Today is White Ribbon Day, the international day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence towards women. To mark this important day in our calendar we are sharing a story from Cathy, the manager of Te Whare Hou Invercargill Women's Refuge.
Cathy thanks the Invercargill chapter of Good Bitches Baking for their ongoing support. She says that the GBB baking has been amazing. It's definitely such a treat for the women and children the Refuge supports. They receive two boxes of baking every week and Cathy thinks it has all been wonderful!
The refuge has been using GBB baking for morning teas and suppers for their education programmes. The Refuge delivers up to five of these programmes per week, for 10 weeks in term time, to women they have been working with and who have been victims of domestic violence. Generally there are eight to twelve women per programme. If there is leftover baking, and during school holidays, the baking is given to families who are staying in the Refuge's safe house, or else to women they're working with in the community. Sometimes when there has been a cake delivered with a theme, they have given it to a family they know would appreciate it - for example, baking with a Halloween theme was one item of GBB baking they received that went down a treat!
Cathy wants to give a huge thank you to all 24 bakers of the Invercargill GBB chapter. They really do appreciate the support and treats for the women and families they work with.
For more information about White Ribbon Day, see https://whiteribbon.org.nz/