“Our goal is to make people more aware that domestic and family violence does not discriminate and that we all have a role and can do something no matter how big or small.
“All of our programs are gifted unconditionally, we do not charge victims we assist, nor the services who refer their clients to us.”
Friends With Dignity relies on donations of new and pre-loved whitegoods, furniture and household items from the community to create “sanctuaries” for men, women and children leaving refuge to start a new life.
“We take pride in that we are in some way limiting landfill and unnecessary waste, taking an environmentally-friendly approach in all
that we do,” said Ms Whitford.
“This award will provide further exposure, recognition and acknowledgement for our innovative 100% charitable model, also providing increased awareness to the general public that want to help but don’t know how, we can provide them this opportunity.”
“We are so fortunate to have an incredible group of volunteers that sit on our board, our executive team, leadership team and operations who are active everyday in their selected roles,” said Ms McKenna.
“Our current sponsors, supporters and generous donors are an absolute asset to our organisation, and this award is vital recognition of their trust and belief in what we are doing. We so value all of the support as the sustainability of our service relies on this.