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. […]
The Period Project
We might be close to being out of lockdown but we’re not there yet and people still need our support. Yesterday we sent 946 Nappies plus dozens of toothbrushes, toothpastes deodorants and tins did formula for families doing really tough during covid. We’re so pleased to be able to support wonderful organisations like Stevenson House. Thanks so much to Catrice and colleagues for looking after everyone during this lockdown.
Our beautiful followers, we have a very special and heartbroken little boy who needs our help. On August 1st Khaleed had to say goodby to his most beloved superhero, his little brother Jahleel. Jahleel was born with a rare brain disease called Aromatic 1 amino acid decarboxylase deficiency (AADC) and just a few days after his 4th birthday he passed away. Khaleed has lost his best friend and only sibling. He was inseparable from his little brother and put his heart and soul into helping his mum Bec care for Jahleel, and being the best big brother any little super […]
Oh wow what a week! After an unexpected extended stay in hospital we still managed to get another 60 families sorted for period packs, toiletries and Fathers Day gifts for this week! These items are all going out through Melton, Caroline Springs and Taylor’s lakes and add to the many different organisations and groups we have been assisting since the Covid Crisis right across Victoria. Huge apologies to those of you still waiting for emails and messages to be answered. We’ll get to those as soon as we can. It’s all good in the period project hood, just a small […]
Today our very super volunteer Super Simon came to pick up more wonderful donations from us then hit the roads to deliver a car load of items to people locked in their homes due to Covid. In today’s haul there was shampoo and conditioner, body wash, 200 masks, enough washing powder to get a more than a hundred families through a weeks worth of washing and a load of the coolest toys for kids who can’t go outside to play. Kids in towers who are isolating because they or a family member has covid often get bored and really need […]
So, where are they now? Many times we post about individual people we’re assisting who are facing incredible challenges through domestic violence related issues, homelessness and trauma. Every single time our supporters and followers rally together to help get these people back on their feet. Often when the person moves on we never hear back from them, but most times they stay in touch and let us know how they’re doing. Here are some short updates on a couple of the people you have helped us to assist recently 💜 🙏 Christine: “It’s amazing knowing I’m waking up each morning […]
Another day doing what we love, helping people. Today we took a special order of formula to a Mama who has a newborn and a 13mo and is on lockdown. What a super mum! We’re so pleased to support the people who rely on the incredible work Westvale community Center in Brimbank are doing. Brimbank has one of the highest cases of Covid and many people there are suffering. We’re helping out as much as we can. We’re delivering another load of formula there this afternoon ready for their by appointment community day tomorrow. Thanks to our incredible supporters we’re […]
This note is addressed to me but it is for ALL of you ❤️ A huge thank you to everyone who helped us completely furnish and equip a home for a single Mum and her daughter who were finally able to secure their own place. Bettina and her daughter had absolutely nothing to their name. They were living in crowded and uncomfortable conditions for a long time following homelessness caused by domestic violence. Thanks to our incredible fundraiser and everyone chipping in we were able to fully furnish their home with brand new furniture and buy absolutely everything they needed […]
We’re so proud to continue to support the Victorian communities most affected by the Coronavirus lockdown. Brimbank has been one of the hardest hit area and we’ve been making sure the community has access to sanitary items, nappies, baby food, infant formula and toiletries. Today we visited the Westvale Community Center in Brimbank to deliver 60 more infant and baby packs for the families affected by Coronavirus. We will continue to work to make sure no person is left behind.
We won’t finish work until late tonight but we’ll go to bed with happy hearts. Tonight we’re delivering this starter pack to our Mama we’ve been fundraising for. Her entire house of furniture will arrive tomorrow and on Saturday we’re delivering a new TV and dryer. I wish we could show everything in that trolly and those bags. There is so much there. We’ve managed to give this family such a beautiful start to her new life thanks to all of you wonderful people and your donations. I know it’s not everyone, and I know there are others still in […]
Today Super Simon picked up and delivered hygiene and sanitary items for around 100 families affected by coronavirus in the Collingwood towers. We’ve been delivering Period Packs, nappies and formula to the families and today they received shampo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, deodorants and shavers. We raided many Aldi stores in our local area to find what we needed but not leave any stores depleted. People really do look at you funny when there’s 60 bottles of shampoo in your trolly! I just tell them I have a lot of kids 😉 Simon has already delivered these items to Drummond […]
This is what kindness looks like. Today we drove around 400km doing our day to day work delivering Period Packs and nappies for babies at Westvale Community Centre, but we also delivered four gorgeous fresh fruit and vegetable boxes to families doing it very tough. These boxes were donated by Melanie and the wonderful people at Market in a Box. Our lovely volunteer Fran chipped in for the eggs, pizza bases and some lovely sweet treats! Hillside to Sunbury to Hoppers Crossing to Epping to Yan Yean to Reservoir to Brunswick East to Kings Park to Delahay. That was our […]