Make a dif­fer­ence

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - WOMAN -

The Women’s Aid Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WAO) is or­gan­is­ing a fund-rais­ing and pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign aimed at sup­port­ing and em­pow­er­ing the lives of abused women.

The cam­paign, called “You Can Make A Dif­fer­ence (MAD) Now!”, is geared at gen­er­at­ing pub­lic aware­ness on the ris­ing num­ber of women in vi­o­lent re­la­tion­ships who need help and sup­port.

WAO’s Refuge pro­vides a safe place for sur­vivors of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, sin­gle moth­ers and abused mi­grant women, while its Child Care Cen­tre (CCC) pro­vides full­time care for chil­dren of former res­i­dents of the Refuge who are get­ting their lives back on track.

WAO re­quires RM1mil each year to sup­port its Refuge and CCC. To raise this amount for the year, WAO has em­barked on the You Can Make a Dif­fer­ence (MAD) Now! Cam­paign to raise RM300,000 by 31 Dec.

The You Can Make a Dif­fer­ence (MAD) Now! cam­paign will see sur­vivors shar­ing real-life ex­pe­ri­ences and in­form­ing the pub­lic of the im­me­di­ate dif­fer­ence they can make in these women’s lives.

Log on to wao.org.my or visit their Face­book page (www.face- book.com/wao.malaysia).

To make a do­na­tion, de­posit your cheque or cash into WAO’s sav­ings ac­count at Pub­lic Bank Ber­had, ac­count num­ber: 45230685-13.

Cheques should be made payable to Women’s Aid Or­gan­i­sa­tion and sent to P.O. Box 493, Jalan Sul­tan, 46760 Petaling Jaya, Se­lan­gor.

To do­nate online, log on to www.wao.org.my and click on How You Can Help and Do­nate Now.

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