A friend writes about Verusha's untimely death
St Kilda Gatehouse relies on the support and generosity of its donors, volunteers and enthusiasts! The contribution of supporters has a direct impact on the lives of those who visit St Kilda Gatehouse each week.
There are many, many ways in which you can assist.
The work of St Kilda Gatehouse is financed by donors and sponsors. All financial contributions are greatly valued and have a huge impact. All donations are tax deductible.
Bertie Beetles stopped being available in shops in 1970. Since then they have only been available in show bags.
But now they also come in fundraising boxes!
You can raise funds for the Centres in St Kilda and Dandenong by simply taking along a box to your workplace, local cafe, Mum’s Group, reading club or sporting club.
Bertie Beetles were originally created as a way to use up pieces of coconut and honeycomb left over from the production of Violet Crumble bars.
Nestlé once stopped the Bertie Beetle showbag, not realising the mass appeal and unfailing loyalty of Beetles fans. After feeling the fallout, the company bowed to public pressure and brought it back.
We were pleased to discover that Nestlé now ranks second in the Oxfam scorecard. Nestlé leads the way with policies on water and remains the most transparent company. Since February 2014, Nestlé has made some improvements in land and farmers and and has updated its action plans to support women in cocoa supply chains. More can still be done. If you would like more information click here.
To order a box email firstname.lastname@example.org
'Greeves St. Recycled' welcomes good quality donations of clothing, maternity, vintage and unique homewares, 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 10:00am and 3:00pm. Please ensure donations are clean as we do not have the capacity to wash and dry clothing. For alternative drop off points please email Andie: email@example.com
We currently have vacant Volunteer Positions at the Drop-In Centre in St Kilda. These roles involve sorting donations, food preparation, setting up and packing up the Drop-In Centre, and other house-keeping responsibilities. If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to find out more about becoming an Ambassador send an email to email@example.com
iPod/old iPhone for our music dock
2 x Electric Fry Pan
Women's clothing in good condition
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop off time.
St Kilda Centre
Non perishable food
Reusable shopping bags (for carrying clothing)
Plastic/paper shopping bags (used for food parcels)
Plastic take-away containers (used for food parcels
Paper Towel dispenser
New socks and underwear
Shampoo + Conditioner
We are so grateful for donated items that we are able to pass onto the women who access our service.
We unfortuantely don't have the staff or volunteer resources to pick up items. Items can be dropped off at 29a Greeves Street on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 10am - 5pm. Please ensure items are clean and don't require mending. We don't have the resources to wash and repair items. Please do not donate men's clothing. Thank you!
This book was the end result of a project conducted by photojournalist Gemma-Rose Turnbull. For information on the project and to buy the book click here. All proceeds from the book go towards assisting women transition out of street sex work.
Host your own fundraising event to help raise much need funds and awareness towards street sex worker issues. If you're having organising a social event, why not give it an extra purpose. The event could be as simple as a movie night, a clothes swap, a dinner party... We will help in anyway we can.
25 July 2015
18 November 2014