Boronia Library Knitting group

Last week we had a visit from Michelle on behalf of the Boronia Library Knitting group. These fantastic donations will help keep locals warm this Winter. As an extra special gift, the teddy will find a new home when one of our young clients welcome their new baby in a few weeks. Thank you very much!

Don’t assume you can’t be a foster carer!

If you’ve ever thought of helping a child find a safe home, please get in touch with us. Our team will be here to provide personalised support to you and the children you care for.
We’d love to have a chat with you about how being a foster carer can fit in your current lifestyle.
Call Nicky C or Jenny L on 8761 9040, send us a message, or check out our website for more details: http://www.anchor.org.au/become-a-carer/.

Lilydale Library book sale donation

Thanks to Lilydale Library, and everybody that purchased a book at their recent sale. Our Housing and Support Services have received $841.60! These funds will go towards supporting local individuals and families that are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.

Make a direct impact in your community

We pride ourselves on working with our donors to make sure all donations go to the programs you want to support.

For more ways you can help us help our community, check out our website: http://www.anchor.org.au/how-can-you-help/
Remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductable so keep us in mind for tax-time!

Carer KaFÉ training

Calling all local foster and kinship carers!  Carer KaFÉ – Kinship and Foster Care Education are running one of their fantastic sessions in Mooroolbark next month.
This training will be focusing on the intergenerational trauma of family violence and how it impacts children’s and young people’s development and behaviour.
To register please go to: https://www.carerkafe.org.au/training/all-training/event/361-family-violence-the-real-impact-on-children-mooroolbark

Reconciliation Week

This Reconciliation Week Anchor staff proudly attended local events to acknowledge our region’s history and learn more stories of those that have come before us. Thanks to Yarra Ranges Council for their work in facilitating these opportunities. We look forward to working together with all members of our community, towards a future we can all be proud of.

Card planet donation

Thanks to Card Planet for their recent donation. The wonderful cards we received were sent out for some very special people.

Card Planet are committed to working with local and national charities, and their support is greatly appreciated!

National Volunteer Week 2019

Anchor is fortunate to have so many volunteers who continue to help us make our community a better place.

Thank you to each and every one of our foster carers; your commitment to the children you care for continues to make a huge impact.
Thank you to everyone that is part of our story, and the stories of the people we work with. Carers, mentors, drivers, shoppers, fundraisers, advocates. We love being a part of our community, and we love having our community be a part of Anchor! We hope you all had a fantastic Volunteer Week!
If you’d like to learn more about volunteering at Anchor, just send us a message and we’ll be in touch.

Thanks to Sarah!

A huge thanks to our most recent supporter!
Sarah and her friends have collected items to be distributed by local groups. With Mothers Day coming up, these handbags will make great presents for some of the women we are working with. Sarah is proof that one person can make a huge difference to the community! Thank you!

Thanks to Melbourne Museum!

Sending a huge thank you to Tim and Lachlan in the Palaeontology department at the Melbourne Museum. Our staff helped to coordinate an opportunity for a group to go behind the scenes and learn about dinosaurs, megafauna and other fossils. Thanks again for sharing your time and knowledge! You have helped create an awesome school holiday experience for some great kids!