DONATION ITEMS (HAPPY BOXES PROJECT)
'Empowering women through alleviating the barriers of accessing basic needs'
A Happy Box is a collection of toiletries and beauty products put together and sent to women in a remote community. The purpose of a happy box is to not only provide access to women who would otherwise go without, but to spread kindness and happiness.
Taken from Happy Boxes Website - 'Women in our own backyard are going without basic toiletries. Accessibility to simple items like deodorant, shampoo and soap prove challenging when the closest store can be up to 1000km away. Some communities are at the end of 750km of harsh, red dirt roads. Others can be cut off by flood waters for months at a time. Some are only accessible via boat or plane. Some communities may be lucky enough to have a small store, but the prices of basic items are exuberant.
19% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are living in unacceptable living standards due to overcrowded housing and structural faults. The target released by the government in the recent Close the Gap Agreement is to ensure 88% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are living in housing of an acceptable standard by 2031. Whilst this would be an improvement, it still will not be on par with non-Indigenous people. Meanwhile there was no mention of the cost of living in remote communities nor any plan to further subsidise basic groceries so that people can afford to shop for their families in their community.'
As an Aboriginal Owned Brand, we at Wurrumay Collective believe this in an ESSENTIAL project to be apart of, every woman should be able to access basic hygeine products. We will also be making monthly donations of products to Support the Happy boxes Project.
For more information please visit www.happyboxesproject.com
HOW YOU CAN VIA WURRUMAY COLLECTIVE:
You can purchase any of the following items that are heavily discounted to be sent to the Happy Boxes Project Team at the end of each month to be included in their next happy boxes.