Southern Youth Family Services has received an overwhelming response from members of The Fraternity Club, who generously donated more than 200 cotton bags packed with daily items and essentials for disadvantaged mothers and those on low incomes.
Each year members turn up in droves to assist the less fortunate and this year was the most successful to date, according to SYFS health and outreach coordinator Ceiarn Graham.
“We are absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of people associated with The Fraternity,” she said. “And a big thank you to everyone who has helped to support young mums and young families this year.”
The concept behind the donation drive was orchestrated by The Fraternity’s vice president Connie Sacco, who each year issues a heartfelt plea to the club’s members.
“We wanted to help women who have been involved with domestic violence and just finding it hard to buy the basic essential items women need daily, weekly or monthly,” she said.
Some of the donated items included shampoos, perfume, toothbrushes, deodorant, body wash, coat-hangers and sanitary napkins.
SYFS supports and cares for vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless young people, aged 12 to 24, or those at risk of being disadvantaged and homeless.
SYFS also supports the families of these young people, which may include foster parents, grandparents and siblings.