AFA Foundation Grant awarded to Great Lakes Women’s Shelter

AFA News 24 June 2021. An AFA Foundation Grant has been awarded to Great Lakes Women’s Shelter. Great Lakes Women’s Shelter is a mid-north coast NSW charity assisting victims of domestic and family violence with food, necessities, and housing support.

Nominated by Jason Lukjanenko, Senior Financial Adviser, Advantedge Financial, the AFA Foundation has donated $2,000 to support the shelter in the great work that they do.

AFA Foundation NSW State Chair, @JasminLoke, commented “When you have the opportunity to meet with people who have dedicated their lives to helping others like we do in financial advice, it is always rewarding and fills you with hope and rejoice. The work that @jasonlukjanenko from ‘Advantedge Financial – People before Profit’ does as a volunteer for The Great Lakes Women’s Shelter is nothing short of inspiring. We chose The Great Lakes Women’s Shelter as a recipient of the AFA Foundation Community Grant this year after Jason nominated them. When we called the shelter to inform them of the donation, they were beyond grateful. They were able to outline what this amount of money will mean for the women and children they look after. When we suggested that it would be wonderful if we can present them with a cheque and take a photo for the AFA community who raised the funds we donated to them, they were quickly onboard, however, explained to us that they would not be able to take the photo at the shelter, as the shelter can’t take the risk of someone recognising a person, or the wall colour, or the surroundings…..what a humbling thought. And a dose of reality for us all who are safe and loved and well cared for in our homes. When there are so many – who aren’t….”

As an AFA member you have an opportunity to make a real difference to your local community charity with an AFA Foundation Grant. Please click here to learn more.

Photo: Carly Ravenscroft, Shelter Manager, Great Lakes Women’s Shelter and Jason Lukjanenko, Senior Financial Adviser, Advantedge Financial