DV campaigner taking donated goods for victims tomorrow
A TOOTHBRUSH, shampoo and soap can make a world of difference to a woman in need when suffering from domestic violence.
And that's what Yeppoon online wellness expert and founder of Eat and 3 Veg, Anita Rossiter will be asking for from her local community this weekend, to help tackle domestic violence as part of a nationwide campaign by the online wellness community.
More than 40 of Australia's leading wellness experts, including Jo Whitton of Quirky Cooking and Tenina Holder of Cooking with Tenina, have banded together to produce an online charity e-cookbook to raise funds for the Luke Batty Foundation.
Coinciding with the launch on Saturday is a donation drive across Australia of various goods to provide immediate support to often struggling shelters.
"Collectively, we were both appalled and saddened by the recent spike in domestic violence," Anita said.
"As women, many of us mothers, our hearts break for victims of domestic violence. The development of an ebook presented as a logical idea to raise awareness and funds."
Anita explained the benefit of producing an ebook, titled From Our Kitchen to Yours, was costs could be kept low, which enabled the group to donate the maximum amount of money possible for the cause.
"Raising funds for national campaigns and supporting the Luke Batty Foundation, which is still in its infancy, is a perfect fit for our project," Anita said.
"However we also felt the need to do more and provide on-the-ground support for individual shelters across the nation.
"So as a group we've contacted our local shelters and found out what individual shelters require."
Anita will be accepting donations for the appeal at 27 Benowa Dr, Taranganba, from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, February 27, of small personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, sanitary products and soaps, and non-perishable foods such as tinned vegetables, long-life milk, tea, coffee and baby food, as well as cleaning goods such as dishwashing detergent and laundry powder.
Anita will be accepting donations at 27 Benowa Dr, Taranganba, from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, February 27.
From Our Kitchen to Yours will be available from Saturday for $19.95 with all proceeds supporting the Luke Batty Foundation, however presales are now open. People can visit aussiewellnesswomen.com.au for more information about the campaign or donation drives or to purchase the book.