This retailer is donating 100% of profits to ending violence against women

Words by Maeve Kerr-Crowley

A call to action.

Following the horrific murder of Courtney Herron in Melbourne over the weekend, an Aussie retailer is gathering funds to help combat violence against women.

Between now and the end of June, 100 per cent of proceeds from online vegan store The V Spot will be donated to two local charities – Women’s Community Shelters and Street Smart Australia.

WCS works to establish new emergency shelters in overcrowded areas, opening up beds for women in need who might otherwise have been turned away. The organisation currently supports six shelters across the country, with more projects in the works.

Street Smart fundraise on behalf of grassroots projects intended to combat homelessness, pulling together resources that smaller organisations may not have access to.

“I strongly feel that homelessness and violence against women is a failing of our society,” said founder Jannifer Black of the move. “We all need to be drivers for change. Whether it’s through volunteering, donating money/provisions/food or simply sharing on our social media platforms those services which directly advocate for the affected. The more we highlight these issues, the more chance to bring about real change.”

If you’ve been in the market for some new skincare or lifestyle products, now is the perfect time to buy. Otherwise, The V Spot recommends donating directly to these charities.


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