We have been so touched and humbled by the generosity of everyone who has supported us in the past few weeks.
Individuals have been picking up extras when grocery shopping. Artists have been creating new projects to raise funds. Businesses have crowd funded for us. A wonderful young woman even created multiple donation drop-off points in her local community, resulting in 47 bags full of toiletries, dried foods, bedding and other goods to keep our refuges going (the donations filled 2 cars!). This community effort is incredible – what a difference we can make when we pull together.
What can you donate?
As we keep receiving inquiries into what donations we can accept, here’s a current list of what we need:
- New and unused single bedding, duvets and pillows
- New and unused pajamas and underwear
- Dry food (i.e. tinned foods, pasta etc.)
- Basic necessities for women (i.e. shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, makeup etc.)
Working electronics such as:
- Unlocked Pay As You Go phones and/or sims
- Tablets/laptops for children so they can stay in touch with their loved ones, play a game or do their homework when self-isolating
- Smart phones
- Gaming consoles
We open The Women’s Centre every Tuesday 10am-12pm to accept donations. The address is 16 Moira Terrace, Adamsdown, CF24 0EJ. To arrange donation outside of these times, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cash donations and fundraising
Monetary donations are also incredibly useful in providing women and children with the support they need, in a responsive way, whether that’s fresh grocery shopping, phone credit to keep in touch with family and friends, or just helping us to meet our daily running costs. Donations and fundraisers can be made here: justgiving.com/cardiffwomensaid
If you’re thinking about making a donation or doing a fundraiser for us, don’t be shy! Let us know, and tell others about it. Supporting survivors of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence is crucial work, especially now, and the world needs to know about it. Talking loudly and clearly about ending violence against women and supporting services like ours tells our society that this work is vitally important and that everyone needs to sit up and take notice. Not only that, it tells survivors that they are important, valued and supported. So even if you’re not in a position to donate, make some noise!