Help Us Keep Our Sanctuary Open

By Retreat for Kids

To all of our wonderful and loyal supporters, this is honestly the hardest post we have ever had to write. Sadly, and not for lack of trying our hearts out, we are facing closure. We have tried everything imaginable to get some urgent funding and we have come up empty again and again.Even the news report during prime time got us only a handful of donations.

We just can not sustain the charity any more and our founder Simone has put her entire life saving into the sanctuary to help save the lives of at risk women and children in domestic violence situations. Since January 1st this year 67 women and 18 children have been killed due to domestic violence and I truly believe with all of my heart that the figure would be higher if it wasn’t for shelters and sanctuaries just like ours.

If only I could show you what I have seen of the condition some of our ladies arrive in and to see them gain their lives back, their freedom and to become safe and independent is the most rewarding and liberating experience life could offer. I cant even imagine what would have become of them without us. We save so many women from a life of abuse and even if we save one a year from losing her life completely then all of the work is worth all of the struggle we go through to provide a safe environment - a sanctuary for their children and also their pets. But we are struggling, we are 100% run by volunteers and we are all suffering compassion fatigue and finally we have absolutely run out of options. We have one lovely lady working on a sponsorship program but we need your urgent help to get us out of the red financially. All we need is 4,000 AMAZING people to donate just $5 each.

It doesn’t sound like a lot, but trust me when I say your $5 will make all the difference to the lives of women needing s safe haven. $5 is less than a cup of coffee, its less than a bottle of water at the movies this weekend and less than 2 x ATM transactions at a non-bank ATM machine. So many of us spend $5 without batting a eye-lid so please please please consider just a small $5 donation.. I also ask one more thing, please share this with your friends but don’t just hit share, please write on your post about the amazing work we do and please help us reach our goal of $20,000 to keep our sanctuary open and saving lives.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. We can not do any of this without you and without your support we just cant carry on saving the lives of these beautiful women who find themselves in our care

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$20.00
Anonymous 2018-12-05 15:52:26
 
$200.00
Anonymous 2018-11-04 13:52:13
All the best! Well done on all the hard work, you guys are angels on earth, praying for you all! 3
$100.00
Anne Harrison 2018-11-03 16:27:24
Wish I could give more, but I know every little bit counts
$5.00
Marcia Shaunessy 2018-11-02 18:01:30
 
$5.00
Kara Kovacs 2018-11-02 10:41:43
 
$20.00
Anonymous 2018-11-02 10:08:12
Many blessings.
$10.00
Kuatarina Mount 2018-11-02 08:01:51
Good luck thank you for your service
$10.00
Mulara Topez 2018-11-01 17:07:14
 
$5.00
Jay Ridgewell 2018-11-01 11:05:28
Hi simone. You have helped a couple of my clients. You do wonderful work.
$10.00
Ruth Kelleher 2018-10-31 23:05:40
Your cause is noble, keep working hard.
$100.00
Carmen Smith 2018-10-31 22:53:38
 
$5.00
Tania Bartholomew 2018-10-31 20:58:11
Important and vital. Keep up the good work.
$5.00
Anonymous 2018-10-31 20:11:57
 
$50.00
Anonymous 2018-10-31 19:39:42
 
$20.00
Liz Wakefield 2018-10-31 19:35:42
 
$10.00
Quality Gourmet Gourmet 2018-10-31 18:23:59
Not much sorry keep up the great work
$10.00
Anonymous 2018-10-31 18:16:52
Thank you for your work and getting the word out, good luck!
$50.00
Elizabeth Boulding 2018-10-31 17:13:25
 
$10.00
Clare Adams 2018-10-31 16:22:58
What a great job you are doing,well done.
$30.00
Graham Rumble 2018-10-31 13:06:46
What a great job you are doing,well done.
$30.00
Graham Rumble 2018-10-31 13:03:58
Great work Simone, Nigel and the rest of the team. Hope this little amount helps.
$400.00
Anonymous 2018-10-31 12:56:11
 
$50.00
Micheline Telfer 2018-10-31 12:08:09
Keep up the good work. I hope that lots of people get on board and support your well needed sanctuary.
$10.00
Lisa Young 2018-10-31 11:03:47
 
$5.00
Tara Wait 2018-10-31 10:13:09
 
$10.00
Anonymous 2018-10-31 09:46:27
 
$40.00
Anonymous 2018-10-31 09:36:34
It s nice knowing you re there, and I hope we never have to meet. Keep up the important, sadly essential work.
$30.00
Amy Boulding 2018-10-31 09:00:28
Every little bit helps..
$5.00
Anonymous 2018-10-31 07:14:14
 
$5.00
Anonymous 2018-10-31 06:43:50
 
$5.00
Elicia Anders 2018-10-31 00:06:12
 
$20.00
Anonymous 2018-10-30 23:29:49
Such an important work thank you for all you do!
$25.00
Mandie Kilotat 2018-10-30 22:43:27
Donated to this worthy cause on behalf of Jen Hodges Thank you Jen xx
$100.00
Faith Manning 2018-10-30 22:38:28
 
$25.00
Jane Oliaro 2018-10-30 20:54:28
 
$20.00
Anonymous 2018-10-30 20:11:53
 
$20.00
Lorna Edrich 2018-10-30 18:31:28
 
$50.00
Anonymous 2018-10-30 18:28:11
Wow keep up the incredible work! Thank you for all you do xx
$10.00
Megan Winders 2018-10-30 17:50:23
 
$10.00
john juett 2018-10-30 17:45:25
 
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