The Essentials Collective Inc (TEC Inc) is a unique and inspiring Western Australian not-for-profit organisation that provides people in need with essentials every day items. In a world where it's easy to take basics things for granted, TEC Inc asks the general public for donations of goods twice a year in May and October.
Our first campaign is Essentials for Women. This campaign kicked off in Perth, Western Australia in 2014 when founder, Lenny Jacoby, asked a few friends to donate sanitary items and underwear for women in need. She got a little more than she thought she would. To date, Essentials for Women have provided over 146 000 items to local women's refuges, drop in centres and outreach services in Perth and South West WA. This campaign runs during the month of October.
Our second campaign is Basics for Blokes. This campaign kicked off in 2018 with it's Pair for a Pair sock program, where the public can purchase a pair of funky socks and in return we donate a pair to a bloke in need. Similarly to Essentials for Women, donations are distributed to local crisis accommodation, drop in centres and outreach services in Perth. This campaign runs during the month of May.
At TEC Inc, our board and volunteers are committed to a no-fuss and hands-on approach to ensure that goods get to the people that need them.