Underwear is a basic human right. It is the most used and replaced item of privilege that sits in our wardrobe. You probably didn’t realise that having underwear was a privilege until you read this… But it is. And considering we have to wear it, why not support companies who look after people when we buy it? Underwear for Humanity makes underwear from recycled materials which helps save the planet. They also donate a portion of their sales to us with each purchase. Do you know what that donation per purchase does? It employs women. Women experiencing homelessness, women released […]
You’re never too young to volunteer! Gorgeous little Cristian came along with his Mum, Teresa today to drop off this incredible collection of toiletries and sanitary items for those in need. Teresa had been collecting items for months and rallied friends, family and work colleagues to pitch in and get these incredible items for us. Thank you so much Teresa and to everyone who donated. And thanks to Cristian for being such a cute little helper! *Photo shared with parents permission.
What a day! Our very first day of packing orders saw around 600+ recycled environmentally friendly under garments sent off to their new homes! We learned the ropes together and after a bit of a cautious start we soon had these orders flying out the door. We are so proud of our incredible partnership and our inspiring team. The air was electric and we were so proud when we got to the end of the order batch. This is a game changer. This is like nothing we have ever done before. Imagine buying a pair of undies or a gorgeous […]
Would you buy underwear made from recycled materials that not only protect the planet but support and create safe employment opportunities for people in need? Well now you can. We are incredibly excited to announce our newest venture supporting women experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and those recently released from prison. Underwear for Humanity We have been working behind the scenes for two years with the incredible team from Underwear for Humanity, who not only make great undies, they create jobs and futures, not empires and profits. “We are part of the vision of the next economy. In the future there will […]
We want to give a huge shout out to the incredible people at Padre Coffee who supported our participants at The Plate Up Project. Padre Coffee are specialty coffee roasters, firmly focused on ethical and sustainable growth. They are committed to building a workplace culture that supports personal development, collaboration and teamwork, which makes them ideal to lead the barista section of our six-week course. Huge thanks to Bessie, Clara and the crew at Padre. Good coffee doing good! Thank you so much for your support.
We think it’s time for a feel-good post, meet Jessie and Ruby😍Jessie won our Orpheus Island Holiday Raffle and she tells us:“It’s still sinking in! But super excited to have won the raffle prize – it’s definitely keeping my spirits up with the recent lockdown announced in Melbourne. Thanks to everyone who organised, donated prizes, and supported this raffle, I feel very lucky to be the winner.”Thanks Jessie we hope you have an amazing time!
And here we have our lucky winner Mark who won the Far North Sports Fishing / Nomad Fishing Trip Of A Lifetime!Mark is taking his partner Deb though we noticed a lot of requests on social media for the second spot, Deb was the lucky number 2!Quote ” We still can’t believe we’ve won this fantastic fishing adventure thru your charity but it’s something to look forward to. It’s good to be supporting a charity, thank you so much”Thanks Mark and Deb, congratulations and have a wonderful time, we are looking forward to all those fish pics! 🐟🐟😍
We are absolutely thrilled to bits, buttercups and begonias to be the July 2021 charity partners for Flowers Across Melbourne. For the month of July Flowers Across Melbourne will be donating 10% of the sales from a beautiful bunch of fresh cut flowers to the Melbourne Period Project. So if you know someone who deserves a special bouquet (Hint: It’s probably you!) please go and visit the wonderful people at Flowers Across Melbourne. We are so grateful for their support 🌸🌷🌼🌺🌹🌻 “Flowers that change the world, start in our own backyard. Every day we send out bouquets that bring happiness […]
I can’t believe how lucky we are that we get to do this! At The Plate Up Project today we were so lucky to have Chef Thea come along to teach us all how to make the most incredible BBQ food and salads! We cooked scrumptious sate chicken skewers and vegan skewers plus vegetable and halloumi kebabs and made the most amazing coleslaw, vegan coleslaw and fresh garlic bread! Next of course it was time to share a meal together and eat our incredible food. Chef Thea showed us many hints ans tips with bbq cooking and our good certainly […]
On Tuesday our fearless leader (who unfortunately often forgets she is speaking on live TV) spoke to the wonderful Jo Stanley and Angela Pippos at Broad Radio about all things Period Poverty. This show also has the very funny Kitty Flanagan and some great tips from MasterChef host Andy Allen. Content warning: Mentions periods (of course) and vaginas. And just like you can’t stop period blood from flowing out of a vagina, Donna can’t stop words she probably shouldn’t be saying from flowing out of her mouth. It’s a great show! Please give it a watch here.
This photo was taken two hours ago. This is Melbourne this morning. This is happening now. Imagine this is your bed for the night. Now imagine this is your bed, but without the sleeping bag. We have freezing conditions and weather warnings all over the state but we still have people left behind sleeping out there in this blizzard. If we could house them we would. If we could get warm beds for them all we would. Sadly, we can’t do those things but what we can do is offer a sleeping bag and some warm clothing to at least […]
Knitters and crafty crochet folk we need you! Each week we give out Winter Warmer bags with warm winter clothing including beanies, scarves and gloves/mittens. Unfortunately even though it has only just hit winter, we have already run out of stock for our next lot of bags. We desperately need more knitted items so if you’re a knitter or someone who can crochet we would love for you to help us replenish our stock. It’s cold, we’re in lockdown with many of us stuck at home so what better way to while away the time than knitting something warm for […]