How will making a New Day Box help?
This project started as a small scale idea amongst friends and colleagues. We contacted a few organizations and asked them if there was interest. The response was overwhelming. Crisis accommodation centres got in touch from around Victoria, and we have spoken to many amazing women working every day to help women find safety and rebuild their lives after domestic violence. What we keep hearing again and again is that these women have to focus on survival so the nice moments in life get lost. They have often lost all self esteem, and blame themselves for what has happened to them. They work so hard to protect their children during this disruption, but they have usually left everything behind and have nothing of their own. A New Day Box will often be the first present they’ve received in a long time. Beyond that, it’s a message from another woman that they wish them happiness.
We believe it’s really worth doing, and we hope you do too!