Coronis partners with 2018 Charity of the Year

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Over the years, Coronis has partnered with many charities including The Mater Foundation, Smiling For Smiddy, AEIOU Foundation, Diabetes Queensland and the Starlight Foundation.

This year, we’re turning our attention to a cause that affects one in three women, one in four children and one in five men.

May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and our family is throwing our full support behind the 2018 Charity of the Year, Friends with Dignity.

Friends with Dignity is a volunteer based, not-for-profit registered charity that provides practical programs to assist survivors of domestic violence in collaboration with refuge and crisis centres.

Coronis Chief Operating Officer Karuna Dimelow said she was proud to partner with an organisation that was helping so many families in need across South East Queensland.

“In recent years, we have raised a lot of money to support causes like cancer research which we’re really proud of, and we know those funds have helped a lot of families, but we thought it would be a nice change to work with something a little closer to home that involved housing and helping those in their time of need,” Mrs Dimelow said.

“That’s why we thought Friends with Dignity would be a perfect fit and we’re proud to support their Step Up for Friends May campaign, where we’ll be collecting items to furnish homes for survivors of domestic violence who are trying to rebuild their lives.

“Until the end of May, we’re inviting all our team, business partners, tenants, buyers, landlords and sellers to donate an item from the below list and drop it into any of our offices. We’ll then deliver everything to Friends With Dignity’s warehouse ready to help a family in their time of need.

“In the past year, I believe Friends With Dignity have furnished approximately 48 complete houses for families who have had to start over with no furniture or homely items so I’m really hoping that we’ll be able to make a significant difference and help them furnish more homes in 2019.”

If you would like to make a donation at any Coronis office, please see the below list of items in need that Friends with Dignity require to furnish sanctuaries for domestic violence survivors.


KITCHEN (Please note any electrical items MUST BE BRAND NEW, but all other items can be pre-loved if they are in good condition)

  • Toasters – must be brand new
  • Kettles – must be brand new
  • Sandwich Presses – must be brand new
  • Microwaves – must be brand new
  • Cutlery & utensils
  • Dinner Sets
  • Pots & pans
  • Cutting boards
  • Sharp knives
  • Baking items
  • Storage containers
  • Microwave containers
  • Fruit bowls
  • Vases
  • Serving platters
  • Drinking glasses
  • Coffee mugs
  • Plastic dinnerware for children



BATHROOM (Please note all items must be NEW and UNOPENED)

  • Soap
  • Bath gel
  • Bubble bath
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Moisturizer
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Handwash
  • Cotton buds
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair brush / combs
  • Bath toys
  • Shaving cream
  • Face wipes



LAUNDRY (Please note all items must be NEW and UNOPENED)

  • Laundry powder
  • Fabric softener
  • Laundry baskets
  • Pegs
  • Peg baskets
  • Dustpan and brush sets
  • Toilet brushes
  • Cleaning products
  • Sponges
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Toilet spray
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper hand towels
  • Tissues
  • Dishwashing liquid



LINEN (Please note – all items must be new OR in good pre-loved condition, washed and ready for their new home)

  • Sheets
  • Mattress protectors
  • Doona inserts
  • Doona covers
  • Pillow cases
  • Blankets
  • Throw rugs
  • Pillows (must be new)
  • Bath / hand towels
  • Beach towels
  • Bath / toilet mats
  • Face washers
  • Tea towels
  • Table cloths
  • Curtains
  • Curtain rails and rods


CLEANING (Please note all items must be NEW and UNOPENED)

  • Plastic buckets
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Brush and pan sets
  • Toilet brushes
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Sponges
  • Dish cloths
  • Tea towels
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen tidy bags
  • Kitchen bins
  • Disinfectant
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Spray and wipe
  • Jif / ajax etc
  • Floor cleaner
  • Door mats
  • Iron / ironing board



PAMPER PACK (Please note all items must be NEW and UNOPENED)

  • Chocolates
  • Nail Polish
  • Magazines
  • Make up
  • Make up brushes
  • Hair brushes
  • Perfume
  • Lotions
  • Creams
  • Beauty items
  • Photo frames
  • Hair accessories
  • Face masks
  • Hair care products


For more information about Friends with Dignity, view their website here.



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