Victims of domestic violence across the Hunter have been given a helping hand after $5000 worth of Amcal gift vouchers were donated to Carrie’s Place.
The ongoing funding challenges faced by the domestic violence and homelessness service inspired Amcal Pharmacy Rutherford owner Guy McKendry to offer support.
Clients and their children will be able to exchange the vouchers for products at the Rutherford branch.
Carrie’s Place CEO Jan McDonald said the generosity of Maitland’s tight knit community had come at a time when she least expected it.
“This donation from Guy and his team will mean a lot to the women who use our service,” she said.
“Often when our clients leave an abusive relationship they take limited personal products with them, being able to replace those items are important. As we head close to Christmas we will need to have our supplies stocked up and this donation will certainly help.”
Mr McKendry said the inspiration stemmed from the conversations of concern between his staff.
“Carrie’s Place has been doing amazing work in our community for many years and the pharmacy staff wanted to show their support for it,” he said.
“After talking with Jan we decided donation of the gift vouchers would be a positive way to help the organisation.
“Domestic violence in our community is a major issue and Carrie’s Place needs the support of the whole community to allow it to continue to do the outstanding work it does in our region.”