It’s been as cold as -2 degrees some mornings. Imaging sleeping in that, or waking up to that. It’s absolutely horrific and inhumane. Sometimes it can be a while between posts but please know that’s because we’re just so busy getting these bags out and running things behind the scenes. We’ve had around 1800 bags purchased and donated. We’ve got 250 left that we’re rationing out now. That means 1550 life saving sleeping bags have been distributed during this brutal winter thanks to your generosity. These along with other warm items like socks, beanies, scarves and jackets have helped make […]
We are absolutely thrilled to finally be able to announce that The Plate Up Project was chosen as the winner of Sunsuper‘s Dreams For a Better World, round 2. We want to thank each and every one of you voted, shared, Liked and commented. It means the absolute world, not only to us but also to those who will be helped by Plate Up. Now we get to go to the Grand Final and pitch for another possible $30k to offer even more places in Plate Up and help more people out of homelessness. Thank you so much to everyone who made this […]
Melbourne – we need your help! We have some AMAZING NEWS. Out of thousands of applications submitted to the Victorian Government’s ‘Pick My Project’ Community grants initiative, ours was chosen as a finalist. Our project idea is to start an Op Shop that is also a safe place for women to come and talk to someone about how to leave a violent or abusive relationship, ‘before’ it’s too late. We want to get women out before they become another tragic family violence statistic. The Op Shop will have information, numbers, access to counselling and working groups to give women the […]
Amazing news! We’re so pleased to announce a $9800 grant from the City of Port Philip to extend the Plate Up Project for another round. Thank you for believing in us and supporting us.
It was absolutely lovely to have Ali and the team from kikki.K join us for a packing day yesterday. We managed to pack 40 school bags for kids living in crisis accommodation and experiencing homelessness, plus a stack of Gift Box Organic tampons! The School Project is another of our projects and through it we support young people to stay in school. We can provide anything from a fully stocked brand new school bag, to swimwear for swimming lessons, sleeping bags and everything needed for school camps, even bikes and soccer boots for kids who want to continue sports. Thank you so […]