Rocket’s GREAT GIVE MISSION
When we work together – anything is possible.
For 2017, we are setting ourselves a mission – to give back to our community and help support women and children in need in our region. Every Rocket event will now also be a collection point for donated items for the Mackay Women’s Centre – who facilitate a number of services, in collaboration with the Mackay Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service. These services include:
- Free counselling to women, including pregnancy and parenting support and community education for women’s health matters
- Free specialised counselling for both women and children who have experienced domestic violence, as well as court support for domestic violence orders
- Free specialised counselling for women who have experienced sexual assault both present and historical to women and children 16 years and older
As you could imagine, they often have women who have experienced trauma, homelessness, who are escaping domestic violence and/or financial crisis – and they do their best to provide what they can for these women, and their children. Just an extra item or two in your next grocery shop or a clean out of items that are still in good nick could go a long way to helping another woman get back on her feet and have a better future.
Items for donation:
TOILETRIES - soap, shampoo, conditioner, sanitary items, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes etc
BABY GEAR - formula, any size nappy (even open packets they may have grown out of), wipes, bottles, singlets, clothes etc
LINEN - towels and bedding
BASIC KITCHEN EQUIPMENT
SCHOOL GEAR - books, pencils, pens, backpacks etc