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,
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
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