Creative Workshops

Viva Pilates donation

This year Geri Taylor from Viva Pilates sold artwork to raise money for the Eurobodalla team. Geri made handmade cards and donated 100% of the proceeds to the clients, staff and support workers to have a special Christmas treat. Many thanks to Geri and to everyone who bought one of her beautiful cards.

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Big beards and bearing gifts for SEWACS

But when the Bearded Villains arrived at South East Women and Children’s Services in Bega on Saturday, manager Caroline Long said it was a lovely, life-affirming visit.

To read the full article from the Bega District News, published on 07 December 2020, click on the following link:

https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/7043818/big-beards-and-bearing-gifts-for-sewacs/

Raising funds for the nest swing

This year SEWACS installed a durable therapeutic nest swing for adults and children to use at the Eurobodalla service, using funds previously donated by groups such as the Moruya CWA, and the Torquay Community House, as well as individuals from the Eurobodalla community.

Local business owner, Geri Taylor, is selling her handwoven artworks and donating the funds to SEWACS Eurobodalla.

How to Adult

‘Navigate the maze’: Life hack course in adulting launched

HOW TO ADULT: South East Women and Children’s Services’ Kylie Furnell with Wellways Karen Wright and Sapphire Community Pantry’s Christine Welsh and Peter Buggy in Bega on Wednesday. Picture: Alasdair McDonald

Bega District News article:

https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/6101086/navigate-the-maze-life-hack-course-in-adulting-launched/?cs=509&fbclid=IwAR2AuVbnMAg4e_hfJX-3Ff5jMColktMxg32rxafkrgYbDta0BztnQ1RswO4

Youth homelessness in Bega Valley: 19yo spends three weeks living in car

Raising awareness of youth homelessness in Bega on Wednesday are SEWACS’ Skye Woolhouse and Kylie Furnell as well as Bega’s Rani Quin (middle). See article from Bega District News from 17 April 2019.

https://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/6070159/youth-homelessness-in-bega-valley-19yo-spends-three-weeks-living-in-car/

Second Bite

Second Bite delivers supplies to SEWACS to support women and children affected by domestic violence and homelessness in the Eurobodalla region.

Second Bite sources fresh, nutritious food from supermarkets that is surplus to requirements and works with local community organisations to redistribute to those individuals and families who may be struggling to afford food.  Food is collected from Coles Batemans Bay by volunteers and delivered to organisations in the region.  SEWACS is a grateful recipient of the much needed items that enable families to be supported.

Raising awareness of the impact of violence on the community

SAGE Veggies

SAGE Veggies For All program installs vegetable garden beds at Moruya women’s refuge for families and children to enjoy. SEWACS are delighted with this addition to the facilities offered at the refuge.

The SAGE Veggies For All 2018 program has been provided with funding through a grant to establish vegetable gardens in the community.  The beds at Moruya women’s refuge are the 83rd and 84th beds to be established, with volunteers assisting to barrow 3 cubic metres of soil provided by D & A Excavators of Bodalla.  Tomato and cabbage seedlings were provided by Andrew Baker, one of the volunteers.

Volunteers pictured from left: Terry McGee, Anne Thompson, Wendy Jones and Kathryn Maxwell (SAGE Project)

White Ribbon Day

SEWACS (South East Women and Children’s Services) would also like to thank the community for their generous support of the White Ribbon Day stall held at Moruya Markets late last year.

SEWACS would also like to thank artist Loretta Parsley for making available a beautiful piece of art which was raffled on the day. At the stall face painting was offered and information on support services was made available. Eurobodalla Domestic Violence volunteers collected $600 to support the work being done to support families affected by domestic violence.

Members of Deep River Choir contributed their time and some noise to help raise awareness,
accompanied by volunteers.

Donations from Bunnings and K Mart made it possible for the stall to be held as well as goodies to be hand out.