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Aged care donates to those in need

A significant donation of goods from not for profit aged care provider, Benetas, is expected to improve the lives of many people in need.

<p>Edgar Korenyovszky, Benetas facilities maintenance team leader, helps Bob Glindemann, from Rotary Donations In Kind, load items into the truck.</p>

Edgar Korenyovszky, Benetas facilities maintenance team leader, helps Bob Glindemann, from Rotary Donations In Kind, load items into the truck.

Benetas, together with Rotary Club of Melbourne volunteers, spent yesterday at Benetas Hurlingham Day Respite in Brighton East loading the large amount of goods into multiple trucks.

Surplus items from various Benetas residential aged care facilities, including clinical equipment (such as care beds and wheelchairs), whitegoods, lounge furniture and office furniture, was donated.

Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycling operation run by volunteers that donates suitable goods to people in need, through the Western Emergency Relief Network (WERN).

Benetas chief executive, Sandra Hills, says the donation is part of Benetas’ commitment to supporting disadvantaged people in the community.

“As a not for profit, we saw this as a wonderful opportunity for Benetas to make a difference and not be wasteful,” Ms Hills says.

“Benetas is constantly working with the community and prides itself as a leader and advocate for older Victorians and those in need.”

The Benetas Property Team, assisting with the furniture relocation, says they are thrilled to see the items continue to be put to good use as they were still in excellent condition.

Bob Glindemann, from Rotary Donations In Kind, thanked Benetas for coordinating the large WERN, a part of Rotary, supports refugees and people who are experiencing trauma or loss, long term illness, unemployment, domestic violence, lack of family support, homelessness, or loss of home and belongings through fire.

Benetas is a not for profit organisation that provides a range of aged care, respite and home care assistance services. Benetas Hurlingham Respite Centre offers day and overnight respite services in a friendly, safe and secure environment.

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