Volunteer organisation Clothes4U has received $4,747 in Federal funding to continue its vital work in the community.
Clothes4U provides free clothes, accessories and basics such as toothpaste and shampoo to women so they can attend job interviews, court dates and other important appointments.
Many of the women are escaping domestic violence, or are homeless, parolees, single mothers, emotionally and sexually abused, refugees, have mental health issues or have suffered other hardship. Some women turn up to Clothes4U with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
The organisation helps more than 50 women a month to get back on their feet and is now looking to expand its services to offer assistance to men facing difficult circumstances.
Clothes4U is one of 20 organisations in the Flinders electorate that have received grants totalling $63,329.
These grants are awarded in recognition of the valuable role volunteers play in building more resilient and cohesive communities and supporting individual participation in community life.
Across Australia, small volunteer organisations are benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants.
The Turnbull Government is investing in our communities and delivering vital support to small community organisations that help some of our most vulnerable citizens.
The energy, expertise and time our volunteers give to our community supports those most in need and represents what Australian communities are all about – giving a helping hand.
I’m delighted that Clothes4U has received this support to continue their valuable work. If you would like to make a donation to Clothes4U visit www.clothes4urosebud.org