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Happy box project delivered in Warruwi

18 August 2023

During the July school holidays, the Warruwi community received several shipments of what is known as the Happy Box Project. This is a project organised through the Warruwi School and has been in place since last year. 
This is an incredible project and aims to; 
Provide basic needs to women in remote indigenous communities. 
Support the empowerment of women through alleviating the barriers of accessing basic needs,
Provide opportunities for women to build capacity for individual and community development; and
Provide opportunities for women to share story and create connection to nurture positive mental health.

Over the last month, staff at the school alongside West Arnhem Regional Council staff handed out these wonderful bags which contained essential toiletries and beauty products along with journals, candles and towels. The impact this has had on our community along with visitors from other communities has been dramatic and it has been a delight to see a smile on everyone’s faces when they have received their bag which also contain a small note from the amazing person who put the bag together. 
Due to the large amount we received this year we have also been able to donate a substantial amount of these items to the Warruwi Clinic and now we have essential hygiene products which will enable our Community Care staff to care for our Aged Care clients. 
On behalf of West Arnhem Regional Council and the Warruwi community, we would like to say a big thank you to Warruwi School, Woolworths and the amazing people from the Happy Box project.