Shopping giant helps Coast Shelter

Coast Shelter has received considerable support.

There was no grand media event or giant cheque handover, but Gosford-based charity Coast Shelter was the proud recipient of a $70,000 grant this week thanks to Erina Fair.

The financial support from Lendlease’s FutureSteps program will help increase safer housing for vulnerable women.

“That grant will provide funding for an existing garage to be turned into a refuge for women escaping domestic and family violence,” said Erina Fair CEO, Stephen Ross.

“Too many Australians are affected by homelessness and domestic violence and being able to provide a safe place to call home is so important.

“The Erina Fair team has worked with Coast Shelter for over 10 years and they’re incredibly passionate about supporting their life changing initiatives and we look forward to doing so for many years to come.”

“We’ve supported the socks to soup drive, the Christmas appeal and the Million Star Sleepout and we’re currently preparing for our second sleepout and we’ve already raised more than $16,000 so far.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation Coast Shelter’s Sleepout at Central Coast Stadium has been pushed back to Friday September 10.

Coast Shelter has been helping the region’s most vulnerable for nearly 30 years- the annual event helps raise funds for its homeless services and create awareness.

CEO, Michael Starr said, “for many of us, we will never truly understand or experience what being homeless is like – this one night in the cold, will help open our eyes.

“So, step out of your comfort zone, grab a sleeping bag, a swag or a blanket and enjoy a night of networking and fun and help us raise some much-needed funds.”

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Skaie Hull.