For Anti-Poverty week 2018, Danila Dilba, working with a group of local organisations, are calling out to the general public for donations of new or gently used shoes to be donated to be placed on shoe trees at selected sites around Darwin and Palmerston. To support those in need, these shoes will be freely available to support people who need shoes for themselves or their children. The week will culminate with a morning tea event on 18 October from 8am - 11am in Raintree Park, The Mall.
The shoes distributed will also be important to help prevent the spread of Melioidosis through soil with the wet season just around the corner. Shoes will be available from 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.
Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas. It was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17. In 2018 Anti Poverty Week will be held from the 14th to the 20th of October.
This is a chance for the general Darwin public to help those in need and reflect on the often hidden face of poverty in our community. Donations of new or gently used shoes can be dropped off at Danila Dilba clinics in Darwin and Palmerston, Palmerston Recreation Centre, Amity in Parap, or Vinnies Oznam House in Stuart Park.