For Anti-Poverty Week on 14-20 October 2018, Danila Dilba and a group of local organisations came together to raise awareness of poverty in our community. During the week, there was a theme inviting people to “Walk in My Shoes” and think about people experiencing poverty. As part of this, shoe trees were placed at various sites for people to donate or take free shoes for those experiencing hardship. The trees were located at Danila Dilba clinics in Darwin, Malak and Palmerston, Palmerston Recreation Centre as well as The City of Darwin, Amity in Parap and Vinnies Oznam House in Stuart Park. People often find it expensive to buy shoes and this was a small way of trying to alleviate this burden for people experiencing hardship. The shoes distributed will also be important to help prevent the spread of Melioidosis through soil with the wet season just around the corner. The week finished up with a morning tea event on 18 October from in Raintree Park, The Mall. . The event helped to raise awareness about Poverty in our community and also had free shoes, clothes, morning tea and haircuts, as well as information from local services. Thanks to all organisations involved including Danila Dilba, NTCOSS, CAAPS, Amity, BaptistCare, Foodbank, Larrakia Radio, Aboriginal Broadcasting Australia, Anglicare NT, Darwin City Council, Bunnings, CDU Hairdressers, Palmerston City Council, NT Shelter, CoolMob, Larrakia Nation, Salvation Army, and Vinnies.
View Image Gallery: