Leanne Baker is a name you might be familiar with – especially if you’re a busy mother or planning guru.
Leanne is a local business owner whose experience and products are widely sought after.
Her range of yearly planners and time management techniques are a hit within Bundaberg families, which makes her kind end-of-year gift all the more special.
In November Leanne put a call out to her social media community to find a cause or charity to support.
“…a number of our community who are survivors of domestic violence shared about how the planners have helped them turn their world around,” Leanne said.
“Knowing this, we couldn’t help but reach out and donate these planners to (IMPACT) and aim to help as many people as possible – particularly because 2020 has been such a difficult year for so many.”
Leanne made the donation of 45 Leanne Baker Daily diaries, that retail at almost $56 each, as a reminder of the importance of weekly self-care.
“The budgeting pages in our LBD planners will be a positive and helpful aid in their lives,” she said.
“I believe that giving is one of the most rewarding actions in life, and in particular in business. Being in a position to be able to give back to others and also being able to see the difference it makes to someone adds meaning to what we do.
“It is important that (my sons) grow up with the understanding of the significance of giving to others, particularly if someone is less fortunate than us, as well as being actively involved in our local community.”
Staci Rae is a Case Manager with IMPACT’s Intensive Family Support (IFS) program and was the one to respond to Leanne’s social media query.
The IFS program assists families with multiple and complex needs, with 85% of their intake either experiencing, or having experienced, domestic violence.
“Leanne’s donation will help build or rebuild women’s lives and I know how thankful they will be for this gift,” Staci said.