The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter fills a much needed gap in emergency housing for victims of domestic violence and homelessness. Since its opening in February 2015 it has been at capacity.
Where does your dollar go?
The shelter receives no government funding and is entirely dependent on donations. Every dollar received benefits the shelter directly. Our board and supporting committees consist of dedicated, unpaid volunteers. We aim to keep running cost to the absolute minimum, but keeping the shelter open is a costly affair though. Without boring you with the details, it costs $69 per day to house and feed one woman.
You can help in lots of ways.
Join our HKWS Coffee Crew. Making a donation of only $5 per week makes a huge difference! Think of it as buying a woman a cup of coffee once a week. We call this the Coffee Crew because this is what we need to keep going: regular drips of coffee kick-start our fundraising and provide much needed regular income to pay for the ongoing expenses. And you don’t need to restrict yourself to one coffee, of course! You can buy as many coffees as you like. All joking aside: of course we are happy with any one-off donation too.
Alternatively, you can set up your own fundraiser for the shelter. The menu on the right gives you options to start but we are more than happy to help you. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and a team member will get in touch with you.
If you really want to make a splash, consider sponsoring us. We have a range of annual and event packages available to suit your (business) budget. For more information, please email our business liaison team via email@example.com
Last but not least … THANK YOU!
We thank you for your interest in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter and appreciate your time. Please visit our website for more information.