💕 April is our Sanitary collection
💕 May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day - Global and we bring everyone together for a fabulous high tea,
💕 August sees us collecting sanitary items again. It's not like we can give a homeless woman a warm jacket and it keeps her warm for years; this is a monthly problem and for sake of a simple maths equation, 85,000 women used homelessness services last year. Imagine if only half of them needed sanitary items. That means we need to collect around half a million packets each year to ENSURE women are not using wadded up toilet paper, or newspaper, or a sock to deal with their period!
💕 13th October is our national day where we stand up to Family Violence. What does this mean I hear you say? From 9 to 5 on this day we ask you to stand up and work, by yourself or in a team, Your friends and family sponsor you, and together we all make a stance! The day will see one of our big events of the year, the ISTANDUP comedy nights, because it's just not bloody funny. But we decided to do what Australians do best and that's mateship and laughs to raise much needed funds for our Because we Care programme, which sees us offer financial assistance for the funerals of those killed by Domestic Violence.
💕 And last, but certainly not least, is our #itsinthebag Xmas appeal where we ask the public to gift another woman they will never meet with a handbag filled with life's necessities and then some special things to help her feel valued and loved.