ENCOURAGING CARERS

 

The Blessing Bag project is a unique and special opportunity to show Mums/Carers of children on the Autism Spectrum that they are valued, cherished & appreciated.  The Blessing Bags are packed full of pamper items & are beautifully packaged with an affirming card that encourages a Parent or Carer. This project is a donation based project. We are proud to partner with Max Brown Real Estate Group who have Blessing Bag Collection Points at each of their offices across Melbourne.

 
 
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Blessing Bags are given to schools and early childhood services, free of charge, to distribute to Mums/Carers of children with Autism. The bags are designed to be an encouragement and full of delightful items that a Mum may not buy for herself. We believe that every carer and parent deserves to be valued, and the Blessing Bags present an opportunity to encourage self care.

Please note - we do not distribute Blessing Bags to individuals. Blessing Bags are given to schools and early childhood services to distribute to their communities.

 

GET INVOLVED

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PARTNER WITH US

Blessing Bags are a donation driven initiative. Each bag is worth between $70-$90.  We welcome donations from groups or individuals.  A shopping list is available below which outlines the items we include in the Blessing Bags. Here's how you can contribute:

• Get a group together – workplace, family, church, school, kindergarten, sports club or mother's group

• Download a shopping list (we do not accept items outside of this list)

• Register your group via email info@spectrumjourneys.org.au

• Donate the goods & we will package them up to deliver to schools and early childhood services

Should you wish to contribute financially, we have tax deductible status for donations over $2.00.

To donate: https://www.givenow.com.au/spectrumjourneys

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JOIN US AT A Creation Nights

We regularly host Blessing Bag Creation Nights where Volunteers and Carers pack the Blessing Bags. Our Creation Nights have such a warm and embracing atmosphere, because of the Blessing Bag Team who makes everyone feel so valued and welcome.

Often, Carers themselves come to pack bags. One Carer shared how it offers her respite and expressed her delight in able to do something for others in the same situation as her. She comes to support her own mental health and loves having a chat when packing bags.

Keep an eye out on our Events & Workshops page to find out when our next Creation Night via our Facebook Page

Creation Night Dates for 2019 @ our Chirnside Park Hub

Please like our Facebook Page and mark “Going” on the event listing

19th February 2019

26th March 2019

30th April 2019

June (Hurstbridge event)

25th June 2019

30th July

August (Hurstbridge event)

24th September

29th October

 

 

DROP OFF LOCATIONS AROUND MELBOURNE

It has never been so easy to get involved in the Blessing Bag Project. We have just secured a range of new drop off locations (we are very thankful) and so now, you can drop donations from our Shopping List to the following locations:

Max Brown Real Estate Group Locations:

Croydon - Level 1/39-41 Hewish Road CROYDON, VIC 3136 - Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Lilydale - 227 Main Street LILYDALE, VIC 3140 - Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Montrose - 6/926 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road MONTROSE, VIC 3765 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Yarra Valley - 652 Warburton Highway SEVILLE, VIC 3139 - Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

CIRE Services

CIRE Chirnside Park Community Hub - 33 Kimberley Drive, Chirnside Park (next to the ovals) Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

CIRE Community Hub Yarra Junction - 2463 Warburton Hwy Yarra Junction 3797 Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm

CIRE Services Lilydale - 211 Main Street Lilydale 3140 Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm

CIRE Children’s Services Mount Evelyn - 20A Old Hereford Road Mount Evelyn 3796 Open 6:30am - 6:30pm

Bendigo Bank Hurstbridge Branch

308 Main Street Hurstbridge 3099 Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5pm & Saturday 9am - 12pm

Blush and Belle

Shop 9/573 Warburton Hwy Seville 3139 Open 9am-4:30pm Tues & Wed, 9am-5pm Thurs & Fri, 10am-3pm Saturday. Closed Monday & Sunday

Surreal Property Group

2/732 Mountain Hwy Bayswater Monday to Friday 9am - 5:30pm & 9am - 11am Saturday

Expressions Of Interest

You are invited to download and submit the attached form to register your School or Early Childhood Service for Blessing Bags.  This form does not guarantee Bags.  Blessing Bags are based on donations and support received.  We prioritise groups Schools or Early Childhood Services that have not received Blessing Bags in the past.  We believe in the Pay It Forward approach and welcome support for this project from schools and services that have received Blessing Bags in the past.

Please note that should you be given Blessing Bags that you need to co-ordinate collection from our Hub in Chirnside Park, Victoria. This is a Victorian based project.

Please email the document to info@spectrumjourneys.org.au