Friends of the Buttery
"If I could be anywhere in the world right now I would choose to stay here at the Buttery because it's the only place that I've been in my life where I've felt it's OK to be me."
Isolation undermines our sense of self.
It denies reality, alienates, and impairs the potential for people to live together and grow through peer support. Chemical dependence maintains the isolation of the individual and blocks the opportunity to regain a sense of self.
The Buttery is committed to assisting chemically dependent people realise a sense of self worth, to nurture the living skills that we take for granted and to help them take their place in society with the knowledge that they can choose paths that are not only fulfilling to themselves but to society as well. Chemical dependence is not a consequence of choice, recovery from chemical dependence is. The means to exercise that choice in early recovery is often dependant on the support of an understanding group of people.
The Buttery offers that opportunity via the therapeutic community.
By becoming a Friend of the Buttery you will be helping someone to overcome their drug addiction.
What is involved in being a Friend of the Buttery?
Becoming a Friend of the Buttery involves a willingness to become involved as a donor or volunteer. To assist financially you can contribute on a number of levels. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible and can be made by cash payment, cheque, credit card or money order.
If you would like to become a 'Friend of the Buttery' you can assist us to help someone to overcome their drug addiction by giving money, services or volunteer time. Individual donations all help, regular contributions and annual donations provide ongoing support. Donations 'in kind' rather than financial contributions also assist with the costs of maintaining our service. If you would like to donate contact our fundraising office on email: email@example.com or phone 02 66871 623.
Recognition of donations is made in our Annual Report, our quarterly magazine, and by word of mouth.