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Christmas giving for those who need it most

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Toora Women Inc. is raising awareness of the impacts of domestic and family violence at Christmas—and wants to also raise funds to give clients and children living in Toora’s accommodation services a Christmas celebration.

For over 37 years, Toora Women Inc has been delivering services to women who have experienced trauma due to homelessness or their own, or other’s addictions.

Data shows that the number of domestic violence incidents jump around 25 per cent over the Christmas season and many women’s specialist homelessness services, such as Toora, experience on average a 30 per cent increase in demand for beds.

While many support services shut down over the Christmas period, Toora will remain open to support these vulnerable women and families experiencing domestic violence and homelessness.

They are expecting approximately 80 children will be living in their crisis accommodation services this Christmas.

Toora will be running a 24-hour fundraising challenge on Tuesday 3 December by taking part in Giving Tuesday, a global movement that started in 2012 which has seen campaigns happen in almost every country in the world.

All proceeds from the campaign will go towards giving their clients a memorable Christmas party and ensuring every child living in the service has a gift under the tree to open on Christmas Day.

With community support they wish to make this Christmas #GivingTuesday campaign their most successful campaign yet, giving kids in their service a better Christmas to remember.

You can help by making a tax-deductible donation online, donating toys or liking and sharing Toora’s Christmas #GivingTuesday campaign posts on Facebook and Instagram.

New and unwrapped toys can be dropped to House of Bond, 68 Jardine Street, Kingston or at the Toora Administration office in Weston Community Hub, Weston Creek.

For further information of how you can support Toora please phone 6122 7000 or email TooraAdmin@toora.org.au.

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