A GROUP of “do-gooders” with a mission to follow through with random acts of kindness is getting continued support from the community as demand grows.
No Limits Perth, founded about three years ago by seven community members, recently received $54,000 from Lotterywest and $2,000 from the City of Wanneroo to purchase a truck and storage necessities.
The not-for-profit organisation, yet to secure a storage facility or office, has helped several vulnerable families and recently donated a car to the family of Denishar Woods who was electrocuted last month at her Beldon home.
To continue helping families in crisis like the Woods, No Limits is hosting a high tea on May 19 in Henley Brook to support its mission of doing “one random act of kindness” at a time.
Landsdale resident and founding member Janine Woods said the organisation grew after starting a Facebook page that gained more than 1000 likes within three weeks.
The grandmother-of-two said they realised very quickly that they couldn’t remain a small group of “do-gooders” but needed to register as a not-for-profit charity.
“Along with individuals, families, single parents, pensioners, homeless, unemployed and low income earners, we are now providing support to at least 35 different charities and government agencies with clothing, housefuls of furniture, linen, food, toiletries and baby equipment as well as referrals to find those living in areas too far from us to get the help they need,” she said.
Mrs Wood said several volunteers, including herself, were driven to help those in need because they too had been affected by broken families, domestic violence and the “devastating effects” of substance abuse.
“Our passion comes from being united to stand together and help the next person, because we have lived it, we understand,” she said.
“Everyone wants to be loved and needs to know they are wanted and valued.
“In many ways giving connects us to others, and we’ve seen this creating a sense of community.
“Strong communities stand together in the good times and the bad, and when those around you feel part of what you are doing, it brings unity and strength.”
No Limits high tea
May 19 from 1.30-4pm
Cottage Tea Rooms
8560 West Swan Road, Henley Brook
Tickets $65 via nolimitsperth.org.au