Myer Eastland

Thank you to the staff and management at Myer Eastland for the wonderful gifts they have collected. All of the items received are being distributed throughout our community, spreading lots of Christmas joy.

Myer Eastland has selected Anchor to be their charity of choice over the next 12 months.  We are extremely excited about this partnership, and we look forward to passing on the benefits throughout the community.

Thank you Ferntree Gully Lionesses!

Thank you to the women of the Ferntree Gully Lionesses for their beautiful donation of handmade quilts for babies. Lauren Gordon Project Manager and CEO Heidi Tucker proudly display them in the foyer of the Ringwood Office. These quilts will be a wonderful start for our young women who are pregnant or early parenting with an experience of family violence and at risk of homelessness soon to be accommodated in our fabulous Hazel Hams Homes in Lilydale.

White Ribbon’s 16 Days of Activism

As part of White Ribbon‘s 16 Days of Activism, CEO Heidi Tucker and James Collins attended a White Ribbon Breakfast hosted by our three local councils: Knox City Council, Maroondah City Council and Yarra Ranges Council. The focus of the breakfast was to raise awareness of family violence and its consequences on victims as employees. The event attended by representatives of business and government were saddened by the statistics surrounding family violence, and all are keen to ensure victims receive support and consideration in their workplace to deal with their home situation. The meeting heard from a survivor who is living proof that family violence effects all socio-economic groups and victims can come from all walks of life.

The three councils, in collaboration with specialist family violence and health services, are keen to continue the dialogue with business and to provide resources and assistance to develop capacity to deal with the effects of family violence in the workplace.

We also participated in the local Lake Walk at Lilydale Lake to show Anchor’s support for ending violence against women and promoting gender equity. Thanks to Yarra Ranges Council for organising such a great event.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing or know of a family violence situation, you can find information to help you stand up, speak out and act on the White Ribbon website: https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/