Kira House is a safe, fresh spacious and confidential crisis house for young women aged between 14 and 18 years. These young women may have accompanying children, who are leaving a violent family or domestic situation.
Mirrabooka Housing Authority Donation
Rise Community Network would like to acknowledge Mirrabooka Housing Authority for their kind donation to Kira House.
Each Friday, throughout the year staff at Mirrabooka Housing Authority donated a small contribution. For each contribution made, staff were allowed to wear casual dress at work.
The collection of these funds was established for the purpose of providing financial support to Community Service organisations.
This year, Kira House was chosen and received a generous donation of $500!
Donation goes towards Christmas celebrations
This donation was used to have a big celebratory, Christmas Day. We combined our crisis accommodation and transitional accommodation residents, so they could all be invited to join in with the festivities. Presents were purchased for both the residents and their children.
A yummy Christmas dinner with all the trimmings was prepared and cooked by our lovely volunteer, Elizabeth Durrant. The turkey and ham was donated by Helen Dymond, Divisional Manager for Aged Care. Both residents and staff received a lesson on how to cook for a family at Christmas. It was delicious and we all learnt something!
Kira House residents and staff were really humbled by the generosity of so many people. Some of our residents had no family and no gifts for Christmas. Many of our residents do not even receive an income, so are unable to purchase the basics, let alone Christmas treats.
Staff at Rise’s Helen Place help
Staff at Helen’s place put together food hampers, and also donated money for presents for residents who would have gone without this Christmas.
With the generous donations of money we purchased Christmas summer beach bags. These were filled with everything needed for a fun day at the beach. Each girl also received a movie pass and went along to an outing at the cinema.
Gidgegannup Women’s association
We also received a kind donation from the ladies at Gidgegannup Women’s association. This was a box full of crafted bags of children’s gifts and handmade toys! Our ladies were delightful and very much appreciated this gesture of good will.
This year, Christmas went from being a very quiet affair, to an extravaganza Christmas day! It was a fabulous day full of cheer!
We are so grateful to all the generous donations to Kira House. It really highlighted the spirit of Christmas, many thanks to the whole community’s generosity.
How can you help our girls?
If you would also like to help one of our vulnerable young women with a gift of essential items, click here.
Essential items include things like nappies and food parcels.