We would like to take this opportunity to say a very warm ‘Thank you’ for your support and contributions made at our recent First Seeds Fund Charity movie night.
Not only did the night prove to be a wonderful opportunity to network, share a glass of bubbles with friends and enjoy a movie, it also raised over $2500 in funds making it our most successful movie night to date. These funds will now go directly to the programs and initiatives that we are committed to supporting at the grass roots level here in our own Aussie backyards.
We were also delighted to announce the recently confirmed partnership we have established with St Kilda Gatehouse. This partnership not only gives us the opportunity to establish a local connection with a Melbourne community based organisation but also extends on the practical, hands on support we have built at a national level.
We are also encouraged by many of you who have expressed a keen interest in supporting the Boutique Op Shop that the St Kilda Gatehouse is currently establishing. For details on where you can drop your much pre-loved clothes please see below.
Finally, on behalf of the board I would also like to thank our sponsors for their incredible generosity and support who helped make the night such a success.
We look forward to your ongoing support and encourage you to follow us for more upcoming events and ways to become involved. Together, we can all become a ‘brick in the wall of change’
About First Seeds Fund:
First Seeds Fund is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse at the grass roots level with Australia.
Our purpose is to improve the lives of women and children in Australia with a focus on community support, education programs and employment opportunities – right here and right now. It is only through action that we can start the ripple effect of change.
About St Kilda Gatehouse:
St Kilda Gatehouse works to support women and children who are affected or at risk of commercial sexual exploitation as a result of hardship. By providing a safe place of belonging and engagement, Gatehouse helps individuals address issues such as family violence, drug addiction, homelessness, poverty, mental health and social isolation.
It is a place where individuals feel valued and important. For many who come from challenging backgrounds it is a source of dignity and hope.
How does First Seeds Fund support the work of St Kilda Gatehouse?
First Seeds Fund has recently committed to donating $20K worth of funds to support St Kilda Gatehouse extend their therapeutic support programs for women and young girls between the ages of 12 and 25 at their Dandenong centre.
With a specific focus on extending the face-to-face hours of their therapeutic support workers and the development of much needed program tools we are delighted at the opportunity to play such an integral and tangible role in their program offerings.
How Can You Continue To Support:
- Make A Donation
Your regular donation will help us continue the great work that we are doing with our community sponsored initiatives, education scholarships and one off community donations.
- St Kilda Gatehouse Boutique Op Shop Donations:
St Kilda Gatehouse is looking to become more sustainable into the future by opening a boutique op-shop called Greeves St. Recycled.Greeves St. Recycled welcomes good quality donations of clothing, vintage and unique homewares, books, etc. Please no furniture except small pieces!Items can be dropped off in St Kilda at 29A or 36 Greeves St. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:30am and 3:00pm. Please ensure donations are clean, as we do not have the capacity to wash and dry clothing.
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Thank You to our Sponsors:
We are incredibly grateful for the support of all of our sponsors whose generous donations of raffle prizes helped make the night such a success.