With the festive season fast approaching we wanted to take the time to reflect on the work Women’s Community Shelters does, and thank you all for your contribution this year. Every time you’ve purchased something online with Apero in 2019, we’ve donated 5% to Women’s Community Shelters. You have helped this charity provide refuge and practical help for women who are homeless or subject to domestic abuse. We’re not only incredibly grateful that you’ve helped us donate so much to this worthy cause, but that you’ve given us a platform to discuss these issues.

It’s that time of year when we can get so caught up with work, events and thinking about our Christmas wish list (we’re definitely guilty of that),  that we don’t always notice the struggles others might be going through. Domestic violence and displaced women and children in Australia has been an ongoing issue that some charities out there are trying their hardest to fix - a cause that we’re happy to be a part of.  With the bushfires currently devastating Australia, it’s never been more apparent that there are families out there doing it tough this year. 

If you’d like to help this festive season, we’ve put together a few places that would be grateful for your contribution.  For those who are doing it tough themselves, kindness does not always have to be in the form of money or gifts, it can be with a nice word, being a listening ear, or lending a helping hand. Every little thing you do can impact positively on someone's life. Please also don’t forget to be kind to yourself these busy months. Take a walk, read a lovely book, and hug someone today.

Thank you again to everyone who has purchased with Apero this year! We just wanted to say that we love and appreciate you all!

The Apero Team xx
December 02, 2019 — Ingela Furustig