Temple & Webster has announced a new partnership with Women’s Community Shelters to help provide supplies for women and children and need.
“I am proud to announce that Temple & Webster is going to be a key partner of Women’s Community Shelters, and I know our entire team is excited to get involved,” said Mark Coulter, Temple & Webster’s CEO.
The not-for-profit organisation works to provide relief for disadvantaged and homeless women and operates a number of shelters in NSW, in partnership with local communities and businesses.
The organisation’s goal is to “work with communities to establish new shelters, providing short-term emergency accommodation and support in a safe environment that enables homeless women to rebuild self-esteem, control and fulfilment in their lives.”
According to Coulter, Women’s Community Shelters’ mission aligns perfectly with the online furniture and homewares retailer’s goals and beliefs.
“Our vision is to make the world a more beautiful place, so hopefully this partnership can extend that vision to those who need it more than most,” he said.
As part of the new partnership, Temple & Webster will reportedly be providing shelters with supplies and toys for the women and children seeking the organisation’s support, as well as furniture and styling services to make the shelters a warm and welcoming place. The e-tailer will also be sharing its technological knowledge and resources to assist with fundraising efforts.
With more than one in two women in Australia turned away from shelters each night due to a lack of resources, Women’s Community Shelters CEO, Annabelle Daniel says Temple & Webster’s support will help ensure women have a safe place to go.
“Existing services cannot meet the demand for crisis accommodation for women who are homeless, so we are over the moon to work with Temple & Webster to make a real difference in the services, support and safe-haven available to women when they need it most,” she said.
According to the Temple & Webster website, the company will be updating its community of shoppers on the partnership, as well as the work the women’s organisation does on a daily basis on its social media outlets to help spread the word and raise awareness.