Giving back to community

Treasured - Helping women in crisis feel valued

At Lilo, giving back to our community is a way of life. While self-care is so important to thrive, we believe that ‘community care’ or looking out for those who may need a hand and contributing to the greater good, is even more important.

Tragically, the festive season is the busiest time of year for domestic violence shelters in Australia.

Estranged from family and fleeing for their lives, often with children, survival is the women they shelter’s only priority. Festivities are a distant thought and while presents are often donated for kids, women are usually not so lucky.

We’re joining the amazing New Day Box who in partnership with Safe Steps make sure gifts get to women and not only children at Christmas time.

So get involved and gift hope to a woman who really needs it this festive season.

Woman wearing beautiful jewellery

How to get involved

Give a special gift

So many of us have beautiful items of jewellery that we no longer wear. So why not go through yours and find one or more special pieces you would like to give to a courageous woman who is determined to break the cycle of violence in her family.

While the jewellery should definitely be beautiful, it is preferable that it’s not especially valuable. The women don’t need the responsibility of looking after anything other than themselves and sometimes their children at this time in their lives.

In fleeing their homes, they have usually left everything behind. So this small gesture from you can have a big impact by letting them know someone does care. Please make sure the jewellery you send is in excellent condition and sparkling clean.

We encourage you to send more than one gorgeous item if you want to, however please wrap them individually.

Steps

  1. Find one or more beautiful items of jewellery to donate.
  2. Wrap them beautifully or put them in beautiful envelopes, leaving one side of the wrapping undone or the envelopes open so we can make sure they’re the right fit.
  3. Send or drop off to:

Treasured C/o Engine House
105 Wellington St
St Kilda, VIC, 3182

By November the 18th

And please put a return to sender address on the back of the parcel so we have a record of who sent the gift/s.

Then let every woman you know about Treasured by sharing this page!

Planting days for biodiversity

Lilo’s founder organises planting days on behalf of the Australian Conservation Foundation because we all have a role to play in nurturing our natural environment.

NB: This planting day has been postponed until later this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

The next planting day was to be held in Port Melbourne on the 21st of March.

Click here to sign up to be kept in the loop for future planting days!

We are passionate about opportunities for families to do something positive that helps combat climate change so that kids can also get involved providing them with hope for the future.

An opportunity to learn how we can support our natural environment and get involved in making an even bigger difference is also provided.

Getting outdoors, connecting with others and giving back to community are incredibly powerful ways to reduce stress so get on board if this sounds good to you.

Westgate Park location for community tree planting

Stay in the loop.