Char­ity given two new cars HOW YOU CAN HELP

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Street Watch -

STARICK has some new wheels to get their ser­vices on the road.

As­cot Ro­tary Club has do­nated two cars to the Cloverdale char­ity, which sup­ports women and chil­dren in Perth’s south-east metropoli­tan area ex­pe­ri­enc­ing fam­ily and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

The char­ity op­er­ates two refuges for women and chil­dren, as well as out­reach pro­grams, and has helped close to 1000 fam­i­lies this year alone.

Starick CEO Leanne Bar­ron said the do­na­tion meant the or­gan­i­sa­tion could keep de­liv­er­ing crit­i­cal ser­vices.

“The ve­hi­cles will be used by our staff to pro­vide out­reach ser­vices to vic­tims of ■ Vol­un­teer at their op shop ■ Be­come a reg­u­lar donor ■ Sup­port the Christ­mas pro­gram with ham­pers or vouch­ers for fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties like the movies or Ad­ven­ture World ■ Hold a fundrais­ing event Head to starick.org.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

do­mes­tic and fam­ily vi­o­lence,” she said.

“It means they can visit women in their homes and drive women and chil­dren to es­sen­tial ap­point­ments.”

Starick will also use the cars to pick up and de­liver dona­tions to those in need.

“The part­ner­ship be­tween Starick and As­cot Ro­tary is just over a year old. They’ve been very gen­er­ous to us,” Ms Bar­ron said.

“In ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing two ve­hi­cles, they have also pro­vided ham­pers for our clients at Christ­mas time.”

In­ter­na­tional di­rec­tor Mike Ber­mann said the club first be­came in­volved with Starick af­ter two mem­bers of the or­gan­i­sa­tion spoke at one of their meet­ings.

“As a Ro­tary club, we are al­ways look­ing for lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions that re­quire some fund­ing to help peo­ple in our area less for­tu­nate than us,” he said.

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