Heartfelt House executive director Vicki Hamilton and secretary Michelle Lacey (left) recently visited the Lismore CWA where they happily accepted a $550 cheque from president Maureen Murray, secretary Eileen McDonald and treasurer Jan Clifford. The cheque represents half the cost of putting a local through the Taking The First Steps program, a six-month course to help victims of childhood sexual abuse heal their emotional scars. The money was raised through the sale of hundreds of raffle tickets, and the CWA is hoping another organisation will come forward and foot the other half of the bill.
These types of donations make a big difference to us and the program is often a life-changing experience for the participants, said Heartfelt House executive director, Vicki Hamilton. It has a positive affect on them and their family, and eventually the entire community.
As well as donating to many local charities, the CWA is also now inviting people to apply for their 2006 round of education grants. The $350 grants are for students in years 6-12 and are designed to assist with everything from purchasing textbooks to uniforms.
Applications close on September 9. For an application form see you childs school office or pop into any CWA branch. Or phone Jan on 6624 1583.
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