Women (and men) of Sydney get ready to shop for a purpose on Thursday 10 March at Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour, right in the heart of Sydney CBD.
Australian retailers SHOWPO, Glue Store and Billabong, as well as monthly lifestyle magazine Collective Hub have come together for one day, for one purpose - to lend their support to Australian charity PROJECT FUTURES.
Close to 3,000 garments and accessories have been donated for the pop-up charity fashion sale, so that means 100% of the sale will go to charity!
“Everyone loves a bargain and what I love about this sale is seeing a socially aware companies like SHOWPO, Glue Store, Billabong and Collective Hub think outside the box to showcase their core values as a business who cares about the world around them, as well as their bottom line,” said CEO PROJECT FUTURES, Stephanie Lorenzo.
The clothing retailing industry has had its fair share of challenges over the past few years with a combination of cautious spending, intense competition and higher rental costs affecting revenue and profit*. In spite of these challenges, there are still Australian brands that are prepared to set aside their differences to make a difference.
When: Thursday 10th March
Where: Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour Sydney
Time: 11am - 8pm (or until sold out)
Entry is free, but we certainly would welcome a gold coin donation!
We figured you would be pretty hungry and thirsty after all that shopping, so have organised a tasty treat and refreshing drink before you leave. Clean Treats Factory and Nexba have come on board and will be selling their amazing range of balls, slices and ice-cold Real Ice Tea to everyone coming through the doors, with 40-50% of every dollar being donated back to PROJECT FUTURES respectively!
All proceeds from the event will be directed to PROJECT FUTURES' Australian beneficiary partner, Child Wise - an organisation dedicated to protecting children from abuse and exploitation.
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED?
The Child Wise Protective Behaviours Personal Safety Program promotes empowerment strategies, clear communication and awareness of "safe" behaviours for school-aged children in order to prevent them from becoming victims of abuse, particularly sexual abuse.
Funding will support teachers to be trained - equipping them with the skills, knowledge and resources to conduct protective behaviours activities with their students. This will ensure a wider reach and long-term sustainability of the program.