Ways to Help BWA

You can help BWA combat domestic abuse in a number of ways.

Make a financial donation

See the section Funding and Donating

Amazon Smile

We have signed up to Amazon Smile . Please support Berkshire Women’s Aid  by selecting us as your chosen charity (login to your Amazon account via Amazon Smile, search for Berkshire Women’s Aid and then select). Thank you for your support.

New Refuge Building

SOS we need your help!

We are looking for NEW bedding for our new refuge building:

36 Single Duvets

36 Pillows

36 Bedding Sets (duvet covers and pillow cases – colours: teal, sky blue, plum or neutral colours).

If you can help with any of the above please contact Helen on 0118 9500182 or email info@bwaid.org.uk

We are currently looking for new household items for our new refuge building. If you are interested in donating please check out the below link for the items we require:

http://amzn.eu/1GxSEHw

Christmas

We are currently looking for a donation of 6 new artificial Christmas tress (approx. 4ft), 6 new sets of Christmas lights and new tree decoration (no glass for health & safety reasons) for our refuges. If you are interested in donating a tree, a set of lights or decorations please contact our main office on 0118 9500182 or email Info@bwaid.org.uk

Collect ‘Welcome packs’ 

Often women arrive with nothing more than the clothes they stand up in, or they may arrive out of normal working hours.  BWA provide a ‘Welcome Pack’ in each room for new families arriving.  These welcome packs enable families to come in, have a bath or a shower, make a cup of tea, get something to eat for them and their children and ensure that they can feed their families until they are able to access benefits.

These packs include such things as:

  • shower gel, 
  • toothpaste, 
  • toothbrushes, 
  • pants, 
  • nighties, 
  • nappies, 
  • pants and vests and 
  • some basic groceries. 

You could organise to collect items to use in the packs either yourself, or you could organise a group of friends to do it together.

Donate your time, become a volunteer

Depending on your skills, what you are able to offer, or what you would like to do, there are a number of tasks you could help BWA with:

  • office administration, 
  • assisting in the refuges, 
  • accompanying women to appointments, 
  • helping women when they move into their new homes, 
  • assisting with support groups, or 
  • helping to co-facilitate groups

If you are interested, please download an application form.

BWA Volunteer Application Form updated

Thank you to everyone who donates to BWA for your support and generosity.

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