Groomed to Go is a not-for-profit organisation dependent on donations, volunteer resources, and support from the community. We rely on fundraising, community support, personal and corporate donations, and grants. We need people who are as passionate about the work we do to help assist those who need it most.
Here are a number of ways that you can help make a difference:
- Be involved this International Women’s Day by pledge an hour of your pay to help a woman in need.
- Donate money
- Donate clothes and accessories
- Sponsor an event
- Join our wish list
- Become a corporate partner
- Become a volunteer with us
Empower Hour 2020
Empower Hour is quite simply a ‘pay it forward’ campaign, you pledge an hour of your pay to help a woman, who may be struggling with unemployment and financial difficulty, on the path to employment and financial security for herself and her family. Follow the Empower Hour link to donate.
A donation of $250 provides someone with our entire package. We help to dress them, supply coaching and workshops, as well as provide additional services and a complete wardrobe after employment.
Your financial contribution is an investment that will generate tremendous benefits, not only for the women and men we serve, but also their families and your local community. All donations are tax deductible, and a tax receipt is provided.
Donate clothes and accessories
What would you wear to a job interview? This is exactly the type of clothing we are looking for to distribute to our clients. Your fabulous professional apparel could furnish another woman or man with the confidence to enter or return to the workplace, helping them make a great first impression, and land a job that could change their life! Download our Clothing Donation Guidelines flyer.
- New or nearly new contemporary smart styling clothes for both men and women in very good or excellent condition
- Shoes and accessories: near new
We are unable to accept
- Any clothes that need cleaning, repair or have stains
- Shoes/bags that are overly scuffed or marked
- Sleepwear – such as pyjamas
- Underwear/hosiery/socks, unless new and in original packaging
- Any items that have been stored with mothballs
Clothing Drives for your workplace can be booked with our office. Please call us on (03) 9770 0220, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are accepted Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm at 27 Ross Smith Avenue East, Frankston, or by appointment. Sorry, we do not have a pickup service.
We also accept donations of designer, weekend or casual outfits to stock our Shop @ Groomed to Go. These outfits are available for purchase by clients, volunteers and members of the public. Our shop, at 25 Ross Smith Avenue East, Frankston, is open Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. Funds raised from our retail shop are critical to enabling us to run our programs and help more clients.
Sponsor an event
We hold numerous events throughout the year to raise vital funds to support our programs. We are always seeking sponsors for these events. Each year we aim to raise of $100,000 in fundraising activities to help us pay for our rent and utilities.
Go to our Events page to see what we have planned! This is great exposure for your product, service or business, and is also tax deductible. See if there is any way you could help, such as with sponsorship. Or let us know if you are interested in setting up an event on our behalf.
If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com.
Join our wish list
We often have special items that we need. For example, our Be Who You Are program for transgender women is constantly looking for larger sized women’s clothes and shoes, and our Smart Blokes program is always in need of men’s shoes!
Here are a few things we are currently looking for:
- Men’s shoes and socks
- Men’s belts
- Larger-sized clothes and shoes for women
This list of items, products or services constantly changes. If you can help with purchasing or providing any of them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A tax receipt can be provided for your donation.
Become a corporate partner
Groomed to Go has a range of corporate giving programs that can be tailored to the individual needs and goals of your business. These include fundraising, volunteering or tailored corporate sponsorship programs. Facilitating a Workplace Giving program also offers a simple way for your employees to make a big difference while also enriching their own working experience. There are many benefits to partnering with a not-for-profit organisation. For just a few, download our Corporate Partnership flyer. We would be happy to discuss the ways your business can get involved. Please call us on (03) 9770 0220 or email email@example.com.
Corporate relationships provide critical financial support, enabling us to enhance the continuum of services and programs we offer our clients. We are committed to providing our partners with sponsorship and branding opportunities that work best for you. Each relationship is customised to achieve the company’s marketing objectives, providing brands maximum awareness while also highlighting the mission of Groomed to Go.
Become a volunteer with us
Groomed to Go relies on volunteers to operate and support our services. We also offer corporate organisations a chance to volunteer and give participants an opportunity to experience a hands-on day helping Groomed to Go and our clients with activities. For more information download our Corporate Volunteering flyer.
Our current wonderful corporate sponsors include:
Accenture, Aible, ANZ Staff Foundation, Atelier Cartel, Australian Pipeline Trust, Bizwear Caring for You, Chisholm Skills and Jobs Centre, Collier Charitable Fund, CVGT Australia, Deakin University, Frankston Charitable Fund, Frankston RSL, Frankston North Rotary Club, Global Creatures, Hewlett-Packard, Koala, L’Occitane, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Melbourne Womens’ Fund, Munro Footwear Group, Pandora, Precision Flooring, PwC, RAD Bookkeeping, Spair Pair, Victorian Women’s Trust, WomenConnect Frankston.