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Warehouse to help Women's Refuge.

Warehouse to help Women's Refuge.

An opportunity from The Warehouse to sell fundraising items on its counter for three weeks will make a huge contribution to Women’s Refuge this year.

In the first three weeks of June, The Warehouse is selling lens cleaning cloths to raise funds towards Women’s Refuge, youth programme Shero. Profits from the counter sales will allow Women’s Refuge to work with youth organisations and schools to educate young people to become more confident, more assertive and aware of how to deal with family violence. In announcing the partnership Dr Ang Jury, CEO of Women’s Refuge said “this significant partnership between Women's Refuge and The Warehouse will bring awareness messages about domestic violence to hundreds of thousands of customers.”

Each of the 92 Warehouse stores will participate in the sales campaign, ensuring that the message and awareness of Women’s Refuge will be spread throughout the country. The community partnership with Women’s Refuge also includes a Christmas campaign called Elves on Shelves which collects Christmas gifts for women and children needing sanctuary during the summer holidays.

“We are very pleased to support this difficult and in many instances unspoken social issue,” says Paul Walsh, Executive General Manager – Community & Environment at The Warehouse. “Many, many families visit our stores and we want to help as many of them as possible understand how they can play a part in preventing domestic violence. Through our staff and customers we encourage women and children to take control and we are pleased to be able to partner with Woman’s Refuge for this youth initiative and help to change lives.”

“One of the things we love about this partnership with The Warehouse is that they walk the talk,” said Dr Jury. “Not only are they providing a fundraising opportunity, but also providing the environment to help us to educate the public. Last year we supported The Warehouse in their decision to stop selling R18 games and DVDs.”

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