We are seeking work experience placements for women who are ready to return to the work force but they lack experience. Placement opportunities in the northern suburbs region are especially welcome.
Work placements that may lead to employment in these areas - cleaning, retail and basic office work - would be welcome. We can support the women with resume preparation, interview skills, suitable clothing and lots of encouragement.
Cash donations to Patricia Giles Centre are always welcome. Your donation can be targeted to any of the following unfunded services we offer women and children.
ASSISTING WITH THE COST OF A TUTOR: to help women learn English OR to assist children who have fallen behind at school.
WHITE GOODS: When families move into their own home assisting with either a new fridge or a new washing machine is a wonderful support.
SAFE FAMILIES SAFE PETS: assisting in the cost of fostering and caring for a dog so a woman and her children can live safely in a refuge knowing their beloved pet is safe.
BARK (Building Animal Relationships with Kids): A therapeutic 6 week program for children who have been hurting animals.
FAMILY CAMPS: A four day camp held in the school holidays for children who have been exposed to Domestic Violence and their siblings and mum. The camp is a mix of therapeutic, educational and fun activities for the children and parents.
SURVIVAL MONEY FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE NO INCOME: some of our families have no access to Centrelink payments. Securing full time work, while living in refuge after experiencing trauma and abuse and when you don’t speak English can be over whelming. Financial assistance to provide food and pay medical bills for these families is vital.
Any donation made to the Patricia Giles Centre over $2.00 is tax deductible.
We are very happy to accept your donations. We are open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm.
We are grateful for the following items:
- women and children's clothing
- non-perishable food
- linen, crockery, towels, curtains, cutlery
- furniture (fridges, washing machines, chest drawers, bed base with mattress must be in good condition no stains)
- electrical goods (only flatscreen TV's, DVD players, CD players, lamps, vacuum cleaners)
- good quality children's toys e.g. bikes, Lego, matchbox cars, dolls
We don't accept baby furniture (change tables, porta cots, cots, play-mats, play pens, high chairs) plastic toys, jigsaw puzzles, boxed games, furniture in need of repair or cleaning, small electrical items e.g. hair dryers, electric frypans, heaters, kettles, toasters, blenders, juicers.
Please ring on 9300 0340 and enquire if you are unsure if we will accept your items.
Fundraising Stickers & Cards for Sale
Available to buy, stickers (3cm x 8cm) for your car, fridge, laptop, anywhere you want to place an anti-domestic violence message. Just $2.00 plus postage. To order yours, please click the 'Buy Now' button above or email PGC.
We have a range of Christmas cards available for sale, more details here.
Leaving a bequest to the Patricia Giles Centre in your Will assists the Centre to support women and children to live free from violence. A bequest may be in the form of a fixed financial contribution (known as a legacy), a proportion of your estate or perhaps an asset from your estate, such as property or furniture.