****CW: emotional and psychological violence. Please know that this may be triggering. My husband died 11 weeks ago. His name was Ian and I loved him truly. I also disliked him intensely at times, and over 28 years we had known a lot of misery. And we laughed a lot too. I first saw … Continue reading Domestic Violence In The Leafy Suburbs
Every year we refine the Aunties Xmas. How many kids, how many organisations, it just keeps growing. And this year, we have changed things completely. Aunty Jo has taken on most of it, so she'll be your Xmas Fairy. (And hopefully she'll do it every year....) So read this very very carefully so you know … Continue reading Aunties Xmas 6.0
Recently, Aunty Wendy and I spent most of the day at the storage unit, getting it into shape. (I have unpack donations once a week, but usually leave the big sort until one of the Aunties is able to help me. A few people have now used their community days from work to do this, … Continue reading We like what we like.
I have been speaking about this for years. And I will continue to talk about it, shout about it, because it's incredibly important. Don't give us your shit. I mean it. Other charities don't say it so rudely, they never say it at all because they're too afraid of losing donors. I don't care, to … Continue reading Why it’s really important for your donations to be in immaculate condition, and smell nice.
We are nearly there! Earlier in March, we did a shout-out for people to pledge a regular monthly donation so that we can start paying Auntie Jackie for the incredible work that she does. Our first goal is to pay Auntie Jackie $2000 per month for the many hours she dedicates to helping people … Continue reading Subscribers Appeal for SUSTAINED SUPPORT FOR THE AUNTIES
What a year it's been eh? A really big year for The Aunties, and for me personally. Everything has changed, and nothing. I no longer work with women in any refuge, but with my community whānau, and the people who are there to support women through their organisations. But I still have my girls - … Continue reading Thanks To You