on the Wednesday, July 11, 2018
On Wednesday 27th June, Bethanie Gwelup welcomed Debra Hack from Stirling Women’s Refuge to receive a large donation of toiletries which were collected over the past six months by both staff and residents of the Aged Care Facility and Independent Living Unit.
Bethanie Gwelup has been contributing and collecting toiletries such as shampoo and conditioner, soaps, toothpastes etc – all of which have now made their way into the much-needed hands of women and children seeking support from the refuge, which provides crisis help and accommodation due to domestic or family violence.
Bethanie, Western Australia’s most recognised not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider is making social contributions a focus for 2018, driving activities which are not part of Bethanie’s core business, but contribute greatly to the wellbeing of the community.
Case Worker from Stirling Women’s Refuge, Debra Hack says, “Without donations like this from different outside sources it would be very hard for us to supply the women with just these everyday items that are essential.
“We depend on outside services to donate toiletries so that when women arrive they get a nice big toilet bag with all they need, they also have all they while they stay here, and they depart with a big bag too. We are very grateful to Bethanie Gwelup for all their donations, they will be put to good use.”
Bethanie is working with its staff to engage in social contributions via three different areas - practical support, financial support and personnel support. Practical support involves supplying goods or services to individuals or groups, financial support involves fundraising and financial contributions to individuals and groups and personnel support includes volunteering or help given by staff.
Bethanie CEO Chris How comments, “As one of WA’s largest not-for-profit aged care and retirement living providers, we have a responsibility to give back where we can. Given the nature of our business is caring for people, our staff are typically very keen to support any initiative which will better the individual, the Bethanie community and the wider community. To this end, our staff are instrumental in the delivery of these propositions.”
Bethanie Gwelup will continue to collect toiletries for the Stirling Women’s Refuge.
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