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Doncare opens its SIXTH op shop

On Tuesday March 6 Doncare officially opened its sixth op shop at Bulleen Plaza. Supported by Barry Plant Doncaster East and the very popular Barry Plant Bear, many Doncare staff, volunteers and supporters of Doncare celebrated this mile stone for Doncare. To read more about the Barry Plant sponsorship of Doncare, please click here.

The interior  the new op shop at Bulleen Plaza.                                                        






Doncare CEO Doreen Stoves with Barry Plant Directors James Hatzoloa and Spiro Drossos, officially opening the new op shop. 






Official speeches to open the op shop.





The very popular Barry Plant Bear.









New premises for Macedon Plaza op shop

In March, the Macedon plaza op shop move a few doors down to new premises. The large, light filled shop has been a huge hit with the volunteers and public alike.


Rotary Study Tour March 2011

In March, a Rotary Study Tour from the United States visited Doncare. The Group was hosted by various families from the Templestowe Rotary District and other families across the eastern region. Tony Monley, the President of Templestowe Rotary, arranged for the group to visit Doncare as many of the Group were interested in public welfare.

McKern Steel Foundation donation to the Dorothy Rose Fund February 2011

In February 2011 Doncare was presented with a $1,000 cheque by Michael McKern, Managing Director of McKern Steel in Eaglehawk. This funding comes from the second bi-annual grants round of the McKern Steel Foundation, established in 2010 to assist community groups in need. This grant will be directed to the Dorothy Rose Fund, a fund established by Doncare in 2007 to enable individuals and organisations to make a positive contribution to the recovery of women and children following domestic violence.  The fund aims to improve their quality of life and by doing so to assist in restoring their self-esteem, mental and physical health and confidence.  Many of these women are living in reduced financial circumstances and are often setting up home in a new area and are single parents for the first time.  They often cannot afford services or goods that most families take for granted.  We warmly thank Michael and Emma McKern for taking the time to travel to Melbourne to personally deliver this cheque.

Emma and Michael McKern from the McKern Steel Foundation presenting Doncare staff with the cheque from the Foundation.