Pamper Care Project
All over the world and including Australia, people are doing it tough. West Lake Macquarie is no exception. There is the “hidden” population of homeless and disadvantaged people - men, women and children.
Most people don’t choose to be homeless or disadvantaged. For many, this happens because of domestic violence, marriage/ relationship breakdown, loss or change of employment, illness or accidents, family breakdown.
As our community deals with the implications of COVID-19, the need for extra support is increasing.
The Five Bays Sustainable Neighbourhood Group is helping where we can in our local area, working with Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre to give a little bit of pampering with personal care products to those who need it the most. The things most of us take for granted.
Since the start of the Pamper Care Project in July 2017, your donations have been helping locals in need.
You can help
Donate a voucher
Supermarket vouchers are very welcome and are easy for us and recipients to store and manage.
Donate personal care and pantry products
Donations of all kinds of personal care products are welcome, including soap, body lotion, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, tampons and pads, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouth wash and more.
Donate pantry items such as pasta and sauce, tinned foods, cereal, biscuits.
Vouchers and pantry items can be dropped at Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre, 80 Hayden Brook Road, Woodrising. Open Monday - Friday 9am-3pm
Financial donations are also welcome
They can be made by direct deposit to:
Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance
BSB 637 000
Account number 724181724
Add description as "Pamper Care"
Set up your own collection point
You can set up a collection point at your workplace, school, social group or local shops. Contact the Five Bays Sustainable Neighbourhood Group to find out more.
Establish a new distribution point with a local service provider
Pamper Care packs are currently distributed to people in need through the Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre. We are seeking volunteers to establish partnerships with similar service providers in other areas of Lake Macquarie, to help spread the benefits of our project.
Contact the Five Bays Sustainable Neighbourhood Group if you are interested in helping set up a new distribution point in your area.
Examples of some of the generous donations so far:
Need some assistance?
Contact the Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre:
Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre, 80 Hayden Brook Road, Woodrising. Open Monday - Friday 9am-3pm
Stay in touch
Keep up to date with the Pamper Care Project
How we've been helping
In the 2018-19 financial year, we provided direct assistance to over 90 people.
Thank you to everyone who has donated, and these wonderful service organisations who distribute Pamper Care products:
Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre
Eastlake Youth Centre
Nova Women's and Children's Refuge
Lake Macquarie High School
Toronto High School
Call for donations, May 2020
MEDIA RELEASE - 24 May 2020
Pamper Care Project helping our most vulnerable
Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance realises that many people in Lake Macquarie are doing it tough during the present Covid-19 health crisis.
Robyn Charlton, Chair of the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance says, “We are asking Lake Macquarie residents to dig deep and contribute to our Pamper Care Project.”
“The project has been distributing pantry items and personal care products to disadvantaged community members since 2017, with the support of the Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre.”
“Many people are not covered by government help packages, or circumstances have made them vulnerable during these anxious times. Our groups want to lend a helping hand. We are all in this together”, said Robyn.
“Any help is appreciated but particularly supermarket vouchers or direct deposit donations. Vouchers, pantry items and personal care products can be dropped off at the Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre, 80 Hayden Brook Road, Woodrising. Direct debit details and more information is available at sustainableneighbourhoods.org.au/pamper-care-project.”
“There is a real need at present and we know Lake Macquarie residents will respond to help their community at this critical time.”