At our April meeting we’ll be hearing from a representative of the Libra Project here in Bath. This wonderful initiative helps women and their children with complex needs as they’re fleeing the horrors of domestic violence and provides them with safe and secure accommodation at a very vulnerable time in their lives.
At that meeting we’ll discuss ways that we as a group can get more involved in supporting this local initiative, but in the short term they need our help. They’ve supplied us with a list of possible donations to kit out the housing offered to the women and children they assist. If you would like to make a donation please bring it along to the April meeting (April 18th) and it will be very gratefully received.
Used items are fine, if they are good quality, not stained or damaged, and have lots of life left in them. Women fleeing domestic abuse may have left a lovely home behind, and feel very “uprooted” so the Libra Project tries to make the accommodation as welcoming as possible.
- Bedding (for single beds and cot)
- Saucepans with lids, baking tins, a casserole dish
- Dustpan and brush
- Mop and bucket
- Crockery, plates, bowls etc
- 2 large throws for living room furniture, not too light in colour
- Mirror for over mantelpiece
- Bedroom chairs/beanbags
- Bedroom rugs
- Washing Machine – the machine at Libra has definitely seen better days and despite cleans and servicing is a bit whiffy…
- Books for children of all ages
- Crayons/pencils/pens and paper/craft items
- Bath products for women and children (there is no shower unfortunately)
This list is not exhaustive, please donate anything you think might be able to use and it will be passed along to Julian House’s Charity shop.
For more information about The Libra Project or Julian House please visit http://www.julianhouse.org.uk/