Proudest Projects

Proudest Projects

Double the Donation

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter offer emergency accommodation and support services to women facing domestic violence and homelessness. Lindfield & Districts Community Bank has been a steadfast supporter of HKWS since its inception in 2015.

HKWS’s goal was to acquire a permanent, larger facility to meet the growing needs of vulnerable women and children. With the leased premises already operating at full capacity, there was an urgent need to expand their reach.

Working with the HKWS board our team at Lindfield & Districts Community Bank devised a plan to rally the community, local sports groups, and schools to raise funds for HKWS. Thus, Double the Donation was born; for every dollar contributed by the community, KFSL matched it (up to $20,000).

Our engaging campaign captured the community’s attention, with yellow piggy money boxes distributed to cafes and workplaces for donations. Additionally, an online fundraising platform was launched, which saw overwhelming support from the community.

Together, we raised an astounding $47,482!

The donation was presented to Sallianne McClelland, President of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter, eliciting a heartfelt response.

With our continued support, including provision of an interest free loan of $500,000, HKWS acquired a permanent home in 2020, expanding services to include outreach programs. As proud community partners, we continue to support this vital local charity, investing in a brighter future for women and children escaping homelessness and domestic violence.