A COUPLE of months ago, Margaret Caslick put a call out to the Muswellbrook community.
She asked if local people would be interested in buying Two Good care packs – a four-piece collection including 250ml bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body moisturiser, and hand and body cleanser.
While those who buy them are sure to benefit, the care goes beyond their initial purchase.
For every pack sold, another is donated to a support service to be given to a woman in need.
Thanks to those who responded to Mrs Caslick’s request, 15 pamper packs were delivered to Upper Hunter Homeless Support in Bridge Street, Muswellbrook, to be distributed locally.
Mrs Caslick’s son Rob co-founded Two Good with Cathal Flaherty.
She spoke to him about the possibility of bringing the company’s support to her area of the Upper Hunter.
And, that’s exactly what happened.
“These donations have come from that word of mouth,” Upper Hunter Homeless Support manager Lenore Little said.
“Now we’ve got these beautiful care packs that will go to the women in the refuge, when they’ve escaped [domestic violence] or when they’re homeless and they come to us with nothing.
“On the beds we try to put some ladies’ personal items, and a towel and a couple of different things, and a knapsack of toys for the kids.
“This care pack will go as part of the package on the bed.
“It’s just something nice to get when you’ve come from a traumatic situation.
“This contribution to our organisation is really gratefully received and I think it’s a really good thing to get behind.
“You buy something for yourself, but you’re paying it forward to someone else who might need it.
“The local people have got behind this so they can support the women in our refuge.”
Mrs Caslick said she would like to do another delivery in the coming months.
For more information about Two Good, or to donate, visit www.twogood.com.au
To find out how you can help local women through Upper Hunter Homeless Support, contact the office on 6542 5051.