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February 24, 2021

Emerge has been overwhelmed by the generosity of its donors and supporters over the past two months.

Built, one of Australia’s largest private construction groups, recently provided vouchers for women and children, marking the start of an ongoing relationship with Emerge.

The company has 1,000 employees based around the country including Melbourne where one of its most recent projects was the refurbishment of State Library Victoria.

Next Steps Australia has also supplied starter packs of brand new linen as stocks were running low. The packs include sheets, quilts and towels, the basic manchester needs for an individual.

Paula Westhead, Executive Officer, said that Emerge provided families with new Manchester when they came into its crisis housing or left the refuge to enter transitional or private rental.

“Our partnership with Next Steps Australia is practical and appreciated as we know that often families will go without basic manchester needs until they are in a more stable financial position,” she said.

“These starter kits alleviate some of that financial pressure allowing us to apply our financial resources to our services.”

In the lead-up to the festive season, Emerge received donations of food and presents from local churches, toys from Good 360, skin care products from Natio and chocolates and pantry items from Aurora Cleaning Supplies. The Betsy H Group donated vouchers for women and children, as well as 53 individually wrapped gift bags.

“These wonderful gestures from business demonstrate the kindness that is very much a part of the community that supports us,” Paula said.

Emerge has also received financial and in-kind donations from individuals over the past three months.

“All this support makes a difference to the families and to us. We could not manage without it,” Paula said.

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