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Donate to a cause to buy a school uniforms for disadvantaged young women

Buy a school uniform for a young woman

Many children are returning to school this week, however some will not have the appropriate school uniform.

Rise Community Network offers community members the chance to buy school uniforms for those who are less fortunate.

Kira House

Rise Community Network operates Kira House, which is a crisis home for young women aged 14-18 years. Young women can be leaving a violent family or domestic situation. Some of the young women who come to us have nothing more than the clothes on their back.

Continuing education

It is important for young people to continue their education. This provides many options later in life. However, many of these young women do not have school uniforms, either for a new school or to ‘fit in’.

With your gift, we can purchase her a summer or winter uniform for school.

How you can help

For a donation of $125 you can provide a vulnerable young woman a uniform and help her continue her education. Your donations are gratefully received. You can donate here.

Disadvantaged women keep their dignity thanks to kind donation

 

Sanity products in boxes on the floor with a member of Rise staff lying below them
Share the Dignity visited Rise recently to donate sanitary items to some of the women we support in Youth and Mental Health services.

Share the Dignity was established in March 2015. The charity provides sanitary items for women free of charge. The charity was founded by Rochelle Courtenay after she read an article about homeless women being without sanitary items during their periods. Rochelle decided that something needed to be done about this and set up a collection for women in need. The first drive collected 450 sanitary items. As word spread, this soon grew and in August the charity collected over 150,000 packs of pads and tampons! The huge amount of sanitary products collected have been shared amongst a variety of charities and that’s how Rise was fortunate enough to receive some of these.

Sanitary items are essential for women but for women on low income, having a period is an additional expense and one which they may not be able to afford. Having access to free sanitary items makes such a difference, as no woman should suffer the indignity of choosing between eating and buying sanitary items.     

We would like to thank Share the Dignity for their very kind donation.

Dawn McAleenan

Program Manager – Youth