No Limits Perth expands support for poverty and distress relief

No Limits Perth office manager Adele Grobbelaar and coordinator Janine Wood with Ozharvest driver Ann Davis and volunteer Mitch Davis. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitynews.com.au d496756
No Limits Perth office manager Adele Grobbelaar and coordinator Janine Wood with Ozharvest driver Ann Davis and volunteer Mitch Davis. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitynews.com.au d496756

A FACEBOOK page for women escaping domestic violence has expanded into a service helping hundreds of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

No Limits Perth works to achieve its purpose of advancing social and public welfare through the relief of poverty and distress.

The team is constantly out on the road gathering and distributing furniture, linen and other household possessions for those unable to buy these items for themselves.

“We quickly realised we would have to broaden our own vision and offer our service to whoever it might be that needs help,” No Limits coordinator Janine Wood said.

“If they have fallen on hard times and they’re in a crisis situation, we’re going to help them.

“We found it wasn’t just women escaping domestic violence, it included newcomers to the country, single parents that couldn’t make ends meet, pensioners, homeless, low income earners and the unemployed.

“Mine sites were closing down and many were left not sure how they would feed their families.”

No Limits Perth coordinator Janine Wood and office manager Adele Grobbelaar. Picture: David Baylis

Demand across Perth for the Landsdale-based initiative has increased by more than 263 per cent in the last two years, with the group delivering their services free of charge to more than 59 other agencies, government organisations and not-for-profit groups.

The organisation making the most of their truck and more recently their ute purchased through Lotterywest and Federal Governement grants.

“We’re supplying over 1000 food hampers per year,” Ms Wood said.

“This ute has worked nonstop since we received it; we literally use it every day, whether it’s picking up household items and white goods, right down to distributing items or food hampers on a daily basis.”

No Limits Perth’s next objective will be to find a permanent home, allowing them to store a warehouse full of their donated items with piece of mind as it has been using unoccupied offices donated by a local business.

Visit www.nolimitsperth.org.au for more information.