Toiletry bag program

 

Indigenous Australians suffer from the worst health of any demographic in Australia. This necessitates frequent stays in hospitals, often without notice. The result is that many people are left without the basic necessities (including hygiene products). Adding to the problem is that fact that many people need to travel some distance from their homes to city and regional centre health facilities.

 

NATSICC has partnered with the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry in Adelaide and St Vincent de Paul's to address this problem by offering toiletry bags for men, women and children. At certain times we also have artwork bags available to allow longer term patients to paint. Each bag includes items that are tailored for the recipient. For example, the women's bags have sanitary products and the men's bags have shavers and shaving cream. Additionally, should it be requested, the bags can contain booklets with prayers and bible readings for the sick.

 

We rely on donations to stock the bags so availability is dependent on the stock we have on hand at the time. To inquire about availability please email craig@natsicc.org.au or call (08) 8363 2963.

 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

Stepney SA 5069

www.natsicc.org.au   |   craig@natsicc.org.au   | 08 8363 2963

 

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