This year, in support of yourtown’s Christmas drive, White Lady Funerals Tanah Merah is working with the local community to bring Christmas cheer to mothers and young children in need.

New toys and pyjamas to be gifted to vulnerable women and children living in yourtown’s domestic violence refuges can be dropped off at any White Lady Funerals location in South-East Queensland this month.

White Lady Funerals regional manager Tania Dell’Amico said her team was proud to partner with yourtown for their annual Christmas appeal.

“At the end of each year we as White Ladies find ourselves thinking about supporting people less fortunate than ourselves, particularly this year with the stress of COVID-19,” Ms Dell’Amico said.

“However after looking into charities to support we found that many don’t often think of the domestic and family violence survivors that are in temporary care with their children over the festive season.

 “With 14 White Lady Funeral homes across South-East Queensland it provided a wonderful opportunity for us to assist in becoming a collection point for donations.

“We encourage everyone to join us in supporting this wonderful cause.”

yourtown Head of Marketing and Fundraising Tracey Gillinder said this year their domestic and family violence refuges had been under more strain than ever, having supported 114 mothers and their young children.

“Often mothers and children come into the refuge and they have nothing,” Ms Gillinder said.

“We are currently struggling with a lack of sleep attire, especially new pyjamas at our Queensland-based women’s refuge service which provides crisis housing to women and their children who have experienced domestic violence.

“Adult women sizes from 8 -16, and sleepwear for children, boys or girls with ages ranging from 1 to 14 years of age are most in need. We are also seeking toys and board games.

“The gift of a new set of pyjamas, nightie or a board game can be so beneficial as these items are symbolic of home comforts.”

New sleepwear with the tags on and new toys can be dropped off at White Lady Funerals, 33 Pintu Drive, Tanah Merah or any White Lady Funerals in South-East Queensland. Donations can also be dropped off at yourtown sites in Milton, Kingston and Deception Bay.

If you, or someone you know, is impacted by domestic or family violence contact on 1800 811 811.

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