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Sydney woman gives handmade animal toys to NSW Police Force to give to children affected by violence

Sydney woman gives handmade animal toys to NSW Police Force


‘The world needs more of you’: Crafty Aussie woman makes incredible gesture as cops share a picture of the unique way she hopes to help kids affected by domestic violence

  • NSW Police Force have shared a heartwarming moment on 6 July at about 5pm
  • An Inner West woman, named Marie has donated handmade toys to police
  • In a post, the Police Force said they will be giving the animal toys to children
  • The toys will be given to children who have been affected by domestic abuse 

A kind-hearted craft enthusiast has done her bit to bring joy to children affected by domestic violence, handmaking 23 adorable toys for them to cuddle.

A photo shared on Facebook by NSW Police Force shows a delivery of handcrafted animal toys, created by a woman named Marie.

The post said that the gifts will be handed on to vulnerable children to ‘provide them comfort and bring a smile to their face’, as per the creative woman’s request.

The post made by NSW Police Force (pictured) showed a bunch of handmade toys that were donated by an Inner West woman named Marie

The post made by NSW Police Force (pictured) showed a bunch of handmade toys that were donated by an Inner West woman named Marie

The photo was captioned: ‘Everyone should be a little more like Marie during Kind July’ and hash-tagged #kindjuly supporting the Stay Kind organisation.

Stay Kind runs a yearly campaign called Kind July including events every day that encourage people to do something for others.

The organisation works with children in unsafe situations and has recorded more than 72,000 interventions helping young people in Sydney.  

The handmade animal toys (pictured) will be given to children who have been affected by domestic violence, in the hopes of bring some joy and comfort during turbulent times

The handmade animal toys (pictured) will be given to children who have been affected by domestic violence, in the hopes of bring some joy and comfort during turbulent times

According to Mission Australia statistics, one in four Australian women have experienced violence from a partner.

Of those adults who where victim of domestic violence, 86.8 per cent said their child saw or heard the violence.

In 2019-2020, 36 per cent of people who experienced family and domestic violence were younger than 18. 

Comments flooded in, praising Marie for her selfless gesture.

‘Marie, you are an incredible human being and what gorgeous toys, made with so much love. You will touch so many children’s hearts in such a selfless and kind way,’ one commenter said.

The post referenced Kind July (pictured), Stay Kind's movement that encourages people to be Kind during the month of July, as well as hosting events to encourage Australians to be kind

The post referenced Kind July (pictured), Stay Kind’s movement that encourages people to be Kind during the month of July, as well as hosting events to encourage Australians to be kind

Another added: ‘This is the sort of kind, generous, quiet, sensitive, nice, warm, caring, good, gracious, gentle behaviour we should value today.’ 

If your safety of the safety of someone you know is at risk, call 000.

For 24/7 domestic violence counselling call the National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line is available on 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). 

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