This year’s stunning raffle quilt is ‘Under The Milky Way’, made by Sydney Modern Quilt Guild for the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge.
We’re very pleased to announce that the profits form this years raffle will be donated to Illawarra Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (IWDVCAS) and will help fund safety and emergency items.
The Illawarra Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (IWDVCAS) works with women and their children in the Illawarra who are experiencing domestic violence (DV). Most of our work is received through direct referrals from NSW Police where a woman is identified as being a victim of DV. Women are contacted following a reported incident and our highly skilled workers offer support, risk assessments, safety planning, information and referrals to a range of services. We support women at all stages of their journey upholding our main objective, to keep people safe.
Our clients are diverse in all areas, including age, socio-economic needs, education, cultural background, and other needs. They are affected by violence from partners, ex-partners, children, siblings, other residents in their dwellings and a range of other family members. Their experiences are varied and their needs differ greatly.
Funds raised through your efforts would go directly to practical safety measures that we have found to assist women. These measures include items such as: personal safety alarms, door stop and window alarms, locks for gates and letterboxes, dummy cameras, sensor lights and safety planning resources. We would allocate a portion to food, petrol and mobile phone credit vouchers to assist women that have fled their homes in a bid to keep themselves and their children safe. If possible, we would also love to offer some financial assistance to women with pets to assist with boarding through programs like RSPCA’s Safe Beds for Pets.
Raffle tickets are now on sale and will be available at the Sydney Stitches & Craft Show, February 14-16 2019. They’re also available from members of Sydney Modern Quilt Guild, Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild and soon will be available for purchase online. We can also arrange to send out booklets for anyone interested in selling some.