Rebecca Slade

Big Fat Smile is proud to announce our partnership with Escabags, a charity that provides vital ‘Escape Bags’ to individuals or families facing abuse or violence. These bags, stocked at our head office, contain essential necessities for both adults and children who are escaping dangerous situations.

Escabags are unbranded and contain high-quality products to offer comfort and support for someone leaving a dangerous situation. Each bag also includes information about local support services, ensuring those in need have access to resources to help them rebuild their lives.

Our decision to stock Escabags not only supports this incredible charity but also allows us to connect with our community of 3500 families. As a child-safe organisation, we are unwavering in our commitment to upholding this essential value. By providing these Escape Bags, we demonstrate our deep dedication to serving the community and ensuring people facing abuse receive the free, confidential support required to feel secure and valued.

To request an Escape Bag for someone in need, simply reach out to a safe contact at our head office (Executive, Head of Practice, Practice Manager), and we will ensure the bag is distributed promptly to your service, or if preferred, the person in need may collect from our Wollongong office.

Big Fat Smile will also be hosting an Escabags corporate volunteer day in August at their HQ in Unanderra. We will invite expressions of interest closer to the date giving 8 colleagues the opportunity to attend a day to support the charity.

For more information about Escabags and the incredible work they do, visit their website at

Keep an eye out for the poster that will be displayed at all our services, spreading the word about this important initiative.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

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