Generous donation to support child advocacy at Waikato Women's Refuge
A $6000 donation from the Achieving Change for Children trust will help Waikato Women's Refuge with its child advocacy services.
Achieving Change for Children is an independent charitable trust supporting children in the Waikato region in need. It donates all proceeds from its gift shop and art gallery, the Welcome Swallow Gift Shop and Gallery on Grey St, to Waikato based children's charities.
On behalf of the trust, chair Dorothy Gilson presented the donation to Waikato Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau at an event at the Welcome Swallow Gift Shop and Gallery.
She said she was proud to give the donation to Waikato Women's Refuge to support their work with children and families in need.
"We are delighted to present Roni and the team at Waikato Women's Refuge with this donation to go towards the important work they do with families, and children in particular, who are suffering from violence or poverty," says Ms Gilson.
"Achieving Change for Children works to help the children who need it the most, and we are proud to be supporting Waikato Women's Refuge with a cause that is so close to our hearts."
Waikato Women's Refuge co-founder and CEO Ruahine Albert says the refuge is grateful for the support of Achieving Change for Children.
"We're extremely thankful for the generosity of Dorothy and the whole trust for supporting Te Whakaruruhau," says Ms Albert.
"This donation will go directly towards helping our child advocacy services, which provides essential services and support to the children and whānau in domestic violence situations."