The Most Meaningful Gift

The Most Meaningful Gift

If you are looking for a more meaningful gift, consider a donation to The Equanimity Project, an organisation that helps place women escaping domestic abuse or financial hardships into homes with qualified and trained women who have a spare room and are themselves having trouble meeting costs. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly into funding the training and recruitment of women who can support other women in this highly cost-effective, two-in-one housing solution.

Last year, 15 women per day in Australia were hospitalised due to domestic violence, and 53,974 experienced homelessness due to relationship breakdowns or financial crises. Rising living costs and additional stresses mean these figures continue to rise, with women over 45 representing the fastest- growing segment of homelessness.

At the same time, donating to charity is replacing traditional gift giving, as Australians recognise the importance of looking after those less fortunate rather than adding to their material possessions.

The Equanimity Project is a registered charitable organisation that provides an innovative solution to homelessness and domestic abuse by connecting and training a network of Nurture Carersâ to open their homes and their hearts to women in need.

"The Equanimity Project was established to address the growing number of women who find themselves homeless due to domestic violence and abuse by connecting them with women who have a spare room but are at risk of housing affordability stress themselves," says Karen Levin, Founder & CEO of The Equanimity Project. "The funding raised through this festive drive will help us recruit and train more women to be part of our program.

The number one cause of homelessness in women is domestic abuse; however increasingly, women who are finding themselves homeless are highly educated, but have given up careers to care for families or have broken up with partners who have left them without the funds to afford a home. They are your aunts, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and friends, and they sometimes come with children or pets that make traditional shelters unsuitable.

To make your gift donation, go to Donate Here