Well the Homeless Connect Expo is nearly upon us. Our Head Office has been inundated with bras and sanitary items. We thought we would give you a sneak peak into what happens with all the bras that we receive. They first all get checked for their quality. We are extremely fussy with what gets kept. Every single bra gets checked for slight pulling on the fabric, underwire are not sticking out, the hook and eyes are in order, and we can read the tag. They are then put into colour order and washed that way and then they get sun kissed to ensure they are sanitized by the sun. They are all then treated for hygiene. Then they get sorted into sizes. It is a huge job but a rewarding one that our Bra Fairies love to do.
We at Support The Girls Australia are great believers in collaboration and enjoy being able to work with other wonderful charities that empower and support those that are disadvantaged.
We were delighted when contacted by fsg.org this week asking if we could assist them with clothing and sanitary items for the victims of the Lismore floods.
We managed to deliver a very over packed SUV filled with bras, sanitary items, clothing, shoes and much needed blankets.
Once again this would not be possible without the incredible generosity of all those that donate to us.
As most people will be aware, Queensland and Northern NSW were severely impacted by Cyclone Debbie. She wrecked absolute havoc from Northern Queensland down. Support The Girls Australia was contacted by the Department of Housing Queensland this week asking if we were able to help a young Mum with two young children who had been displaced from a domestic violence refuge due to the flooding in Northern Queensland.
Jane our Director and Founder of STG in Australia is someone that will always say yes to a challenge. Jane had no idea how she was going to achieve it but she said she would see what she could do.
Well thanks to the power of social media a solution kicked into place within two hours of posting the request on our Facebook page. We have to say acknowledge Pastor Warren from the Encounter Church of Labrador. With his donation of furniture we were able to create a miracle. Within 24 hours of Jane setting the wheels in motion we had everything to ensure this Mum and her two little boys had a roof over their heads. She walked into a house and by afternoon she had a home.
We also have to thank the incredible generosity of the Gold Coast Community. Without the constant support of donations we would not be able to achieve what we do.
It is amazing what can be done with collaboration.
Thank you to everyone involved.