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 […]
National Homeless Collective
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 […]
Lockdown is still happening and people are still suffering. This morning we delivered the first bulk loads of the nappies and Formula you amazing people helped us to fundraise for. 4448 nappies286 tins of infant formula This is just the start. We are here to help those caught up in the lockdown for as long as they need us. If you would like to contribute nappies or formula to a family suffering through the lockdown and give yourself a chance to win an incredible luxury holiday please consider buying a ticket in our raffle. This prize has been donated to […]
What an incredible day supporting Melbourne’s community in lockdown. Today we made hundreds of toiletries packs for families and individuals plus laundry powder packs to be added to the nappies and infant formula we will also be donating. I each toiletries pack has shampoo conditioner, soap, deodorants and family toothbrushes. Lockdown is affecting so many people but we’re here to help. If you would like to donate a family toiletries pack, nappies or formula to a family suffering during lockdown please buy a ticket in our raffle. Tickets are $25 each which helps us support a family and gives you […]
Melbourne we came through for our little ones during the 2020 lockdown and we need your help again. Unfortunately greater Melbourne is still in lockdown which has meant many families are suffering. We have had an urgent request from one of our larger partner organisations for infant care products. We have around 300 families to support. Sudden job loss has created unexpected financial hardship for many families and once again we are seeing the same devastating effects we witnessed in last years Melbourne lockdown. Last year we assisted thousands of families with infant care products thanks to your incredible support. […]