Creative Womyn Down Under 

Supporters

Creative Womyn Down Under appreciates the generosity of friends and community. 
We take the opportunity to say a big
THANK YOU to our supporters.





Very Special Thanks - Lunch Project

Creative Womyn Down Under facilitates a free weekly discussion, support and creative arts lunch group for around 40 womyn who are disadvantaged and frequently homeless in Sydney's Inner West. Read more about this project which began in 2008, in Phoebe Moloney's Ciao Magazine article(PDF). 

Exciting News!! 

In June 2016, 36 women and 10 children involved in our weekly lunch group were securely housed in newly established safe houses.  We are all very excited by this development and will continue to seek out appropriate housing for the 42 women still left in the Monday lunch and creativity group.  This group of widely diverse women have ranged in ages from 16 to 75; Indigenous,Christian, Buddhist, pagan, Muslim; some once wealthy now living in poverty, many escaping violence at home – all vulnerable.  Thank you all for your ongoing support of regular pledges and one-off donations - this money means so much to the women and to Georgina who has been facilitating this support group and providing vegetarian lunches with your assistance for 8 years.

Many supporters continue to assist our lunch project in 2016.  On 9 July, Global Contact Bookstore in Berry held an afternoon fundraiser with author and social researcher Hugh Mackay who donated his speaker fee to our Homeless Womyn’s Lunch Project.  $1000 was raised covering a month of lunches as well as helping pay for a hall at nights for a cold week in July. Thank you Purnima and Global Contact.  

The team at Grill'd Crown Street Restaurant continue to offer regular donations from their Surry Hills venue. We would also like to thank the wonderful women from Aqua who held a second hand stall at Addison Road, Marrickville to raise funds to help provide lunches on Mondays. Here are a few of the women at work pictured.




 
In 2015, we were again thankful that creative sources of financial support continued to provide some assistance especially as the cost of providing lunch to the growing numbers of womyn rose to $200 by the end of the year. Grill'd Crown Street Restaurant offered another round of donations from their monthly competition.  Wonderful friends make regular donations that are so valuable and helpful.


Throughout 2014, we were so grateful to the individual supporters who have continued to help fund lunches.  Other friends have also offered creative ways to contribute.  In June, Divine Songs led by Mignon Lee-Warden donated part of the entry fee.  All support is much appreciated.

In 2013, there was ongoing support from creative fundraisers and the generosity of participants in events such as those run by Global Contact Bookstore in Berry; and Women of the Wise Earth gatherings in the Sydney region led by Nicole Gruel. This photo below was taken in September 2013 at an Andrew Harvey (Sacred Activist) and Georgia Carr (Singer/Song Writer) Rumi Dinner Soiree which raised a significant amount of money to help fund the lunches.




(Left-Right) Patsy Purnima Griffiths, Owner Global Contact
Andrew Harvey, Georgia Carr and Georgina Abrahams, Creative Womyn Down Under.


In 2012, we began reaching out for assistance with funding the support group lunches.  We were very grateful to have received community funding from Pollys Social ClubGrill'd Crown Street Restaurant and a wonderful group of University of Sydney students via their fabulous Bake Sale and other initiatives such as passing the hat around at birthday parties. 

There are also generous individuals who have been inspired to make regular donations, and our amazing community of friends who attend our events and participate in fundraisers which help to provide lunches for this important weekly group.


Georgina receiving the Pollys Club Grant, July 2012.
Photo by Katrina Fox.


Georgina receiving Grill'd Local Matters donation from Kate Tulloch, September 2012.



Julia Readett (right) and friend at University of Sydney bake sale, September 2012.
Photo by Gabrielle Jones. The bake sale was an initiative of the following USYD students: Julia Readett, Allana Duncan, Darcy Mason, Alex Sheard, Keiran Lemessenger, Arabella Close, Emma Slater, Lachlan Vaughn-Taylor and Samantha Jonscher.


LONG-TERM SUPPORTERS:  YOU ROCK !!
These womyn and their businesses have helped to support Creative Womyn Down Under projects from the beginning. Thank you dear friends.


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OTHER PROJECTS

Creative Womyn Down Under facilitates a range of creative initiatives.  Contributions to our other activities assist in funding our Homeless Womyn's Lunch Project.  For example,  Zangdrum is a music and performing arts initiative connecting people with fun and friendship through community hand drumming. For a nominal fee we are available in Sydney and surrounding areas to run drum workshops, circles, weekend retreats and performances. We prioritise drumming sessions with womyn and children.




Please contact us to find out more about Zangdrum and other CWDU projects.

Visit our events page to see details  of CWDU house concerts by fabulous musicians such as Kerrianne Cox, Jane Siberry, Genevieve Chadwick, Faye Blais, While & Matthews, Martine Locke and more.  These womyn have all provided the opportunity for fundraising at their performances to support CWDU projects for marginalised womyn.

Please also visit our Lesbian Weekender page to see all the wonderful womyn who helped to make that fabulous project possible.


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