2015-11-26

The Honda Foundation Helps Furnish Crisis Accommodation Shelters

The Honda Foundation together with Essendon Honda has donated $5,500 to McAuley Community Services for Women for the purchase of new appliances for its holiday accommodation for women and children escaping family violence. 

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The Honda Foundation together with Essendon Honda has donated $5,500 to McAuley Community Services for Women for the purchase of new appliances for its holiday accommodation for women and children escaping family violence.

Chairman of The Honda Foundation, Mr. Stephen Collins said the support provided by the McAuley Community Services for Women team was essential  for the local community. “With the prevalence of family violence issues in Australia at the moment, it is fitting that The Honda Foundation contributes in this way to the important work that McAuely Community Services for Women undertakes. The Foundation hopes these items will make life a little easier for the families  that find themselves in need of McAuley’s help.”

McAuley Community Services for Women provides much needed services for women and their children that are homeless and escaping family violence.  The organisation has accommodated more than 10,000 women and children since it began operating over 20 years ago.

“Everyone needs access to an oven, washing machine and a dryer and these everyday items made possible through the Honda Foundation will make the world of difference to the families who use our holiday accommodation at Rye. It is the small things that matter when you are feeling the world is against you,” said Ms. Joceylyn Bignold, CEO, McAuley Community Services for Women.

The Honda Foundation aims to provide assistance to local communities and foster goodwill among Honda Australia, Honda Motor Vehicle Dealers and the public. It draws funding from Honda Dealers and Honda Australia. The Honda Foundation’s ‘Honda Heroes’ loan vehicle program supports charitable organisations through a fleet of loan vehicles, assisting with activities for the disadvantaged, disabled or those suffering from illness.

For more information on The Honda Foundation and the organisations it supports, please visit www.hondafoundation.org.au