Hawaiian's Melville to fundraise for Wandoo Rehabilitation Program

09 Oct 2019

Hawaiian’s Melville will partner with the City of Melville in October to fundraise for the Wandoo Rehabilitation program, in support of women undergoing drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

The community initiative is part of the City of Melville’s Safer Melville Month, a month-long series of events and fundraising activities for all ages.

Wandoo is Western Australia’s first dedicated alcohol and other drug rehabilitation prison for women in custody, offering a respectful place where women can recover and make positive, lasting change with the goal of contributing towards a safer community.

From Monday 14 October to Sunday 27 October, Hawaiian’s Melville will host a donation box within the centre to collect a range of clothing, toiletries and materials for the women at Wandoo.

Recommended donations include:

  • Clothing (new or pre-loved) – both casual everyday clothing, and smarter items for job interviews, court appearances, funeral attendances
  • Wool – women regularly participate in reparation programs where they knit items such as winter woollen hats and scarves, which are donated either through the Soroptimist Society or the Salvation Army
  • Items that you might ordinarily have in a handbag – for example, small notepads, pens, tissues, reusable shopping bags, reusable water bottles
  • Toiletries (minis such as the travel range) and feminine hygiene products – all new and unopened

Hawaiian’s Melville is proud to be partnering with the City of Melville in a joint desire to make a difference to Western Australians who need it most, and we encourage the local Melville community to get involved with this worthy cause.

Find out more about Safer Melville Month and the free Safer Melville events running in October by visiting the City of Melville’s website: https://www.melvillecity.com.au/our-community/safety-and-emergency-management/community-safety/safer-melville-month