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The Logan Reporter, Friday 5th August, 2016

Women and children fleeing domestic violence have been given a boost5 with a donation from YFS’ social enterprise 16C Creations.

The group have donated their sale proceeds to the Working Against Violence Support Service, WAVSS.

By selling their well-known notepads for $5 each to family and friends, the group of six women raised $880. YFS donated the rest to make it up to $1000 and also recent contributions from the Logan community gave the initiative an additional boost, which will allow the local enterprise to continue to do it on a regular basis.

16C Creations is a social enterprise run by YFS’ Community Connections, a program providing support for people with disabilities, who create original high-quality craft products.

16C Creations spokeswoman Wendy Barnard said they wanted to help and to be part of the collective voice that continues to say no to domestic violence.

“We know how important it is that we all work together,” she said.

“Community integration is part of who we are; we make it our priority to contribute and give back to the community and making a real difference.

“We used the money to buy clothes and toys to support women and their children and WAVSS will come up and collect the items”.

Every six months the group picks one specific item to sell within their networks and the proceeds go to charity.

As a social enterprise they are committed to donations being used to achieve the highest impact possible.