were able to provide over 27K fire affected people with access to emergency personal hygiene packs that were distributed directly via the CFA, the Navy and National Disaster Relief to name a few. We were able to respond to each regions call for help immediately thanks to the outpouring of support in the way of products donations, hands in the warehouse and money donated. In an 11 year journey- we have never been so overcome by the spirit of our country.
We are now executing our longer term support of communities as they begin to forge ahead and rebuild their lives. Family packs of full size toiletries are being made available into schools and with the help of the VHA (Victorian Healthcare Association) – hospitals, GP’s, welfare nurses and more. We know that in any situation of financial disadvantage that highly priced personal hygiene essentials are the first to go. It’s our commitment to continue to ensure those affected do not go without these products that are essential to physical and mental wellbeing.
As these stories begin to disappear out of the media, its important we don’t forget that it takes 8-10 years to fully rebuild communities and we still need your donations of sanitary products, razors, roll on deodorants, full size shampoo and kids dental products to fill orders for thousands more of these packs. You can also donate money and we will use our buying power to purchase much needed products on your behalf.