S.S.A.B. donations for abuse victims

A lack of clothing is among the many struggles for the traumatised and displaced people living on the Samoa Victim Support Group's (S.V.S.G.) Campus of Hope. 

But in a surprise charitable gesture this week, their wardrobes were given a much-needed upgrade by a Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B.) charity project that presented residents with boxes full of clothes. 

The Campus of Hope is under the care of Samoa Victim Support Group and is home to more than 70 children that are victims of violence and sexual abuse. 

The donation by S.S.A.B. of five boxes full of clothes, shoes, and toys was presented on Friday to S.V.S.G. headquarters. 

The charity project was launched last year after discussions between the two parties on areas that the Tuanaimato-based humanitarian organisation needed assistance with. 

The project calls on the public to donate clothes, whether new or second-hand, for children who are campus residents.

A representative of S.V.S.G., Tuitagi Momoe thanked S.S.A.B.’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai. 

“On behalf of our President and S.V.S.G., we would like to sincerely thank Tofilau for continuing this charitable project,” he said.

He also added that the families and children under their care are very grateful.

“We would also like to thank the general public for the clothes and shoes donated. 

“May the Lord bless your good hearts,” Tuitagi said. 

According to Tofilau, the S.S.A.B. project will continue to help assist S.V.S.G and good secondhand clothes and shoes donated to S.S.A.B., are greatly appreciated.

“We want to continue helping victims at S.V.S.G. and therefore our donation project will continue,” she said.

She added that for every donation received is gratefully appreciated.

“We praise God for your giving heart and being a blessing to others,” Tofilau explained.

For donations, a designated box is provided at S.S.A.B. Megastore, Togafu’afu’a where members of the public can donate clothes, shoes, or toys. 

In a previous interview with the President of S.V.S.G., Siliniu Lina Chang she said with a new year comes new cases which mean more victims are being housed at the Campus at Tuanaimato. 

She said that there have been increasing cases of physical and sexual violence affecting young children. 

“I admit it is not easy with more domestic violence victims under our care but we thank God for helping us through the assistance provided from others.” 

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