Sup­port­ing DV vic­tims

Isis Town and Country - - News -

AS PAR­ENTS pre­pare to send their chil­dren back to school for another year, Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett is en­cour­ag­ing fam­i­lies to add an ex­tra pen­cil case or note­book to their shop­ping list to do­nate to do­mes­tic vi­o­lence vic­tims.

Mr Ben­nett said as a new school year ap­proached, some women be­ing sup­ported by EDON Place (End Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Now) would strug­gle to pro­vide school sup­plies for their chil­dren.

“All I am ask­ing is if you can af­ford to, please pick up an ex­tra pen­cil case or note­book when you’re out do­ing your shop­ping,” Mr Ben­nett said.

“While par­ents are out gath­er­ing sup­plies for their chil­dren, it’s an ideal time to con­sider help­ing another lo­cal fam­ily out. To­gether we can help send a child back to school equipped with the es­sen­tials they need to con­tinue their ed­u­ca­tion.”

A spokesper­son from EDON Place said they were grate­ful for the sup­port of Mr Ben­nett’s of­fice and the com­mu­nity.

“The school items will be ap­pre­ci­ated by the fam­i­lies be­ing as­sisted at our ser­vice who do not have the ca­pac­ity to pro­vide them for their chil­dren,” the spokesper­son said.

Do­nate at Stephen Ben­nett’s of­fice in See St, Bar­gara, or phone 4111 5100.

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