On this White Ribbon Day, Jennings Print are pleased to announce the launch of their long term commitment to the support of Domestic Violence Prevention with a cash donation for local domestic violence and homelessness service provider - Carrie’s Place - in Maitland.
Carrie’s Place is a well respected domestic violence and homelessness service that has been operating for over 30 years in the Maitland district offering a safe haven for families when they need it most. With crisis accommodation, counselling, support programs, advocacy and education programs - Carrie’s Place is literally saving lives!
November is Domestic Violence Prevention Month and, as such, the directors of Jennings Print decided to donate a percentage of their November turnover, an amount of $4000, to Carrie’s Place to consolidate a new, long term relationship that includes the gifting of any print required for the organisation.
Mark Jennings, director of the company, explained “As individuals, and as a company, we feel strongly about this hidden disease in our community and we understand it costs money to provide the resources needed to keep women and children safe. That’s why we have committed to injecting $25,000 over five years into domestic violence prevention and the organisations that help these families in crisis in the Newcastle and Hunter regions. If it keeps one family safe and provides a brighter future for them it will have helped immensely.”
Carrie’s Place CEO, Jan McDonald, said “Jennings Print has shown through their generosity and long term commitment that they believe what we do is vital to the community and recognises that domestic violence is unacceptable in any form. Tragically our job as a safety net is often too late with 77 women dying as a result of domestic violence in Australia so far this year. We applaud Barry, Mark, Nicole and the team at Jennings for taking a stand and helping us bring domestic violence out of the shadows to help women and children survive and thrive.”