Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising movie event, Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again. It was a great night out!
The money raised was sent to St Vincent de Paul, who were most grateful.
We have many old girls who are passionate about many causes and we encourage you to continue your call through service.
The OGA is more than happy to assist Old Girls in raising awareness on how we can help people in need. By reading the information below, something might resonate and you may have the capacity to get involved in one of the projects.
Fallon Atkinson (2010) is raising funds for The Hunger Project. 100% of your donation goes directly to the Hunger Project and will provide assistance in empowering women to enact change within their own communities. This will enable these women to create a brighter future without hunger or poverty: https://join.thp.org.au/fundraisers/fallonatkinson/bcindia
All donations over $2 are tax deductible. A $50 donation will provide anti-malarial bed nets for 5 families. This reduces the risk of children under the age of 5 contracting severe illness and disease which commonly results in death.
The goal is to end world hunger by 2030. The Hunger Project’s approach is different – they see people living in hunger as the solution, not the problem. They shift the mindsets of women and men so that they can transform into leaders for more sustainable futures. Through programs such as education, microfinance, agriculture and health, The Hunger Project seeks to equip people with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to break the poverty cycle themselves. Your support will directly help empower women from some of the world’s most poverty-stricken communities to become the solution to the poverty and hunger that they and their community face daily.
Fallon is honoured to be 1 of 20 female leaders selected to embark on a fully immersive journey that will take her to India in February 2019, to support the work of The Hunger Project as part of the 2019 Business Chicks Indian Journey. Please note Fallon funds her own trip/experience, and none of your donation goes towards this.
Why is Fallon doing this? Fallon feels today we get so caught up in the materialistic society we live in and forget how fortunate most of us are. She believes stepping outside the ‘bubble’ will be a really big eye-opener and the experience will make her realise there are far more important and concerning issues in the world than what she may stress about in her day-to-day life. If she’s able to make a difference, small or large, then she has achieved what she set out to do. The program also promotes women to step up into their own power and true leadership potential, which she believes is very important in today’s society.
Any support – spreading the word or donations of any kind, is greatly appreciated.
Trish Robinson (Tyson 1982) is a volunteer, along with 3500 others, for Share the Dignity an Australia-wide homeless women’s charity.
One of their initiatives is the Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine. They have installed 6 vending machines in WA, as of June 2018, at the cost of around $10,000 each. These machines have dispensed 1500 plus period packs since installation.
Purely and simply the Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine is a vending machine that dispenses FREE tampons and pads. Share the Dignity supply and install the vending machine and keep it supplied with FREE products. They’ve selected locations where they are needed most including in public toilets, charities, homeless hubs, domestic violence refuges, community centres, Aboriginal health services and schools across Australia.
Share the Dignity has a number of events that includes April and August Dignity Drives. This is where they collect sanitary items and distribute to local charities that support women and teenagers in need. In April 2018 WA collected:
Pads – 5762
Incontinence – 460
Tampons – 5964
Cups – 30
Other Items – 2664
IITB Handbags – 461
TOTAL – 15,343 Items.
Sadly, they had orders from Charities in WA for 24,587 Items
IITB Handbags campaign runs in November, these bags are filled with new hygiene items, the essential being shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, pads and tampons. You can add anything extra to the handbag but the basics need to be covered. All items must be new as they are distributed to women and teenage girls as a gift, one sister to another. This link is a summary of their events and initiatives.