Woven Earth turns empty houses into homes for those who have fled violence and are trying to rebuild their lives. We are a caring community of individuals and businesses passionate about doing something positive in response to family violence.
One of the barriers preventing women from leaving violent relationships is the fear of losing their homes and possessions and uprooting their children’s lives.
A core part of our goal at Woven Earth is to support the children, who are walking the family violence journey alongside their parent. We make a point of finding out their special interests and what favorite possessions they may have had to part with. It becomes our mission to source items including toys, belongings and items special to each child to ease the turmoil often experienced by children caught up in this journey.
Through the power of community spirit we use social media, personal networks and monetary donations to gather good-quality furniture, beds, bedding, homewares and whiteware, before transporting them to families in need. On average, we fill about 3 homes a week, yet sadly there is demand to do many more. We are passionate about giving dignity to the families we support and equally to the givers who donate their preloved items to help us fill homes and furnish lives.
For more information visit www.wovenearth.org.nz