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HKWS and Bendigo Bank…

…unite to raise $200,000 in 10 days for a Safe Place.

Health professionals…

and domestic violence case managers partner amidst COVID-19 crisis.

Silent Pandemic:

Women facing domestic violence and homelessness are even more vulnerable.

More funding…

…for domestic violence services needed to cope with Christmas and New Year.


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Thank you to Ku-ring-gai Council for bringing some spring sunshine to our community. Much needed and truly appreciated! The transformation is inspiring

Hornsby Chamber of Commerce hosted a fabulously interesting event last night, with Matt Kean MP and Alexi Boyd from Council of Small Business Organisations Australia.
Thank you for choosing to donate the entrance fee to HKWS and for your ongoing support of the business and greater community the Hornsby Shire.

Today, we had the honour of collecting the most magical blankets made by the children and families of Corpus Christi Catholic School, St Ives, assisted by the local nursing homes. Beautifully created and gift wrapped with ribbons and bows and notes of love and support to our HKWS clients. ...Experiencing domestic violence and homelessness is isolating and affects women of all ages. The gift of a rug, made by hand, sends a very personal message that there is a community who cares.
Thank you Thank you to the whole community, and a special shout out to the masked students who were thrilled to load the car, along with their glamorous and very sparkly teachers, Candice and Penny.
They truly are 'Wrapped in Love' and you made our day!

We are so fortunate to have local businesses supporting our shelter.
One of our most recent supporters is Brady and her team at @bradymarcsbuyersadvisory, who are keen to raise vital funds for our services and awareness of the challenges for women experiencing homelessness in our local
Thank you so much for your ongoing assistance.

Return and Earn is back! We are thrilled to announce that yesterday all return points in our local LGA's are back in action!
There is a staggered return to other LGA's, which can be found through the R&E website.
So, grab all those empties you have been stockpiling ...throughout lockdown and head to one of the following points where you can nominate HKWS as your donation choice - Westfield Hornsby, Ray Street Turramurra carpark, Rofe Park Hornsby, The Centre Dural, Greenway Park Cherrybrook, Thornleigh Brickpit or Galston Club.
You can also choose to donate at any site in NSW through the myTOMRA Australia app.
Remember, stay COVID safe by wearing your mask, using the QR code check in and maintaining 1.5 distance.
Thank you so much for your continued support and just to remind you how easy it is, here's an earlier demo by our Management Committee Chair, Louise McCann, Darcy and Georgie. (note this was pre-COVID!)

What an incredible and informative local (zoom) event this will be. Hosted by the vibrant Hornsby Chamber of Commerce, featuring two fascinating speakers. Booking link below and big thanks to the team at the Chamber for donating all proceeds to HKWS. See you there!

From the mouths of babes ... today in the mail, we received this most beautiful note and $$ from a local resident, aged 9. Thank you so much Miss M, we hope you see this and know that your kindness has warmed our hearts.
With people like you in our world, we are blessed indeed.

Our gratitude to Julian Leeser MP for your ongoing support of HKWS and mentioning the recent Ann Leslie's Music Studio Berowra community fundraiser in Parliament.

Voting closes tonight - thank you for supporting our Shelter and casting your vote for our very own Shelter Manager, Hylette Evans.

"Today we are delighted to share that our very own Shelter Manager, Hylette Evans has been selected as a finalist in the Westfield Local ...Heroes program for Westfield Hornsby
Hylette has been instrumental in the establishment and ongoing leadership of our vital women’s refuge. Over the 6 years we have been in operation, Hylette has worked tirelessly to support the most vulnerable women within our local community. She goes above and beyond not only to change the lives of women within her care but also families within our community.
There is no doubt that many lives have been saved as a direct result of Hylette's work and we are incredibly blessed to have her on our team!"
Louise McCann - President HKWS Management Committee
Vote now to support the recognition of an incredible local hero!
#westfieldhornsby #westfieldlocalheroes

Westfield Hornsby Local Hero voting closes August 30. If you haven't already, please put a vote in for our own Shelter Manager, Hylette Evans.

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