Help us help a family of seven from Batemans Bay
We were recently contacted by the father from a family of seven in Batemans Bay. They lost their home in suburban Batemans Bay in the bushfire, and were currently staying in a tiny cabin at a holiday park. Three of the children have NDIS plans, and the family has been through a lot, even before the bushfire disaster.
We have helped them find a rental property, but unfortunately the only appropriate and immediately available property was not furnished, so we are raising money and collecting specific new, donated items to set them up in their new home.
How can we help?
Generally, we are requesting donations via our GoFundMe Campaign– 100% of the money raised during the campaign will go support people directly affected by the bushfires, including this family.
However, we are also seeking help from businesses who are able to help provide any of the following new items. Our phone number is 02 7202 6588 if you are able to help and would like to get in touch.
The items we are particularly looking to replace are:
- Specific toys for the kids (all aged under 15), to replace Christmas gifts
- Books for the kids (all aged under 15) and their parents
- Art supplies for the kids and their mum
- Fishing rods for the kids (more lost Christmas presents)
- Musical instruments (a clarinet & a flute), sheet music and music stands
- Children’s bikes and scooters
We are also looking for brands or companies that can donate the following (new only):
- New kids’ clothing in specific sizes
- Fridge/Freezer/washing machine
- Furniture, including beds, lounges and a table
- Household goods such a bedlinen, towels and lamps
- Kitchen goods such a pots and pans, crockery and cutlery
Why are you not taking second-hand donations?
As a small volunteer-run organisation, we do not have the capacity to screen, sort and store second-hand donations. Additionally, we would like the family to have some choice in what they have in their new home to make it as personal, comforting and familiar as we can.
We will also spend donated money in the local community wherever practical, which both directly helps the family affected, and also helps the community more broadly.