We just cannot thank the incredible team at Market in a Box enough for their continuing contributions that help support families financially affected by covid. These boxes comes to us and go out to all kinds of families from single parents to older couples, and others who are struggling. But the one thing they have in common is how incredibly grateful they are for these gorgeous fruit and vegetable boxes. If you’re looking to purchase home delivered fruits and vegetables please check out Market in a Box. They’ve done so much to help us provide this much needed support.
We’re proud to continue supporting struggling families who’re really doing it tough during covid. There are many people unable to access adequate and timely necessities due to travel restrictions, isolation, covid affected close contacts and lack of safe transport. Every week we’re giving out thousands of nappies, tins of infant formula, hygiene items, Period Packs and new underwear, and awesome people like Dayle help us get it right to people’s door steps. This is what your donations help us to do. We appreciate each and every one of you 🙏
We are so incredibly proud of our superstar, Leah, and wanted to share her story with you. We first met Leah when she was experiencing homelessness and staying at Launch Housing. Leah was in her early 20’s and had already been at Launch Housing for some months. We invited Leah to do our Plate Up project which she accepted, and we’re so glad she did. Leah was a standout star at Plate Up and did so incredibly well during the program. Leah soon joined us when we opened The Kala Space op shop, where she worked three days a week […]
On Tuesday 13th October 2020 our CEO Donna Stolzenberg been invited to be a keynote speaker at the National Symposium on Homelessness and Mental Health. This Symposium aims to discuss the issues surrounding homelessness with the sector, particularly in relation to mental health. It will explore the supports and services available to those who are homeless and require assistance, as well as what can be done to improve these services in the hope of minimising the issue into the future. The Symposium will be a strength-based, safe and meaningful opportunity for not only leading professionals to come together and share information in […]
The pandemic has hit hard in so many ways and we haven’t been immune from its wrath. We ran out of almost everything for our Period Packs just as the need for donations was increasing. We reached out to the incredible people at Johnson & Johnson who own Carefree and Stayfree pads and tampons and they were only too happy to help! This wonderful company donated over 10,000 products to help get us though tough times here in Melboune to make sure everyone’s support has access to menstrual hygiene items during lockdown. Thanks J&J. We’re so grateful for your support.
Sometimes a small thing can make a huge difference to someone in need, especially when no one else is around to help. 🍔🍟🥤 Instant food wins are very popular for people sleeping rough, as they can redeem them when the food vans are gone and the street feeds are closed. If you happen to collect instant food and drink wins and you’re not using them, we’d love to have them to pass on to people sleeping rough in Melbourne. We’ll be passing these on to Deb and the awesome team at From Us 2 You to help get them out […]
We are so excited to be able to once again supply the wonderful people at drummond street services with 40 play bags containing over 240 play items. Plus 1450 sanitary pads and 432 nappies to assist clients still in lockdown. Our awesome volunteer Super Simon was on hand yet again to load up his trusty wagon and get these items over to Imran, Basant and Ron from Drummond Street Services. Simon was telling us that some of these children haven’t been able to play outside since stage 4 lockdown due to playground being closed, and living in towers means no […]
Jenga, Snakes & Ladders, Sudoku, Crosswords, Lego, word finder, sketch books, colouring in, Jigsaws, teddies and so much more! Today our super volunteers made dozens and dozens of play bags for kids, teens and adults. These bags will be going to tower residence who have a family member with Covid and who can’t get outside to play and exercise. Three play and activity bags are essential in keeping kids occupied and keeping parents inspired and busy while they’re locked inside. We have family jigsaw puzzles, kids puzzles, kids toys and games, coloring books, books and games for teens and heaps […]
We are so incredibly proud to lend our support to Aboriginal women and children in the Northern Territory. As a First Nations woman myself it is an honour to acknowledge our elders and those who come before us who continue teaching our ways and traditions. We have supported a Women and children’s refuge in the NT for a number of years now and this space is cared for by many Larrakia women. Each year the women come together to celebrate and we are honoured to provide these gifts for their annual get together. Sadly due to covid I won’t be […]
As Covid continues to keep us in lockdown, so many organisations still need our help and support. Today we got the old gang together and made up 30 play bags for kids living in towers who are prevented from playing outside due to covid. Each bag has some crayons, a colouring book, a toy, a new book, some stickers and some Play Doh. Kids living in towers have to be isolated because of Covid but they don’t have backyards to play in, and with playgrounds being closed it has made it extra hard for parents and care givers to keep […]
Many of our incredible supporters have been following along as we help individual women escape and recover from domestic violence. One of those women is Lauren. The support we have received to help Lauren has been phenomenal and we wanted to give you an update. I keep in touch with Lauren and we speak regularly. She is an incredible strong woman who has rebuilt her life from the most extreme and relentless domestic violence that lasted many years. Lauren is now paying it forward and helping other victims of DV. She is amazing. This was part of our conversation today. […]