Safety is a fundamental human need, yet unfortunately, not everyone has it guaranteed, especially women and children who are often exposed to physical, psychological, or emotional violence in their own homes. It is saddening to know that many of these victims remain in abusive environments because they simply have nowhere else to go. In some cases, it can even be dangerous for them to leave, as their abusers may act impulsively and aggressively to maintain control.
Fortunately, there are organisations like Tauranga Women's Refuge that offer a place of safety for abused women and children. They provide a safe house for those in need, as well as support services and safety plans to facilitate escape. They are a true sanctuary in Tauranga for those who have nowhere else to turn.
Miss Gee's, a Tauranga bar and eatery, recognises the importance of supporting the local community and has generously donated 20 meals to the Refuge.
Tauranga Women's Refuge relies on donations from businesses and individuals to operate, and they were incredibly grateful for Miss Gee's contribution.
According to Carol, the Team Leader at Tauranga Women's Refuge, the staff at Miss Gee's are friendly and welcoming, and the meals are greatly appreciated by their families.
If you're looking for a great place to enjoy food, drinks, and music, while helping locals in need, you can find Miss Gee's at 59 The Strand. Along with their variety of share plates, street food, burgers, and cocktails, you can pay-it-forward while you’re there.
To help Miss Gee’s generosity go further, corporate partner The Spark Business Hub Bay of Plenty has also added a generous donation to their pay-it-forwards.
Together, they’re supporting Tauranga Women’s Refuge to create a better future for these women in need.