Aster Group

St Vincent De Paul.

Wests Illawarra contributed $25,000 to start the St Vincent De Paul Home Starter Kits program. 

This program provides home starter packs for disadvantaged people who have been placed in emergency housing. The recipients are generally in a crisis situation and either have no personal items or no money with which to purchase them. The packs vary according to specific needs, but include basic items like electric jugs and toasters, crockery, cutlery, linen and baby essentials if children are involved.

Feedback from St Vincent de Paul and their clients is overwhelmingly positive, with recipients indicating that this make a significant difference in their lives and allows them to commence their accommodation and new life without additional stress and financial burden.