If you’ve got some spare sheets, Mums Supporting Families in Need wants them. This great little volunteer-run organisation in Seaford has noticed an increase in the demand for linen, especially from families who have fled domestic violence and are starting over in a safe home, so now’s the time to donate.
This is the reality, people. Some MSFIN case workers have reported finding Mornington Peninsula kids sleeping on bare mattresses without warm blankets, and winter is just around the corner. Imagine being a parent and not being able to supply your child with a warm, clean bed to sleep in?
Last year, MSFIN provided linen for almost 900 people who would have otherwise gone without, and the numbers are trending upwards over the first few months of 2020. The organisation accepts donations of clean linen that is in excellent condition, and once received the team of dedicated volunteers sort the sheets, doona covers and pillow slips according to season and gender/age before allocating them to an order requested by one of the 230 case workers registered with the MSFIN service. All families who are being assisted remain anonymous and pay nothing.
Having to rely on fundraising, donations and corporate support to meet its expenses, MSFIN provided more than $1 million of vital material aid last year to those in need and is currently seeking sponsors to assist with purchasing new linen, including doonas and pillows, to get ready for the cooler months ahead. It is expecting up to 400 people will need support.
So what are you waiting for? Go online at www.msfin.org.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out more about how you can help.