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Tots to Teens Clothes & Toys Sale - Ruf Us Charitable Trust

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Grab a bargain and support a charity
Ruf Us Charitable Trust, which last year furnished and provided all household items to make a house a home for in excess of 421 adults and children in the greater Metropolitan region of Adelaide, is holding a Tots to Teens Clothes & Toys Sale on Saturday, 22 February 2014, from 09:00 at Gault Road, Belair.

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Ruf Us is a charity run entirely by volunteers to assist the homeless and to prevent homelessness in Adelaide. It was founded by Aileen Jefferis (AJ) - here's her story.

"My only son had a brain injury at birth and went to the best school but with the development of multiple diagnoses and lack of support, he became homeless," explains AJ. "I started taking food to him (he was living on Adelaide's streets), but I couldn't do it for him and not for his friends." Soon AJ was cooking meals for over 100 people, and later began helping in other areas, such as finding blankets and furniture.

Ru Fus now provides food, clothing, street swags, care packs, nutritional supplements, as well as kitting out houses with furniture and household items when a house is found for a homeless person. According to AJ, there are 1200 people sleeping rough in Adelaide, and of those, 12% are under 18 years old.

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AJ - an angel to the homeless


Here are just a few of its achievements for 2013:

Continuing support services to those who are the Primary homeless in providing: food; Street swags; Care Packs; clothes; and essential items as basic as toilet paper

The furnishing and provision of all household items to make a house a home for, in excess of 421 adults and children in the greater Metropolitan region of Adelaide

Multiple shipments of furniture and other essential items sent to an S.A. Indigenous Community

Continuing Public Speaking engagements to inform, educate and to dispel the myths around the homeless and domestic violence

Liaison with individuals, domestic violence shelters, and organisations dealing with housing the homeless to provide further services Support to those housed requiring rent and food assistance, and continued contact with those who needed emotional support

The supply of 55 Christmas Dinners and Hampers with valued support from our amazing supporters and Patrons Foundation

To find out more about the charity, or to make a donation, visi rufus.org.au

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Why? Grab a bargain and support a charity
When: 22nd February 2014, at 9.00am
Where: Gault Road, Belair
Cost: Free
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Could you please provide the number of Gault Rd the sale is on? Thanks
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